Among Cambodia’s 11 registered medical schools, many lack basic resources for hands-on training – including cadavers. As a result, instructors, doctors and students worry about the future of the profession in a country already distrustful of its health care system
Cambodia ranked 112 out of 113 countries surveyed globally and dead last in the East Asia and Pacific region when it comes to the perceived rule of law, a new report released today states.
The central bank released its first-ever national study yesterday on perceptions and usage of the riel and foreign currencies in Cambodia, which aimed at not only understanding existing trends, but also at steering future financial legislation to boost the circulation of Cambodia’s national currency.
A former US ambassador to the UN and a late New York state assemblyman were among four men found guilty in absentia yesterday and sentenced to a year each in prison for defrauding a local businesswoman out of $1 million in 2012.
A South Korean national who was the pastor of two churches in Siem Reap town was arrested yesterday after police received a tip-off that he had allegedly been sexually abusing children for “many years”, authorities said.
Cambodia is working to develop more facilities for Chinese tourists, including an accreditation system for tourism establishments, as part of its “China-Ready” strategy announced in May.
For Preap Sokhoeum, marriage and childbearing was a grisly affair.
The number of passengers handled by Cambodian airports grew by 6.2 percent to 5 million during the first nine months of the year, while cargo tonnage increased by 21.3 percent, reaching 35,125 tonnes, according to Cambodia Airports’ monthly newsletter.
Plans for a thousands-strong CNRP-led rally to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park on Sunday remained up in the air yesterday, with the Ministry of Interior maintaining it had received no request for such a gathering.
Ente Nazionale Risi (ENR), Italy’s national rice agency, has raised concern over increased European rice imports from countries such as Cambodia, according to rice industry publication Oryza.
Illegal forest clearing is taking place at about three times the rate it did last year, but fines for forestry and wildlife crimes have fallen dramatically, according to a progress report released last week by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries (MAFF).
A Chinese firm plans to invest at least $2 billion into developing the Kingdom’s first special economic zone geared entirely for agro-processing and storage, with the sprawling zone’s factories and warehouses aimed at meeting the growing potential for Cambodia to export its agricultural produce to buyers in Asia’s biggest economy.
The director of Mondulkiri’s provincial department of mines and energy yesterday vowed to sue his counterpart in the department of culture and fine arts for defamation, saying he had falsely accused him of seizing two hectares of land in Sen Monorom town.
Tax revenue from Cambodia’s 69 licensed casinos reached $37.4 million for the first nine months of the year, growing 35.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Four children aged between 8 and 12 died in separate drowning incidents in three different provinces on Wednesday, increasing the number of drowning deaths to 16 so far this month.
Investors from the Mekong Angel Investor Network (MAIN) will arrive in Cambodia today for the group’s third official visit to the Kingdom, with its members scheduled to meet entrepreneurs in Siem Reap before heading to Phnom Penh to hear startup pitches – and possibly sink funds into the projects.
The number of drug arrests across Cambodia since last November rose nearly 70 percent compared to the same period a year ago, yielding some 111 kilos of confiscated drugs, according to a preliminary report by the National Authority for Combating Drugs.
Cambodia ranked third-worst for illicit trade out of 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region in a recently released index by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that analysed governments’ abilities to combat illegal trade operations.
Kep authorities on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old man in connection to the brutal murder of a 7-year-old girl who was apparently killed over a pair of earrings worth about $0.60.
An extensive tax treaty that would shield Chinese businesses operating in the Kingdom from double taxation, and vice versa, has been drafted and is expected to be approved imminently, according to a senior Cambodian tax official.
Thirty-five live common palm civets were seized in a crackdown in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district yesterday and have been handed over to the NGO Wildlife Alliance.
Samai Distillery, Cambodia’s first and only rum producer, is close to securing upwards of $1 million from foreign investors to expand its business operations and production capacity, a move that could see its products sold internationally, the company said.
The NGO Open Institute has launched a new online service that aims to help Cambodian unskilled labourers find jobs within the country as part of an effort to discourage worker migration in hopes of reducing human trafficking.
The National Bank of Cambodia rolled out a new mechanism yesterday that offers immediate liquidity to financial institutions to cover their payments and reserve obligations, while giving the central bank greater control over the country’s money supply and moving toward the establishment of a benchmark interest rate.
At least 20 garment workers were injured yesterday in Takeo province’s Tram Kak district, a day after an agricultural worker was killed in a similar road accident.
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities have ordered a casino that operated in Sihanoukville shut down after it failed to renew its operating licence, local media reported yesterday.