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Police Keep Tight Rein on Festival-Goers

Security for the Water Festival has been beefed up this year, with police at checkpoints across Phnom Penh searching for wea­pons, and traffic kept...

Kidnapping Foiled With AK, Grenade

Dozens of shots were fired and a grenade exploded in central Phnom Penh on Tuesday as a hostage made a break for his freedom...

Paper Attacks Monarch’s Past

A local newspaper published a harsh attack on King Norodom Sihanouk on Sunday, a day after his 76th birthday. The article by Damneung Thmei...

Government Now Optimistic About Rice Crop

Just two months after warning of possible rice shortages, the government announced Wednes­day that it expects the upcoming harvest to meet Cambodia’s needs. Despite...

Poverty, Hunger Force Hard Choices in K Thom

srayov village, Kompong Thom province - Chun Oeu had hoped the day would never come when she had to choose between her eight children....

Soldiers Told to Obey Gun Law

Soldiers must turn in illegal weapons, follow gun laws, and make it easy for local officials to count their weapons in an upcoming census,...

Cambodian Women Among Poverty’s Hardest-Hit Victims

Each day while her two young­er brothers study in school, 13-year-old Kien Kin sits under an umbrella on the Chroy Changvar selling cakes and...

Government Ready to Collect Vehicle Tax

The Ministry of Finance on Nov 1 will begin its annual collection of motor vehicle registration tax, according to ministry officials. Vehicle owners will have...

Talks Falter; King Asked to Mediate

Coalition negotiations between the country’s three elected political parties collapsed Friday as politicians failed to agree on what to do about a controversial mathematical...

Ten Injured in Early Morning Hotel Blaze

An early morning fire at the Pich Nil Hotel Thursday left 10 women injured after they jumped from second- and third-story windows to escape...

Poor Farmer, Father of 8, Kills Newborn

A farmer and father of eight in Battambang pro­vince beat his two-day-old daughter to death with a hoe handle last week because he despaired...

Officials Cite Progress in B-40 Attack Probe

Officials have made “some pro­gress’’ in their investigation into the Sept 24 rocket attack on a CPP convoy, but have not decided whether to...

King Honored on Elderly Day Aimed to Spur Return to ‘Year Zero’

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen took the occasion of Inter­national Older Persons Day to praise the nation’s most prominent senior citizen: King Noro­dom Sihanouk,...

Monarch Pardons Editor Who Criticized Him

King Norodom Sihanouk on Thursday pardoned the editor of an opposition newspaper that printed an article critical of the monarch. “I hereby announce that...

‘Unconstitutional’ Travel Ban Still in Effect

A former opposition parliamentarian was prevented from leaving Cambodia last week despite a letter of permission from National Assembly Chairman Chea Sim.  Still another...

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...

PM Wants Top-Level Showdown

Hun Sen Awaiting Rivals in Siem Reap siem reap town - Second Prime Min­ister Hun Sen emerged from a meeting with King Norodom Sihanouk on...

Sam Rainsy Derides Official Election Results

A defiant Sam Rainsy lashed out Tuesday at the official election results and the Constitutional Council, telling at least 5,000 supporters near the National...

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...

Official Says Laced Wine Claimed 19

Nineteen people have died in Phnom Penh this week from drinking locally-brewed rice wine believed to have been laced with an insecticide, an official...