U.S. Embassy in Cambodia launches $25 million Inclusive Primary Education Activity (IPEA) programme
A new $25 million U.S. government-funded education program that will improve the reading and learning experience for Cambodian primary schoolchildren was launched in Phnom Penh yesterday at an event jointly presided over by Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports; U.S. Ambassador ...
Khmer Times Staff
U.S. embassy calls for proposal on cultural preservation grants
The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State have called for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Grants Programme. ...
Khmer Times Staff
US promises aid for Kingdom’s looming water, climate crises
US Ambassador Patrick Murphy said the US was committed to helping the Kingdom address its water and climate issues, as well as attract better foreign investments. Murphy’s remarks came as he met with Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor and Minister of ...
US to assist biodiversity efforts
Cambodia and the US continue to strengthen cooperation in the management and conservation of natural resources. Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said the two countries were involved in the management and conservation of more than seven million hectares of natural resources and biodiversity. Sam ...
Banh: ‘Talks ongoing over US cooperation’
Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and new US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly militarily. Banh, who is also deputy prime minister, told The Post that during a meeting with Murphy on Wednesday at the ...
US told not to meddle in Kingdom’s internal affairs after Embassy issues Kem Sokha video
The Foreign Affairs Ministry has called on the United States to respect the Kingdom’s laws, saying that it should not meddle in Cambodia’s internal affairs. The ministry’s reaction follows a video clip released by the US embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday in which US State ...
US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s
The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do ...
China’s embassy mocks US over Lon Nol claims
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia on Friday issued a statement singling out the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), not the US government itself, as the culprit in the 1970 Lon Nol coup d’etat, apparently mocking last week’s denial by the US Embassy in Cambodia of ...
CMAC removes China UXO found in Battambang
A Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) team of experts yesterday successfully removed two unexploded anti-tank mines discovered by rat hunters in Battambang province on Wednesday, police said. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Deportees quizzed in detention
Cambodia has sent officials to interview refugees in the United States who are subject to deportation orders. Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak said about 50 refugees had been interviewed but no decision had been made on their repatriation. ...
US has new plan for UXO removal in Cambodia after cutting CMAC funding
One day after it was revealed that the United States would discontinue funding for the Cambodian government’s explosives removal body, the US Embassy said it would fund a separate “world-class removal program” in the eastern part of the country, following a competitive bidding process. ...
Tea Banh shrugs off threat of international sanctions
Defence Minister Tea Banh expressed indifference to the threat of international sanctions being levied on government officials and the Cambodian economy on Saturday, while ordering his military to be ready to destroy any attempts at an alleged “colour revolution” or popular demonstration over the arrest ...
Mech Dara and Leonie Kijewski
Handful of protesters arrested at US Embassy
Around six people were arrested outside the United States Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday for attempting to stage a small protest, but were released later in the afternoon after agreeing to not demonstrate again without a City Hall permit. ...
Hun Sen amps up attacks on US
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday ratcheted up his attacks on the United States, announcing that he had instructed the Immigration Department to check for American “spies” and suggesting the US Embassy pull out its Peace Corps volunteers. ...
Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga
Trade with US normal, says ministry
Despite a diplomatic row with the United States, the trade relationship between Cambodia and the US remains normal, said the Ministry of Commerce’s spokesperson yesterday. ...
PM sees red over embassy post
Prime Minister Hun Sen took the US Embassy to task yesterday for posting an image of a red herring on its Facebook page while it pointed to American contributions to saving temples and protecting forests. ...
More condemn shutdown of Daily
International condemnation of the government’s aggressive pursuit of a tax dispute with the Cambodia Daily continued to pour in yesterday, with the US Embassy in Phnom Penh calling the closure of the hard-hitting newspaper a “sad day for the press and for Cambodia”. ...
US denies conspiracy to topple Cambodian government
The US Embassy yesterday hit back at unsubstantiated claims of a United States-backed conspiracy to topple the government disseminated by pro-government media outlet Fresh News, even as local news reported that the Interior Ministry would investigate the purported plot. ...
Mech Dara and Shaun Turton
US Embassy under fire
Government officials reacted strongly yesterday after the US Embassy questioned Cambodia’s commitment to democracy. ...
Ministry shutters NDI for Lango violations as US Embassy hits back
The Cambodian Foreign Ministry yesterday announced that it was halting the operations of the US State Department-funded National Democratic Institute (NDI) and expelling all its foreign staff from the Kingdom in the next week – a move that prompted the US Embassy to fire back ...