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Gearing Up to Bus it Home for Khmer New Year

Svay Soma will be waking up early, cutting through crowds and sitting in traffic jams next week as she and scores of others head...

Police Pay Family of Man Who Died in Custody

Police in Battambang province paid the family of a man who died in their custody 5 million riel Monday as court officials said they...

Ministries Begin Preparation for Asean-European Union Meeting

Amid the thousands of near-identical new shop houses built side-by-side in Phnom Penh during the property boom and after, Chan Rat­tha said she’s ready...

Fortune Frowns Upon Palms of Phnom Penh’s Soothsayers

More than a year ago, optimistic customers filled Ly Srey Roath’s fortune-teller stand in a dusty plot on the Phnom Penh riverfront, hoping to...

Cambodia To Bear Burden in Year of the Ox

Cambodians can add another set of prognostications to the list of gloomy ones that have hit the country lately. This one, the Moha Sangkran...

Starbucks To Be Sold in New Cafe

Phnom Penh’s first multi-story fitness and beauty center, The Place on Sihanouk Boule­vard, is now planning on another first for the city with the...

Country’s TB Rate High Despite Improvement

The percentage of Cambodia’s population falling ill with tuberculosis continued a gradual decline in 2007, but remained one of the highest rates in the...

Forbes Lists Cambodia in Top 10 for Corruption

A report released by the influential business magazine Forbes on Friday has placed Cambodia in the top 10 of the world’s most corrupt nations;...

Troublesome, Difficult Times for City’s Tuk-Tuk Drivers

Pich Chea wakes up every morning before rush hour and parks his tuk-tuk among the long line of fellow drivers who wait patiently for...

More Midwives Necessary, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called for the recruitment, training and deployment of more midwives nationwide in an effort to reduce the maternal...

PM Says No Cambodian Has Starved in Years

No Cambodians have died from hunger since the Khmer Rouge era, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech Tuesday, an assertion that was...

PM Blasts Inefficient Government

Prime Minister Hun Sen railed at ineffective and inefficient government at a conference on government reform in Phnom Penh on Wed­nesday, saying some ministries...

Village a Symbol of Gains Made in Leprosy Fight

Poem Treung, Kompong Cham province - "No one wants to buy cake or ice cream from a leper," Ing Sokmeng explained. That stigma is...

Minister Asked To Intervene In Teacher and District Pay Dispute

The Cambodian Independent Teachers Association this week asked Minister of Education Youth and Sport Im Sethy to intervene in a dispute with district and...

FTU Report Says Conditions for Unions Have Worstened

A report issued by the Free Trade Union this week contends that union representatives and activists continue to be intimidated and assaulted, and that...

Minister Asked To Intervene in Dispute Over Teacher Bonuses

The Cambodian Independent Teachers Association this week asked Minister of Education Youth and Sport Im Sethy to intervene in a dispute with district and...

FTU Report Says Conditions for Unions Have Worstened

A report issued by the Free Trade Union this week contends that union representatives and activists continue to be intimidated and assaulted, and that...

Official Says Police Confuse Gaming, Gambling

Police are apparently confused about the difference between gam-bling and gaming, a government official said Thursday, adding that establishments catering to com-puter game enthusiasts...

Nuon Chea Lawyers Seek Inquiry Into Report

Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea requested Tuesday that the Appeal Court interview both the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s UN coordinator,...

Disease Threatens Battambang’s Famed Oranges

Banan district, Battambang province - As long as Dong Ly remembers, there have been oranges growing in his native province of Battambang. In his...

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