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China Agrees to Share Information on Mekong Water Levels

China agreed Monday to share daily reports on the depth of the Me­kong river with countries that lie downstream, a decision that could give...

Officials Say Loggers Killed 2 in Ambush

A band of illegal loggers in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district ambushed a convoy of government officials Sunday evening, killing two people, shortly after...

Study Urges Gov’t to End Resin Fees

Most of Cambodia’s $6 million an­nual resin trade is conducted illegally, a new study has found, because the required export permits, licenses and fees...

KR Trial May Take 3 Years, $19 Million

A war crimes tribunal that promi­ses to deliver long-delayed justice for survivors of Cambo­dia’s genocide will take three years and cost $19 million, according...

Rights Group Urges Changes To KR Deal

With the UN close to a vote on an agreement to try former leaders of the Khmer Rouge, a human rights group Wednesday urged...

NGO: Fear Still Reigns For Voters

Vote buying and voter intimidation continue to mar the political landscape in the run-up to the July general elections but could be corrected in...

US Rebukes Government Over Forest Monitor

The US State Department blast­ed the Cambodian government Friday for firing the independent forestry monitor Global Witness last week, citing the failure of the...

New Forestry Monitor May Be Named by June

The ousted forestry monitor Global Witness may be replaced by the end of June with a new organization charged with overseeing Cambodia’s forestry sector...

Scholars Cite Flaws in KR Trial Agreement

The Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal agreed to last month by the UN and the Royal Cambo­dian Government is flawed and a “third rate...

Forest Monitor Severs Its Ties With the Gov’t

A troubled international effort to safeguard Cambodia’s forests dies today as the government carries out its threat to sever ties with Global Witness, an...

Police Shut Down Tonle Sap Floating Zoos

An illegal collection of floating zoos on the Tonle Sap lake near Siem Reap was raided and shut down by environmental officials after tourists...

Tourism Time Bomb Ticks Down in Northwest

BANLUNG, Ratanakkiri province - A new airport and a paved road promise to bring sweeping change to the remote provincial capital of Banlung in...

Villagers Cope As Mysterious Illness Strikes

O'CHUM DISTRICT, Ratanakkiri province - After two of his neighbors succumbed to a mysterious and deadly illness here in a re­mote corner of the...

Businessman Donates 100 Collection Boxes to Campaign

The Cambodia Daily’s effort to beat malaria through the distribution of mosquito nets impregnated with chemicals will soon span the major cities of Asia...

Ratanakkiri ‘Telemedicine’ Puts Villagers’ Illnesses Online

BANLUNG, Ratanakkiri province - An Internet link at Banlung’s main hospital opened Monday with the promise of allowing doctors there to ask doctors at...

Forest Monitor Reports More Illicit Logging

In what may be its last reports as the government’s environmental watchdog, Global Witness says commercial logging has resumed in Kompong Thom province in...

Rubber Plantation Growth Threatens Village

SANDAN DISTRICT, Kompong Thom province - The spy wore a radio tucked under his shirt. He was innocuous-looking on a Hon­da motorbike and dressed...

Raging Mob Pillages, Destroys Royal Phnom Penh Hotel

The restaurant was about to serve a party. It was going to be wild. Napkins and wine glasses had been carefully arranged on the diners’...

Rumors That Sparked Riots Spread by Media, Politicians

Two rumors, one of them months old, were the source of the fury that drove a mob on Wednesday evening over the Thai Embassy...

Gov’t Praises Its Own Anti-Logging Efforts

The government hands itself a passing grade on forestry re­forms in a report prepared for today’s meeting with the inter­national donor community. Donors will...