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Queen Noor to Arrive to Help Mine Victims

Jordan’s Queen Noor, who has assumed the mantle of raising land-mine awareness since the 1997 death of Princess Diana of Wales, will arrive in...

300 Province Protesters Assemble to Fight Land Grabs

Meas Somaly said she represented no fewer than 250 families as she stood in front of the National Assembly on Monday morn­ing. Protesting alleged...

F’pec Still Undecided on City Governorship

Nearly one year after the coalition government was formed, the Funcinpec post of Phnom Penh governor remains open, leaving some critics wondering if it...

Sam Rainsy Assails Gov’t For UN Snub

Returning from a three-week trip to Europe, opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Sunday blasted the government’s pledge to snub a UN plan for an...

KR Trial to Remain Local

Returning on Thursday from talks with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on how to try Pol Pot’s former henchmen, top government officials vowed to proceed...

Rainsy Calls PM’s Vision ‘Skewed’

As Prime Minister Hun Sen painted a positive picture of Cam­bodia before the UN General As­sembly Monday, opposition par­ty leader Sam Rainsy released a...

Hammarberg Calls the Government a Part of Free VN Bust

The UN says it has damning evidence that local authorities were involved in last month’s arrest of a reputed Free Vietnam ringleader, but government...

Hun Sen Speech Offers Only Quick Mention of KR Trial

As he stepped to the podium early today for his first-ever address as prime minister before the UN General Assembly, Hun Sen was expected...

Hun Sen Wants Special UN Office Closed

The UN office of the special representative to the Secretary General in Phnom Penh should close at the end of its mandate next Jan...

Hun Sen Memo Offers Little Bargaining Room With UN

Despite earlier indications that Prime Minister Hun Sen might be willing to negotiate, a memo he delivered to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan last...

Rights Group Urges PM to Accept UN Plan Plan Acceptance

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights this week urged the premier to accept the UN’s...

Anti-Corruption Law To Get More Revision

An anti-corruption draft law has been kicked back by the Council of Ministers for a rewrite, delaying its submission to the National Assembly at...

Former East Timorese Rebels Trained With Khmer Rouge

When Ngo Pin returned to Cam­bodia in 1976 with then-Prince Norodom Sihanouk, he was forced by the Khmer Rouge to work as a translator,...

Ta Mok’s Lawyer Seeks Funds

Ta Mok’s attorney said Tues­day that he sent a letter to Cam­bo­dian officials in New York, requesting they remember him as they negotiate the...

Are Dodgy Business Practices Holding Cambodia Back?

As problems surfaced recently about Pheapimex’s exclusive contract to sell salt in Kam­pot pro­vince, some economists and government officials have questioned whether grant­ing no-bid...

50 Homes Burn; Police Seek Arson Suspect

A day after a fire destroyed roughly 50 homes in the Srah Chak commune in Don Penh district, authorities said Sunday they are searching...

Rights Seminar Starts Today

A seminar on human rights convenes at the Senate compound, the first of its kind since the governing body’s formation in March, a Senate...

Fifty Homes Burn in Brothel District; Arson Suspected

A day after a fire destroyed roughly 50 homes in the Srah Chak commune in Don Penh district, authorities said Sunday they are searching...

Group Says UN Should Block Funds Over Trial

The UN and its member states should “withhold political and financial support” from a trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders if the proceedings do...

UN Warns Government: Sham Trial Would be Rejected

Concluding a week of talks on trying those responsible for more than 1 million deaths here be­tween 1975 and 1979, the leader of a...