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UN Claims Prison Torture Widespread

As many as 20 percent of prisoners in Cambodia are subject to torture by police and prison officials, according to a human rights report...

Ethnic Chinese Reclaim Culture in Battambang

battambang town - At first glance, the school office looks like any other office in Cambodia. Photos of King Norodom Siha­nouk and Queen Monineath...

RAC’s Battambang Schedule Puts Fliers in Holding Pattern

battambang town - Last-minute changes in the new Royal Air Cambodge flight schedule have left many frequent flyers in Cam­bodia’s second-largest city feeling stranded....

Plan Turns Returned Refugees Into Deminers

sdau, Battambang province - District-level officials are encouraging 3,000 to 5,000 returning refugees and displaced persons to relocate from temporary resettlement sites into a...

US Envoy Post Up in the Air

The US Senate allowed the nomination of a new ambassador to Cambodia to lapse Wed­nes­day, effectively killing the nomination of Kent Wiedemann, at least...

PM Outlines Continued Rule, Not Talks

Saying further talks are useless and he can no longer remain “hos­tage” to opposition maneuvering, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen outlined his policies Thursday...

Funcinpec ‘Totally Rejects’ Gov’t White Paper On Violence

Funcinpec issued a scathing response Tuesday to a government policy statement that argued that opposition leaders deliberately sought violent confrontation during last month’s election-result...

Alleged Brothel Killer’s Release Draws Outrage

Neang Thy Pheung spent the last year of her short life as a captive, having sex several times a day with soldiers, traders—whoever her...

Gov’t Pins Violence on Opposition

The government’s latest white paper blames opposition leaders for deaths and injuries in last month’s crackdown on anti-government protests, saying the opposition deliberately provoked...

Opposition Petitions Council for Kem Sokha

Sixteen Funcinpec and Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarians have written to the Constitutional Council asking the nation’s top legal body to intervene in the criminal...

Prince Makes Summit Request

Funcinpec President Prince No­­­ro­dom Ranariddh has written to his father, King Norodom Si­hanouk, asking him to intervene in Cambodia’s political crisis—clearing the way for...

Coalition Summit Hangs an Prince’s Request

King Norodom Sihanouk wrote Monday that he is waiting for a formal request from his son, Fun­cinpec leader Prince Noro­dom Ranariddh, before calling a...

NEC Says Ballots OK; Opposition Wants to See

The National Election Commit­tee announced over the weekend that a reconciliation of ballots from the July 26 election showed no discrepancies. But opposition parties...

Opposition Proposes Summit Outside Country

Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party on Sunday proposed a coalition summit “on neutral ground” in Tokyo, headed by King Noro­dom Sihanouk, in hopes...

Violence Tarnishes Assembly Opening Ceremony

siem reap town - Cambodia’s new National Assembly convened amid deadly violence, glittering pageantry and continuing political crisis Thursday as a spectacular swearing- in...

Hun Sen Demands Acceptance as PM

Threatens to Arrest Opposition Figures siem reap town - A confident Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, looking forward to the convening of the National Assembly...

Assembly to Start Work Without Deal

siem reap town - The new Na­tional Assembly will begin work next week without an agree­ment for a new government, delegates to a tripartisan...

Rainsy Says Opposition Should Stay United

siem reap town - Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party would be better off giving the CPP full power than joining a coalition government...

Human Rights Center Takes Government Flak

There is a small sign, barely noticeable, above the front door of the UN human rights center in Phnom Penh: “Nothing is more closed...

Two More Mysterious Corpses Found Outside of Phnom Penh

Human rights workers found two bodies, both with hands bound behind their backs, floating in water at two separate sites Sunday. At least one...

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Hun Sen Raises Spectre of Assassination Attempt in Warning Over Threat...

According to Hun Sen, in September 1998 while traveling to Siem Reap his car was targeted by an attacker with a B40 rocket-propelled grenade.

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