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A family collects rainwater to save money on water expenses, in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district on June 12, 2020. (Hun Sirivadh/VOD)

Poverty to Increase in Economic Downturn: World Bank

Hit by the global economic slowdown and the loss of E.U. trade benefits, Cambodia’s economy is projected to contract 2 percent this year, with the World Bank warning that poverty rates will be on the rise regionwide.

A Grassroots Democratic Party election campaign rally in July 2018 (file photo)

GDP Urges Government to Show Border Agreement With Vietnam

UPDATED 2:07 p.m. — The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has urged the government to reveal the border agreement that Prime Minister Hun Sen signed with his Vietnamese counterpart last week, requesting greater transparency about the demarcation process.