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Japanese Businessman Robbed, Killed in Phnom Penh

A visiting Japanese businessman was robbed and shot to death by two unidentified gunmen early Sunday morning in Phnom Penh outside his apartment building in Boeng Keng Kang I commune, district police said.

Community Struggles in Aftermath of Rape-Murder

Hundreds of villagers gathered at the pagoda in Prey Veng province's Koak Sampov village on Monday to mark the seventh day since 10-year-old Vorn Srey Leu was raped and killed.

Hun Sen Warns Thais May Use Force Over Preah Vihear

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Friday that he feared Thailand would deploy armed forces if the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The...

First Child Rape-Murder of the Year Reported

A 10-year-old girl was raped and strangled to death in the dining hall of a Buddhist pagoda in Prey Veng province on Monday, marking...

Royal Funeral Offers Peek at Country’s Power Politics

The King rarely makes public remarks these days. So when Norodom Sihamoni on Monday addressed 400 prisoners who were released in a ceremony at...

110 Days of Remembering Norodom Sihanouk

Keo Sovan Mony journeyed from Preah Vihear province to Phnom Penh to welcome King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s body back to Cambodia on October 17....

Mourners Rush to Buy King Father Mementos

Hundreds of vendors have tak­en to the streets around the Royal Pal­ace to sell badges, ribbons, and post­ers—mementos the mourners can buy to remember their be­loved former monarch.

A Generation Says Farewell to Their King, Norodom Sihanouk

Va Sin was just 27 the last time Cambodia said goodbye to a king. It was 1960 and King Noro­dom Suramarit, the father of...

Plans Outlined to Prevent Spread of H5N1

Government officials met Tuesday in Phnom Penh to outline a strategy to prevent the spread of bird flu as millions prepare to travel from...

Losing Face in Phnom Penh

It’s not a crime to show your face in Cambodia, but at times it can get you into trouble.

Final Preparations Put in Place for Sihanouk’s Cremation

About 3,000 people took part in a final run-through Saturday morn­ing of the procession that will de­liver the late King Father Noro­dom Sihanouk’s body...

Freedom of Information Draft Law Rejected

The National Assembly summarily rejected a draft law on freedom of in­formation (FOI) earlier this week, marking the second time in three years that...

Government Tells Unions to Agree on Minimum Wage Demands

The government on Monday re­quested that manufacturers look at raising the minimum wage for garment workers, but only after divided trade unions agree on...

Sambo the Elephant Celebrates 53rd Birthday in New Home

Sambo, the elephant who was an institution on Phnom Penh’s streets for much of the past three decades, celebrated her birthday on Sunday on...

Palace Minister Concerned Over Cremation Site Financing

The government minister in charge of constructing the cremation site for late King Father Norodom Sihanouk said on Monday that he is concerned that...

A Scarcity of Toilets Among Rural Cambodians

There is no toilet at Siev Phalla’s house. The 47-year-old farmer from Pursat province, along with her husband and seven children, head to the...

Annual Prahok Season Threatened by Poor Catch

At this time of year, great numbers of Siamese mud carp, or trey riel—used to make the pungent fish paste known as prahok—make the annual migration from their breeding grounds around the Tonle Sap lake to the Tonle Sap River's convergence with the larger Mekong. But low water levels are vastly reducing this year's catch.

Late King Sihanouk’s Cremation Site Will Cost $5 Million

Construction of the site for the cremation of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk will cost a whopping $5 million, a member of the...

In Garment Sector, a Labor Movement Divided

Today, there are more than 600 unions operating in Cambodia for a workforce of just 300,000 garment workers. That compares to just 60 unions present in the country in 2010.

Government Order May Close Many of City’s Internet Cafes

The open-source mapping website Urban Voice launched a campaign yesterday against a government order banning Internet cafes within 500 meters of schools that will...

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