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King Calls Palace Minister a CPP Partisan

King Norodom Sihanouk tarred the Royal Palace minister as a CPP partisan in a statement Monday. In the statement titled “Text for History,” the...

Two US Lawmakers Slam CPP, Praise Alliance

Two high-ranking US senators slammed the CPP and praised the Alliance of Democrats in a joint statement issued Wednesday. “The situation in Cambodia is...

US Lawyer Faces Complaint on Visa Service

The Cambodian Bar Asso­ciation filed a complaint in Phnom Penh Municipal Court last week against a US lawyer who assists Cambodians applying for US...

Child Health Initiative Urged

Health officials say the government needs to ramp up its child health initiatives to have any chance of meeting its goals for 2007, especially...

Needle-Exchange Project Draws Users, Critics

Behind a stupa in the Thursday afternoon sun, two young men smoked amphetamines from a pipe constructed from tin foil and a bendable straw....

Mission From Lao Tours National Anti-Malaria Programs

A delegation from Laos, including representatives from the Lao Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization office in Vien­tiane, concluded a five-day malaria...

City Seeks Private Help Building Infrastructure

Phnom Penh First Deputy Governor Than Sina met with officials from the World Bank Mon­day to discuss ways businesses could play a larger role...

No Support Needed for Some to Eat Dog Meat

Sitting among Phsar Olympic hawkers selling frogs, pickled fish, water lilies and other delicacies, a table of construction workers enjoyed plates of dog meat...

NGO: WTO Rule May Hurt Cheap Drug Sales

A provision in Cambodia’s World Trade Organization accession agreement could severely restrict the country’s ability to provide low-cost generic drugs to its citizens, despite...

King Offers Options for Breaking Stalemate

King Norodom Sihanouk issued a statement Sunday de­scribing six potential scenarios for ending the current government crisis. For the purpose of the statement he...

High School Exam Pass Rate Slightly Higher

More than 40 percent of high school students passed their baccalaureate exam this year, about the same as 2002, an education official said Sunday....

New Road Will Cost Squatters Their Homes

Phnom Penh Municipal Gov­ern­or Kep Chuktema ordered a group of squatters in Chamkar Mon district this week to leave their wooden houses in order...

King Wants Newspaper to Reveal Source

The Ministry of Information has given the go-ahead for the Voice of Khmer Youth newspaper to resume printing today after just three days of...

2 Firefighters Suspended During Investigation

Following the Aug 9 fire that left 96 families homeless and two boys dead, Phnom Penh’s fire department launched an internal investigation, suspended two...

Cambodian-Made AIDS Drugs on Shelves

The first Cambodian-manufactured anti-retroviral drugs went on sale at Phnom Penh pharmacies on Wednesday. Advocates hope producing the drugs here will eventually im­prove the...

Fire Official Defends Actions of Firefighters

A city fire official said Tuesday that he was “very sorry” that firemen were not able to prevent the deaths of two boys and...

Exam Grading Taking Place at Four Schools

Amid reports of cheating by stud­ents, the grading of this year’s high school baccalaureate ex­ams began Tuesday at four schools around Phnom Penh. But...

Homeless Fire Victims’ Fate Still Uncertain

Phnom Penh officials could not say Monday when the 96 families left homeless by Saturday’s fire in Daun Penh district would be allowed to...

Two Boys Die, Dozens Homeless After Fire

Two sleeping boys were killed and more than 50 stilt houses were destroyed by a raging fire that swept through Srah Chak commune in...

Education Experts Decry Testing Situation

Cheating during this week’s high school baccalaureate exams is a symptom of an arbitrary school­ing process that overvalues mem­orization and test scores, experts said....