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Education Ministry urges the Kingdom’s youth to volunteer

The value of volunteering work is underestimated by Cambodia’s youth, according to Sean Borat, secretary of state at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). More than 33 per cent of Cambodians are aged between 15 and 30 years old. However, only a small ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-ministry-urges-kingdoms-youth-volunteer

Government hits back at UN human rights officials

Cambodian officials have accused two United Nations (UN) human rights experts of interfering in its internal affairs when they commented on the freedom of opinion and expression in the Kingdom and the media code of conduct for the July 29 national elections. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-hits-back-un-human-rights-officials

United Nations concerned about rising political tensions in Cambodia

The United Nations on Sunday voiced alarm at the escalating political tensions in Cambodia, including attempted arrests of politicians, amid allegations from the opposition that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party is persecuting it. ...

Straits Times Team
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/united-nations-concerned-about-rising-political-tensions-in-cambodia

March proceeds peacefully

Taking a markedly different approach from Monday’s violent breakup of a peaceful demonstration at Freedom Park, authorities yesterday stood back as about 100 activists marched around central Phnom Penh, delivering a petition to embassies and the United Nations. District security guards and riot police initially seemed ...

Sean Teehan and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/march-proceeds-peacefully

Judicial reform pledged by PM

The Cambodian government has privately pledged that it will pass the long-awaited “three fundamental laws” aimed at reforming the judiciary during the first session of parliament in early 2014, UN rights envoy Surya Subedi said. The laws – which focus on codifying the court’s jurisdiction, laying ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/judicial-reform-pledged-pm

Rights groups call for release of ‘scapegoats’

Rights groups and the United Nations yesterday urged the Supreme Court to drop the case against two men widely believed to have been wrongfully convicted of the slaying of unionist Chea Vichea when it convenes this morning. Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun were re-arrested in ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-groups-call-release-%E2%80%98scapegoats%E2%80%99

Museum for money planned

In January, officials broke ground on the new $4 million headquarters for the Cambodia Securities Exchange. Situated along a northern stretch of Freedom Park, a short skip from Wat Phnom, the French colonial-era building is a suitable home for the two-year-old bourse, which now operates ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/museum-money-planned

Land Rights Worry UN

A mission to examine political rights in Cambodia has been increasingly overshadowed by the Kingdom’s dire land rights situation, the 2012 report from Cambodia’s UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights, published yesterday, shows. Cambodia’s rapporteur, Surya Subedi, conducted two fact-finding missions to Cambodia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082858327/National-news/human-cost-of-land-concessions-high-un-special-rapporteur.html

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