Sao Sothy’s home is small and the furniture is sparse. There are no tables or chairs. In one room, there is a small bed, but her family of four sleeps on mats in the living room. Hanging on the otherwise bare walls is Ms. Sothy’s teacher’s certificate.

April 19, 2014

The Council of Ministers on Friday passed three long-awaited laws on the reform of the judiciary and will send them to the National Assembly early next week.

April 19, 2014

A few garment factories resumed operations in Phnom Penh on Friday, albeit at reduced capacity, as thousands of workers returned to the city after Khmer New Year celebrations in the provinces.

April 19, 2014

Three men were arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Friday for blocking National Road 5 during a protest over where market vendors are allowed to sell their wares, police and local officials said.

April 19, 2014

The year is 1945 and Cambodian men are packed into traditional longboats, ready to race each other in an event that “has been going on for more than 1,000 years” at the annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh.

April 19, 2014

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha said during a radio interview this week that he will meet with senior officials in the U.S. Department of Defense during his 20-day visit to the U.S., seeking their support for an eventual CNRP-led government.

April 19, 2014

The National Election Committee on Friday said that political parties would be banned from setting up permanent campaign bases in the city during next month’s council elections.

April 19, 2014
IN BRIEF

Mu Sochua, a lawmaker-elect for the opposition CNRP, announced Thursday that she will on Sunday morning resume her campaign to enter Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.

A man was chopped to death with an ax Wednesday after he confronted a group of three men who allegedly beat his 12-year-old daughter on the dance floor of a Khmer New Year party, police said Thursday.

The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first three months of this year increased by 13.49 percent compared with the same period last year, according to official port figures.

One man was killed and two were seriously injured in Kandal province on Tuesday night after a fight broke out during a Khmer New Year party at a local pagoda, police and local officials said.

Police in the early hours of Tuesday morning detained a restaurant worker in Preah Sihanouk province for assaulting a U.S. Marine.

Som Bunnarith and his wife after the job interview with the National Center of Disabled Persons. (Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom)

Som Bunnarith is looking for a job. He has two university degrees, one in marketing, another in English. He speaks Thai. He is eloquent and hard working. He is also blind and disfigured, the result of an acid attack nine years ago.

This photo taken in the early 2000s shows the heavy damage caused to National Road 11 in Prey Veng province during the 2000 floods that devastated the country. This 1970 jeep was Mr. Gascuel’s vehicle at the time. (Alain Gascuel)

When Alain Gascuel produced his first atlas in 2003, it was a matter of necessity. Cambodia’s roads had been mapped in the 1980s. Then, with the country engulfed in conflicts through the 1990s, no update had been done for years.

One of the exhibits at the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. (T. D. Bhutia)

It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.

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