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Local journalist Chhay Sophal on Wednesday launched his Khmer-language compilation of biographies of the 36 men who have served as prime minister of Cambodia since the closing years of the French protectorate.

August 21, 2014

The Phnom Penh social affairs department has shut down accommodation programs at two orphanages in Meanchey district due to substandard conditions, an inspector said Wednesday.

August 21, 2014

A 15-year-old mentally disabled boy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl and then killing her in Tbong Khmum province’s Tbong Khmum district, police said Wednesday.

August 21, 2014

Villagers in Kompong Speu province claim they were harassed by authorities there after holding a protest in front of ANZ Royal Bank’s head office in Phnom Penh last week to demand that the lender help them because it had financed a sugar plantation they accuse of stealing their land.

August 21, 2014

The government released preliminary results from Cambodia’s first ever agriculture census Wednesday, hoping the flood of new, reliable figures will help planners boost the country’s critical agriculture sector, grow the economy and cut poverty.

August 21, 2014

In March, the Ministry of Labor for the first time began requiring union leaders to submit proof they had no previous criminal convictions before they would be allowed to register a new union or local branch.

August 21, 2014

National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun on Wednesday rejected reports in Vietnamese media that Assembly President Heng Samrin had assured the Vietnamese prime minister that protesters would be punished for burning the country’s flag in front of its embassy in Phnom Penh last week.

August 21, 2014

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief General Pol Saroeun met Wednesday with General Vincent Brooks, the chief of the U.S. Army’s Pacific Command, to discuss cooperation between the two militaries in the region.

August 21, 2014

Members of a wealthy family accused of torturing and holding captive a girl, now 18, for eight years and her brother, 12, for two years vehemently denied the charges to reporters at their Tuol Kok villa Wednesday as the boy appeared for questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

August 21, 2014

Prey Sar prison officials are carting thousands of liters of water to the prison each day because a construction company smashed a water main and has yet to fix it.

August 21, 2014
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