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For Underpaid Teachers, a Desire for Dignity

Hang Mao was among more than 11,000 Phnom Penh public school teachers who were told two weeks ago that corruption in the classroom would no longer be tolerated. The message came from senior city officials, including Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong and municipal education director Chea Cheat, speaking at the city’s annual education conference.

Teachers Told to Expel Corruption From Classrooms

Just weeks after the country’s only independent teachers’ association staged a strike for higher wages, Phnom Penh’s education chief told teachers this week that they must stop taking bribes to comply with the government’s promised reform agenda.

Attempted Murder Charge Lessened to Property Damage

Pailin Provincial Court on January 15 handed down a conviction for property destruction against a man arrested last year and charged with attempted murder for attempting to run down three people in his car, a lawyer confirmed Wednesday.

CNRP Cancels Meeting as CPP Supporters Turn Out in Force

Several hundred civilian supporters of Prime Minister Hun Sen, backed up by an equal number of military police and provincial police armed with automatic rifles, batons and tear gas launchers, forced opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha to cancel a meeting with party followers Tuesday.

Special Economic Zone Strike in Svay Rieng Ends—For Now

An estimated 30,000 garment factory workers will resume work this morning after three days of strike action ended Wednesday when Svay Rieng provincial officials promised to help the strikers achieve their demands from factory owners.

Police Deny Responsibility for Shooting Civilians

Police on Wednesday denied any responsibility for the shooting death of a street food vendor after they fired live rounds during clashes with garment factory workers in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Tuesday, with a government spokesman saying the security forces can use “any means” to protect themselves and the “State.”

Soldiers, Armored Vehicles Spotted in Phnom Penh

Soldiers in armored personnel carriers were stationed in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Thursday amid persistent government warnings that the opposition’s plans to contest the preliminary results of the July 28 national election will not be tolerated.

Hun Sen Marks 25 Years as Country’s Prime Minister

Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province - Twenty-five years ago today, Hun Sen was appointed by the Cambodian National Assembly to become, at 33,...

TV Show Reunites Families Separated During KR Regime

For 36 years, Sorn Sarim had been haunted by one thought: Would he ever see his family again? He was a government soldier when...

3 Charged In Attack on M’kiri Judge

Court report reveals judge’s account of attack and his escape A day after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that the men who brutally attacked a...

Ministry and City Hall Look to Privatize Slaughterhouse Taxes

City Hall is looking to join forces with the Ministry of Economics and Finance in order to privatize the collection of taxes from slaughterhouses...

Court Files Say Chea Sim Was Duped

Four senior members of Senate President Chea Sim’s inner circle who were charged with forgery and fraud on Wednesday had al­legedly tricked Mr Sim...

Fourth Official In Chea Sim’s Circle Arrested

The protocol chief of Senate President Chea Sim yesterday became the fourth member of Mr Sim’s inner circle to be arrested since Friday in...

Mining Firm Hit With Fines for Illegal Exports

A mining company owned by the wife of RCAF Major General Nim Meng has been ordered by the government to pay fines and unpaid...

Hun Sen Establishes Protected Zone for Tonle Sap Floodplains

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday signed off on a sub-decree that officially created a 640,000-hectare protected zone covering the flooded forest and floodplains...

With No Expert Advice, Workers Repair Damaged Building

Owner of damaged apartment says engineers have yet to be called in to assess repairs The company behind a real estate project on Phnom Penh’s...

Japanese Government to Loan $47M for Agro-Development

The Minister of Water Re­source and Meteorology an­nounced yesterday that the Ja­panese government’s international aid agency will provide his ministry with $47 million in...

Cambodians Sent $180M Home in 2010

Cambodian workers that went to work abroad in 2010 earned a total of $360 million, of which about $180 million was sent home as...

Plans Name Developer of Sisowath Quay Site

Architectural plans of a property development that is blamed for causing structural damage to French colonial-era buildings on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay show drawings...

Riverside Site Not Ours, Says Vattanac Chief

The president of Vattanac Pro­perties denied yesterday that her company owns a building site on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay that city officials have said...

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Minor Opposition Parties Speak Out Against Calls for Election Boycott

Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.

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