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Unclear Wording in Draft Law Raises Concern

The Ministry of Justice is considering a draft law that could potentially expand the jurisdiction of the Military Court exponentially, ac­cording to several NGOs...

With boundaries come obstacles

Koh pau, Kep Municipality - “Long Live the Prosperity of Democratic Kampuchea” states an inscription in the massive, concrete Khmer Rouge-era bunker that looks...

Prince, PM Swap Praise at Funcinpec Congress

Funcinpec opened its Extraordinary National Congress Monday at the Olympic Stadium with blue and gold streamers, over 400 singers, drummers, apsara dancers and about...

Retired King Takes Back Threat To Sue Media

Retired King Norodom Siha­nouk argued for his right to file de­fa­ma­tion lawsuits against Khmer language-media outlets to defend his honor, but then retracted any...

Euthanasia Web Site Owner Remains Unfazed

Despite a blitz of bad publicity over his promotion of Cambodia as a destination for euthanasia, Roger Graham, the owner of the Blue Mountain...

King, PM Met To Discuss VN Border Issue

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that he met with King Norodom Sihamoni at the Royal Palace on Sunday to discuss the border...

Retired King Says He Wants To Sue Media Abroad

Retired King Norodom Siha­nouk has requested that lawsuits be brought against Khmer-language media outlets that have in recent weeks broadcast anti-Sihanouk songs from the...

Sam Rainsy to King: Don’t Sign Border Treaty

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy re­­quested that King Norodom Si­hamoni refrain from signing the controversial additional agreement to the 1985 border treaty in a letter...

Courts Investigating Euthanasia Web Site Owner

A court investigation into Roger William Graham, the owner of the Blue Mountain Cafe in Kampot prov­ince, will begin Monday, provincial court Chief Prosecutor...

Euthanasia Promoter Denies Aiding in Suicide

kampot province - The owner of the Blue Mountain Coffee and Internet Cafe acknowledged Wed­­nesday that he is the creator of two Web sites...

King, Parents Said To Be Coming Back

King Norodom Sihamoni and his parents, retired King Noro­dom Sihanouk and Queen Noro­dom Monineath, will return to Phnom Penh from China this Sat­urday or...

Retired King Still Feisty Despite Health Woes

Retired King Norodom Siha­nouk warned that his heart “could give way at any moment” in a handwritten letter posted to his Web site Wednesday,...

Fervor Over Border Issue Calms, For Now

The furor over the border issue quieted somewhat Wednesday following the release to the National As­sembly on Tuesday of the text of the additional...

Retired King: ‘I Am Not Conniving With’ Anyone

Retired King Norodom Si­ha­nouk reiterated previous pledges to stay out of Cambodian politics in a handwritten letter dated Friday and posted to his Web...

So Far, Plotters of ‘Coup’ Remain a Mystery

Talk of a coup, and threats to its unnamed plotters, have peppered the speeches of Prime Minister Hun Sen in recent days. But if...

PM, Retired King Say Prince Left the Country

Prime Minister Hun Sen and re­tired King Norodom Sihanouk confirmed separately on Wednesday that Prince Sisowath Thomico has left Cambodia, with the retired King...

For the Elite, Armed Guards Are Just Another Perk

Prime Minister Hun Sen re­turned from Vietnam Wednesday greeted not only by officials and well-wishers, but also by a small ar­my of police, military...

Retired King Blasts Border Deal With Vietnam Supplement

Retired King Norodom Siha­n­ouk made several short but controversial postings about the border issues on his Web site Thurs­day. In handwritten notes accompanying recent...

Plaintiffs in Grenade Attack Suit Face Long Odds

The lawsuit filed last month in the US against Prime Minister Hun Sen by opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several others, including a US...

FBI Preparing for Case Against Outlawed Leader

US Justice Department officials are in Cambodia taking depositions from potential witnesses for the prosecution in the US of Ch­hun Yasith, leader of the...

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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