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Ancient Statues Reunited on Cambodian Soil

Three pre-Angkorian statues took center stage at the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, bringing to an end a saga that began when they were hacked from their plinths at the ancient Prasat Chen temple during the 1970s.

Two Drown After Car Plunges Off End of Ferry

Two women died Saturday night after their car plunged off the end of the Neak Leung ferry in Kandal province when the brakes failed, police said Sunday.

Large Turnout for Third Phnom Penh Duathlon

Nearly 1,000 people took part in the 2014 Samdech Techo Hun Sen Cup duathlon to celebrate International Children’s Day in Phnom Penh on Sunday.

Two Fall Overboard as Boat Collides With Ferry

Two passengers were knocked off a ferry when it collided with a sand dredging boat near the Arei Khsat dock in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district on Wednesday night.

Looted Ancient Bhima Statue Arrives Back in Cambodia

Three weeks after its return to Cambodia was promised by a Californian museum, a pre-Angkorian statue depicting an ancient warrior touched down in Phnom Penh on Wednesday ahead of an official unveiling next week.

Koh Kong Villagers in Clean Water Shortage

Residents of Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City are once again suffering from a lack of clean water due to a hot season drought, according to the company tasked with providing the water.

Man in Pursat Charged With Indecent Assault

Pursat Provincial Court on Sunday charged a man with indecent as­sault after he touched a six-year-old girl’s genitals while the two slept in close proximity at her home in Krakor district, police and court officials said.

Man Decapitated by Train in Sihanoukville

A man was decapitated by a train in Sihanoukville on Saturday after falling asleep on the railway tracks, police said. Cheng Virak, 48, a widower and father of eight, was inebriated when he fell asleep, according to Sihanoukville police chief Phol Phorsda.

Robbery Accused Include CPP Youth Group Member

Kampot Provincial Court on Thursday charged seven men with theft for a string of recent armed robberies, including a member of a prominent youth group run by one of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons.

‘Hun Sen’ Duathlon Scheduled for June 1

A duathlon that will be called the Samdech Techo Hun Sen Cup is to take place on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on June 1 in celebration of International Children’s Day, the Ministry of Information and the Cambodia Triathlon Federation announced Tuesday.

Group Confesses to String Of Armed Robberies

Seven men, including a commune official, a teacher and a dentist were arrested over the weekend for a string of armed robberies in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district, police said Monday.

Royal Oxen Predict Moderate Harvest in 2014

After circling the field inside the sports stadium here three times, a pair of oxen, being watched by King Norodom Sihamoni and about 500 others on Saturday, were led to seven bowls containing rice, corn, sesame seeds, beans, freshly cut grass, water and rice wine.

Man Kills Neighbor With Crossbow

A man was arrested Tuesday in Preah Vihear province for killing his neighbor with a homemade crossbow, police said Thursday.

Man, 29, in Banteay Meanchey Killed by Lightning

A farmer died on Tuesday after being struck by lightning while sheltering under a tree during a rainstorm in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thma Puok district, police said Wednesday.

Baby Formula Brands Place Profit Above Health

Baby formula brands—including Physiolac, France Bebe and Dumex, whose parent companies are all based in France—continue to illegally promote their brands despite a law, passed in 2005, meant to reduce child malnutrition and mortality by encouraging breast feeding.

Singers Killed as Truck Carrying Band Crashes

Two singers and their driver died after their vehicle was hit by a large truck following a show in Kompong Cham province Monday morning, a police official said.

Cambodian Players Selected To Play for Asean All-Star Team

Two Cambodian footballers will appear among the region’s best players in Jakarta on Sunday to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines last year.

Man, Boy Killed, Children Injured by Lightning

A man and a boy were killed by lightning and four children were injured in two separate cases in Battambang province Tuesday, police said.

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‘It’s not political’: Phnom Penh Post CEO on $3.9m tax bill

A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.

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