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Princess Speaks of Commitment to Candidacy

At first glance, one might perceive Princess Vacheara Dumont as a reluctant candidate. After all, she agreed to run for a National Assembly seat...

Lawmaker Traces Death Threat to Newspaper

Outspoken opposition parliamentarian Son Chhay said this week that he received another threat on his life—which he said he traced via his mobile phone...

King Sends PMs Vannak Amnesty Requests

King Norodom Sihanouk has forwarded to the two prime ministers requests for amnesties for Sam Rainsy’s former security chief and two other men convicted...

Businesswomen Credit Micro-Loan Program

A Phnom Penh merchant explained Wednesday how she parlayed a loan worth $22 into one worth $270 as well as a prosperous fruit and...

Loggers Cut Best Trees in Ratanakkiri

The most valuable trees in re­mote Virachey National Park in northeast Cambodia are being selectively cut by armed illegal loggers and transported to Viet­nam,...

Logging Study Echoes Global Witness Claims

Environmental watchdog Glo­bal Witness often has been dismissed by logging companies  and government officials as ex­tremist in its view of deforestation in Cambodia. But...

Policeman Suspected of Funcinpec Murder

The killer of a Funcinpec lieutenant colonel in early March was a well-known district-level policeman, according to a senior hu­man rights official. And the...

DNUM Denies Wood Export Agreement

Leaders in the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Pailin have de­nied that the government signed a deal in January allowing them to export $60...

Officer With Royalist Links Reported Shot

A Funcinpec security official was reportedly gunned down Saturday night just east of Phnom Penh, a party official said Sunday. The killing, however, hadn’t...

Task Force Planned to Fight Illegal Logging

The World Bank and the Agri­culture Ministry have agreed on a plan to crack down on runaway illegal logging in Cambodia. But it’s unclear...

Premiers OK’d Wood Exports, Activists Say

The environmental watchdog Global Witness said Thursday that Cambodia’s two prime ministers in January authorized the export of $60 million of processed timber from...

UN Presses Ministry to Protect Hill Tribes in Logging Dispute

UN human rights officials are seeking to reverse the government’s position on new logging concessions, in a push for the rights of the indigenous...

Phnom Penh Residents Fear Return to Violence

Chan Satum said Friday night’s shooting has convinced him to close his small family restaurant at night, and rely instead on selling fruit during...

Police Turf War Blamed For Gunfire

Hard feelings between military police and anti-drug police, perhaps over recent drug crackdowns, were blamed for gunfire in downtown Phnom Penh on Friday night,...

Global Witness Cites More Illegal Logging

The environmental watchdog Global Witness claimed Wednesday that another $73 million to $216 million worth of illegal logs are on the verge of being...

Tribal Rights

poey commune, Ratanakkiri province - In November, the sound of chainsaws in a nearby “spirit” forest upset a farmer in this usually tranquil Kreung...