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Neou Vannarin

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Hun Sen Tells Voters to Look to His Three Sons for Help

Speaking to thousands of CPP members and villagers, Prime Minister Hun Sen asked the public Monday to turn to his three sons—Hun Manet, Hun Manith and Hun Many—should they need any help from the ruling party.

Victims of 1997 Grenade Attack Call for Justice

It was exactly 16 years ago Saturday that a group of unidentified men lobbed four grenades into the middle of a pro-democracy rally at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum Park in a brutal attack that killed 16 men, women and children, and injured at least 100 more.

Little Hope for Justice 16 Years After Grenade Attack

A few hundred members and supporters of the Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) and relatives of the 16 men, women and children killed in a grenade attack on a protest rally in 1997 will gather on Saturday at the scene of the blasts in Phnom Penh.

Hun Sen Touts Successes, Distances Himself From Local Leaders

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told voters not to hold it against him if they disapprove of local CPP officials and to vote for him anyway come this year’s national elections in July.

Hun Sen Likens New Opposition to ‘Old Whiskeys Rebottled’

With the national election little more than four months away, Prime Minister Hun Sen entered full campaign mode Tuesday and compared the newly formed opposition party to two old whiskeys that have been mixed together and rebottled to look different.

Chinese Firms Foresee Industrial Hub in Preah Vihear

The residents of this sleepy district, on the edge of the Boeng Per Wildlife Sanctuary, grow rice, cassava and cashew nuts. But in a few short years, Chinese investors envisage that Rovieng will be rapidly transformed into an industrial town.

Ruling CPP Lauds Its Strength Ahead of Election

Senior leaders of the ruling CPP held their annual congress in Phnom Penh over the weekend and said the ruling party was stronger and more popular than ever heading into July’s national elections, while accusing government critics of seeking to drag its reputation down by any means possible.

After Deadly Crash, Hun Sen Warns Against Spoiling Children

Lamenting the high number of traffic accidents across the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday blamed a recent deadly crash on an excess of parental generosity and offered his own strict rearing techniques as a model for others.

Tourists, Not Tension, Reign at Preah Vihear Temple

Several fierce battles have been fought with Thailand at this ancient temple in recent years, but last week it was an energetic game of volleyball that kept Cambodian troops on their toes as groups of tourists wandered unconcerned around the 11th-century ruins.

Report Shows Lack of Information on Chinese-Funded Railway

With locals demanding dialogue with the Chinese firms behind a proposed multibillion dollar rail line to Preah Vihear province, an NGO report released yesterday highlights the dearth of information that has been made available on the project.

Hun Sen Says CPP Largess Will End if Election Is Lost

Less than five months from the national elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday warned the public that his ruling CPP would stop making charitable donations toward infrastructure and national development if the party is not reelected.

Hun Sen Says Chinese Companies Not Favored, Just First Served

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday lauded his government’s strong ties with China, but said Cambodia does not give Chinese companies any preferential treatment....

Hun Sen Shares Vision of Rubber Plantation Boom

Reporting that the country had achieved better than expected economic growth last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday targeted a rapid expansion of...

Hun Sen and EU Ambassador Talk Elections, Land Reform

The European Union’s ambassador to Cambodia raised issues of judicial reform, land reform and the upcoming national elections in a meeting with Prime Minister...

Hun Sen Cites ‘Miracle’ for His Role in Royal Cremation

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said that the brief delay in lighting the casket at the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s cremation on...

Government Rejects France’s Concerns

Information Minister and government spokesman Khieu Kanharith on Wednesday reacted to concerns raised by the French Prime Minis­ter over the controversial convictions of three...

Human Rights Group Shortlists Sonando for Award

A Dublin-based human rights group has named jailed Beehive Radio station owner Mam So­nan­do one of a half-dozen finalists from around the world for...

France Ready for Talks on Gas Power Plant

Utilities giant Electricite de France (EdF) is preparing to en­ter negotiations with Cambodia over the construction of a power plant to use up natural...

France Pushes Hun Sen on Human Rights Record

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault raised concerns over the controversial convictions against op­position leader Sam Rainsy and independent ra­dio station owner Mam So­nan­do during...

Ministry Lists Fees to Help Firms Avoid Graft Claims

The government has publicly issued lists showing the costs of fees that businesses must pay to authorities for various services, in an effort to help companies avoid making informal payments made illegal by the anticorruption law.