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Prince’s Camp Blasts Bickering—and Bickerer

A spokesman for deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh on Monday called for unity among opposition parties, saying that bickering would only weaken...

Allies Fume Over Prince’s Leadership

Less than a week after he re­turned to Cambodia to take his presumed place as head of the opposition, deposed first prime minister Prince...

UN Seeks Different Role in Poll

Nour-Eddine Driss wants to make one thing absolutely clear: “This is not Untac,” the UN’s top elections official said last week. “The UN is...

Hun Sen Asks For Peaceful Campaigning

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen appealed for a peaceful campaign season Saturday and urged citizens to turn in “intimidators.” “Vote for the party you...

PMs Seek to Neutralize Role Of Int’l Election Observers

The two prime ministers have asked the UN to limit the role of international observers in upcoming elections, proposing changes that electoral watchdogs say...

Vote-Counting Compromise Met Tepidly

The compromise to count the ballots from upcoming elections at the commune level instead of at village polling stations is a step in the...

Commune-Level Vote Count Agreed

With the National Assembly paralyzed by an opposition boycott, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of telephoning his rival,...

UN Envoy Blasts Anti-Vietnamese Statements

The UN’s top human rights envoy for Cambodia has condemned the massacre of ethnic Viet­na­mese and others last month in Kompong Chhnang province and...

Nine Parties Registered; Extension Sought

Two days before the closing of party registration for elections, only nine of the 44 eligible parties have applied and the Sam Rainsy Party...

Officials Deny Shift in Policy By Hun Sen on KR Tribunal

Spokesmen for the government and for Second Prime Minister Hun Sen denied Mon­day that the premier has backed off of support for an international...

RCAF Pushes to Border; KR Leaders Remain Free

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen named five military officials Monday to negotiate the reintegration of forces loyal to deposed prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh...

Theater Showcase Gives Actors, Audiences a Classic Perspective

Two classically trained act­ors—one Japanese, one British—brought their special brand of cross-cultural theatrical experience to Cambodia on Sunday. In a press conference at the...

Hun Sen Wants KR Ideas Dead

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen refused to say on Sunday whether he believed Pol Pot was dead. Instead, he said the most important issue...

Thai Governor Vows to Protest Against Piracy

A series of alleged hijackings of Thai trawlers by Cambodian troops has spurred a pledge by a Thai regional governor to protest  to Cambodian...

NUF Sets Boycott Deadline

The National United Front has set a deadline of May 18 for the government to meet four conditions it says are necessary for free...

Son Sann Party Talking Boycott After Killings

The Son Sann Party threatened Monday to pull out of upcoming elections unless an arrest is made in a deadly grenade attack on a...

Rebel Threat Lingers, Warns Top CPP Official

Sok An, a top CPP official and close aide to Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday warned the nation that the Khmer Rouge...

‘No Choice’ for Hard-Liners But to Fight, Says Guerrilla

Khmer Rouge forces have “no choice” but to continue fighting government troops, a top guerrilla commander said Sunday. Khem Nguon said the government’s rejection of...

Opposition Pair Killed By Grenade

A grenade blast killed two Son Sann Party members and wounded three others Saturday night in what appeared to be the latest po­litical attack...

Royal Audience For Asean trioka

The foreign ministers of Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are due to fly to Siem Reap this weekend to meet with King Norodom Sihanouk,...