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Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

Publication date 25 May 2018 | 10:22 | ICT

Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism.



  • UN, Licadho stopped from Oddar Meanchey dispute probe

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:58 | ICT

    Anlong Veng district authorities in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday allegedly prevented a civil society organisation and United Nations officials from investigating a land dispute involving 122 families living in Anlong commune

  • Newborn is rescued from factory bathroom

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:57 | ICT

    A newborn boy was rescued and sent to the National Children Hospital on Tuesday after a garment worker who delivered her child abandoned him at a factory’s bathroom in Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province, on Saturday.

  • Disaster agency stockpiling rice and seeds for flood prep

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:33 | ICT

    National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy said on Wednesday that the government had stockpiled 12,000 tonnes of rice and crop seeds to support Cambodians in rural areas facing natural disasters such as droughts and

  • Theology debate Monk grabs attention for karma video

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:29 | ICT

    People have reacted with scorn to the head monk of the Samaki Raingsey pagoda, Thach Hasam Ang, for saying those who fell victim to land grabbing had themselves grabbed land in a previous life, and are now paying the price.

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 08:48 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Bai

  • Bill to control surrogacy suspended by ministers

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 08:44 | ICT

    The passing of a draft surrogacy bill has been postponed to be sent before the Council of Ministers for detailed study, ministers and senior officials at the Ministry of Interior confirmed on Tuesday.

  • Rainsy strategy is ‘faulty’: PM

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 08:43 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed on Wednesday that political rival Sam Rainsy’s “clean hands strategy”, the aim of which is to persuade supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to boycott July’s national elections

  • Interior’s Sar Kheng seeks to punish those calling for election boycott

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 08:46 | ICT

    Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng, who is also the minister of interior, on Tuesday said the ministry will look at taking action against those who have called for a boycott of the July 29 elections.

  • Red-handed Court upholds sentence for drug runner

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 10:02 | ICT

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the 25-year jail term of a woman found guilty of dealing in 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine and heroin in Phnom Penh in 2016.

  • Cyanide ‘not a factor in poisoning deaths’

    Publication date 23 May 2018 | 10:21 | ICT

    Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Monday refuted claims that deaths in the Kratie province contaminated water case earlier this month involved cyanide.