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Electricity Company Says Weather to Blame for Exorbitant Bills

State power provider Electricite du Cambodge released a statement Tuesday claiming that soaring electricity bills were due to hot weather, and not because of any changes in the rates being charged to customers.

Wat Phnom to Be Renovated by Year’s End

With torn-up cobblestones and mounds of earth, the gardens surrounding Wat Phnom have resembled an unruly construction site for the past few weeks. But by the end of the year, Phnom Penh’s iconic park and hilltop pagoda will have received a major facelift, according to City Hall.

Safari World to Move to Phnom Penh Next Year

Koh Kong Safari World, a curiosity wildlife park owned by tycoon and CPP senator Ly Yong Phat that hosts crocodile shows and orangutan boxing matches, will pack up in October and bring its spectacle to Phnom Penh early next year, according to an administrator.

Anti-Tank Mine Kills Man in Oddar Meanchey

A farmer in Oddar Meanchey province died on Monday after driving his tractor over an anti-tank mine in Trapaing Prasat district, triggering an explosion that severed a leg and an arm, police said Tuesday.

Police Arrest Two Men Over ‘Brutal’ Killing of Farmer

Police in Kompong Thom province arrested two young men on Sunday for the murder of a farmer in Preah Vihear province who was found with a fatal wound to the neck the day before, officials said Monday.

Hundreds of Students Leave Class to Protest

One thousand students and more than 100 teachers demonstrated outside their high school in Ban­teay Me­an­chey province’s Serei Saoph­oan City on Friday against a private construction firm that recommenced work on disputed land, according to the school’s director.

Two Injured in Sword Attack Following Motorbike Pursuit

Two men were seriously injured in an attack by a gang armed with samurai-style swords in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Wednesday night, a police official said Thursday.

Orphanage Closed Following Claims of Abuse

Three boys and a girl, one of whom is disabled, were removed from a Phnom Penh orphanage on Tuesday after its main donor accused its director of physical abuse and sexual misconduct.

Jealous Husband Chops Wife to Death in Ratanakkiri

A woman was beheaded and had her arms chopped into pieces in her home in Ratanakkiri province on Saturday night by a jealous husband who fled after the attack and called military police the following day to confess, police said.

Brit Arrested During Drug Bust in Sihanoukville

A 48-year-old British national was arrested at his rented apartment in Sihanoukville on Thursday on suspicion of drug trafficking after police discovered a haul of narcotics during a raid, officials said Friday.

Farmer Finds Bodies of Three Daughters in Canal

The bodies of three young sisters who apparently drowned in an irrigation canal in Takeo province’s Samraong district on Monday afternoon were discovered by their father that evening, police said Tuesday.

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