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The Last of the Elephant Men

pou robeth village, Mondolkiri province - In the old days when wild elephants roamed the Cambodian jungles, Chrem Klul, riding a tamed but imposing,...

Promotion of 29-Year-Old To General Draws Criticism

Cambodia has made a 29-year-old military officer and member of a powerful ruling party family its youngest general, drawing criticism from pro-democracy advocates. Yim...

Preparedness Key in Elections, Analyst Says

A top board member for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation told government officials this weekend that delaying commune elections is better than holding them unprepared....

Thai Minister Says Patience Necessary on Gulf Solution

siem reap town - Thai Foreign Minister Surin Pitsuwan indicated Tuesday that it will take years to find a solution to overlapping claims to...

US Journalist Lambastes Cambodia Politics

siem reap town - US journalist Nate Thayer returned to Cam­bodia and jarred attendees at an editor’s forum by slamming the state of redeveloping...

China Says Crackdown on Illegals Biased

Chinese diplomats have told top Cambodian officials the recent crackdown against Chi­nese illegal immigrants is discriminatory, according to First Deputy Governor of Phnom Penh...

FM Asks for Proof to Act Against Smuggler

Foreign Minister Hor Nam­hong said Friday he would dismiss anyone in his ministry helping traffick Chinese nationals through Cambodia, but first he needs proof....

Donors to Watch Aid Dollars More Closely

International donors will more carefully monitor how financial assistance to Cambodia is used in light of recent revelations of fraud and mismanagement at the...

Hun Sen Leads Delegation to Tokyo Summit

Uninvited Rainsy Plans to Be There, Make Lots of Noise While Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead Cambodia’s official delegation to Tokyo today for a...

Waste Probe Makes Slow Progress; Still Only One Detained

Ten days after receiving permission from three ministries to formally question and possibly detain nine government officials in connection with the Sihanouk­ville toxic waste...

Prince Trying to Retain Party Authority

Funcinpec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh is maneuvering to control his party by asking all 33 steering committee members to resign, diplomats and political analysts...

‘Freedom Fighters’ Vow Continued Resistance

Sam Rainsy Party Denies Connection An obscure group led by a former Sam Rainsy Party member says it will maintain an armed resistance against the...

King Urges Asean Leaders to Admit Cambodia in Hanoi

King Norodom Sihanouk has urged all members of Asean to accept Cambodia as a full member of the regional grouping at its Dec 15-16...

Gov’t Gets Support from US, Boost from King Sihanouk

UN Assembly Seat Virtually Secured With Washington’s Support The US supports the new government taking up Cambodia’s seat at the UN General Assembly, paving the...

Rainsy Pleased With Amnesties, Reform Pact

Sam Rainsy said Friday night that the alliance between Funcin­pec and his self-named party remains strong, and he praised the Funcinpec-CPP summit re­sult. He...

Sibling Prays for Pol Pot’s Soul

prek sabov village, Kompong Thom province - At least one Cam­bodian prayed for the soul of Pol Pot last month during Pchum Ben, the...

Kassie Neou Says NEC Available for Recounts

The National Election Com-mittee is prepared to do further recounts if the Constitutional Council orders it to do so, the electoral body’s vice chairman...

Opposition Unity May be Greatest Barter Chip

Despite increasing international pressure to quickly form a new coalition government, Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party continue to appear poised for a protracted...

NEC Chairman Questioned

Opposition Claims Queries Unsettled The beleaguered National Election Committee on Thursday remained under fire by leaders of the top two opposition parties.  Funcinpec President Prince Norodom...

Chea Sim Leads Trip to King

King Norodom Sihanouk hosted a high-powered CPP delegation for lunch on Wednesday, palace and party officials said. It was the second high-profile CPP delegation...