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The Law Has Become a Broadsword for Military Court

Seated in his darkened office on the Tuol Sleng military prison compound, chief military court prosecutor General Sao Sok makes no apologies. Head of...

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Seen as Motivator for Court Reform

As government officials launch an unprecedented effort to clean up the municipal courts, obser­vers cannot help but question how closely the move is connected...

Buddhist Service Held For American

Dozens of friends and colleagues of deceased MPA Security country leader Scott Nelson gathered for a traditional Budd­hist chant in his honor Tues­­day night...

Officials Return From Asean Summit With Catch-Up to Do

Cambodia must fall in line with Southeast Asia’s recovering economic tigers before it can participate in the Asean Free Trade Area, officials returning Monday...

Expatriate Dies at Night Club

A prominent American expatriate died outside a Phnom Penh karaoke club early Wednesday, but neither police nor hospital officials have been able to determine...

No Leads on American’s Death

Although police said they interviewed a few witnesses present when MPA Security Country Di­rect­or Scott Nelson died Wed­nesday, the cause of his death remains unknown,...

Funcinpec, CPP Celebrate Formation of Coalition Government

One year since forming Cam­bo­dia’s much-negotiated coalition government, leaders from the once embattled CPP and Fun­cinpec parties on Tues­day commemorated their cooperation. “This is...

Though Vietnamese Troops Have Gone, Their Influence and Connections Go On

Nothing was Spontaneous Jacques Bekaert well remembers the day the final flank of Vietnamese troops pulled out of Cambodia. It was September 1989, and people...

Web Pornographer Deported

After spending nearly three weeks in jail, Cambodia’s first known Internet pornographer on Sun­day was deported back to the US, officials confirmed. US embassy...

Kofi Annan Offers KR Tribunal Assistance to King Sihanouk

Calling King Norodom Siha­nouk a champion of the UN and human rights in Cambodia, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he remains open to discuss...

Tribunal ‘Either-Or’ for UN

Regardless of how many countries hold “consultations” with the government on how to try Khmer Rouge leaders, a decision whether the international community is...

‘Huge’ Rights Issues Remain, Envoy Claims

Concluding his last official visit as UN special envoy for human rights to Cambodia, Thomas Hammarberg on Wed­nesday said while some tangible pro­gress was...

Gov’t Urged to Expand Flights to Siem Reap

Tourism Minister Veng Serey­vuth said Tuesday he would soon officially request the government to change its one international-airport policy and allow more direct international...

Rights Groups Maintain Pressure for Tribunal

Any agreement between the government and the US over trying former Khmer Rouge leaders should fall within already established UN standards of justice, local...

Sar Kheng Says Officials Often Ignore Law

As World Bank officials and donor countries express concern over Cambodia’s inability to es­tablish the rule of law, co-Mini­ster of Interior Sar Kheng conceded...

China’s Support Suddenly Turns Silent Over Khmer Rouge Trial

As government officials publicly accept US proposals on how to try former Khmer Rouge leaders, conspicuously quiet has been a nation some would argue...

Hun Sen Gives Surprise OK to Cooperative Tribunal

In a move that caught even his own party off guard, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday announced he has reached a compromise on...

King’s Urging for Int’l KR Trial Brings Praise

An article in King Norodom Siha­nouk’s monthly bulletin criticizing the government for its provincial approach to a trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders on...

Cambodia Good Example, Queen Noor Says

Jordan’s Queen Noor landed in Phnom Penh on Sunday to highlight Cambodia’s cooperation on an international treaty to ban land mines and lobby other...

Opposition Denies Links to Free VN Group

Members of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party charged intimidation against “corrupt politicians” for linking them to the anti-communist Free Vietnam group in a document...