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Latest Clashes Aggravate Land Mine Problem

siem reap town - Sok Seap, 34, said he defected to the government from the hard-line rebels in Anlong Veng because he was tired...

Latest Clashes Aggravate Land Mine Problem

siem reap town - Sok Seap, 34, said he defected to the government from the hard-line rebels in Anlong Veng because he was tired...

Refugees Return to Anlong Veng, Still Wary of ‘The Butcher’

o bai tap, Siem Reap province -Thol Ny sat under a blue tarp Wednesday morning with her six children and pondered her family’s future....

Census Data Used in Poll Registration

The governor of Ratanakkiri province said Tuesday he is using a list of names of eligible voters obtained from census officials—a direct violation of...

Koh Kong, Thailand Ink Energy Deal

Koh Kong province has agreed to buy $5.2 million worth of electricity from Thailand, the first-ever deal of its kind between Cambo­dia and its...

Classes Stop Again When Teachers Work Polls

Many provincial classrooms will sit empty for the second time this year as teachers are called upon to help register voters for the upcoming...

Rebel Radio Silenced; Are Rebels Next?

Military officials said the Khmer Rouge radio station was des­troyed Tuesday evening, and the clandestine transmitter’s failure to broadcast Wednesday ap­peared to serve as...

Government Sits on Swiss Gold Cache

A $135 million horde of gold in a Swiss bank account recently awarded to the Cambodian government will probably remain in the account for...

Souped-Up Eateries Make Inroads With Phnom Penh Diners

Steam rises from the electric hot pot and wafts into Hang Sobaya’s face as he scoops meat, broth and vegetables into a bowl at...

Rice Prices Rise—Some Blame Market, Others Point to Weather

Sim Toeur journeyed to Ph­nom Penh on Wednesday to sell her excess rice. But the 20-year-old from Battambang prov­ince’s Mong Russei district and other...

Census Officials Deny They Used Bad Paper, Stole Funds

Census officials have refuted allegations that poor-quality paper used for questionnaires may threaten the results of the recent national census. Stories in the opposition...

Malaysians, Soldiers Ambushed in Koh Kong

Two Malaysian businessmen and two Cambodian soldiers were killed in an ambush Friday in a remote part of Koh Kong province, provincial officials confirmed...

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,...

Broadcast Media Ignore Ranariddh’s Return

While the return of deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­o­dom Ranariddh to Cambo­dia was the top story in the world media much of Monday,...

Factions Tear Police, Army, Minister Says

Interior co-Minister Sar Kheng warned Monday of political splits in Cambodia’s army and police departments and said the divisions could “sink the nation.” Speaking...

For at Least a Day, People Find it’s Good to be Funcinpec

The last nine months may have belonged to the CPP and its al­lies, but Monday was virtually all Fun­cinpec as thousands of party loyalists...

Mourners Mark Anniversary of March 30 Grenade Attack

Mourners peacefully marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly March 30 grenade attack Monday as city authorities let the religious ceremony and demonstration continue...

Rainsy Rebuffed as City Draws Line in the Park

Despite a threat from authorities not to proceed, Sam Rainsy on Sunday vowed to carry on with a ceremony marking the one year anniversary...

Pilgrims Prepare to March for Peace and Trees

As a dozen foreigners gathered around the Venerable Maha Gho­sananda on Monday as part of their training for the seventh Pilgrimage of Peace, the...

Census Considered a Success

Cambodia’s first census in 36 years ended Thursday with organizers declaring it a success. “I am very impressed with all the staff all down the...