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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.

Burger King to Open New Phnom Penh Branch

U.S. fast-food chain Burger King will open its second location in Phnom Penh in Boeng Keng Kang I commune by the end of January, the restaurant’s manager said Thursday.

Hun Sen Encounters ‘Choh Chenh Tov’ Chants on Drive to Airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen got an unexpected send-off from thousands of striking garment factory workers Thursday morning when his motorcade passed the marchers along Russian Boulevard as he traveled to Phnom Penh International Airport to depart for a three-day state visit to Vietnam.

Three Held for Rape; 2 Wanted for Rape-Murder

Three suspects were arrested on Wednesday for gang raping a 19-year-old woman on Tuesday in Pursat province’s Krakor district, police said Thursday.

Cold Snap Sees Temperature Fall to 11C in North

Temperatures dropped to 11 degrees in Cambodia’s northern provinces on Wednesday as a cold snap, predicted to last weeks, descended on the country, the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said.

Dubious Cancer Clinic Still Open for Business

The Phnom Penh municipal health department on Monday said that it would allow a health center claiming to cure diseases such as cancer and diabetes through “detox” treatments to remain open, despite previous claims that it had already been shut down.

Health Ministry to Shut Down Cancer Clinic

The Ministry of Health said Thursday it would shut down a Phnom Penh health center that claims to cure diseases such as cancer and diabetes with the help of detoxifying machines, according to officials.

New Health Center Claims to Cure Cancer Through Detox

An unconventional new health center in Chamkar Mon district is claiming to be able to cure Cambodians of cancer and diabetes using only “detoxifying treatments” such as a thin, gray mat that emits magnetic vibrations.

Education Ministry Gets Donation of IT Supplies

The European Union, Unicef and the Embassy of Sweden on Friday donated information technology (IT) supplies worth about $500,000 to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to enhance communication and administrative work, officials said.

Ministries to Embark on Project With Microsoft

Technology giant Microsoft is expected to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Education as well as the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to help build a free online Khmer-language database for users to translate documents between Khmer and other languages, a Microsoft representative said Tuesday.

Snakebites an Under-Reported but Deadly Problem in Cambodia

Along Cambodia’s rivers, floodlands and lowlands live millions of venomous snakes, 10 species of which can be lethal if you disturb their slumber.

Siem Reap Man Becomes 102nd Lightning Fatality in 2013

Lightning struck and killed a 54-year-old farmer in Siem Reap province’s Puok district on Wednesday, making him the 102nd person to be killed by lightning this year, officials said Thursday.

Man Kills Baby Girl During Dispute With Wife

A 26-year-old man is on the run after brutally killing his 2-month-old daughter by bashing her against a sickle after a domestic dispute with his wife in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district, police said Tuesday.

Mentally Ill Man Kills Baby Cousin, Attacks Grandmother

Police in Banteay Meanchey have arrested a 29-year-old man who brutally killed his 1-year-old cousin and seriously injured the baby’s grandmother.

Warrant for Suspect in Murder of US Tourist

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man suspected of murdering an American woman whose decomposed body was discovered in a jungle area of Koh Rong island on October 1, the court president said Tuesday.

16-Year-Old Wanted for Murdering Man, Raping His Daughter

A 16-year-old is on the run after shooting a man dead so that he could rape his 14-year-old daughter in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district on Friday, police said.

Man Arrested Over Murder of Rubber Farmer

A man has been arrested for his alleged role in the killing of a landowner following a dispute over a boundary at a rubber plantation in Ratanakkiri province, dep­uty provincial police chief Phen Dina said Tuesday.

Banteay Meanchey Prison Evacuated as Flooding Continues

Hundreds of inmates were evacuated from Banteay Meanchey provincial prison Thursday afternoon after floodwaters flattened a 20 meter section of the prison wall and burst into prison grounds, leaving many cells un­der a meter of water.

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‘It’s not political’: Phnom Penh Post CEO on $3.9m tax bill

A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.

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