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Villagers Reluctant to Give Up Land for Sake of Birds

phnom srok district, Banteay Meanchey province - Their story is as old as the environmental movement. The people of Pongro village, who live next...

Land at Stake

samraong district, Oddar Meanchey prov­ince - The people of this province—with its bad roads, low education and land grabs—will be voting for their own...

Banteay Meanchey Office Houses Treasure Trove

serei saophoan district, Banteay Meanchey province - Hing Tim, the director of Banteay Mean­chey’s culture department, lives above his office. From the street, there...

Rural Villagers Put Friendship Before Politics

phnom srok district, Banteay Meanchey province - In some villages across the country, party signs are torn down or defaced, their owners threatened or...

Economic Effects of SARS May Outlive Disease

The threat of severe acute respiratory syndrome may have passed, but its specter remains, and guest house and hotel managers in Siem Reap say...

Proposal For Visit to Burma Draws Support

A proposal to send an Asean delegation to Burma to promote democracy following the detainment of pro-democracy leader Ang Sun Suu Kyi was met...

N Korea, Burma Respond to Asean Attacks

As a week of talks came to a close Thursday, North Korea dealt a tongue lashing to Asean members and their regional partners, while...

Forum Urges Peaceful End to N Korea Crisis Cooperation

Foreign ministers of 23 Asian and Pacific countries urged North Korea to resume cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency and to return to...

Japanese Minister Vows Continued Assistance

Japan’s foreign minister said Tuesday her country would send at least one judge for the impending Khmer Rouge trial and was ready to start...

Burma Issue Shaking Up Asean Policy

Asean leaders will have to find a way to bring democratic change to Burma’s military junta by 2006 or face the prospect of having...

Study Stresses Asean’s Production Capacity

Asean needs to work toward bolstering its capacity to produce both consumer goods and electronics, according to a study presented to the region’s foreign...

King Reports Ailments After Examination

Diagnoses by doctors in China of King Norodom Sihanouk have shown that the monarch’s health problems persist, with some of them worsening, the King...

F’pec Celebrates Anniversary

Members of Funcinpec gathered in small groups across the country on Friday to celebrate the royalist party’s 22nd anniversary, but members said Sunday the...

Researcher Sheds Light on Behavior of Hill Tribes, Malaria

Hector Rifa was a professor from Spain with a good question: What could people do better to protect Cambodia’s hill tribe people from the...

Investments Climb 5 Percent

Registered investment in Cam­bo­dia increased in 2002, according to recently released figures from the Council for Develop­ment of Cambodia. Fixed-asset investment rose to $242.6...

Concerned Investors Look for Government to Mend Damage

Wednesday night’s riots have left investors here stunned, and if the government is to allay the creep­ing fear many are starting to feel, it...

Some Memorable Moments

The more things change, the more things stay the same. Some  highlights of the past year: • “It is surprising to read that the...

Conservationist Protects Animals and Fragile Coastline From Poachers

ta ok village, Botum Sakor District, Koh Kong Province - When Kim Sambath was 8 years old, an angry water hen pecked at his...

Observers: Asean Gains Clout Through Summits

Signing lofty agreements with economic powerhouses China and Japan this week, Asean members have emerged with a more significant economic position—all the more reason...

Asean Boosts Anti-Terror Cooperation

Asean countries made further progress on coordinating their own war on terror, expanding an anti-terrorism coalition of countries, signing a pact with China to...