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Buddhism Conference Likely to Cost $100,000

Cambodia is expected to spend about $100,000 in preparation for the third World Buddhism Con­ference to be held next month. More than 2,000 Buddhist...

Steep Enrollment Drop Seen In City’s Primary Schools

The number of children registered to study in Phnom Penh’s primary schools in the academic year 2002-2003 is down as much as 40 percent...

Debate Set for Domestic Violence Draft Law Set

The proposed law on domestic violence is scheduled to be heard by the National Assembly later this month—more than a year after it was...

Cargo-Carrying Vehicles Charged at Toll Booth

All types of vehicles transporting merchandise between Siha­nouk­ville and Phnom Penh had to pay tolls for the first time Wednesday, Hea You Sun, director...

Summits Showcase Evolution of Hun Sen

In 1981, when journalist Denis Gray first met then-foreign minister Hun Sen, he thought the former jungle soldier had a “poor” understanding of world...

Motorists Dodging Bribes From City Police

In addition to the whistles, batons and blockades being used by traffic police to ensure the Asean Summit delegates’ motorcades travel smoothly, city motorists...

Phnom Penh Residents Mixed on Summits

As a stream of motorcades left the Hotel Inter-Continental Sun­day morning, ice cream salesman Keo Vanra was directing another stream of people into a...

Survey: Low Rate of Condom Use for Gay Men

One of the first reports on homosexuality in Cambodia has revealed an alarming contradiction between the theory and practice of safe sex, in a...

TV Stations Caught Between Gov’t and Profits Reality

Government officials continually call for more local programming on Cambodian television, which the Ministry of Information claims has tainted society with US action heroes,...

Gov’t Puts Brakes on Roving Street Vendors

Phnom Penh’s roving street vendors are criticizing the government’s decision to force them to either take a break from selling their goods or sell...

Police Chief Stresses Asean Summit Safety After Bali Bomb

Following the massive car-bomb attack on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday night, National Police Director General Hok Lundy moved to reassure...

Court Acquits Swiss Man of Sex Charges

After more than two years of anticipation and legal wrangling, Siem Reap provincial court on Friday acquitted a Swiss national who had been accused...

Sam Rainsy Files Suit Against Newspaper

Opposition party officials have filed a lawsuit against the Khmer-language daily newspaper Ras­mei Kampuchea (Light of Cam­bodia) after it printed anonymous sources’ allegations that...

NGO Survey: Political Media Access Uneven

NGO groups, along with election monitors, expressed concern this week that political coverage by state-run and private news organizations remains biased in favor of...

National Library Cafeteria Ordered Closed

The government has ordered National Library staff to shutter a small coffee shop that has been their only source of income since a roof...

$100,000 Hospital To Be Constructed in Poipet

Banteay Meanchey provincial au­thorities will construct a new ho­spital in Poipet commune in 2003 that could provide health ser­vices for more than 70,000 residents...

Telecom Critical of Gov’t Internet Phone Plan

The company operating Cam­bo­dia’s privately run international calling gateway claims the government has violated its contract by licensing another company to build a new...

Total Cost of Asean Summit Not Yet Known

The government is expected to spend well over $5 million for the upcoming Asean summit—a cost that includes the organization of the historic meeting...

Schoolchildren To Get Drug Education Books

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has cooperated with the National Authority for Combating Drugs to publish two books to educate parents and...

Homosexuals Represent Key to AIDS Fight

When Meas Chanthan invited a group of health NGO representatives to watch a performance by the transsexual dancers he worked with in 1999, his...

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