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Information Minister Khieu Kanharith

Information Minister Attempts to Rein In Absentee Officials

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith warned he would publicly shame ministry officials who failed to come into work despite collecting salaries, tactics an accountability expert called questionable despite the need for reform.

Citizin and Security Guard of UDG

Commune Chief Called for Questioning Over UDG Development

Residents living around the $3.8-billion resort project by China’s Union Development Group (UDG) say they are worried for their safety after even their Cambodian People’s Party commune chief has now been summoned for questioning over a road they were building to local population centers.

A man hold phone using Tnaot App. Image: Sun Sokhen

Fractions of Cents Offered to Readers of News App

A mobile app is promising cash rewards for users who read the news — an estimated $0.0015 per article — but one observer has raised concerns over the potential privacy implications of the company’s unclear business model.

A group of Kandal Villagers

Villagers Protest Sale of ‘Communal’ Land for New Airport

About 400 villagers protested outside the district hall in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district on Monday seeking compensation for communal land they say was sold without their knowledge to house Phnom Penh’s new airport.

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.