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Envoy: Little Has Changed Since Untac

The UN Special Representative for Human Rights in Cambodia said Tuesday that he sees little im­provement in human rights since the Untac era, due...

Duch’s S-21 Visit Raises Concerns for Victims

Yin Nean sat inside an office at the Tuol Sleng genocide museum Tuesday while, outside, former S-21 commander Kaing Guek Eav, better known by...

SRP Leader Marks Khmer Rouge Rise to Power

More than 500 people gathered at the Choeung Ek killing fields memorial Thursday for the SRP’s annual commemoration of the fall of Phnom Penh...

ECCC Arrests, Holds Khieu Samphan

Police arrested former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Sam­phan shortly after 11 am Monday, escorting him in a six car convoy to a...

UN Won’t Attend Retired King’s KR Discussion

UN officials at the Khmer Rouge tribunal do not plan to attend a discussion with retired King Noro­dom Sihanouk about his experiences during Democratic...

Sacred Mountain Faces New Challenge: Commerce

Mondolkiri province - The smooth grey hillocks of Pich Chhreada district's Nam Lyr mountain rise abruptly from the jungle, about two and a half...

DC-Cam: ECCC Failing to Respond to Locals

Sos Rumly, 55, lost his brother to the Khmer Rouge. Now, he wants to build a fence around the graves of 20 Khmer Rouge...

ADB Suspects Bid-Rigging In Rural Contracts

The Asian Development Bank is investigating possible bid-rigging and collusion in contracts awarded under a $27.2-million Northwest Rural Development Project loan, ADB Country Director...

Artist Vann Nath Wins Human Rights Award

Vann Nath, the ailing Tuol Sleng survivor who depicted the horrors of the Khmer Rouge prison in paintings and a book, Tuesday became the...

Asian Development Bank Suspects Bid-Rigging In Rural Contracts

The Asian Development Bank is investigating possible bid-rigging and collusion in contracts awarded under a $27.2-million Northwest Rural Development Project loan, ADB Country Director...

Over $4.4 Billion in Investments Approved in 2006

The Cambodian Investment Board approved $4.42 billion in investment projects in 2006, with $2.32 billion coming from abroad as foreign direct investment, according to...

KR Rules Still Unresolved, March Meeting Set

Cambodian and foreign judges failed on Jan 26 to reach agreement at the conclusion of two weeks of negotiations to resolve a dispute over...

Ratanakkiri Rubber Workers Want a Fair Wage

ratanakkiri province - To be a rubber worker in Banlung district means spending about nine hours a day slashing tree bark and collecting white...

Garment Sector Gets Concessions, World Bank Blasted at Forum

Cambodia’s garment manufacturers gained two important concessions—on night shift wages and export fees—while the World Bank received an angry rebuke from Prime Minister Hun...

R’kiri Villagers File Complaints Over Land Sale

Ratanakkiri Provincial Court on Tuesday accepted a complaint filed by 12 ethnic minority villagers seeking legal action against Keat Kolney, Finance Minister Keat Chhon’s...

Villagers Vow To Fight Land Sale in R’kiri

Ethnic minority villagers represented by lawyers from the USAID-funded Community Legal Educa­tion Center threatened legal action Monday over a disputed land deal in Ratanakkiri...

R’kiri Rubber Workers Bled By ‘Solidarity’

ratanakkiri province - To be a rubber worker in Banlung district means spending about nine hours a day slashing tree bark and collecting white...

Villagers Say Mystery Woman is Long-Lost Daughter

o’yadaw district, Ratanakkiri province - Eighteen years ago, a 10-year-old Phnong ethnic minority girl named Rocham Phoeung disappeared into the jungle while herding cattle....

Rights Watch Critical of Government’s 2006 Record

Human Rights Watch made a bleak assessment of the human rights situation in Cambodia in its review of 2006, saying the veneer of political...

ECCC Judges Meet to Revise Internal Rules in Face of Controversy

Judges from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cam­bodia convened Tuesday for a two-week meeting to hash out a revised version of the...

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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