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NGOs Plea to Donor Groups: Set Clear Goals

NGOs and civil society groups made a joint plea Tuesday for Cambodia’s donor community to stand their ground against a government they criticized for...

NGO Founder Reported Source of Spy Scandal

The New Zealander who intro­duced a dubious NGO called Global-PAC to Cambodia this year has returned to the media spotlight in his home country...

Gov’t Says Begging Villagers Should Go Home

Villagers who traveled from drought-stricken areas to beg in the capital last week are persona non grata and should return to their homes, officials...

US Baby Broker Blames Social Affairs Ministry

The legal defense team of Lauryn Galindo last week sought to redirect her culpability in crimes to the Ministry of Social Af­fairs as well...

Lawmaker Requests Fiber-Optic Project Probe

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay is requesting a probe into a proposed $30 million project to install fiber-optic cable from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham...

Staff Fights Bid to Liquidate Indochine Assets Order

Employees of the failed Indo­chine Insurance Co faced off with police who tried to seize assets at the company’s Phnom Penh head office Monday,...

Baby Broker Receives 18-Month Sentence in US

Lauryn Galindo, the self-professed humanitarian who took children from Cambodian families and linked them with adoptive parents abroad, was sentenced Friday to 18 months...

World Bank Report Cites Lack of Gov’t Reforms

The sluggish pace of reform has helped pitch the economy into a slowdown, opened natural resources to exploitation and kept the country’s masses in...

Graft Trumps Ethics in Cambodian Journalism

poipet town, Banteay Meanchey Province - A chain-smoking ca­reer newspaperman, Oeur Bun Than makes his living off the ins and outs of this frenetic...

Grenade Blast Injures 8 Land Demonstrators

krakor district, Pursat province - A grenade exploded Saturday among a group of farmers protesting against land and timber giant Pheapimex Co Ltd, injuring...

Bank Predicts Slower Growth For Economy

Thousands of jobs will be lost and Cambodia’s ailing economy will show slower growth in the coming year as the country’s vital textile industry...

Memo Reveals French Firm Sought to Rescue Indonchine

France’s largest insurance company was committed to rescuing Indochine Insurance from insolvency and investing in Cam-bodia even as the Ministry of Finance sought the...

Gov’t Draft Report Downplays Failed Goals

A report drafted by the government for next month’s meeting of Cambodia’s international donors skirts over a number of missed bench­marks and makes no...

ANZ, Royal Group Finalize New Bank Deal

ANZ Banking Group Ltd, one of Australia’s four largest banks, finalized a deal with local business conglomerate the Royal Group on Monday to open...

Royal Group, Australia Bank Plan Venture

A leading Australian bank to­day will announce plans to open branches in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in a joint venture with local tycoon...

Head of Failed Insurance Giant Goes Abroad

The head of beleaguered Indo­chine Insurance left Cam­bodia this weekend as the government prepares to investigate if company assets were removed before its forced...

Police Raid Hotel’s Unlicensed Gaming Room

Police raided a gaming room at the Holiday International Hotel this week, causing management to pull the plug on scores of electronic gambling machines,...

Lawmaker: Donors Failing On WFP Scam

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay on Monday accused the donor community of backing off demands that the government take responsibility and disciplinary action for a...

Leading Private Insurer Declares Insolvency

Indochine Insurance, the country’s leading private insurer, has closed its doors after failing to meet the legal requirement of capital investment, company and government...

Opposition Backers Want to Elect Governor

Seam Kosal didn’t vote for the CPP last year, and he certainly didn’t vote for another mandate under a CPP-appointed governor of Phnom Penh....