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Monarch ‘Unable’ to Help Kem Sokha Leave Country

King Norodom Sihanouk said Saturday that he is unable to help lift a travel ban on opposition activist Kem Sokha. The King’s letter to...

B-40 Rocks Siem Reap Motorcade

Siem Reap town - A roadside ex­plosion rocked this quaint provincial capital at about 9:15 am, just as the motorcades carrying the new parliamentary...

‘Unconstitutional’ Travel Ban Still in Effect

A former opposition parliamentarian was prevented from leaving Cambodia last week despite a letter of permission from National Assembly Chairman Chea Sim.  Still another...

King’s Talks Start Today

But Rival Parties Still Worlds Apart The leaders of Cambodia’s three major parties were scheduled to start summit talks mediated by the King in Siem...

UN, Thais Condemn Opposition Travel Ban

The UN and the Thai government have criticized a continuing government travel ban on opposition parliamentarians, and a Thai Foreign Ministry official has warned...

Travel Ban ‘to be Relaxed;’ Diplomats, Opposition Wary

National Assembly President Chea Sim has indicated that the government will relax its travel ban on opposition parliamentarians. But it remained unclear Tuesday how...

More Than 20 Opposition Activists Detained

­More than 20 opposition supporters were taken off Phnom Penh streets by police Monday and detained for questioning, authorities confirmed. An opposition official and...

Travel Ban Lists 68 in Opposition

But King Questions Edict’s Legitimacy Sixty-eight opposition party officials are on a government list banning them from leaving the country. The list of mostly parliamentary...

CPP Civilians Help Ruling Party Take Control

By late Saturday afternoon, dozens of truckloads of CPP supporters from nearby provinces were camped in the parking lot of Olympic Stadium, and a...

Fights, Rumors Mark Rowdy Week

On Thursday night, hundreds of protesters milled near the Fac­ulty of Medicine on Moni­vong Boulevard, animatedly talking of a monk whose throat had been...

Student Among Two Corpses Unearthed

Reports Abound of Missing Protesters Two corpses—one belonging to a 19-year-old student—were un­earthed Thursday from shallow graves north of Pochentong Road. Authorities claimed the two...

Sam Rainsy Subpoenas, Arrest Warrant Reportedly Ready

Municipal Court officials have completed warrants to either subpoena or arrest opposition leader Sam Rainsy, depending on the strategy the government wishes to use,...

PM Wants Top-Level Showdown

Hun Sen Awaiting Rivals in Siem Reap siem reap town - Second Prime Min­ister Hun Sen emerged from a meeting with King Norodom Sihanouk on...

CPP Group To Meet with King Today

Top CPP officials including Second Prime Minister Hun Sen are scheduled to meet with King Norodom Sihanouk in Siem Reap today to discuss ways...

CPP Group To Meet with King Today

Top CPP officials including Second Prime Minister Hun Sen are scheduled to meet with King Norodom Sihanouk in Siem Reap today to discuss ways...

CPP Officially Wins Vote; Opposition Keeps Boycott

Legal Experts Slam Council’s Decision As election officials Tuesday officially declared the CPP winner of the July 26 polls, the opposition dug in, pledging to...

UN Representative Works Behind Scenes to Defuse Tensions

For the past week, a top UN of­ficial and diplomats have been working behind the scenes to de­fuse tensions that could lead to vio­lence...

Hun Sen Raps ‘Bad Deeds’ Of Politicians

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that Cambo­dians don’t deserve the economic difficulties caused by a continuing political stalemate. In a broadcast aired...

Official Says Laced Wine Claimed 19

Nineteen people have died in Phnom Penh this week from drinking locally-brewed rice wine believed to have been laced with an insecticide, an official...

CPP Says It Wants Vigil to End Peacefully They Want Peaceful EndSit-In to End...

CPP officials reacted strongly Tuesday to Sam Rainsy’s venomous anti-government rhetoric, but said they won’t fall into the “trap” of responding to it with...