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Gov’t Urged to Act on Women Raising Children Behind Bars

As prisoner numbers continue to swell far beyond the capacities of Cambodia’s overcrowded jails, the government has been urged to act on pledges to reduce the number of incarcerated women giving birth and raising children behind bars.

Authorities Block Party to Help Clean Pungent Canal

A group of young people hoping to celebrate the Khmer New Year by cleaning up Phnom Penh’s heavily polluted Beoung Trabek canal and raise awareness for the environment were stopped by local authorities who said the area was too dirty.

Phnom Penh

Training Shortfall Threatens Economic Growth: ADB

The Asian Development Bank has warned that Cambodia’s rapid economic growth has been put at risk by a growing gap between the skills demanded by industry and the poor education and training of the population.

Displaced Villagers Protest CPP Senator’s $500 Compensation Offer

Almost 700 villagers from Kompong Speu province protested outside the Land Management Ministry on Thursday to demand more than the $500 in compensation they were offered for losing several hectares of land each to a ruling party senator’s sugarcane plantation.

Police Investigate Beheading of Elderly Woman and Granddaughter

A 65-year-old woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were found beheaded behind their house in Kompong Cham province’s Prey Chhor district on Tuesday night, with local authorities saying they still have no leads on the perpetrator.

Five Garment Workers Lose Hands in Truck Crash

Five garment factory workers had their hands amputated after the flatbed truck they were travelling in to work crashed into the side of an oncoming vehicle in Kompong Speu province’s Oudong district on Thursday morning.

Aerial view of Cambodia's Prey Lang forest (Winrock International)

$21 Million Project for Prey Lang Draws Skepticism

Environmentalists protecting the Prey Lang forest expressed skepticism as the Environment Ministry pledged renewed commitments to conservation at the launch of a $21-million U.S.-funded consulting project for the sanctuary.