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Michelle Vachon

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Koh Ker : Second Only to Angkor

For centuries, the jungle was its fate, plunging it into oblivion, but also sheltering it from smugglers who tore chunks of history from other...

Report Shows Depth of Gun-Related Violence

When men face violence at gun point in Cambodia, their assail­ants usually are strangers, while women are mostly assaulted by people they know and...

Cambodians To Attend Francophone Games

Some 43 Cambodians will be joining nearly 3,000 artists and athletes competing in the Games of La Francophonie that open today in Canada. They...

UN Says Cambodians Making Progress Toward Better Lives

Most Cambodians lack access to safe drinking water and millions are undernourished, but the quality of life is improving in Cambodia, according to a...

Koh Ker, Shrouded by Jungle, Is Next Tourist Destination

Amidst an ocean of green, with jungle spreading to the horizon, a huge gray pyramid of perfect proportions bursts into view. This is Koh...

Cambodian Children Get Needed Heart Care in Malaysia

There was so much hope as the group of parents and their children made the trip to Malay­sia—a visit that could save their children’s...

Event Shows Support for UN Arms Meeting

Cambodia will hold a weapons destruction ceremony today to mark the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons taking...

EdC Unveils New Customer Center for Help at All Hours

A 24-hour emergency phone line with quick response units, better customer service for voicing complaints and paying bills, and new electricity service in­stalled three...

Malaria Program Takes Aim at Private-Sector Treatment

The National Malaria Sub-Com­mittee is expected to give the go-ahead next week for a new malaria campaign that makes Cambo­dia one of the first...

Alleged Pedophile Asked to Identify Confiscated Articles

A French national being held in Sihanoukville on charges of having sex with young boys was brought back to court last Friday and asked...

Land Mine Casualties Drop in April

There were 42 percent fewer casualties from land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) in April compared to April  2000. In its April 2001 report,...

Land Law Draft Poses Big Changes

Legal expert Heng Vong Bun­chhat says he didn’t want to create a revolution with Cambo­dia’s draft land law. After rejecting an earlier draft as...

Reforms in Forestry Still Needed: NGO

Though the government has made strides in overhauling the forestry sector, reform is still hampered by corruption, ministerial bickering and an unwillingness to crackdown...

Gov’t, NGO Sign New Forestry Pact

The government and Global Witness signed an agreement Tuesday on new reporting procedures, four months after the independent forestry monitor was nearly thrown out...

Business Meeting Under Way

The development of small- and medium-size businesses in Cam­bo­dia is to take center stage at a two-day conference in Phnom Penh that planners hope...

Cyclos To Pedal to Raise Cash for Center

When Chan Vuthy and Sok Sokun lost all of their possessions in the blaze that engulfed hundreds of houses in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon District...

Probe of First Montagnard Deportations Urged

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee issued an appeal to the international community Monday to investigate the first known deportation of Mon­tagnard asylum seekers,...

Outbreak of Illness Blamed on Food Poisoning

The Pasteur Institute has established that food poisoning made 320 school children sick in Kampot province on April 28. A bacteria that occurs naturally...

French-Sponsored Project Aims to Restore Pagoda Libraries

First came the US bombers, demolishing pagodas in Cambodian villages believed to be harboring Viet Cong soldiers. Then came the Khmer Rouge, who turned...

Cambodian Children To Receive Free Surgery

Four Cambodian children will board a Royal Air Cambodge plane in Siem Reap today for a trip to Malaysia that could save their lives....