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Shirts Bought for Campaigns

As Cambodian political parties begin to prepare for next summer’s general elections, second-hand shirts have become hot items. Vendors report that CPP operatives have...

Embattled Ranariddh Releases First Feature

While Funcinpec struggles to define its future after a disappointing performance in the February elections, party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh is releasing his first...

Gov’t Gets Strict Over Royal Language

When it comes to addressing members of the royal family, Cambodians need a lesson in their own language, according to Minister of Information Lu...

Electrical Accident Kills Fish Farm Workers

A freak electrical accident has killed two fish farm workers in Russei Keo district. A rain storm Tuesday knocked down a lamp pole, which...

Precipitation Predictors Start Early

Wednesday’s early rainfall sent a welcome signal to the sky gamblers: They are back in the game. Although the rainy season in Phnom Penh...

Commercial Realities Strangle Musical Theater

Lakhon Bassac and Lakhon Yike, two popular forms of Cam­bodian musical theater, survived the Khmer Rouge years, even though the regime killed up to...

Movie Version of Traditional Tale Opens Monivong Theater

The lurid tale of 12 sisters who marry a king only to have their eyes drilled out and awarded to a jealous giant returns...

Ministry Names ‘Art Heroes’

Eleven people from the Min­istry of Culture, television and private business were named “Cam­bo­dian art heroes” for the years 2000 and 2001 at the...

Brahman Priest Who Served King Dies at 87

When Kang Nhien knew he was going to die, he called his son, Kang Kein, to his side. He had something very important to...

PM Approves Montagnards’ Resettlement

The government will allow 905 Montagnards currently under UN protection in Cambodia to seek asylum in the US, potentially ending a yearlong refugee problem...

Authorities Move to Protect Palm Trees From Destruction

Provincial authorities are taking measures to protect palm trees from woodcutters in order to save the towering cultural symbols that dot Cambodia’s countryside. “It...

Illegal Phones, Satellite Dish Seized From City Warehouse

Officials at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications say they have raided an illegal overseas telephone operation in­side the military’s technical de­partment in Rus­sei...

King Issues Letter Repeating Denial of KR Ties

King Norodom Sihanouk on Thurs­day denied again having any involvement in the Khmer Rouge regime and blamed the US-backed Lon Nol gov­ernment for “making...

PM Praises New Market As Example

A new vendor-owned market in Siem Reap province sets a great example for the rest of the country as it struggles towards government decentralization...

Gov’t Begins Distributing Back Pay to Teachers

After a two-month wait, the government has begun distributing back pay to the nation’s teachers, education officials said Monday. “We have telephoned the financial...

Bit by Byte, Cambodia’s Schools Growing in Computer Use

It’s a teacher’s nightmare: Try to teach an earnest and eager class a trade without any of the tools the trade requires. Ouk Chhieng,...

Banks Warn Customers About Bogus US Bills

Banks, money-changers and embassies across Phnom Penh are on the lookout for fake US currency, especially counterfeit $10 and $100 bills which have recently...

Tuol Sleng Workers Dismantle Skull Map

After 23 years, Om Changoeun said goodbye Sunday morning. He rocked back and forth, his fingers stiff in prayer as four monks chanted, hoping...

Police Official On Lookout for Cats

As deputy director of Phnom Penh’s minor crime unit, Ich Srey has solved several mysteries during his career. This time, though, it’s personal. Ich Srey...

Hun Sen Inaugurates Power Supply System

Hundreds of Phnom Penh residents Tuesday joined Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials to inaugurate a multimillion-dollar electricity supply system proponents say will...

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