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Kem Sokha Takes on Opposition, Vietnamese

wat baray vihear, Takeo pro­vince - A senior Son Sann Party official on Monday said the party would not join an opposition coalition government...

Watchdog Seeks King’s Help

To impose more pressure on the government, the environmental watchdog Global Witness has presented its latest findings on rampant illegal logging to King Norodom...

Family Watched Kin Die in Last July’s Fighting

A political power struggle turned violent last July 5 and 6, wrecking the lives of dozens and impeding the nation’s redevelopment. Today, The Cam­bodia...

Family’s Life Was Shattered Only Seconds From Escape

Her Niece Dead and Son Wounded, Thoughts of July 5 Make Woman ‘Want to Cry’ Sitha’s family was minutes, maybe only seconds from successfully fleeing...

Villagers Feud With RCAF Over Rice Paddy

A dispute between villagers and soldiers has arisen over the ownership of several hundred hectares of paddy field in the Bavel district of Battambang...

Thai Gov’t to Investigate Log-Export Deal

The Thai government has reiterated its pledge to prevent illegal log imports from Cambodia and has promised to investigate a current alleged deal. The...

Rainsy Leads 2,000 Protesters; Workers Held

About 2,000 demonstrators led by Sam Rainsy defied a municipal ban on demonstrations and marched through the streets of Phnom Penh on Sunday, calling...

S Americans Head Footy Favorites List

It’s a half a world away, but many Cam­bodian fans say they are rooting for South American teams in this year’s World Cup action....

Watchdog Says Gov’t Plans $50M Log Deal

A Cambodian forestry company is set to export about $50 million worth of illegal logs into Thailand via Laos, the environmental watch­dog Global Witness...

Police Make Antiquity Arrests

Siem Reap military police ar­rested nine soldiers and seized tons of stolen artifacts in two arrests last week, police and conservation officials said Tues­day.  Eleven...

Felled Trees Fund Route 12

The government is allowing thousands of trees to be cut to help fund the renovation of a 46-km stretch along Route 12 be­tween Kompong...

Vendors Mull Dry-Polls Plea

Drink vendors could be facing an election-day dilemma: to sell or not to sell. Cambodia’s two prime ministers have appealed to citizens and foreigners alike...

Environmentalists Give Forests Five Years Before They’re Gone

In March, Agriculture Minister Tao Seng Huor agreed with the World Bank to crack down on illegal logging in part by suspending the signing...

What Is the Law? Courts Bow to Ministry Edict

If there is one thing Kompong Cham Chief Prosecutor Uk Touch says he is sure of, it is that 22-year-old Lim Pheng was breaking...

Court Denies Political Bias in K Cham Case

kompong cham town - Ung Muy Heang says she doesn’t know anything about politics or opposition politician Sam Rainsy. All she knows is that...

Group Links Gov’t Official to Timber Transfer

Environmental watchdog Glo­bal Witness has charged Cam­bodia’s forestry director with ne­gotiating a timber concessions transfer despite alleged government assurances not to do so. The...

Sea to Get Attention During Environment Day

While illegal logging often dominates the environmental spot­­light, concern about the future of Cambodia’s coastal re­gion takes center stage today.  About 200 people, including government...

Gov’t Urged To Regulate Tonle Sap

Cambodia needs to create new laws and enforce existing ones to protect the resource-rich Tonle Sap lake in light of a new Unesco designation,...

Rainsy: PM Fled Hometown

o’reang-ou district, kompong cham province - Out­spoken dissident Sam Rainsy lashed out at Hun Sen on Tues­day, saying the voters are as disgusted with...

Land Mines Keep Tourists Away from Legendary Temples

siem reap town - With the influence of the Khmer Rouge on the wane, officials still have one more enemy to contend with before...

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