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Update: Fri, May 26 2017    

Cambodia lifts 6-year ban on maids working in Malaysia: Minister

Malaysia's Human Resources Minister Richard Riot at the launch of a guidebook for domestic helpers in Putrajaya on Thursday PUTRAJAYA: Cambodia has lifted its six-year ban on citizens going to Malaysia to work as maids, said Malaysia's Human Resources Minister Richard Riot on Thursday . Riot said the decision was reached ''on the spot'' during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh recently.

First Batch Of Cambodian Domestic Workers To Arrive In Malaysia After Raya

The first batch of Cambodian domestic workers will arrive in Malaysia after Hari Raya Aidilfitri following the lifting of the ban imposed since 2011, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot. Riot said the decision was reached 'on the spot' during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh recently.

Mekong bridge construction gets underway

A bridge being constructed over the Mekong River will connect the provinces of Kampong Cham and Tboung Khmum once completed. Nou Vannak, director of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport's technical department, told Post Property that construction works had recently started, however no official announcement of a new bridge had been made by the department.

Soldiers held in shooting

Three wounded victims of a shooting at the Krang Skea Forestry Administration office on Tuesday night are treated at a hospital in Kampong Chhnang province. Photo supplied Four soldiers were arrested following a fatal shooting at the Krang Skea Forestry Administration office on Tuesday, resulting in the death of a forestry official and injuries to the District Military Police commander.

Cloud over Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal as 90-year-old awaits sentence

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Political theatre of switching parties

A side street leading to Phnom Penh's Svay Pak commune, the site of recent defections, is flanked by a CPP billboard on one side and a CNRP billboard on the other. ANDREW NACHEMSON Off of National Road 5, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, a dusty road leading to Svay Pak commune is flanked by two party billboards: the ruling Cambodian People's Party on one side, and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on the other.

New methods needed for malaria treatment: study

A health worker takes a sample of blood from a patient for a malaria test at his home in Pailin province in 2012. Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP A study published in the Malaria Journal last week suggests that to combat malaria, the outmoded approach of mass anti-malarial drug administration may be effective, but only if local community leaders play a prominent role.

Lonely Planet publishes 15th edition of China guide, 33 years after first

The 15th edition of Lonely Planet's long-running guide to China will be published on June 1. This hefty tome first appeared in 1984, as China a travel survival kit , a title changed to simply China from the sixth edition, in 1998. The page count has, of course, grown over the years from 819 to 1,056 not much considering that Hong Kong and Macau were included only from the fifth edition, in 1996, and that the country is much more open to foreign tourists than it was in the mid-1980s.

Cambodia sees high demand for job seekers with Chinese language skills

Chinese language skills are in growing demand from companies looking to hire in Cambodia's job market, The Phnom Penh Post reported on Wednesday, citing online job portal Everjobs. Reflecting on trends noted during the firm's two years of operations in Cambodia, Niels van Klooster, Cambodia country manager for Everjobs, said companies are increasingly looking to recruit Chinese-speaking candidates.

Cambodia deports over 1,000 illegal immigrants

Phnom Penh, May 24 Cambodia has deported 1,025 illegal foreigners, including 226 female, to their countries in 2017, an immigration official said on Wednesday. Major General Uk Heisela, chief of the investigation department of the General Department of Immigration, said the illegal immigrants with 35 nationalities had been expelled from the country during the January-May period after they lived and worked here without passports or valid visas.

Government deflects blame over lack of human rights committee

Keo Remy, head of the government's Cambodian Human Rights Committee , speaks to the press after giving a speech on the Kingdom's human rights sitatuation yesterday in Phnom Penh. Officials from the government's Cambodian Human Rights Committee yesterday appeared to lay the blame for the delayed establishment of an independent rights body at the feet of civil society.

US court drops case against government

A United States court has dropped a "torture" case against the Cambodian government brought by lawyers for the family of former Cambodia National Rescue Party official Meach Sovannara, one of several one-time opposition members imprisoned in Cambodia in cases widely believed politically motivated. In an order dated May 11, Judge George Wu of the US District Court Central District of California, agreed with a submission by Sovannara's lawyers to close the case without prejudice.

As Asean turns 50, region's leaders must prepare young generation for the future

If Asean is shaped by foresighted leaders, the selection of Tan Hooi Ling as co-chairwoman of the World Economic Forum on Asean 2017 is a telling example of the group's future. Topics on digital technology and youngsters dominated this year's WEF Asean meeting, which took place on May 11 and 12 with four Asean leaders - from the Philippines, Laos, Vietnam and host Cambodia - in attendance.

No info on murder: Chevron

Authorities inspect the scene where political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead at a Caltex service station in Phnom Penh last year. Petrol giant Chevron claims former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his lawyers have attempted to "besmirch" the company with a "burdensome" request seeking information about the murder of Kem Ley, according to a recent California court document.

Commune elections 2017: Is the CNRP missing Rainsy?

Ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy and current CNRP leader Kem Sokha greet supporters in Phnom Penh on the day of Rainsy's return from self-imposed exile in 2013. STR/AFP In a different era, when the Cambodian People's Party's rule seemed inviolable, Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote to the King seeking a pardon for opposition leader Sam Rainsy to allow him to return to Cambodia, after four years abroad and a week before the national election.

For Many Cambodians, June 4 Commune Elections Are About Change

In 2001, Cambodian authorities forced Sar Neang and his family from their home in the center of Phnom Penh to make way for a government-backed development. That experience with Prime Minister Hun Sen's government prompted Neang to embrace politics.

Logging arrest in Stung Treng

Stung Treng Military Police officials seized more than two tonnes of rosewood and arrested a driver en route to Ratanakkiri province from Preah Vihear province on Sunday. Photo supplied A man was accused of illegally collecting and transporting timber after Military Police officials arrested him with over 2 tonnes of illicit rosewood in Stung Treng on Sunday morning.