Kingdom to participate in World Cleanup Day

Source : Phnom Penh Post

A cleanup of a canal in the capital in 2014. The government encourages residents to join the World Cleanup Day on September 15. Phak Seangly

September 15 is World Cleanup Day and Cambodia will be participating with 20 million people from 150 countries across the globe, said Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra.

He said that this year, working under the theme “Together for a Clean World”, participants in the Kingdom will strive to improve public spaces across the nation. Continue reading

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Meat vendors raided in Kampong Chhnang

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Only one vendor was caught for education. Photo: Campost

Authorities in Kampong Chhnang province cracked down on stalls selling illegal wildlife meat along National Road 5 in Rolear Ba’ear district’s Toek Haut commune on Friday.

The operation was conducted in cooperation with the Wildlife Alliance NGO and resulted in nine vendors fleeing, and one being educated, as police seized 163 birds. Continue reading

Floods hit National Road 58 in Banteay Meanchey

Source : khmer Times 

Officials dig a ditch to drain water off the road. Photo: Fresh News

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey province yesterday said that recent rainfall has caused flooding along National Road 58 in Svay Chek district.

The floods have led to a 70-metre stretch of the road in the district’s Svay Chek commune to be off-limits since it is under 0.15 to 0.20 metres of water. Continue reading

Trees planted to counter deforestation in Sihanoukville

Source : Khmer Times 

Officials plant trees in the Kbal Chhay protected area on Friday. Photo: DAP News

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials on Friday planted 5,500 trees in the Kbal Chhay protected area in order to compensate for a decline due to forestry crimes.

The officials planted a mixture of common and Rosewood trees, which could fetch up to $2,500 on the market for one cubic metre. Continue reading

One dead, four injured after a building collapses

Source : Khmer Times

A construction worker died and four others were injured when a French-colonial building collapsed in pub street area. Photo: DAP

One construction worker died and four others were injured when a French-colonial building collapsed, falling on them early this morning in pub street area in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city.

Duong Sokha, chief of Siem Reap serious crime police bureau, today said that the accident happened around 12:40 am this morning in pub street area in Siem Reap city’s Svay Dangkum commune.

“The building collapsed on five construction workers when they were sleeping. One died and four others were rescued,” Mr Sokha said “Four people were sent right away to a hospital for treatment.” Continue reading

Embassies’ personnel join World Cleanup Day

Source : Khmer Times

Embassy volunteers gather litter near the Royal Palace on World Cleanup Day. Ven Rathavong

Volunteers from the Delegation of the European Union to Cambodia and from seven embassies of EU countries joined together on World Cleanup Day (Sept.15) to collect refuse from the streets of the Kingdom’s capital. Continue reading

Government hits back after scathing report from UN’s Smith

Source : Phnom Penh Post

UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Rhona Smith. Pha Lina

The government hit back this week after the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Rhona Smith criticised the Cambodian government’s prioritising of “peace, stability and development over human rights”.

“Peace without justice is unsustainable; development without freedom leaves people behind,” Rhona Smith had said in a report submitted to the 39th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Cambodia. Continue reading