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Police Dismiss Post-Poll Intimidation Claims ChargCharges

A National Police investigation into allegations of intimidation of Sam Rainsy Party workers in Takeo has yielded no evidence to uphold the complaints, a...

New Formula Complaint Filed

Opposition parties have filed a fresh complaint with the Consti­tutional Council over the controversial formula for allocating  parliamentary seats. The joint complaint from Fun­cin­pec...

CPP Assembly Plan Hitting Royal Roadblocks

While the CPP continues to drum up support for a constitutional amendment that would allow the party to rule alone, officials have acknowledged it...

Factions Wrangle Over Legality of Protests

Opposition leader and lawyer Sam Rainsy might have spent more time on the campaign trail than in the courtroom lately, but that hasn’t stopped...

Prince, Rainsy Put Chirac Right

In a gentle rebuttal to French President Jacques Chirac, opposition leaders Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Sam Rainsy have called for his support in their...

Prince, Rainsy Rebut Chirac, Ask for Help

In a gentle rebuttal to French President Jacques Chirac, opposition leaders Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Sam Rainsy have called for his support in their...

Council Preparing to Hear Controversy on Seat Formula

Constitutional Council members are preparing to hear the controversy over the formula used to allocate seats after last month’s election, following a pledge by...

Plan to Split K Cham to 2 Provinces

Plans are afoot to split Kom­pong Cham, the country’s most populous province, into two separate areas of administration, ac­cording to aides of Second Prime...

Ung Huot Still Desires Public Role

Hot on the heels of his pro­mise to relinquish power following his party’s election defeat, First Prime Minister Ung Huot has congratulated the winners...

People Still Fearful, Rights Group Charges

Post-election intimidation of opposition supporters has lessened since an appeal by Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, but an atmosphere of fear and repression still...

Newcomers to Steal the Show in Parliament

The squabbling continues. Allegations of fraud still fly. But whatever the challenges to the official result, few observers believe much can now be done...

Dengue Epidemic Escalates

The dengue epidemic sweeping Cambodia escalated in July, bringing the total number of childhood cases this year to 6,403, with 144 deaths, according to...

Pundits Ponder Whether IMF Will Return

Investors greeted it with joy: The Asian Development Bank said it could lead to the resumption of assistance to the Cam­bodian government. Now economic...

Ung Huot Bows Out of PM Seat Gracefully

Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye. But sitting in the splendor of the government villa he must soon vacate, First Prime Minister Ung Huot...

PM’s Gov’t Plan is Just Beginning

It came as a surprise to many. Only a day after dismissing the possibility of a coalition deal with dissident Sam Rainsy, Second Prime Minister...

Squabble Breaks Out Over Observer Limits

kompong cham town - Tempers flared briefly Wednesday morning at the provincial election commission headquarters, when party agents discovered they had far too few...

Fake Poll Results Put CPP Head-to-Head With Funcinpec

kompong cham town - When the village chief dropped by a restaurant here at 4:45 am Tuesday to drop off the results of Sunday’s...

Observers Generally Positive; Opposition Parties Complain

kompong cham town - Inter­national observers Monday gave a mostly positive assessment of the commune vote count, while opposition parties complained of irregularities in...

Rainsy Slams JIOG, but Says He’ll Accept Observer Consensus

kompong cham town - Moments be­fore casting his ballot in Sun­day’s elections, opposition leader Sam Rainsy slammed the Joint Inter­national Observer Group’s positive assessment...

Prince Hopes for Free Polls After ‘Acceptable’ Campaign

kompong cham town - Deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh said Sunday he is optimistic the elections will be deemed free and fair,...