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Official: DDT Debate Not Likely to Encompass Cambodia

The push for the use of the controversial insecticide DDT is not likely to reach as far as Cam­bodia, because mosquito net distributions and...

Girl Hiding After Trafficking Suspect’s Acquittal Acquitted

Human trafficking suspect Thang Kim Min was released from jail last Friday, and now the girl who says he forced her into the Macau...

Donors Offer a Healthy $635 Million in Aid

International donors an­noun­ced Friday they will give Cam­bodia $635 million over the next year in loan and grant aid, about $150 million more than...

Hun Sen Sets Timetable for Anti-Graft Law

The much anticipated anti-corruption law will be ready by June 2003 for consideration by the Na­tional Assembly, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday in...

Judicial Reform ‘Critical’ as Gov’t Enters Talks

Reform of the judicial system topped the first day of the Con­sultative Group meeting between the government and international donors Wednesday, with many donor...

Court Moves To Prosecute Rescued Girls

Teen-Agers Set for Detention in Prison In a move that has outraged a local agency that protects victims of sexual trafficking, Phnom Penh Municipal Court...

Venue for Asean Tourism Forum Changed

Plans to hold a massive regional tourism conference next year at a yet-unfinished conference center in Chroy Changva have been scrapped, tourism and Phnom...

Policy-Makers Juggle Donors’ Advice, Investors’ Needs

Government officials, donors and private-sector representatives have been meeting regularly to fin­ish the latest round of legal re­forms aimed at making Cambo­dia a place...

City Begins Tentative Efforts To Deport Illegal Immigrants

Phnom Penh Governor Chea So­phara has begun a cautious new effort to send undocumented immigrants home. No arrests have yet been made of people...

ADB Forecasts 4.5 Percent Economic Growth Rate for 2002

Cambodia could see a slight drop in economic growth over the next year from a 5.3 percent high in 2001 to 4.5 percent, the...

ADB Loan Aimed at Solving Capital’s Drainage Problem

Sitting in a wooden chair under a large umbrella after Monday’s afternoon rain storm, the Royal Palace guard pointed at the water rushing along...

Hun Sen Praises Completion of Controversial Power Plant Completed

Prime Minister Hun Sen Wednesday lauded the completion of a Chinese hydroelectricity station—a project that was strongly opposed in the National Assembly when it...

Malaria Team Helps Out Village That Time Nearly Forgot

stung trang district, Kompong Cham province - Beyond the shadowy plantations of rubber and cashew trees, in the land of the honey-pineapple, rests Phum...

Newsman Returns to Highlight Angkor Wat Instead of War

For television cameraman Peter Chhun, leaving Phnom Penh in March 1975 was easy. That’s because he didn’t know at the time that it would...

Puddle-Jumping Malaria Team Brings Nets to Preah Vihear

kulen district, Preah Vihear province - Here we go again, I thought: Another malaria mission. The last trip I went on, the problem was...

Minister of Health Will Attend World Health Assembly

Minister of Health Dr Hong Sun Huot will lead a delegation of Cambodian senior health officials to Geneva next week for the 55th annual...

Ex-Soldiers Hack Land Out of Remote Forest

Demobilized soldiers with no land in Stung Treng province have been cutting plots of land for themselves in the jungle along Route 19, speculating...

Culture Central to Prince’s First Film

Prince Norodom Ranariddh’s first movie may not win any awards, but it is in­fused, over and over again, with one message: We must preserve...

No May Day Respite for Dump Scavengers

Surrounded by mountains of trash at Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey dump, Hoeun Sophon works 11 hours a day collecting unused rice and instant noodles...

Fund To Target Entrepreneurs

A group of investors, including large development institutions, has launched the Mekong re­gion’s first venture capital fund, which will aim to help small- and...

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US Broadens Visa Bans Over ‘Flawed’ Cambodia Election

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