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Returning Laborers Tell of 21-Hour Work Days

After jumping ship to escape hunger and abuse aboard Thai fishing trawlers in the South China Sea, 17 Cambodian men are on their way...

Gov’t Wants Toilets in All Rural Homes by 2040

The low number of toilets in countryside homes has serious ramifications for health in Cam­bodia, officials said Wed­nesday during a national workshop on rural...

Celebrity Couple Takes on New Role: Birth Control Education

Well-known film actors and local celebrity couple Chorn Chanlekhe­na and Yuthara Chhan­ny have a new starring role: championing fam­ily planning and educating wo­men about...

UK Man Charged for Creating Child Pornography

Following a two-year police in­vestigation, the Phnom Penh Mu­n­­­icipal Court on Saturday charged a 51-year-old British man with producing pornography in­volving girls as young...

New Anti-Drug Law Expected To Up Penalties

Officials on Thursday unveiled a new draft anti-drug law that they say will improve their ability to combat the drug trade by stiffening penalties...

Deputy To Succeed Hok Lundy as National Police Commissioner

Neth Savoeun has been appointed to permanently replace his superior, the recently deceased Hok Lundy, as the national police commissioner, taking up one of...

Early Celebrations in Phnom Penh After Obama Victory in US

As day broke Wednesday, preliminary results from the US election crept in from the other side of the globe, setting the stage for two...

Licadho Calls Courts a Weapon of Intimidation

The country’s courts are being used as a “weapon” of intimidation against victims of illegal land evictions, local human rights group Licadho said Wednesday. In...

Locals Blame ‘Worst-Ever’ Floods on Lake Filling

Flooding in Phnom Penh’s Rus­sei Keo district has never been this bad before, residents said Wednes­day while surrounded by foul smel­ling standing water that...

Global Turmoil May Slow Cambodian Progress

Industry and trade leaders from Asia’s developing countries gathered Tuesday in Phnom Penh to trade expertise on economic growth and poverty reduction, but while...

Lake Residents Protest Outside Korean Embassy

Boeng Kak lake residents staged another protest Monday, taking complaints about being forced from their homes to the South Korean Embassy in Phnom Penh,...

Cambodia Press Freedom at New Low: Report

Freedom of the press in Cam­bodia took a substantial dive this year, dropping 41 places on a worldwide “press freedom index” releas­ed Wednesday by...

Though Improved, Vote Not ‘Truly Free’: Report

The 2008 National Assembly race was more peaceful than past elections, but the political environment was “not fully conducive to truly free and fair...

Boeng Kak Flooding a Result Of Development, Residents Say

Instead of living alongside or over Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake, many residents of Village 4 now es­sentially live in it. Rising water levels...

US Warship Arrives in S’ville For Aid and Military Mission

sihanoukville - A US Navy warship dropped anchor in the Gulf of Thailand on Saturday, marking the third US naval ship visit to Cambodia...

Child Abuse Weighs Heavily on S’ville Amid Pedophilia Case

sihanoukville - While the largest pedophilia court case in Cambo­dia’s history against Russian businessman Alexander Trofimov languishes in the Sihanoukville Muni­cipal Court, the issue...

Ministry: Stock Exchange on Track Despite Crisis

As the world’s financial markets continue to grapple with the ever-heightening economic crisis, Cam­bodia—with the backing of South Korea—took a significant step forward Thursday...

Pedophile Case Against Russian Stalls Again

sihanoukville - Child protection NGO officials on Monday blasted the Sihanoukville Municipal Court for once again postponing the largest pedophile trial in the country’s...

Eviction-Threatened Villagers Cite Intimidation

About 100 villagers from eight provinces who are fighting eviction from their land gathered in Phnom Penh on Thursday to present complaints about intimidation...

Officials at National Assembly Accept Land Row Grievances

Officials at the National Assembly accepted complaints Monday morning from 300 Phnom Penh residents who staged a protest to ask for help negotiating looming...