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For Poor, Eating Dead Poultry Is a Calculated Risk

A public health campaign to teach villagers how to keep from spreading bird flu was launched across 10 provinces by the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health at the end of January, just prior to the latest deaths. But, according to Koy Hout, director of Kratie province’s agriculture department, educating villagers about the dangers of eating dead poultry can prove difficult, and many still try to bring their sick poultry to sell in the markets.

Taxi Driver Shot in the Face by Robbers in Takeo

A 48-year-old taxi driver was shot in the face on Tuesday during a robbery in Takeo province, police said.

Cashew Sector Poised for Bumper Crop

Cashew farmers and traders expect a bumper crop this year as the harvest season begins, following favorable weather conditions that have resulted in high yields at plantations in Ratanakkiri and Kompong Cham provinces.

Police Say Buddha Relics Recovered; Some Not Convinced

Police said Friday that they had arrested a 24-year-old farmer for his alleged role in December's theft of relics of the Buddha, and the golden urn in which they were kept, from a royal stupa on Oudong Mountain.

Woman Injured After Grenade Placed in Fire

A 41-year-old woman was injured in a grenade explosion Wednesday morning in Kompong Chhnang province's Kompong Tralach district, police said.

A Year After Law, Acid Easily Available On Streets

“What law? No one has ever come to speak to me about that,” said 33-year-old Lim Vannak, scanning the large plastic buckets of corrosive acids she had lined up on the pavement of Phnom Penh’s Street 144 on a recent morning.

Three Injured After Hit, Run, Shoot Traffic Incident in Phnom Penh

Three men were injured on Wednesday night when a Highlander SUV smashed into a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district and was then chased by an apparent vigilante in a Lexus, who opened fire on the Highlander and wounded the driver before fleeing, police said Thursday.

Drunk Military Police Chief Flees Successive Hit-and-Runs

A district military police chief in Kratie province left three people seriously injured on Monday afternoon after he drunkenly crashed into a female motorcyclist, and then crashed into a father and his son as he fled the scene of his first collision, police said.

New Cambodian Ambassadors Told to Counter CNRP ‘Distortion’

CPP National Assembly President Heng Samrin has ordered Cambodia’s newest ambassadors to Asia and Europe to go on a public relations offensive against mounting news abroad that the country’s respect for democracy and human rights is slipping.

Kite Enthusiasts Gather for Annual Festival

People from across Cambodia spilled onto Koh Pich Thursday morning for the 17th annual Khmer Kite Festival.

Hot Air Balloons Rise Again Over Angkor Wat

A hot air balloon company in Siem Reap province recommenced flights this week, nine months after one of its balloons carrying 17 tourists over the Angkor Wat temple complex crash-landed and injured nine people, an official said Wednesday.

Husband Locks Anti-Eviction Activist Yorm Bopha in House

Recently freed anti-eviction activist Yorm Bopha has become embroiled in a very public domestic dispute with her husband, with reporters Tuesday being called to their Boeng Kak area home by an NGO representative claiming that Ms. Bopha’s husband was trying to kill her.

Free Trade Union Reports Overall Jump in Labor Strikes in 2013

The Free Trade Union on Monday reported an overall increase in industrial action by its local branches last year with 136 total strikes in the first 11 months of 2013, up 35 percent from all of 2012, when there were 101 strikes by its members.

Teenager Stabbed to Death; Poker Player Killed

A 17-year-old student was stabbed to death by a classmate Monday at a high school in Kompong Chhnang province, police said Tuesday.

School Teachers Sit Out Class in Protest for Higher Wages

Public school teachers in Phnom Penh and at least five provinces began to stage piecemeal strikes Monday, refusing to teach as they demanded a raise in their monthly wage to $250.

Borei Keila Families Mark Anniversary Of Eviction

About 100 former residents of the Borei Keila community on Friday morning marked their violent eviction two years ago by authorities from their former neighborhood and demanded that their homes be rebuilt.

Road Deaths Up Last Year, Number Likely to Rise

The number of fatalities from traffic accidents on Cambodia’s roads increased by just seven in 2013, according to data released Thursday, but traffic safety groups said the actual figure is likely to be higher.

Woman Found Murdered in Hotel Room in Phnom Penh

Police said Monday that they are looking for a 48-year-old Dutchman as a suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old Cambodian woman whose body was found with her throat slashed under a bed in a Phnom Penh hotel on Sunday.

New Tuol Kok Mall to Add to District’s Growth

A new open-air mall sporting high-end luxury shops and restaurants in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district is the latest expansion of the suburban neighborhood, though widespread commercialization of the area could still take years, property executives said Monday.

Defense Minister Warns Protesters Against Blocking Streets

Striking garment factory workers and protesting CNRP supporters should respect people of other nationalities and make sure they act within the boundaries of the law, Defense Minister General Tea Banh said Thursday.