Lem Nat, a newly-elected 31-year-old commune chief in Siem Reap’s Balaing commune. (Supplied)

Young Commune Chiefs Aspire to Create Jobs, Speed Up Services

Two newly elected 31-year-old commune chiefs are among the youngest in their positions in the country. They say they bring energy and ideas, including more environmentally-friendly trash disposal and a “one village, one product” program to encourage the specialization of produce.

Two youths with authorities outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on March 10, 2021, after they were arrested for allegedly slapping a man on the back of the head. (Phnom Penh Municipal Police Facebook page)

Police Send Slap-Happy Youth to Court After Drive-By TikTok Smack

Two youths who were filmed smacking an unidentified foreign cyclist on the back of the head while they drove a motorbike past him were sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday to set an example for other wayward youth, a police official said.


Cambodia’s Youth Plead for Action on Lack of Jobs

Young Cambodians expressed their frustrations over a lack of decent jobs, opportunities for further vocational training and the capacity of the country’s job agencies at a youth employment forum held in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.