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Int’l Conference Hears Cambodia’s Fight Against Malaria

Cambodia’s battle against malaria took to the international stage Wednesday, with a presentation by one of the country’s top specialists at a World Health...

Election Campaign Officially Under Way Toda

The National Election Com­mittee will not act on an appeal by an election monitoring group for immediate measures to ensure the neutrality of local...

Poll ‘Satisfactory’ to Date, But EU Still Has Concerns

The European Union’s chief election observer has given his overall stamp of approval to the first phase of the electoral pro­cess, but said concerns...

Capital Meeting Marks Defectors’ Transition

Little more than a week after they walked out of the jungle and into the government fold, five senior Khmer Rouge technocrats came to...

Watchdog Protests NEC Broadcasting Rules

Media watchdog Reporters Sans Frontieres has protested media regulations proposed by the National Election Committee, saying they contravene international agreements on human rights. In...

UN Rep Here To Assess Poll Preparations

UN Asia-Pacific Representative Francesc Vendrell arrived in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to as­sess preparations for July’s scheduled elections.  Speaking to reporters on his arrival, Vendrell...

Constitutional Council Chooses Its President

After two failed attempts to convene, the Constitutional Council met for the first time Monday and elected former Supreme Court president Chan Sok as...

New Council Session Called

Members of the Constitutional Council have been called to a meeting scheduled for Monday after two previous attempts to convene the body failed because...

Tobacco Firms Win Health Warning Delay

Tobacco companies have won a six-month delay in implementing a government order requiring them to put health warnings on cigarette packets. Minister of Commerce...

Gov’t Says Opposition Faked Dean’s Statement

The government has accused opposition politicians of falsifying a statement in the name of the Constitutional Council dean that claimed intimidation from top officials...

Ung Huot Warns Against Postponing Elections

First Prime Minister Ung Huot on Saturday warned opposition figures calling for a postponement of the scheduled July 26 elections that they risk five...

King Denies Rumors of Boycott Involvement

King Norodom Sihanouk has moved to squelch rumors that he is involved in the boycott of the Constitutional Council by the three members he...

Monitors File Poll Complaint

An independent election monitoring group has lodged a complaint with the National Election Com­mittee on Thursday, charging that local government officials are illegally interfering...

Constitutional Council Meeting Abandoned

The inaugural meeting of the Constitutional Council, the country’s highest legal appeals body, was canceled Wednesday after its dean, Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum, apparently...

Legal Body’s ‘Dean’ Could Delay First Session

Seven of the Constitutional Council’s nine appointees were sworn in Tuesday, but two of the supreme legal body’s two most senior members were absent.  Chau...

Rainsy Appeals Assembly Ouster to Constitutional Council

Former finance minister and opposition politician Sam Rainsy has written to the dean of the as-yet-unconvened Constitutional Council, asking for the body to consider...

UN Report Rips Official Conclusions on Political Slayings

A UN human rights report up­dating alleged cases of political killings has slammed the authorities here for dismissing the murders as ordinary crimes without...

UN Report Blisters Probe Of Extrajudicial Killings

A new UN report lambastes the government for failing to in­vestigate alleged politically motivated killings, saying its efforts to solve the crimes have lacked...

Prince’s Support Team Here

An advance team of supporters of deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh arriv­ed in Phnom Penh on Wednes­day with a mandate from the...

Crucial Council Vote Put Off; Criticism Mounts

A meeting of the Supreme Council of Magistracy, scheduled to appoint the last three members of the Constitutional Council on Wednesday, has been postponed...

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Hun Sen Raises Spectre of Assassination Attempt in Warning Over Threat...

According to Hun Sen, in September 1998 while traveling to Siem Reap his car was targeted by an attacker with a B40 rocket-propelled grenade.

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