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The Many Benefits of Eating Bugs

Deep-fried arthropod-eating enthusiast Ly Vibol pointed at the mound of crickets in Phnom Penh as they were scooped into a plastic bag.

July 25, 2013

DNA Evidence Inconclusive in Kampot Murder

An investigation by French police into the murder of a 25-year-old French tourist in Kampot province in February has failed to produce any DNA evidence that could identify her killer, an Interior Ministry official said Tuesday.

July 24, 2013

In Break With Past, CPP, CNRP Youths Trade Taunts Not Blows

As mobile rallies of the ruling CPP and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have passed each other on the streets during the lead-up to Sunday’s election, their confrontations could be taken from the script of “West Side Story.”

July 23, 2013

Supporters Rally as Rainsy Returns, Vows Change

Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy on Friday vowed to write a new page of Cambodian history in next week’s election in his first speech after returning from four years of self-imposed exile.

July 20, 2013

ILO Says Cambodia’s Factories Are ‘Chronically Non-Compliant’

Half of Cambodia’s garment factories monitored between November and April are “chronically non-compliant” with the Labor Law and the industry has experienced deteriorating working conditions and fire safety records in the past three years, ac­cording to the latest report from the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) factory monitoring program.

July 19, 2013

Former Prime Minister Pen Sovann Looks to Future as Lawmaker

When the National Assembly forms after this month’s election, Pen Sovann—Cambodia’s first prime minister after the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, and a man imprisoned in Hanoi between 1981 and 1991—may well be seated close enough to stare down the man who he believes betrayed him three decades ago.

July 18, 2013

Hun Sen’s Father Passes Away at 89

Hun Neang, the elderly father of Prime Minister Hun Sen, died in the early hours of Friday morning at the age of 89, government officials said.

July 13, 2013
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