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Heavy Rain Disrupts City’s Electrical Service

The heaviest rainfall this year knocked out electric power several times in areas of Phnom Penh on Saturday evening, officials said.  And a utility official...

Talks Crumble in Wake of Resistance Demand

The fourth attempt to discuss the reintegration of troops loyal to Prince Norodom Ranariddh fail­ed Wednesday when resistance negotiators demanded a new cease-fire and...

Legal Body’s ‘Dean’ Could Delay First Session

Seven of the Constitutional Council’s nine appointees were sworn in Tuesday, but two of the supreme legal body’s two most senior members were absent.  Chau...

New Buddhist Institute Inaugurated in Capital

National Assembly President Chea Sim on Thursday inaugurated the $500,000 Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh, calling it “a priceless gift” from the Japanese organizations...

Employees Rally Against Boss For Proceeds of Building Sale

More than 20 Ministry of Cul­ture employees demonstrated in front of the ministry’s headquarters on Monivong Boulevard on Monday and Tuesday, accusing their boss...

Safety ‘Key’ to Free Elections

Government and National El­ection Committee officials said Monday that protecting election box­es and polling places is key to proving Cambodians can hold their own...

Two More Hours to Register

In a concession to union leaders who worry that garment workers are unable to get to poll registration centers, the National Election Committee will...

Top Court Avers Gov’t Interference

A government lawyer has asked municipal authorities to ignore a Supreme Court decision  in a long-running land dispute, igniting charges that the government is...

Classes Stop Again When Teachers Work Polls

Many provincial classrooms will sit empty for the second time this year as teachers are called upon to help register voters for the upcoming...

Hun Sen Promises to Share Power if CPP Wins Election

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed Tuesday not to cling to power if his party loses the national elections, and promised that his Cambodian...

Souped-Up Eateries Make Inroads With Phnom Penh Diners

Steam rises from the electric hot pot and wafts into Hang Sobaya’s face as he scoops meat, broth and vegetables into a bowl at...

Boycott Could Mean Dissolution, PM Says

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen warned boycotting opposition parliamentarians on Monday that he and First Prime Minister Ung Huot would remain in power indefinitely...

Businesswomen Credit Micro-Loan Program

A Phnom Penh merchant explained Wednesday how she parlayed a loan worth $22 into one worth $270 as well as a prosperous fruit and...

Opposition Starts National Assembly Boycott

Opposition parliamentarians began a boycott Wednesday aimed at shutting down the National Assembly until the government agrees to negotiations on upcoming elections, lawmakers said....

Government Slips Out of Airline Deal

The government quietly privatized Kampuchea Airlines last month, ending its eight-month joint venture with controversial Thai businessman Udom Tantiprasongchai. The move leaves financially troubled...

Handover Deal Pressed in Hours Before Passing

Hours before Pol Pot died, a top Khmer Rouge commander contacted the government trying to make a deal to hand over the man accused...

Cambodians Feel Robbed of Justice with Pol Pot’s Passing

For almost as long as Tay Mon can remember, the name Pol Pot has brought unbidden images of hunger and horror.  Her brother and...

Top Industry Official Balks at Demands for Pay Increases

A senior Industry Ministry official said Sunday that current wages for factory workers are reasonable and that opposition lead­er Sam Rainsy was just “making...

Malaysians, Soldiers Ambushed in Koh Kong

Two Malaysian businessmen and two Cambodian soldiers were killed in an ambush Friday in a remote part of Koh Kong province, provincial officials confirmed...

For at Least a Day, People Find it’s Good to be Funcinpec

The last nine months may have belonged to the CPP and its al­lies, but Monday was virtually all Fun­cinpec as thousands of party loyalists...