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Gallery Sponsors Lecture on Animism, Photography Show Exhibit

Cambodia’s seamless blend of Buddhism and animism is highlighted by the phallic stones that grace the sanctuaries of many local temples. “Some are even...

Adoption Figure Disparities Raise Legitimacy Concerns

Long-standing concerns about irregularities in overseas adoptions were heightened recently by discrepancies between official government figures and those claimed by officials at two local...

Humor on ‘Treasure Island’

Every Christmas season, British celebrants mark the holiday with a theatrical blend of slapstick humor, pop songs, cross-dressing and topical jokes—all imposed on a...

NGOs in Cambodia Look Back on 20 Years of Aid Work

While casual visitors often describe Phnom Penh as a dusty and run-down city, the capital still presents a more inviting image than the ravaged...

EU Puts its Best Foot Forward With Chamber Orchestra

When Ambrose Miller was studying music at Britain’s Cambridge University in the late 1960s, he found the program at the time “too academic to...

Monorom Hotel Restructures, Will Reopen

When the Monorom Hotel opened in Phnom Penh in 1962, it was the country’s premier luxury hotel. But after years of neg­lect and a...

Floating Village Cut Adrift

Yeang Byung Soa doubts he’ll be able to comply with a municipal government order to disassemble his house on the Bassac River and relocate...

Thai Officers to be Honored

Two Thai military officers are to be decorated by the Cam­bodian government, in a ceremony to be held this morning at the Royal Palace...

Nation’s 1st Int’l Trade Fair Hoped to Boost Investment

What is being billed as the country’s first international trade fair will be held in Phnom Penh early next month in efforts to attract...

‘Stability’ Boosting Cambodia’s Tourism

The number of foreigners visiting Cambodia rose 33 percent during the first eight months of the year, an increase tourism officials attributed to “improved...

Orphans Get Computer Savvy

Five-year-old Krean Panha refused to walk for six months after he arrived at the Australia-Cambodia Orphanage Center, recalled administrator Geraldine Cox. “We try not...

Opposition Lawmaker Abducted

A Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker was abducted Wednesday even­ing at his home in central Phnom Penh, police and members of his party said. Lon...

Students Call For Official To Resign

A students’ group is demanding that the country’s top border official resign in the wake of last month’s allegations by the co-Interior ministers that...

Banteay Chmar One of 100 Endangered Sites

Banteay Chmar temple in northwest Cambodia has more in common these days with such international landmarks as the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and...

Thailand, Vietnam Encroaching, Gov’t Says

Underscoring public anger over border disputes, the co-Ministers of Interior have alleged that neighboring Thailand and Vietnam have seized large stretches of national territory—in...

Opposition Queries Focus on Forestry, Customs

Opposition lawmaker Sam Rainsy on Tuesday demanded to know why forest revenues haven’t increased despite orders to end illegal logging, and why an import-inspection...

A Hysterical Look at Freud

There seems little amusing at first in the premise of Terry Johnson’s offbeat theatrical hit “Hysteria,” which is being performed this weekend by the...

Elderly Bemoan Coldness , Corruption of New Generation

Seventy-seven-year-old Chey Teng finds little to admire in contemporary society and often looks back fondly on the past. “As far as cultural changes are...

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