Archive for September, 2012


Phnom Penh Court of First Instance’s Building Inaugurated

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sok An presided over here yesterday the inauguration ceremony of the office building of Phnom Penh Court of First Instance and Prosecution at Phnom Penh Court of First Instance.

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PM Hun Sen Chairs a Weekly Cabinet Plenary Session

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen chairs a weekly cabinet plenary session at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Sept. 28. Photo: Poeu Kim Chan Rath    

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H.E. Khieu Kanharith Receives Vietnamese Radio and TV Delegation

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – Cambodia’s Information Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith poses for a group photo session in front of the ministry’s cabinet with a delegation of Vietnamese Radio and TV led by H.E. Phan Minh Hoang, Director General of Radio and Television of

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H.E. Pich Sophorn Presides over the Closing Ceremony of a Vocational Training Course

AKP Preah Sihanouk, September 28, 2012 – H.E. Pich Sophorn, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, presides over the closing ceremony of a four-month vocational training course for the workers and youth who are unemployed or have lost their jobs in Preah

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Kenya Asks for Direct Flights to Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – Bangkok-based Kenyan Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Richard Titus Ekai has asked for direct flights to Cambodia (Nairobi-Phnom Penh) in order to tighten cooperation in tourism sector with Cambodia, according

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Cambodia Marks International Deaf Day

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – Cambodia marked here yesterday the International Day for the Deaf (Sept. 24) at Kien Khlaing National Rehabilitation Center for the Disabled under the presidency of H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Minister of Social

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DPM Sok An: Cambodia, China Proud of Their Relationship

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – The Cambodian and Chinese governments and peoples are very proud that their relations have been strengthened and upgraded to the “comprehensive strategic partnership,” said here on Sept. 26 Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Sok An.

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New Norway’s Contribution to ECCC

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – The Government of Norway has made a new contribution of NOK6,000,000 (approximately US$1 million) to the international component of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC),

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A US$1-Million Circus Center Inaugurated

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 — A Center for Art Performance and Circus in Phnom Penh was officially inaugurated on Sept. 26 under the presidency of Cambodian Permanent Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Ms. Mam Sam An,

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Telecoms Minister Received by Vietnamese PM

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 — Minister of Post and Telecommunications H.E. So Khun, who is on a working visit in Vietnam, was received on Sept. 27 by Prime Minister H.E. Nguyen Tan Dung.

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DPM Sok An Presides Over Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Construction of Kuwait-Donated Buildings

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 — H.E. Sok An, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister in Charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers (OCM) presided over last weekend at Traing district of Takeo province the groundbreaking ceremony for five buildings,

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Foreign Exchange Rates in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 28, 2012 – The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Riel (Cambodian Currency) released by the National Bank on September 28.

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His Majesty the King Returns Home from Vietnam

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, shakes hands with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, National Assembly President Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, senators, lawmakers

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Veterans Receive Government’s Donation

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – H.E. Khoy Sokha (R), Pursat Provincial Governor, hands over on Sept. 21 the government’s donation including household utensils and farming tools to 49 veterans’ families living on social concession land in Ta Lo commune of Bakan district, Pursat province. Photo: Nao Thoeun AKP-Pursat province  

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Cambodian Civil Servants’ Salary Increases by Over 500 Percent

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – The Cambodian civil servants’ salary has seen an average increase of 540 percent if compared to that in 2001.

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Three Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force Ships To Visit Cambodia Next Week

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – The Japanese Maritime Defense Force Ships “KASHIMA”, “SHIMAYUKI” and “MATSUYUKI” led by Rear Admiral Hidetoshi FUCHINOUE, Commander of Japan Training Squadron will visit Cambodia next week.

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Campaign to Remove Rubbish from Coastal Areas

AKP Preah Sihanouk, September 27, 2012 – Some 400 people including civil servants, police officers, sellers, representatives from civil societies and students join a campaign to remove rubbish along Preah Sihanouk province’s coastal areas and in the provincial town on Sept. 23. Photo: NGO Somony AKP-Preah Sihanouk province

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The 19th Meeting of Government-Development Partners Coordination Committee

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – The 19th Meeting of the Government-Development Partners Coordination Committee (GDCC) was held here yesterday under the presidency of H.E. Keat Chhon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance.

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Vietnam Celebrates the 4th Cultural Week in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – The 4th Vietnamese Cultural Week was launched here on Sept. 25 at Chaktomuk Conference Hall with an aim to exchange and strengthen the cultural cooperation between Cambodia and Vietnam.

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COMMENTARY: Subedi’s Proposals Won’t Improve Cambodian Elections

AKP Phnom Penh, September 27, 2012 – Predictably, the Sam Rainsy Party and its friends abroad have seized on what they can in the July report by Professor Surya Subedi, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, in an effort to

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