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Turning manure into fuel in rural Cambodia with the biodigester

To help tackle the risks associated with cooking, an Australian social entrepreneur has manufactured a ‘biodigester’ product that is being used in Cambodia to help improve the livelihoods of poor women in rural areas.

Ministry clarifies the removal of Chinese

The Ministry of Interior has said that the arrest of more than 100 Chinese nationals last week was based on the spirit of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China and relevant Cambodian immigration laws.

Cambodia, Japan bilateral trade reaches $1B in first half

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan reached more than $1 billion in the first half of this year, up 16 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro).

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment

Cambodia's footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry.

The twins aspiring to empower kids, women through art, fighting in Cambodia

Twins Sor Sophany and Sor Sophanin share a lot in common, but most important among the pair’s similarities are - firstly their love for painting, as well as encouraging children to paint.

Taiwan curtain producer plans to move to Kingdom from China

Leading Taiwan-based curtain manufacturer and seller Nien Made Enterprise Co Ltd has revealed plans to expand in Cambodia to avoid the fallout from the Sino-US trade war, the Taipei Times reported on Saturday.

GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families.

Brother No2 Chea cremated after low-key funeral in Pailin

The body of former Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea was cremated on Friday at the Prumkirimorakot pagoda in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district after a low-key seven-day funeral.

APLE applauds ruling to bar British paedophile from entering Kingdom

Child protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE Cambodia) applauded the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s ruling on Friday which barred a Briton from returning to Cambodia after he was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for sexual abuse against minors.

Construction site temp housing ‘not sanitary’

A recent study claimed that temporary housing on construction sites across Cambodia did not meet the minimum sanitary standards or the needs of workers and their family members, while most construction companies do not abide by legally required procedures.

National Bank of Cambodia slams NGOs’ lending report

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Thursday slammed a report on predatory lending in the Kingdom by local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), which was released on Wednesday, as “flawed”.

Ensuring NSSF for Cambodia’s construction workers

The construction sector in Cambodia is the fastest growing industry in the country, making up an estimated 30.1 per cent of the Kingdom’s GDP.

Drug cases in Cambodia increase by 9 percent

In the first six months of this year, Cambodia’s anti-drug police cracked down on 4,175 drugs cases – an increase of nine percent on the same period last year. It also detained 8,911 people which is up 17 percent, and seized 341kg of illegal drugs – a 135 percent increase – said a National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) report released on Wednesday.

Cambodia to lose six public holidays

The number of Cambodian public holidays will be reduced from 28 to 22 days from next year. International Human Rights Day, International Children's Day, and the Paris Peace Agreements Day will be among those cancelled.

EU never envisaged putting trade sanctions on Cambodia: Mogherini

The bloc’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said the EU “had never envisaged to put trade sanction on Cambodia and other countries in Asia alike”.

Three provincial capitals to promote historic buildings in Cambodia

Due to their historic Khmer and French colonial-era buildings, three provincial capitals are being promoted as second-tier tourist destinations.

New US ambassador to ‘advocate for reconciliation’

The new US ambassador to Cambodia said he will "advocate for reconciliation, adherence to the principles enshrined in the Cambodian Constitution and efforts to protect the country’s sovereignty".

Stronger STEM strategy needed to be upper-middle income by 2030

Cambodia has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world, maintaining 7.7 per cent average growth over the past 20 years.

Rainsy a no-show in Sar Kheng case

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), failed to appear at court for questioning on Wednesday concerning a complaint filed by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng.

Rubbish Youths collect 10K cigarette butts at Sihanoukville beach

The “Rubbish Youths” have picked up nearly 10,000 cigarette butts from Sihanoukville’s Ochheuteal Beach over the past two weekends, after launching a campaign to collect one million butts from Cambodia’s coastal areas to keep the beaches clean.