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Cabinet Meeting Approves Draft Law on Minimum Wage

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – The draft law on minimum wage was endorsed by the cabinet ministers in their weekly meeting here yesterday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

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2nd National Games Kicks Off

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – The 2nd National Games began yesterday evening under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen.

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US$1.34 Billion Energy Projects Approved

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The Cambodian cabinet ministers in their weekly meeting here this morning under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen approved two energy projects worth in total more than US$1.34 billion.

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Korea Interested in Investing in Kampong Thom Province’s Tourism Sector

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Korean investors have shown their interest to invest in tourism sector in Kampong Thom province, especially Sambo Prei Kuk Temple, about 30 kilometres northeast of the provincial town.

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UK Delegate Appreciates Cambodia’s Wildlife Conservation Work

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – United Kingdom has appreciated and looked forward to learning from Cambodia in wildlife conservation work. The impression was highlighted by visiting delegate of the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Mr. Sam Myers when received by Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng here in Phnom Penh [...]

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National Bank Delegate Attends Regional Meeting to Promote Women’s Financial Access

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) delegation has attended the meeting of Southeast Asian Advisory Council in Singapore to promote women’s banking access.

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PM Lashes Out at Some Ministers over Poisoning Case in Kratie Province

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has lashed out at some ministers over the recent case of poisoning in Kantuot commune, Chet Borei district, Kratie province.

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NEC Issues Press Pass for 284 Journalists

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The National Election Committee (NEC) has issued press pass for 284 journalists from 35 media organisations to cover the upcoming general elections, as of May 23.

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Korea Eyes Agricultural and Food Package Industry in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Korean investors and businessmen are seeking opportunities for investment in cooperation with local people in the agricultural sector and food package industry as their key business, said H.E. Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre.

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Five Fallen Cambodian Peacekeepers To Be Honoured at UN Headquarters

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 — Five fallen Cambodian peacekeepers will be among the 129 military, police and civilian personnel who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations during 2017 to be posthumously awarded the Dag Hammarskjold medal, according to a UN’s press release AKP received here this morning.

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Cambodia To Join 15th CAEXPO 2018 in China as Country of Honour

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – Cambodia will be the Country of Honour in the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) 2018, to be held in Nanning city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, in September.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, May 25.

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Three Buddhist Monks Receive Honorary Title of “Samdech”

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen presided over here this morning at Botum Vattey pagoda the award ceremony of the honorary title of “Samdech” to three respected Buddhist monks.

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NEC: 20 Political Parties To Compete in 6th National Election

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday announced that in total, 20 political parties will join the general elections in July. Those political parties, including the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), Cambodian Youth Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, Khmer National United Party, FUNCINPEC Party,

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Banteay Meanchey and Yunnan Provinces Enter Technical Agricultural Cooperation

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province and China’s Yunnan province have continued scientific and technical agricultural cooperation project toward sustainable development.

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Minister of Mines and Energy Urges Full Legal Compliance among Mining Firms

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Minister of Mines and Energy has urged mining companies operating in Cambodia to fully comply with the country’s laws and regulations. The minister, H.E. Suy Sem, underlined the point yesterday when meeting with representatives of more than 20 mining companies here in Phnom Penh.

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Ministry of Tourism Gives Update on Local Tourist Attractions

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Cambodia has currently almost 400 tourism sites, 56 tourism communities and ecotourism sites, according to the latest update by the Ministry of Tourism.

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on, May 24.

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KOICA Joins Campaign on Plastic Reduction in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) yesterday participated in the “Promoting environmental education workshop on Women and Children” organised by the Environmental Education Department of the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of Cambodia at O’ Raing Ov district, Thbong Khmum province.

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Cambodia To Mark World Environment Day 2018

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – The Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will hold a ceremony to celebrate the the National and World Environment Day 2018 on June 5, said the ministry in an announcement released yesterday.

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Cambodian PM Urges for More Attention to Domestic Workers

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to the public to pay more attention to domestic workers. While presiding over a gathering with 19,949 workers and employees from 17 factories and enterprises in Kampong Speu province this morning, Samdech Techo Hun Sen asked for

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20-30% More Tax on Cigarette Planned

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Royal Government of Cambodia is planning further increase of taxation on cigarette in order to discourage consumers, according to local media report. The intention was revealed recently by the General Department of Taxation (GDT) of Ministry of Economy and Finance during its presentation of a survey in a recent event [...]

