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EdC Reclaims Power From Wholesalers

The city’s power utility Elec­tricite du Cambodge will meet today’s deadline to take back control of privately operated power cabins, a senior EdC official...

Thai Bank Third to Downsize

The Bangkok Bank is downsizing its Phnom Penh branch, the third foreign bank operating in Phnom Penh to fall victim to the regional economic...

Rebel Forces Take Towns, Fight Gov’t

Anti-government forces have stepped up their attacks in the northwest, capturing two villages and fighting government troops for two others, a senior RCAF official...

City Police Launch Crackdown on Teen Gangs

Police late Tuesday staged two late-night raids on Phnom Penh hotels in an effort to intercept teen-agers who they believe may be contributing to...

Resistance Forces Beef Up Recruiting Efforts in Northwest

Top security officials in Bat­tambang province have confirmed that anti-government operatives are recruiting people to join border-area forces, but they downplayed the effectiveness of...

Alleged Brothel Killer’s Release Draws Outrage

Neang Thy Pheung spent the last year of her short life as a captive, having sex several times a day with soldiers, traders—whoever her...

ADB Weighs Highway Loan

The Asian Development Bank next month will decide whether to grant Cambodia a $110 million loan package for work on the country’s highways, an...

Drivers Say Checkpoints Back

Nissan taxi driver Sok Savoeun said he is tired of paying at the half-dozen illegal checkpoints that have materialized between Bat­tambang and Phnom Penh...

Gov’t Mulls Suspensions of Opposition Papers

The Ministry of Information is considering whether to suspend two opposition newspapers for allegedly failing to back up ac­counts that four monks and nine...

Deadlock Won’t Slow Budget Bill, Officials Say

Government officials said Mon­day that the delayed formation of the government will not hamper the pro­cess of passing next year’s bud­­get bill, now being...

Rebel Chiefs Slow Defections

Senior military officials this week acknowledged that the defection of thousands of anti-government troops and their families in the embattled district of Samlot may...

RCAF Claims Troop Movements No Battle Cry

Military leaders Wednesday confirmed government troop movements along the Thai border near Samlot, but denied an opposition newspaper’s claims that they are building up...

Trio Released; Five Protesters Remain in Jail

Three more protesters were released from T3 prison on Thursday, leaving five still in po­lice custody, Phnom Penh’s mu­nicipal police commissioner said. The three...

Gov’t Wants More Proof About 18 Bodies With Protests

Police officials on Thursday de­nounced a UN statement citing the discovery of 18 bodies since a Sept 7 crackdown on demonstrations, saying there was...

Grenade Attack Wasn’t Staged By Government, Police Insist

Police on Monday bristled at claims that the Sept 7 grenade ex­plosions inside the Phnom Penh compound of Second Prime Minister Hun Sen were...

Moderate CPP Co-Minister Backs Crackdown

Interior co-Minister Sar Kheng, a CPP moderate who was trying to broker a peaceful resolution to the opposition protests, said Wednesday he supports the...

League of Journalists Accuses Rainsy Supporters of Robbery

The League of Cambodian Journalists Tuesday accused Sam Rainsy Party security guards of robbing three journalists who were covering the sit-in. According to the...

Vandalism Disturbs Vietnamese Residents

Lym Heng, a coffee shop owner in Prampi Makara district, is not Vietnamese, but most of the customers sitting down to watch a Hong...

Hun Sen Raps ‘Bad Deeds’ Of Politicians

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that Cambo­dians don’t deserve the economic difficulties caused by a continuing political stalemate. In a broadcast aired...

CPP Denounces Protests, Calls For Talks

The CPP on Thursday condemned the opposition’s sit-in demonstration and dismissed the demand for an interim government to oversee new elections. But the ruling...

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