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Rights Groups to Gov’t: End Village Evictions

Six local human rights groups released a joint statement Monday calling on the government to stop the forced eviction of villagers in Kampot’s Chhuk...

Asia Motors Co Assembly Facility Planned for Capital in 2009

Asia Motors Co, Cambodia’s sole importer of Yamaha motorbikes, plans to break ground on a $10 million motorbike assembly facility in Phnom Penh in...

SRP: End Backdoor Thai Deals Over Temple

SRP lawmaker Son Chhay called Thursday for government officials to end any talks with Thai business interests in response to Thailand’s opposition to the...

Fender-Bender Leads to Shooting at Riverside

Recovering after being shot while driving his motorcycle on tourist-packed Sisowath Quay early Tues­day evening, Chea Serey Vuth, 35, said he has no idea...

Businessman Shot Dead in Robbery: Police

Well-known businessman Keo Iv, 51, was shot and killed during a robbery at his home Wednesday afternoon in Phnom Penh’s Cham­kar Mon district, officials...

Businessman Shot Dead in Robbery: Police

Well-known businessman Keo Iv, 51, was shot and killed during a robbery at his home Wednesday afternoon in Phnom Penh’s Cham­kar Mon district, officials...

Election Officials Warn Against Partisanship

Government and election officials Wednesday warned commune and village chiefs to be nonpartisan both during and after the July 27 national elections. “Civil servants need...

Kampot Villagers Feeling Effects of Land Dispute

Chey Szena villagers in Kampot province’s Chhuk district complained Monday that they are running low on food and continue to be intimidated by RCAF...

Adhoc: Four Arrested as Soldiers Close Village

Villagers and human rights workers this week accused RCAF soldiers in Kampot province of sealing off a Chhuk district village and detaining four people...

Villagers Protest Evictions in Kampot Province

More than 200 villagers—brandishing knives, sticks and shovels—shouted at gun-toting soldiers while protesting evictions in Kampot pro­vince Saturday and Sunday, according to local rights...

Gov’t Minister Urges Ban on Old Car Imports

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh on Monday called for banning imports of cars and trucks made before 2000, saying that Cambodia could become a “trash...

Hun Sen Approves Resort in S’ville: Developer

Plans for a $250 million resort in Sihanoukville received verbal ap­pro­val from Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday, a company official said. Ream Resort...

Gov’t OKs Construction of 2 Hydropower Dams

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved plans for two Chinese firms to construct hydro­power dams in Koh Kong province that will provide a...

Development Approved for 3 Islands Near S’ville

Two foreign development schemes on three islands off Sihanoukville’s coast worth more than $500 million inched closer to reality in recent days, with the...

Khmer legends

Along with the monuments of the late Buddhist scholar Chuon Nath and the poet Kram Ngoy, the municipality has recently erected a statue of...

Land-Grabbing Petition Submitted to UN Office

Three cardboard boxes filled with more than 42,000 signatures urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to end illegal land grabbing were handed over to the...

70 Homes in Way of Future Bridge: Officials

Construction of a $42-million bridge across the Tonle Sap river in Russei Keo district’s Svay Pak commune necessitates that more than 70 families living...

Three Teenagers Arrested for Alleged Rape Questioned by Court

The three teenagers who were arrested in Phnom Penh’s Cham­kar Mon district Tuesday for allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl were taken to the Municipal...

About 800 SRP Members Defect to Ruling Party

At least 800 SRP members from Banteay Meanchey’s Mongkol Borei district have defected to the ruling party this month, according to a CPP official....

Villagers Detained for Assaulting Police: Officials

Six Kratie province villagers are being held in pre-trial detention for allegedly assaulting police officers during a con­frontation in Kratie district’s Thma Kre commune,...