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Another US$3 Million from Japan for Cambodian Human Resource Development

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Japan has supported Cambodia with US$3.22 million for human resource development for the academic year 2018. The Exchange of Notes and Record of Discussions on the extension of the grant aid was inked here in Phnom Penh yesterday by Cambodian Senior Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and

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Royal Dragon – Preah Sihanouk Province’s New Fine Beach Resort Being Studied

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – Cambodia is studying the possibility of developing a new fine sand beach resort in Preah Sihanouk province, according to local media report. Deputy director in charge of accommodation and transportation services at the Ministry of Tourism Mr. Liv Vanheng was cited in the source sharing the planning.

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OPINION: WHAT’S ON MY MIND

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – CHANGE IN CAMBODIA. The opposition to current Cambodia’s ruling party continues to call for change. In its enlarged meeting of 12 May attended by some 200 supporters from several states of the US, and from Europe and Australia, activists of the Cambodian National Rescue Party

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5th India-CLMV Business Conclave Ends Successfully

AKP Phnom Penh, May 23, 2018 – The 5th India-CLMV Business Conclave, held in Phnom Penh on May 21-22, was wrapped up successfully yesterday in an intimate atmosphere, good cooperation and satisfying outcomes, said the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce in a news release.

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Photo Stories

PM Presides over the Grand Opening of Vattanac Capital Tower

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen (Pic. 1) cut red ribbon while they were presiding over the Grand Opening of Vattanac Capital Tower located in Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh this evening. Photo: Hun Yuthkun

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Gen. Ith Sarath Inspects Artillery Live Fire Testing Process in Kampot Province

AKP Kampot, May 26, 2018 – Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and Chairman of “Golden Hanuman 2018″ Live-Fire Drill Commission Gen. Ith Sarath (3rd R, Pic. 1) pays an inspection visit to artillery live fire field in Trapaing Veng commune, Chum Kiri district, Kampot province this morning. Photo: Nop Bunthach (RCAF)

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DPM Ke Kim Yan Inagurates Different Achievements in Poipet City

AKP Banteay Meanchey, May 26, 2018 – Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Ke Kim Yan (Pic. 1), Chairman of National Committee for Combating Drugs, cuts red ribbon to inaugurate different achievements in Kon Damrei pagoda located in Sangkat Nimith, Poipet city, Banteay Meanchey province this morning. Photo: Chhun Sarath

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Ministry of Environment Celebrates 69th anniversary of the International Children’s Day

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – The Ministry of Environment marks here this morning the 69th anniversary of the International Children’s Day (June 1), the 16th anniversary of the World Day against Child Labour (June 12) and the Cambodian Children’s Day 2018 under the presidency of its Minister H.E. Say Samal and his spouse [...]

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DPM Men Sam An Presides over the Inauguration of Achievements in Svay Rieng Province

AKP Svay Rieng, May 26, 2018 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly and Senate Relations and Inspection H.E. Mrs. Men Sam An (Pic. 1) addresses the participants while she was presiding over the inauguration ceremony of different achievements in a local pagoda in Angdong Po commune, Romeas Hek district, Svay Rieng province [...]

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Information Minister Presides over a Gala Dinner in Support of UJFC

AKP Phnom Penh, May 26, 2018 – Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith (Pic. 1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over here on May 25 a gala night in support of the Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC). Photo: Khem Sovannara

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PM Hun Sen and Spouse Preside over the Opening Ceremony of 2nd National Games

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018— Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse (Pic. 1) receive the National Games torch from Miss Sorn Seavmey, a taekwondo hero, at the opening ceremony of the 2nd National Games held at the National Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh this evening. Photo: Hun Yuthkun

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His Majesty the King lights 2nd National Games Flame

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018— His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni (Pic. 1), King of Cambodia, this evening lights the torch which is relayed by outstanding athletes from the Royal Palace to the National Olympic Stadium to officially kick the 2nd National Games off which will last until June 4, 2018. Photo: Taken from Bayon TV

