View of rice fields in Battambang province's Thma Koul district in July 2019 (Supplied)

Drought Hits 150,000 Hectares of Rice Fields

About 150,000 hectares of rice fields in 10 provinces are suffering from drought, according to Agriculture Ministry figures, with farmers in some areas saying more than half their crops are dying.

Illegal cash

Official Admits Suspected Money Laundering Fueling Property Buys

Nine suspects arrested for illegally bringing $7 million in cash into Cambodia said they won the money gambling in Macau and were stashing it in the Cambodian property market, immigration department director-general Keat Chantharith told reporters.

Chinese Worker

Foreigners to Be Banned From Unskilled Work

The Labor Ministry announced on Tuesday that it was preparing an order to ban foreign workers from doing unskilled, self-employed work that could be done by Cambodians.

Swine Pig Fever

1500 Contraband Hogs Stopped at Border Amid Swine Fever Scare

Nearly 1,500 illegally imported pigs have been seized in 55 busts against smugglers from African swine fever-ravaged Vietnam, while 2,000 Cambodian hogs worth about $500,000 have died from the disease or been culled so far, Agriculture Ministry officials said.

Two local residents in Mondulkiri province’s O'Reang district point out villagers’ farms falling within the potential bounds of a new airport development.

Dispute Brewing Around Proposed Ecotourism Airport

O’REANG DISTRICT, Mondulkiri province — With guards standing by, threatening to quash any potential protest, an excavator dug closer to the Bunong communal burial grounds,