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Running Scared

Prince’s Bodyguard Recalls Terrifying Hours Thong Serey Both was eating noodles at about 8 am at a streetside stall when he first saw the tanks...

Mine Fatalities Said Down by Half in ’97

Mine and unexploded ordnance casualties in Cambodia decreased by 50 percent in 1997 from the previous year, according to a report released Friday by...

Police, UN Disagree Over Activist’s Death

The police chief of Kandal province said Wednesday that his preliminary investigation on the death of a Funcinpec activist indicated suicide, while a UN...

Funcinpec Activist Found, Dead, in Kandal

The body of Funcinpec activist missing for a week was found dead Sunday morning in Kandal province, party officials and rights workers said. The...

Nearly 4 of 10 Live in Poverty, Profile Shows

The most thorough profile on poverty in Cambodia ever completed shows 36 percent of citizens live in poverty, and more than half of those...

Funcinpec Activist Killed in Moto Collision

Funcinpec activist Em So­pheap—who led a street clash the week deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­o­dom Rana­riddh returned to Cam­bodia—was killed last week in...

Rainsy Leads 2,000 Protesters; Workers Held

About 2,000 demonstrators led by Sam Rainsy defied a municipal ban on demonstrations and marched through the streets of Phnom Penh on Sunday, calling...

City Rejects Rainsy Rally, Citing Ban

The Phnom Penh Municipality on Wednesday turned down a request from Sam Rainsy to hold a controversial demonstration, and passed the problem on to...

Regional Meeting Focuses on Ottawa Treaty

Representatives from Cambo­dia attended a two-day conference in Bangkok last weekend to discuss ways to implement last year’s treaty to ban land mines, according...

Paper Blames Shooting on Gov’t Officials

Koh Santepheap (Island of Peace) newspaper on Tuesday accused high government officials of being behind the shooting of its publisher and his bodyguard. In...

Newspaper Publisher Shot With Guard at Capital Wat

The publisher of a well-known Phnom Penh newspaper and his bodyguard were shot Monday morning at a city wat. Both took bullets in the...

PMs Name Human Rights Panel to Probe Killings, Abuses

The two prime ministers signed a subdecree Monday forming a committee to investigate human rights abuses, including scores of extrajudicial killings after July’s factional...

Phnom Penh’s Public Internet Access Grows

Two new businesses specializing in public access to the In­ternet have opened recently—a sign of growing interest in the medium, according to one expert....

British Photographer Portrays Burma in Black and White

It took photographer Nic Dun­lop four trips to Burma before he got the shot he wanted of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.  “I wanted...

Corruption Blamed for Strikes

Ted Ngoy, chairman of the Free Development Republican Par­ty, indirectly blamed garment strikes in Cam­bodia on corrupt government officials Thursday.  “Some government officials are demanding...

By Stew Magnuson and Van Roeun the cambodia daily

First Prime Minister Ung Huot said Tuesday that Vietnam has agreed to three-way talks with Thailand and Cambodia concerning a controversial treaty demarcating the...

Land Mines Keep Tourists Away from Legendary Temples

siem reap town - With the influence of the Khmer Rouge on the wane, officials still have one more enemy to contend with before...

Children Get Their Day Today

International Children’s Day will be marked across Cambodia today with rallies, panel discussions and children’s games, organizers said.  Activities are planned in 12 provinces, as...

Chemical Adds Flavor to Campaign Season

Three letters are adding flavor to the 1998 elections. No, they’re not CPP, KNP or the KSP. They’re MSG, or monosodium glutamate, the chemical...

700 Would-Be Paralympians To Vie for Nat’l Team Spots

About 700 disabled athletes will compete in a two-day athletic meet starting today at Olympic Stadium, according to event organizers. The athletes are competing...