Hardship from the pandemic has expanded the client pool for online loan sharks who charge illegal interest rates of up to 80 per cent a month, and demand nude photos.
Wealthy Chinese are snapping up durians and mangosteens, seeing them as ‘premium’ imported fruits. China’s FTAs with Asean countries are helping to whet their appetites.
Since Thailand began to curb Covid-19 by closing its borders in March 2020, more than 215,000 Cambodian migrant workers have returned, one activist said.
At least 600 workers have received lay-off messages, in what NagaWorld says is due to financial hardship from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cambodia has closed markets in its capital and extended a two-week lockdown, designating some areas red zones and prohibiting people from going out.
Sihanoukville has become a focal point for Chinese investment, but the speed of development has outpaced essential town planning. With floods causing extensive damage, there are worries things are only going to get worse.
Five female garment factory workers had their arms severed clean off as they were commuting to work in an overloaded open-back truck, an accident that has thrust the dangers of workers’ travel arrangements back into the spotlight.
Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.
Fourteen-year-old says he had no idea tourist at Angkor temples was videoing him talking multiple languages; he is in Cambodian capital to get a passport so he can travel to China to show off his Chinese skills on TV show.
Expert stonemasons in Cambodia halted work on restoring an 11th-century Angkorian temple when international funding ended. They want to finish the job, but Cambodian authorities have offered them barely half their previous pay.