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Dissident Group Lobbies Against UN Seat Bid

A U.S.-based group of Cambodian dissidents has called on U.N. member states to deny Cambodia a nonpermanent seat on the Security Council when they...

Sexual Violence Recounted During KR Regime

Chum Ly was a young woman with a 4-month-old baby when two Khmer Rouge checkpoint guards pulled her into a hut, stripped and then...

Economy Strong but IMF Warns of Risks

Strong exports, increasing numbers of tourists and a recovering real estate sector are driving strong economic growth this year, but the gross domestic product...

Cambodian Activist Monk Receives Swiss Human Rights Award

The country’s foremost campaigning monk, Loun Sovath, received the Martin Ennals Award in Geneva on Tuesday for his efforts to document the plight of...

A Rare Call for China to Talk Candidly About Khmer Rouge

It remains a matter for which China has long observed an official silence, but Beijing’s relationship with the Khmer Rouge regime needs to be...

Int’l Rights Groups Stand Behind Chan Soveth

International human rights groups continued to rally around local rights worker Chan Soveth on Friday, two days after it emer­ged that the Adhoc staff...

In Cambodian Courts, Scales of Justice Are Tilted

An investigation into the February shooting of three female garment workers by the former governor of Bavet City, Chhouk Bundith, will be completed and...

Hor Namhong Denounces Claims Over His Role During KR Regime

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong yesterday lashed out at defense lawyers at the Khmer Rouge tribunal for "stirring up controversy around public figures" after a...

Evacuation of Phnom Penh Hatched in Jungle

On his second day of questioning at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, an ethnic Jarai man, who acted as a messenger and bodyguard to high-ranking...

Chandler Questions KR Death Toll Estimates

After five-and-a-half days of at times heated questioning, historian David Chandler bowed out of the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday after opining on the estimates...

David Chandler Says Political Biographies Key in KR Regime

Continuing his testimony as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday, historian David Chandler said forced biographies during the Pol Pot...

Career Forum to Open Doors For Thousands of Job Seekers

Thousands of university students and people considering their career options are expected to visit the Exhibition Hall on Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island this weekend...

Tapas a La Plaza

In conversation with Javier Sola, one thing is immediately clear: he is as passionate about computers and software as he is about food. And...

Electoral Watchdog Calls for Volunteers Ahead of June Vote

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel) has put out a call for 5,000 volunteers to sign up as observers for...

Broadcast Bias Means CPP Dominates Airtime

The ruling CPP received nearly twice as much television and radio airtime last year than any other political party, and access to the broadcast...

Sam Rainsy Says Cambodian Stock Exchange a Risky Bet

Opposition party leader Sam Rainsy has described Cambodia as a “small and sick dragon,” and said investing in the Cambodian Securities Exchange will be...

A Generation of CPP Stalwarts Succumbs to Old Age

In late December, 65-year-old CPP Senator and well-known tycoon Men Sarun died of a reported heart attack at his home in Phnom Penh. A...

Claim About Quantity of City’s Plastic Waste Prompts Debate

It was supposed to be about supermarkets helping the planet by cutting down on plastic bags, but it turned into a war of words—and...

Election Council Announces Senate Candidate List, Rules

The National Election Com­mittee (NEC) announced yesterday that the 114 candidates running in the Jan 29 Senate election can officially campaign from Jan 7 to...

Workers Begin Demolishing Diamond Bridge

Work began over the weekend to dismantle Phnom Penh's Diamond Bridge, which has for more than a year served as a grim reminder of...

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