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Group Says Stonewalling Discredits Poll

The International Crisis Group,­ a worldwide organization that specializes in the world’s trouble spots, issued a report Thurs­day saying Cambo­dia’s­ stability and the credibility...

Sit-In Crumbles After Early-Morning Crackdown

No Deaths, Few Injuries Reported Riot police armed with AK-47s and electric batons drove demonstrators out of their two-week-old protest camp Tuesday, chasing them through...

Protesters Relieved as Midnight Passes Without Crackdown

It was another midnight deadline, another defiant crowd and yet another close call for the two-week-old protest outside the National Assembly. Thirty minutes before...

Factions Hardly Blink as Negotiations Founder

A grenade explodes in the morning. Authorities vow to ar­rest opposition leaders. Police fire on demonstrators, killing at least one. And talks to bring...

Talks Fruitless; King Hints at Abdication

Sides to Continue Negotiations Today siem reap town - As talks continued Sunday with little progress towards solving election disputes, King Norodom Sihanouk warned that...

Fanning The Flames

Legitimate Issues, Irrational Hatred  Fodder for Opposition Opportunists They are crude, insulting and often juvenile, but the handmade posters that keep popping up at opposition...

King Calls Meeting to Break Deadlock

Prince Won’t Work With Hun Sen, Even At Father’s Request King Norodom Sihanouk has called the three main parties to a weekend meeting in Siem...

Demonstrators Protest Through Poetry, Song

Chea Bunra is an aspiring poet and an established protester. The 34-year-old is nervously waiting for his debut verse, “Ho Sok is Dead,” to...

Comfrel: Uphold First Formula

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections has called on the Constitutional Coun­cil to uphold an earlier version of the seat allocation formula rather...

Vietnam, Government Condemn Desecration of Monument

The Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh has denounced Sunday’s desecration of a Cam­bodia-Vietnam friendship monument by opposition protesters.  “The embassy of the Social Republic of...

Hun Sen Orders Tight Sit-In Security

By Kay Johnson and Pin Sisovann the cambodia daily A massive opposition sit-in settled into an uncertain calm on its fifth day Friday as word came that...

NEC Likely to Delay Making Results Public

The National Election Commit­tee will likely delay Saturday’s scheduled announcement of official election results several days while the Constitutional Council holds public hearings on...

US Condemns Rainsy Speech

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh issued a terse statement Thursday chastening opposition figure Sam Rainsy for implying that the US should fire missiles...

Confessor Says He Only Thought It Was Rainsy Mentioned

The man who confessed on television to being part of a plot to throw a grenade at an opposition sit-in said Thursday his co-conspirators...

No Protest News Is Top News for State Media

Top story: King Norodom Si­hanouk meets a leader of a minor political party. Highlighted: Prince Norodom Sihamoni visits the new palace museum. In other...

King Cautious About Constitutional Change

Says 3 Party Leaders Needed to Alter Way New Gov’t Is Formed Move on Gov't Formed King Norodom Sihanouk said Wednesday that agreement of all...

CPP Moves To Convene Assembly

The ruling CPP has begun a move to convene the outgoing parliament in hopes of breaking the post-election deadlock by changing the Constitution to...

Stonewall Tactics Fuel Opposition Allegations

As opposition supporters camped out in front of the National Assembly to demand investigation of allegations of election fraud, the top official in the...

NDI Changes Its View of Poll

A US-based democracy group monitoring Cambodia’s electoral process said Saturday that the failure to deal with post-vote fraud complaints threatens the polls’ credibi­li­ty. “Unless...

Council: F’pec Formula Complaint Too Late

The Constitutional Council is re­fusing to consider a complaint received from Funcinpec about the controversial seat allocation formula because Funcinpec, like the Sam Rainsy...