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Raid on Official’s House Ends Long-Distance Phone Scam

The municipal court is investigating an illegal international telephone company broken up Tues­day in a house owned by a top Koh Kong province official,...

The Promise Makers

Millions of Dollars at Stake as Hun Sen and Keat Chhon Try To Appease Foreign Donors And Get Aid Money Flowing In a July 1996 meeting...

Proposed Land Law ‘Too Loose,’ Lawyer Says

Last year, Tuan Sary started to build­ a home on land in Kampot province that his family has farmed for generations. In De­cem­ber, a...

Chinese Pledge $1.5 Million For Military Demobilization

China will provide $1.5 million to help fund demobilization of Cambodia’s armed forces, according to a letter from Prime Minister Hun Sen to King...

Approved Investment Up Slightly in 1998

The government approved $854 million in capital investment projects in 1998, a 12.5 percent increase from 1997, official statistics show. And for the second...

Gov’t Vows to Enact Reforms

More than 800 government officials wrapped up a four-day meeting on Wednesday with a pledge to enact reforms sought by donors, but it remains...

Airline Begins Direct Flights to Guangzhou

Southern China Airlines began direct charter flights to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Monday, a senior aviation official confirmed. The Chinese airline...

Nat’l Economy Flat in ’98, World Bank Says

Report Reveals Gov’t Performance Cambodia’s economy was stagnant in 1998 as a result of political uncertainty, drought and the regional economic crisis, a re­cently released...

Cures From the Killing Fields

The first time Dr Cheng Sun Kaing saw people using the plant called daem kraw to treat malaria, he was living under the horrors...

Assembly Vote on Budget Bill Expected Today

With two days to go before the new year deadline, the National Assembly plans to meet today for discussion and an ex­pected vote on...

Anti-Drug Chief Took Wounded Cop to VN, Records Show

Anti-Drug Police Chief Heng Peo escorted a policeman with a bullet wound to Vietnam the same day a journalist in Phnom Penh was attacked,...

Businessman Questioned Over Waste Imports

The president of a local company suspected of helping bring in tons of waste from Taiwan was questioned in Sihanoukville Mun­icipal Court on Monday,...

Thais, Cambodians Launch Anti-Drug Push Effort

Thailand and the UN an­nounced plans Thursday to help bolster Cambodia’s battered drug-control program in a first step toward a bilateral effort to curb...

Industry Chief Pledges to Push For Investment Guarantee Plan Waiting for Vote

The government’s top industry official pledged Friday to push for ratification of a multilateral investment treaty that has been languishing in the National As­sem­bly...

1998 Generous to Defense, Cruel to Health

Health and other social sectors have received just over half of the money the government allocated them last year while the military and the...

Prisoner Dies in Wait for Court

A man died of ma­l­aria after being held in Takhmau prison for over a month waiting to be charged in court, a rights worker...

Battambang Gets Power Boost

A US-Canadian joint venture is preparing to build a temporary power station in Battambang pro­vince, even though the government has an exclusive agreement on...

Draft Budget Banks on Tax, Duty Collection

A proposed $1.5 trillion riel ($395 million) budget for 1999 boosts spending in health and education, predicated on a projected increase in revenue collection,...

Chinese Delegation Visits PM

A Chinese delegation from the southern province of Yunnan met with Cambodia’s top leaders Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities, officials said. The delegation was...

US Garment Export Quota Could Start Jan 1

A threatened US-imposed quota on some Cambodian garment exports may start Jan 1, but a second round of textile negotiations has been scheduled, Com­merce...