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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...

Opinions Mixed on Reasons Behind Sex Arrests

Last week’s arrest of German national Andreas Glockner in Siem Reap on charges that he sexually assaulted five Angkor Wat souvenir sellers marks the...

Moon Cake Sales Increase During Holiday

Cambodia’s Chinese residents celebrated the annual Moon Fes­tival on Saturday, marked by the delicious pastry that rings in the holiday—the moon cake. This year,...

Gold Medalist Passes His Love for Racing on to Young Hopefuls

Lu Sokhom, 68, pedals into the wind with a determination writ on his deeply lined face. His well-built body moves slowly, deliberately. He speaks...

Trafficking Laws Re-Drafted

Hoping to better define Cam­bodia’s abduction and sexual exploitation laws, government and legal aid officials opened a two-day conference Tuesday that they hope will...

Workers Strike, Demanding Holiday Advances

More than 1,000 garment wor­kers gathered in front of the Grand Tex International garment factory in Meanchey district for the second day in a...

Street Children Speak Out at NGO Forum

When Chan Somaly’s friend was shot to death in a gang fight, he went to police for help. But the police only looked at...

Minister Sets New Limits For Television

Claiming that foreign-made programming is poisoning Cambo­dian culture, Minister of Informa­tion Lu Laysreng on Monday threat­ened again to shut down television stations that broadcast...

Street Children Consider Risks, Benefits of Life in a Home

Twelve-year-old Narong and his uncle left Svay Rieng province two years ago to find work. But when they arrived at the taxi stand at...

Health Officials Inaugurate New Parent Training Center

The wars of Cambodia’s recent past have left people depressed and afraid, emotions that sometimes surface in the psyches of children, Mam Bun Heng,...

National Elder Day Marks Loss of Customs

Prak Kun had to stop talking about her son for a few moments to stop crying. “I have waited for my son about five...

Video Teaches Resolution of Land Disputes

A family has been living on a piece of public land for more than three years. The land is near a road, and the...

Lakeside Squatters Wary of Relocation Plan

In front of a small restaurant with rusty metal siding and a sunk­en roof, a crowd of guests were eating their lunch, swatting at...

Traditional Prejudices Perpetuate Tragedies of Trafficking

Throwing down a newspaper at the Journalism Library in Phnom Penh’s Cambodia Communica­tion Institute, university student Mom Sophun says it upsets him to read...

Shadow Puppets Ecologically Enlightening

There’s a new twist to the traditional Khmer art of shadow puppetry: Educating people about the downside of deforestation and hunting wildlife. Dark shadows...

Newer, Cheaper Internet Phone Calls Coming

A cheaper, Internet-based overseas phone call system will begin operation in about two months, government officials have said. Officials said rates charged by the...

Dancers Learn Hindu Moves

Although fierce, the fight was graceful. Suradiwati fell victim to Srikandi and had to follow her around the palace for the rest of the...

Officials Worry Drug-Taking Youth Are Spreading AIDS

Police and health officials are expressing concern that drug use among Cambodia’s youth is contributing to the spread of HIV. Many young people, after...

Angry Governor Orders Training for Chiefs

Angry at opposition party commune chiefs carrying out local improvement projects independent of the municipality, Phnom Penh Governor Chea Sophara has ordered his Cabinet...

Union Repeats Charges of Exam Cheats Cheating

A national teacher’s union has again charged that some students who participated in the 2002 national examinations paid $1,000 to $1,500 to government officials...