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Future of Shophouse Ghost Towns Uncertain

Beyond Phnom Penh Interna­tional Airport where thousands of empty shophouses sit in various stages of completion—some finished, others still a mere skeleton of orange...

Cease-Fire Halts Seven Days of Border Fighting

Cambodian and Thai officials declared a cease-fire yesterday on a seventh day of fighting at the Thai-Cambodian border, the longest stretch of violence since...

Firm Defends Plantation Against Elephant Claims

Facing claims from conservation NGO Wildlife Alliance that its proposed $75 million, 5,000-hec­tare plantation would, in fact, disrupt and endanger elephant migration in Koh...

Banana Plantation Proposal Meets Opposition

A 5,000-hectare banana plantation, proposed by a company associated with Australia’s former treasurer, is drawing objections from both the Forestry Administration and an environmental...

Garment Exports Up, but Profits Remain Tight

As the garment industry experiences healthy growth in ex­ports, Cambodia’s competitive advantage with other countries is more evident than ever. But garment factories warn...

Royal Group Unveils Plans to Launch Satellite

Royal Group yesterday announ­ced plans to launch Cambodia’s first satellite into space in early 2013, an investment worth be­tween $250 million to $400 million,...

New Mobile Operator Pins Hopes on 4G

Cambodia’s ninth mobile telephone service provider, which will be operated by Star Digital Muds Co under the brand name Emaxx, is expected to launch...

‘City of Future’ Planned for Chroy Changva

A 387-hectare, $3 billion proposed real estate development on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva peninsula—which includes a 60-hectare public park and a 40-hectare sports facility...

The Sun Sets on Snow’s

For the last six years, foreigners have traveled over the Japanese Friendship Bridge to Chroy Changva five nights a week for two reasons: to...

National Arbitration Center Exams Rescheduled

Six months after candidates for the National Arbitration Center boycotted examinations designed to ensure their credibility, the Commerce Ministry has scheduled a new test...

Web Blocking Criticized as Free Speech Violation

Rights advocates yesterday criticized the government’s apparent collusion with some Internet providers to block websites critical of the government, saying that it violated constitutional...

Diverse Economy Remains Elusive, Forum Hears

Calling the need to modernize the economy “urgent,” Prime Min­ister Hun Sen yesterday told an economic conference that the economy had to diversify to...

Constituents Express Frustration With Gov’t to Lawmakers

Corruption, land conflicts among topics addressed in lawmaker-constituent dialogues Frustration over government cor­ruption, unequal application of the law and land conflicts was laid bare during...

Gov’t Orders Arbitrators to Sit Examination

After a four-month standoff, Prime Minister Hun Sen has signed an order that requires all candidates for the National Arbi­tration Center to pass an...

Official Confiscates Reporters’ Voice Recorders

Anticorruption Unit Chairman Om Yentieng confiscated the voice recorders of several journalists following a press conference yesterday after being questioned about US Federal Bureau...

As Angkor Air Plans, Travel Agents Criticize

As national airline Cambodia Angkor Air announced plans to ex­pand its services throughout the region, travel agents and associations this week criticized the airline...

Investment Funds Size Up Post-Crisis Cambodia

Though the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008 scuttled plans for private equity funds targeting a total of $475 million, several firms...

Former Towers’ Site Slated for ‘Millionaire’ Villas

Land once slated for the country’s tallest building, will now see its ambitions lowered to plans for dozens of luxury villas and several commercial...

Approval of Two New Domestic Airlines Pending

Two new Cambodian airlines are set to launch early next year, pending approval of their applications for operation, the government announced yesterday, raising the...

Rights Group Keeps Focus on Slain Journalists

The cases of 10 journalists who have been assassinated in Cambodia since 1994 still remain unsolved, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said in a report this week that profiles the journalists as a reminder of threats to freedom of speech.

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