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A view of Phnom Penh’s construction sites from the Mekong River at the beginning of this year.

Foreign Ministry rebuts news reports of money laundering

Publication date 23 January 2018 | 19:12 | ICT

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at news reports about Chinese investors laundering their money through Cambodia’s real estate market on Monday, calling them “baseless”.

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  • More than 120 garment workers fainted at a Thai-owned factory in Koh Kong province this morning. Fresh News

    More than 120 workers faint at Adidas supplier in Koh Kong

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 14:52 | ICT

    More than 120 garment workers fainted at a factory in Koh Kong province this morning, with authorities attributing the cause to fumes from a bulldozer operating outside the factory.

  • Kem Rithisith (third from right) and his mother accept funeral funds donated by Prime Minister Hun Sen in July of 2017. Fresh News

    Brother of Kem Ley says suit against activists for swiping funeral funds is baseless

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 06:57 | ICT

    Kem Rithisith, brother of slain political analyst Kem Ley, yesterday said a litigious small-time politician’s lawsuit against the organisers of his brother’s funeral was unfounded, contradicting the plaintiff’s prior claims.

  • Ministry of Interior officials attend the year-end meeting of the General Department of Identification in Phnom Penh yesterday.

    Registration system ‘hit by graft and negligence’

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

    Discrepancies, disorganisation, bribe-taking and carelessness are plaguing the government’s attempts to count how many births, deaths and marriages take place each year in the Kingdom, officials said yesterday.

  • Yan Muon speaks to reporters at his home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh earlier this month.

    After suffering years of abuse, a former migrant worker now helps others get out

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 06:55 | ICT

    Sitting on the white tile floor in his home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, 29-year-old Yan Muon switched back and forth between Khmer and English as he remembered four years spent working at an electronics factory in Malaysia.

  • People gather around the body of Seak Ron, a bystander who was shot to death during a police raid on a cockfighting ring.

    Two cops detained after man killed during cockfighting raid

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 07:16 | ICT

    Two police officers were detained yesterday and are being questioned over the death of a man shot dead on Sunday during a r

  • Thousands of garment workers travel to work standing up in flatbed trucks every day.

    Garment sector looking to tackle road accidents

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 07:18 | ICT

    Garment sector stakeholders yesterday mulled over a strategy to tackle the high number of road accidents involving factory workers, an issue that has been a matter of concern to labour rights advocates for years.

  • Actress Denny Kwan appears on a Fresh News talk show, where she talked about receiving advances from high-ranking government officials. Fresh News

    PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 07:03 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia’s starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush.

  • Villagers scammed by land broker

    Publication date 23 January 2018 | 14:23 | ICT

    Dozens of villagers in Kandal province are accusing a local land dealer of cheating them out of thousands of dollars by promising them jobs in Japan that never materialised.

  • Kem Samathida poses with her now-imprisoned father, CNRP leader Kem Sokha, in an undated photo. Facebook

    Kem Samathida: respect Kem Sokha's 'will'

    Publication date 22 January 2018 | 21:26 | ICT

    Kem Samathida, daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Kem Sokha, responded last night to former CNRP head Sam Rainsy's assertions about her father's support for a

  • Former union leader Rong Chhun speaks at an event today marking the 14th anniversary of later Free Trade Union president Chea Vichea's death in 2004.

    Unionists mark anniversary of Chea Vichea killing, while brother skips court

    Publication date 22 January 2018 | 19:12 | ICT

    Unionists today marked the anniversary of the killing of prominent union leader Chea Vichea on the same day his brother, Chea Mony, failed to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in response to a summons over his calls for e