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Samlot Hard-liners Resisting

A band of Khmer Rouge fighters in Battambang province de­fected to the government last week, but top hard-line commanders in the area of Sam­lot...

Kidnappers Strike Again In Capital

The daughter of a prominent French-Cambodian businessman was kidnapped and freed last week, the latest in a spate of abductions terrorizing the capital’s affluent....

400 Protest Undelivered Jobs

Four hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior on Monday, saying they were cheated out of $20 to $250 each when...

Plowing Portends Little Rain, Lots of Corn

Siv Cheang, a 58-year-old farm­er watching Thursday’s Royal Plowing Ceremony, was not exactly encouraged by the royal plow team’s forecast. “The oxen did not...

200 Garment Workers Protest Low Wages, Forced Overtime

About 200 garment factory workers marched to the National Assembly and the US Embassy on Tuesday morning demanding higher pay and the end to...

Factory Protest Turns Violent; 11 Detained

Eleven workers were detained by police Tuesday after more than 1,000 striking factory workers scuffled with police, witnesses and police said. The workers were protesting...

New CMAC Vehicle Tested

The Cambodian Mine Action Center staged its first test Mon­day of a state-of-the-art mine-clearing vehicle officials said could revolutionize the nation’s demining efforts. Two...

Murdered Australian Linked to Investment Scam, Paper Says

An Australian lawyer killed at the Hotel Sofitel Cambodiana two weeks ago was involved in a multi-million dollar investment scam, an Australian newspaper has...

Fire Destroys 40 Homes, Threatens Factory

BA fire destroyed 40 squatter homes, and a nearby tobacco factory nearly went up in smoke in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Thursday morning,...

Flying Tigers’ Pay Doubled

An elite police force was back at work Wednesday with new uniforms and doubled salaries, helping to control street clashes in Phnom Penh. All...

One Dead in Attack at Chea Sim Pagoda

A woman was killed and 12 people injured in a Thursday night grenade attack at a Takeo province pagoda patronized by CPP President Chea...

Flying Tigers Grounded as Powerful Personalities Disagree

On a dusty road in Phnom Penh’s Don Penh district, 12 of the police’s fastest motorcycles are lined up in two neat rows. But...

Proposal Aims to Keep Reins on City Youths

It’s a hotel owner’s nightmare: Two teens show up to rent a room and eight of their closest friends sneak in later, trash the...

Narcotics Officer’s Car Shot In Latest Drug-Related Row

An official in the Interior Min­istry’s narcotics division was shot Tuesday night, topping off more than three weeks of attacks against anti-drug forces, police...

Double Rape Adds to Wave of Gang Crime

Police arrested nine gang members Sunday night in connection with the gang rape of two women on the outskirts of the city, police said...

Dispute Grounds Elite Police

A top municipal official has removed the Flying Tigers, a two-year-old anti-crime force, from Phnom Penh’s streets amid a dispute over the group’s future....

Heng Peo Says He Won’t Flee

Cambodia’s deputy chief of anti-drug police on Sunday de­nied reports that he is in hiding and will seek asylum in Australia or another country....

Strikes Hit Pair of Taiwanese Garment Factories in PPenh

Hundreds of striking workers converged Wednesday on two Taiwanese-managed garment factories to demand better pay and working conditions. Both ended with agreements, according to...

Two Grenade Explosions Kill 4, Injure 12

Two separate grenade blasts left four people dead in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district Wed­nesday night, according to a po­lice official. One grenade resulted in...

Vendors Rail Against New Market Plan

About 130 vendors from Kom­pong Cham province demonstrated at the National As­sembly in Ph­nom Penh on Monday against plans for a new market in...

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Last Glimpses of a Cambodian Paradise? Documenting an area on the...

The sheer scale of the logging operations in Cambodia’s Virachey National Park makes it a wonder that there’s anything left of the forest, especially as the timber just keeps flowing into Vietnam unabated. In fact, Cambodia has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates.

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