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Photos of the Week: One of the Very Beautiful Beaches in Koh Kong Province

AKP Koh Kong, May 25, 2018 – This is a beautiful white beach in Botum Sakor district of Koh Kong province. This beach is part of the complex tourism development project invested by China-based Tianjin Union Development Group. By Phav Bunthy

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Training of Trainers on Beautiful Bay Management and Evaluation

AKP Preah Sihanouk, May 25, 2018— Deputy Secretary General of National Committee for Cambodian Bay Management and Development Mr. Ny Phally (centre left, Pic. 1) and Deputy Governor of Preah Sihanouk province Mr. Chhin Seng Nguon preside over the

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Cambodian Finance Minister Receives a Director General of Swedish Foreign Ministry

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018— Cambodia’s Senior Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance H.E. Aun Pornmoniroth (R, Pic. 1) greets visiting H.E. Johannes Oljelund, Director General for International Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, prior to their meeting in Phnom Penh on May 24 afternoon. Photo: Suos Savy

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Dr. Sok Pheng Meets Civil Servants and Medical Practitioners in Takeo Province

AKP Takeo, May 25, 2018— Secretary of State for Health, H.E. Dr. Sok Pheng (Pic. 1) holds a get-together with civil servants and medical practitioners in Takeo province on May 24. Photo: Ouch Sieng

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PM Hun Sen Chairs Weekly Cabinet Meeting

AKP Phnom Penh, May 25, 2018— Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (Pic. 1) chairs a weekly cabinet plenary meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh this morning. Photo: Kok Ky

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DPM Sar Kheng Presides over Inauguration of New Office Building of Pursat Provincial Administration

AKP Pursat, May 24, 2018 – Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng (Pic. 1), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, this morning cuts red ribbon to inaugurate the new office building of Pursat Provincial Administration constructed at a total cost of US$3 million. Photo: Nao Thoeun

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Cambodian Information Minister Receives Shri Kumaran Swami Garajee of India

AKP Phnom Penh, May 24, 2018 – Cambodia’s Minister of Information H.E. Khieu Kanharith (R, Pic. 1) receives here this afternoon visiting Shri Kumaran Swami Garajee, Head of Shiva Association in India. Photo: Khem Sovannara  

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H.E. Kouch Chamroeun Grants Interview to Reporters on Kampong Cham Province’s Development

AKP Kampong Cham, May 24, 2018 – Kampong Cham Provincial Governor H.E. Kouch Chamroeun gives this morning an interview to reporters on the province’s development in the fifth mandate of Royal Government of Cambodia. Photo: Chhay Muth

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Eco-Bag Distribution Campaign in Thbong Khmum Province

AKP Thbong Khmum, May 24, 2018 – H.E. Ms. Ngin Lina (Pic. 1), Director General of Environmental Knowledge and Information of the Ministry of Environment, speaks to local people during the eco-bag distribution campaign at O’ Raing Ov market in Thbong Khmum province

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Angkor Wat, the Best Construction of Historical Importance in 2018

AKP Siem Reap, May 24, 2018 – The world-reknown Angkor Wat Temple of Cambodia tops the list of the best construction of historical importance and the 13th World’s best tourist destination in 2018 after winning millions of votes from tourists around the world conducted by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, according to the announcement [...]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Renovation of Three Red Gravel Roads in Oddar Meanchey Province

AKP Oddar Meanchey, May 24, 2018— H.E. Sar Thavy (Pic. 1), Governor of Oddar Meanchey province, speaks to local people at a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of three red gravel roads of 2,000 kilometres long in total in Sangkat Bosbov, Samrong city, Oddar Meanchey province on May 23. Photo: Tith Sror

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H.E. Yun Min Receives Consul General of Vietnam in Preah Sihanouk Province

AKP Preah Sihanouk, May 24, 2018— Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor H.E. Yun Min (R, Pic. 1) holds talks in Sihanoukville on May 23 with Mr. Nguyen The Cuong, Consul General of Vietnam in Preah Sihanouk province. Photo: Ngou Somony

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