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Landmines and other ordnance killed or injured 40 people during the first two months of the year, according to the latest figures from the government’s Cambodian Mine Action Authority.

April 16, 2014

The government is planning to create two new departments within the Ministry of Interior that will be charged with handling immigration issues and the provision of identity documents, a police spokes­man said Tuesday.

April 16, 2014

As far as Prey Sar prison authorities are concerned, the three days of Khmer New Year are just like any other days. But for two prisoners—a rogue Cambodian-American lawyer locked up for assaulting journalists and a British businessman accused of defrauding millions from U.K. pension funds—the average day can be quite odd.

April 16, 2014

Killings over environmental and land disputes around the world are on the rise and Cambodia ranks near the top, according to a new report by Global Witness.

April 16, 2014

Ath Thorn, the embattled president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), said yesterday that he plans to call on his members—mostly garment factory workers—to help fund a $25,000 bail order that would keep him from being detained on allegations of incitement.

April 16, 2014

Cambodia urgently needs public finance reform to address its persistent budget deficit, which is caused by one of the lowest tax revenues in the developing world, according to a report from the Deloitte University Press.

April 16, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has written to King Norodom Sihamoni to wish him luck on the occasion of Khmer New Year, less than two weeks after the government condemned him for supposedly disrespecting the King.

April 16, 2014

Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung has been awarded this year’s John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award, an annual prize worth $50,000 given by the New York-based Asian Cultural Council.

April 16, 2014

The ruling CPP has released its official six-page policy platform for next month’s district, city and provincial council elections, reiterating customary pledges to promote social and political stability, economic growth and less corruption in the country.

April 15, 2014

Police in Kandal province vowed Monday to track down a high-profile owner of a Lexus SUV that sped away after smashing into a motorcycle Saturday, killing a man and causing two others to have legs amputated. But police said they would wait until after the Khmer New Year holiday to take action.

April 15, 2014
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