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42 min ago | Pnompenh Post
Cambodia's aviation authority yesterday approved operations for the first of three Chinese market-focused airlines, all of which are expected to take to the skies by the end of the year. The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation granted an Airline Operations Certificate to Apsara International Air - owned jointly by private Chinese and Cambodian investors - after a more than yearlong application process.
4 hrs ago | People's Daily Online
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's just-concluded visit to China's Nanning city for the 11th ASEAN-China Expo is a "success", contributing to further enhancing Cambodia's ties with China and ASEAN, a senior official said Tuesday. "The prime minister's visit to Nanning is a success in terms of politics and economics," Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, told reporters at Phnom Penh International Airport upon Hun Sen's return from Nanning.
5 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
As Cambodia continues to consider inking a deal to ship workers to Saudi Arabia, seven migrants have already fled notoriously poor labour conditions in the Middle Eastern nation. The workers were enlisted by a private construction company in Jeddah, according to the Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia, which is assisting the men in the absence of a Cambodian diplomatic presence in the county.
While yesterday marked a year since the death of 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan - shot dead by security forces during clashes at a Phnom Penh bridge - his family is still waiting for justice. Sok Chan's mother, 57-year-old Tith Sang, told the Post that after a year of waiting, she remained in the dark about the truth behind her son's death.
The World Bank is considering granting $25 million in fresh loans to Cambodia to fund social land concessions. If the project is approved, it could mark the bank's first loans since it suspended lending in 2011 when it pledged no new funding until a resolution to the Boeung Kak lake dispute had been reached.
Christian Caryl analyzes the politics of rage that drives both the Islamic State jihadists and the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Oliver Bullough argues that Ukraine won't be able to solve its crippling corruption unless the West acknowledges its responsibility for the problem, too.
Labour union leaders charged with crimes stemming from violent demonstrations during a 10-day nationwide garment worker strike in December and January say they will protest this week supporting a minimum wage raise. Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina, who was ordered by Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Chea Sokheng not to participate in demonstrations while the case is being investigated, will ignore the injunction, he said yesterday.
Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical.
A senior military official wanted over the alleged double murder of his mistress and their daughter was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after being arrested in Thailand on Saturday, according to Cambodia's National Police. Major General Kim Marintha, 57, fled the country to Thailand in February after being tipped off that a joint task force was searching for him in connection with the grisly killings, which investigators believe occurred at the headquarters of a bus company owned by Marintha.
As an Australian, whenever you visit a third world country you probably feel, as I do, an almost overwhelming sense of good fortune for being born in Australia or having acquired Australian citizenship. It is, for me, an uneasy sense of good fortune, because it comes from luck.
Thai labour authorities are designing new regulations that would allow workers from neighbouring countries to enter Thailand and legally work in border areas without passports. An estimated one million migrants from neighbouring countries have sought work, shelter or both in Thailand.
On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam. Victory over the US military is remembered each year in Vietnam as a triumph over foreign aggression in a war of national liberation.
Cambodia's house cleaners union is pushing to bring in a minimum wage and better conditions for the country's maids It took domestic worker Chay Sominea, 31, about a year and a half before she summoned the courage to ask her employer for two days off per month. "I was not brave to negotiate with the owner to have workers' rights" she said.
OVERGROWN: An ancient tree grows through an even more ancient building in Angkor Thom, which gained modern fame as a location in the Tomb Raider movie FUTURE HOPE: Despite a tragic modern history, Cambodia's people remain upliftingly positive and friendly; these children are on a roadside in Angkor Ban The ruins of Angkor Wat were famously discovered by the French explorer, Henri Mouhot, in the mid-19th century.
Travelling to and from Vietnam could soon get cheaper, after low-cost carrier VietJet Air this week announced plans to service Siem Reap. In a September 8 announcement promoting its plans to expand into Russia, the airline said it would also soon connect Vietnam, Cambodia's biggest source of tourists, to the home of Angkor Wat.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:13 am
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