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Health Care Needs More Funding, Officials Say

The health-care budget needs more money, according to representatives at the 20th Annual Health Congress held by the Min­istry of Health this week. “Funding...

Defectors Pledge ‘No More Fighting’

‘Political Struggle’ Now Stated Goal Just three days after reaching a defection deal with the government, six defecting Khmer Rouge commanders promised Monday in Phnom...

Police Plan Nationwide Personal IDs

Cambodians will be issued personal identification cards and family books within the next year to help control crime, police officials said Thursday. Government officials...

Villagers Asked to Move for Railroad Renovation

The Ministry of Public Works has asked people living within 30 meters of Phnom Penh’s railroad tracks to move so that renovation work can...

Top Official Goes Into Debt To Get Team to Asian Games

The secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cam­bodia said Saturday he is personally borrowing money to finance Cambodia’s participation in the Asian Games...

Funcinpec Says Kem Sokha Case Resolved

A tentative agreement has been struck to resolve the case of Kem Sokha, the former parliamentarian who went into hiding after being sought for...

CPP Gets Most-Lucrative Gov’t Posts

Prospective coalition partners Funcinpec and the CPP inked an agreement Monday for a power-sharing arrangement, with the CPP assuming control of the main money-making...

Small-Party Election Losers Want Seats in New Senate

Despite soundly losing in the July polls, 23 mostly CPP-aligned parties say they want to be included in the proposed Senate for the sake...

Sihanoukville Hotel Project Is Back on Track

After a lengthy delay, work is finally set to begin on a $30 million Sihanoukville hotel following a government order to change the resort’s...

Prince Defends Summit Pact; States Bun Chhay Out of Job

Prince Norodom Ranariddh on Wednesday defended last weekend’s summit agreement with the CPP, saying that it was an important step to bringing peace and...

Study Says 85 Percent See Corruption as Part of Life

While Cambodians agree corruption must end, nearly 85 percent consider it a normal part of their daily lives, according to a recent survey. The...

Departing Caltex GM Recalls Cambodia’s Risks, Rewards

With any investment comes risk, and John Raeside has taken ma­ny during his tenure as the first general manager of the US pe­­troleum giant...

Modest Service Marks Independence Day

King Norodom Sihanouk led a brief, low-key ceremony Monday to mark the 45th anniversary of the country’s independence from France. The monarch laid a...

Festival Workers Sweep Up

Municipal officials Thurs­day called security and cleanup efforts during the city’s large three-day Water Festival a success. In particular, officials pointed to a drop...

SR Officer Investigated In Killing

A senior Siem Reap military police officer is being investigated for his role in connection with the beating of a man who died from...

Still Room for Negotiation, PM’s Aide Says

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen took a step Monday toward renewing coalition talks with the opposition, saying negotiation is still possible, according to a...

City Tears Down Ung Huot’s Public Facilities

A man stood near the wall of the Renakse Hotel Sunday urinating—watering the recently smoothed land where public toilets once stood. Public toilets donated...

Chea Sim Wants CPP-Funcinpec Talks

CPP President Chea Sim on Friday urged opposition parliamentarians to return to the country to resume party talks to form a coalition government, but...

City Officials May Be Sacked If They Can’t Capture Crooks

Police and district officials will be warned to start catching criminals or lose their jobs, a municipal official said Thursday, in detailing more of...

Council Won’t Rule on Kem Sokha Summons

The Constitutional Council on Monday rejected a complaint from opposition party members to rule on a controversial court summons issued for outspoken former lawmaker...

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