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Group Probes Court-Dismissed Child Rape Case

A human rights group is investigating the alleged statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl by a 48-year-old police officer in Kompong Thom province after...

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...

May Crackdown To Target Illegal Police Plates

A recent directive issued by National Police Commissioner Neth Savoeun orders police to begin a crackdown May 1 on those illegally using police license...

Finnish Man Found Homeless in Preah Sihanouk

A Finnish man is homeless and wandering the streets of Preah Sihanouk province with police trying to contact foreign embassies for help, officials said...

New Government Plan for Beggars Alarms Rights Group

Soon-to-be-implemented government plans to educate and rehabilitate Phnom Penh’s ubiquitous beggar population have been met with skepticism and concern by a rights group because...

Gov’t Teaches Villagers To Prevent Forest Fires

With the dry season in full swing and wildfires raging in southern Australia, government officials said they are continuing their efforts to instruct villagers...

Woman Suspected of Dousing Husband With Acid

A 23-year-old man in Kompong Cham province was allegedly at­tacked with battery acid by his wife, local police said Monday. May Sarom, 24, doused...

Bassac Residents Seek Meeting With 7NG Developer

Residents from Phnom Penh’s Bassac apartment complex neighboring the recently evicted Dey Kra­horm community are demanding to meet with developer 7NG over the ongoing...

Few Results, but Ministry Probe To Continue

After two months of soliciting public comment, the Land Manage­ment Ministry announced Monday that its internal probe of alleged extortion in return for land...

Lagging Sales Dismay Vendors Before New Year

Chinese New Year is normally a time of celebration and gift giving, but few vendors in Phnom Penh’s markets are in a festive mood,...

Kandal Garment Workers’ Protest Over Bonuses Turns Ugly

Two people were hurt Thursday in violence sparked by a protest staged by more than 3,000 employees of the Yung Wah garment factory in...

Embassy Seeks Answers in Mysterious Death of Canadian National

The Canadian Embassy is seeking more details from police in Preah Sihanouk Province about the death last week of a Canadian man amid widely...

Danish Drug Trafficker Given 15 Years in Prison

A 55-year-old Danish woman was convicted Thursday on drug trafficking charges and sentenced to 15 years in prison and ordered to pay a $7,200...

Report Paints Dire Picture of Rights Protection

Cambodia in 2008 “continued its drift toward authoritarianism” under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling CPP, the New York-based Human Rights Watch...

Ongoing Cold Snap Sends Chill Through Villages

Despite predictions of warmer weather to come, the cold snap continued to send a shiver Wednesday through Koh Kong, Ratanakkiri and Mondolkiri provinces, where...

Ministry Forecasts Cold Spell Will Ease

The cooler temperatures and northern winds whipping across most of Cambodia should continue throughout the middle of the week, according to the Ministry of...

Nuon Chea Defense Submits Graft Complaint

The Khmer Rouge tribunal de­fense team for Brother Number Two Nuon Chea on Thursday submitted a criminal complaint with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court...

Chinese Firms Approved To Build Four Dams

The National Assembly ap­proved deals with two Chinese companies Tuesday for the construction of four hydroelectric dams in Koh Kong province—in­vest­ments together worth more...

Dr Beat Richner Opens $12 Million Wing to Children’s Hospital

A new $12 million wing of the Jayavarman VII children’s hospital in Siem Reap was inaugurated Tuesday under the watch of King Norodom Sihamoni,...

Dengue Fever Deaths Nosedive to 65 in 2008

Dengue fever killed 65 people so far this year, a dramatic drop from the recent past, health officials said Monday. There have been 9,200 recorded...