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New Books Explore Aspects of Khmer Culture

Five new Khmer-language books on aspects of Khmer culture and heritage were scheduled for release today by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts,...

City Halts New Construction at Stadium Site

The city of Phnom Penh has halted new construction on the Olympic Stadium project, saying the developers are building without permits and damaging the...

Jumpers Build Friendships, Get Bird’s-Eye View of Cambodia

Waiting for a plane at Pochen­tong Airport’s VIP terminal on Monday, the 32 tourists had the relaxed, happy look of people who had enjoyed...

Web Site Preserves King’s Cinematic Legacy

The films of King Norodom Sihanouk—all 19 of them—now repose in the collection of the US-based Academy of Motion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences, the...

Jolie Films ‘Cambodian’ Scenes in Thailand

Eighteen months ago, Angelina Jolie starred in the first Hollywood movie to be shot at Angkor Wat in more than 30 years. Now she...

Looted Artifacts Set for Repatriation This Month

Two stolen works of Khmer art will be returned to the government on April 26 by a delegation from the Honolulu Academy of Arts...

Workers File New Complaints Against Factory

A group of workers at Gold­fame Enterprises Inter­national Knitters Ltd has filed two new complaints with the Ministry of Labor, claiming that the factory...

First Domestic Product Trade Fair Shows Signs of Success

There were fancy cakes and silk bags, palm vinegar and crunchy turnips, plastic cisterns and oil paintings. Add in cool breezes, icy drinks and...

Report: Factories Still Flouting Wage Rules

Persistent problems with payrolls—including late pay, underpayment, and violating the law on overtime payments—continue to plague the Cambodian garment industry, according to a UN...

Hun Sen Issues Order for Return of Artifacts

Anyone in Cambodia who has cultural artifacts in his or her possession has until Sept 27 to turn them over to the government. The...

Youk Chhang Urges Journalists to Seek KR Truth

Youk Chhang issued a challenge to Cambodian journalists Monday: Step forward to chronicle the country’s tormented past, instead of waiting for foreign wri­ters to...

New Book Examines Roots of Cambodian Classical Dance

“Dance of Life: The Mythology, History and Politics of Cambodian Culture” By Julie B Mehta This exuberant, personal account of classical Khmer dance has been a...

NGO Training Team Teaches Tibetans Skills

A team of Cambodians trained by a local NGO has returned from a teaching mission in Lhasa, Tibet, sharing with others the skills they...

CLO Head Denies Group Incited Violence

The leader of the Cambodian Labor Organization denied Sun­day his employees had anything to do with the violence that broke out at Goldfame Enterprises...

The Long Haul: Getting to Preah Vihear

By Jody McPhillips the Cambodia Daily How hard is it to get to Preah Vihear from the Cambodian side? Pretty hard, and pretty uncomfortable. It’s also...

Cambodia Determined to Find Own Route to Development in Preah Vihear

preah vihear temple, Preah Vihear Province - It used to be easy to visit this spectacular mountaintop temple on the border between Cambodia and...

Fine Arts Teachers Demonstrate, Burn Tires, Over Wages

About 180 teachers at the Royal University of Fine Arts went on strike Wednesday, picketing and setting tires ablaze at the north campus over...

Illegal Strike Leads to Fire At Factory

A factory building was set ablaze Monday at Goldfame En­terprises International Knitters Ltd after an illegal strike erupted in violence. Khim Chankiri, Sa’ang district...

Rithy Panh Scours Memories in Search of Truth

Film-maker Rithy Panh is ma­king a documentary he sometimes thinks will never be finished. He’s been working on it for nearly a decade. It...

Judge Upholds Firing of Union Leader From Water Company

A municipal court judge ruled Wednesday that MPP Co Ltd,  makers of Ozone bottled water, had the right to fire a union leader and...