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Officials Urge NGOs to Respect Rule of Law in Sonando Case

As criticism continues to mount over the arrest of outspoken Bee­hive Radio owner Mam Son­ando, a government spokes­man shot back yesterday, accusing NGOs of...

Indonesian Foreign Chief to Arrive to Salvage Sea Dispute Talks

As the dust settles over last week’s tense Asean Summit, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa is scheduled to return to Cambodia and meet with...

More Aware of Their Rights, Protesters Step into the Fray

On Thursday morning, the residents of Borei Keila were a picture of peaceful protest. Clustered in a small group on a grassy bank next...

Chut Wutty, Prominent Environmental Activist, Shot Dead in Koh Kong

Forestry activist Chut Wutty, 46, was fatally shot by military police during an altercation in Koh Kong yesterday. A military police officer, In Rattana,...

In Siem Reap, Thais Paint the Town Red

Siem Reap city - Addressing tens of thousands of his red-shirt supporters on Saturday night, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra vowed that he...

In Coverage of Summit, International Media May Have Missed the Mark

Days after the 20th Asean Summit in Phnom Penh ended on Wednesday, the stories continued to trickle in. But much of the latest news...

Philippines Wants China Out of Asean Talks

The rift between Cambodia and the Philippines over the role of China in addressing the South China Sea issue continued to widen yesterday, with...

For Journalists Covering Asean Summit, A Touch of Kafka

There is a press room where live videos of Asean meetings are broadcast, but without sound. Thailand's delegation says its spokesman is too busy...

Pens and Paper Not Allowed, This Is The Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal this week heard one of the country's more prominent cases. For four hours, lawyers and witnesses, victims and defendants rehashed...

Duch Sentenced to Life in Prison By Khmer Rouge Tribunal

In a stunning about-face, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal's highest body on Friday overturned the previous sentence of S-21 prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, better...

No Explanation Over Pedophile’s Early Release

Two days after his release from prison, internationally wanted pedophile Stanislav Molodyakov remains in the country, the Rus­sian Embassy and rights groups said yesterday,...

Russian Pedo Quietly Freed From Prison

After serving less than four-and-a-half years of what was originally a 17-year sentence, Russian pedo­phile Stanislav Molodyakov—convicted of sexually abusing 16 girls in the...

Wild Tree Sparrows Capable Of Spreading Avian Influenza

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, perhaps Cambodia’s most common and widespread wild terrestrial bird, is “highly susceptible” to avian in­fluenza and capable of spreading it...

After Evictions,  Unemployment And Debt Soar

More than 32,000 people in Phnom Penh are facing the threat of eviction, while those who have already been relocated must navigate a slew...

Tourists Provide Rare Respite for P. Vihear Troops

preah vihear temple - The road’s better than ever, the tourism office is up and running, there’s been no shelling in nearly a year....

Made-in-Prison Shoes Program Quietly Launches

Dozens of inmates at Preah Sihanouk Provincial Prison have been employed as workers for a company that exports shoes overseas, including to consumers in...

Unbalanced Media Drives Unfair Polls, Critics Say

An outsider surfing through the channels on Cambodian TV might be forgiven for thinking Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling CPP controlled the airwaves. Click...

At Preah Vihear, Officers Say No Exit in Sight

choam ksan, Preah Vihear province - The Ministry of Defense yesterday denied Thai media re­ports claiming Thailand and Cam­bodia had reached an agreement during...

Illness Keeps Chea Sim From Ceremony

As King Norodom Sihamoni made his way across Indepen­dence Monument yesterday to light a ceremonial flame commemorating Cambodia’s 58th an­niversary of its independence from...

High-Ranking Officials’ Arrests Spur Questions

Amid recent spate of arrests, some see a factional focus This week, a provincial police chief and four high-ranking officers went on trial for cor­ruption....