PM: ‘Border ravaged by war must enrich people’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for further investment in establishing special economic zones (SEZs) along the border with neighbouring Vietnam. Hun Sen was speaking at the inauguration of the Da Market in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday as the government works to attract further foreign ...

May Kunmakara

Government warns of storm-related flooding in coastal provinces

The government has warned those living in coastal provinces and areas along the Vietnamese border to be cautious as Cambodia braces for a spate of storms this week. ...

Voun Dara

Cambodia negotiates reopening of informal Vietnam border crossings

Ratankkiri provincial authorities are trying to resolve a border dispute with Vietnam, urging the Vietnamese to reopen four recently blocked border crossings, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith. The conflict originated when Cambodia rejected Vietnam’s proposal to build four new, formal border checkpoints, only accepting ...

Mech Dara

Border road damaged in riverbank collapse

A vital road linking Kandal province to the Vietnamese border has been seriously damaged after the banks of the Mekong river collapsed in Lerk Dek district. ...

Ven Rathavong

Firms’ Timber Trade Decried

Two firms holding concessions in rapidly disappearing northern forests are amassing stockpiles of tens of thousands of luxury logs cut both within and outside their leases and trucking them on to Vietnam, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights has alleged. CCHR investigators that tracked logging operations ...

Rosewood gambit fails

A disguised shipment of nearly eight cubic metres of illegal rosewood worth an estimated $50,000 was snagged yesterday in a Forestry Administration dragnet in Siem Reap province after agents in Banteay Meanchey alerted authorities the shipment was headed their way, Forestry officials said. Siem Reap Provincial ...

Luxury Wood Seized in Ratanakiri Road Block

About 30 metres of luxury timber were seized in Ratanakirri province on Sunday after national and provincial military police set up a road block near the border with Vietnam, according to police officials. The high-end lumber was being smuggled over a dirt road in Lumphat ...

Rare hardwood sparks gunfights, corruption in Asia

KOH KONG, CAMBODIA — A Thai force dubbed the “Rambo Army” couldn’t stop the gangs, armed with battlefield weaponry, as they scoured the forests. Neither could a brave activist, gunned down when he came to investigate. Nor, apparently, can governments across Southeast Asia. The root of the ...

Rat meat on the menu at the Vietnamese border

Eating rat is a common phenomenon over the border in Vietnam, but increasing numbers of Cambodians in nearby villages are adopting rodent cuisine with relish. As many as three tonnes of rats are caught every day in Cambodia and exported to Vietnam to feed a ...

Macau-Backed Casino Firm to Expand Operations in Cambodia

A Macau-backed firm plans to grow its involvement in Cambodia’s casino sector as it targets the local gambling market with gaming machines and two new casinos, the company said in a financial statement filed in the US. Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc, which currently provides gaming machines ...

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