Lack of future plans a concern for migrant workers in South Korea

Publication date 27 October 2019 | 23:23 | ICT

While some Cambodian migrant workers in South Korea are happy to have relieved family debt burden at home, others are working in “not-good” conditions and without clear objectives.



  • ‘Trapped in debt bondage’

    Publication date 18 October 2018 | 07:49 | ICT

    Cambodia's construction boom has pushed thousands of families into modern slavery in the brick industry through debt bondage, a report by researchers from London’s Royal Holloway University say.

  • Cambodia faces ‘negative impacts’ if EBA suspended

    Publication date 17 October 2018 | 07:49 | ICT

    The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) expressed its “serious concerns” on Monday over the “long-term negative impacts” of the EU removing the Kingdom’s access to the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA} agreeme

  • Container market dying out

    Publication date 02 October 2018 | 12:58 | ICT

    As a new business concept that entered Cambodia three years ago, the container market became quite popular as a place for entertainment and shopping. But it has been drying up as of late and could disappear soon.

  • Chinese influx pushing locals, Westerners out of Preah Sihanouk

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 09:03 | ICT

    Some within the Kingdom’s tourism industry have speculated that the recent influx of Chinese visitors may hinder domestic tourism as the price of accommodations in the coastal city of Sihanoukville continues to rise.

  • Grassroots Democracy Party members vote on internal issues prior to the vote on whether to contest July’s election.

    ‘Middle way’, outside shot: GDP members see victory in July election as a possibility

    Publication date 07 May 2018 | 06:53 | ICT

    Ever since the dissolution of the main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the progressive Grassroots Democracy Party has found itself between a rock and a hard place.

  • A female inmate holds her baby at a prison in Phnom Penh in 2009. Despite pardons in 2015, the number of babies born into prisons saw a large spike with the war on drugs in 2017, increasing almost six-fold.

    The war on drugs’ youngest inmates

    Publication date 27 April 2018 | 06:11 | ICT

    A gurgling baby boy clings to the collar of his mother’s state-issued orange jumpsuit. He has her nose, and her wide brown eyes.

  • People look at portraits of S-21 inmates at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh in 2014.

    Stock photo agencies cash in on Khmer Rouge tragedy

    Publication date 23 April 2018 | 06:14 | ICT

    A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame.

  • The body of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot lies in state in a shack in a village near the Thai-Cambodian border on April 16, 1998, after he allegedly suffered a heart attack. AFP

    Twenty years after Pol Pot died a broken man, his memory looms large

    Publication date 13 April 2018 | 06:23 | ICT

    Two decades have passed, but Mea Chron still stands by Pol Pot. Most days he also stands by the mass murderer’s cremation site, keeping guard in the Khmer Rouge’s last stronghold of Anlong Veng.

  • Meak Phoeurn inspecting his nest protection site. Terns often dive at those nearing their nests, and hats make a handy deterrent.

    The river tern protectors: As endangered bird’s population increases, experts say gains still fragile

    Publication date 06 April 2018 | 06:58 | ICT

    In a spare wooden shelter just metres from the Mekong, Meak Phoeurn smiled, creases stretching from his eyes, and began to croon: “Oh my dear, look at the birds happily flying.”

  • Hun Sen inspects the Lower Sesan II dam when it was inaugurated on September 25, 2017. The dam is built on a major Mekong tributary, and is predicted to have a significant effect on fisheries.

    Mekong leaders urged to act

    Publication date 05 April 2018 | 06:17 | ICT

    The future of the Mekong River – and potentially the food and economic security of Cambodia – is up for discussion this week, with Prime Minister Hun Sen and the leaders of Vietnam, Thailand and Laos expected to make a declaration o