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Security Before Summit, Opposition Insists

Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Sam Rainsy will not return to Cambodia for a political summit unless the government clarifies security arrangements, both leaders said...

Time Too Short for Talks, Says Opposition

Opposition officials said Mon-day that there is not enough time to hold a coalition summit in Phnom Penh before King Noro­dom Sihanouk leaves the...

Party-Goers Get Stuck in 5 Hour Traffic Jam

Thousands of festival-goers were trapped in a massive traffic snarl-up Tuesday evening as they tried to leave Phnom Penh after a day by at...

Police Keep Tight Rein on Festival-Goers

Security for the Water Festival has been beefed up this year, with police at checkpoints across Phnom Penh searching for wea­pons, and traffic kept...

UN Envoy Concerned About Abuses

The crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Phnom Penh raised “fresh and serious concerns” about the human rights sit­uation in Cambodia, a UN rights envoy...

Drought-Stricken Farmers Face Debt Burden

takeo town - As in other parts of the country, the rains came too little and too late for many rice cultivators here. A...

Funcinpec ‘Will Bargain’ if Security Assured

Funcinpec said Thursday that it is prepared to resume talks on a new government, but only after its members are guaranteed security and freedom...

Parties Haggle Over Key Assembly Committee

In the National Assembly, one committee of just 12 people has the power to decide what legislation gets through to the floor of parliament...

A Cambodian Star, Still Shining, Looks Back

Dy Saveth is still recognized in Phnom Penh’s markets for her starring roles in the tearjerker movies of the 1960s. “Stallholders tell me how...

King Says He Won’t Chair ‘Fruitless’ Gov’t Negotiations

King Norodom Sihanouk has said he will not preside over a summit of the three political parties to resolve the current political crisis. In...

Parties Accept Order for Siem Reap Ceremony

King Norodom Sihanouk is not coming to Phnom Penh to convene the new National Assembly next week, a palace statement said Thursday. Instead, the...

Rainsy Is Still ‘a Hostage’

Sam Rainsy returned to his Phnom Penh home Thursday after 10 days sheltering in a UN office, still considering himself a government hostage. “The...

Streets Quiet on Eve of Siem Reap Talks

No Protests for First Time in Three Weeks Prince Norodom Ranariddh is expected to meet with CPP Pre­sident Chea Sim later this week for talks...

Vying for the ‘Good Guy’ Title

Government, Opposition Square Off in Publicity Race After Crackdown As television viewers in Cambodia and across the world watch police beat and chase demonstrators out...

World Community Offers Mixed Response to Gov’t Action

Diplomats in Phnom Penh reacted with a mixture of dismay and mild approval Tuesday to the government’s decision to send in riot troops to...

Poll Group Wants World to Wait for Fraud Investigation

A group of Asian poll monitors has urged the international community to reserve judgment on last month’s elections until opposition poll complaints have been...

Constitutional Council Faces Internal Criticism

A member of the Constitutional Council questioned the legality of Council rulings on election complaints in a recent report to King Norodom Sihanouk. Say...

Rainsy Party Wrestles With Choice of Pailin Candidate

Sam Rainsy Party activists are pushing to replace their current Pai­lin candidate, an American-Cam­bodian, with a local member for the National Assembly seat the...

Voter Turnout Exceeded ’93, NEC Reports

Nearly 94 percent of Cam­bodia’s registered voters cast ballots in last month’s national election, with only 337,916 out of  nearly 5.4 million failing to...

Council Claims Rainsy Missed Deadline

Desk officers at the Con­sti­tutional Council on Friday morning again rejected seven categories of election complaints lodged by opposition politician Sam Rainsy, in part...