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Mekong Bridge Building Starts

A ground-breaking ceremony for a Mekong River bridge will take place Wednesday at the construction site in Kompong Cham province. The 1.3-km bridge is...

National Malaria Campaign To Promote Hammock Nets

The National Malaria Control Program plans to promote mosquito hammock nets for migrant forest workers in the hope of reducing malaria rates, officials said...

Tax-Break Talks Put on Hold

The Council of Ministers postponed its discussion to finalize a tax exemption for garment manufacturers, an official of the council said Wednesday. Chea Sophan,...

Garment Makers Say They’ll Get Tax Break

The government plans to exempt garment makers from the controversial Value Added Tax, a move that could cost millions of dollars in tax revenue,...

City Plans Park Projects Using Private Money Funds

Phnom Penh authorities have proposed upgrading two garden parks along the Tonle Sap and near the city railway station. The plans call for the...

Garment Quotas Postponed Deadline Not Yet Set

A planned US quota on garment exports will not be imposed on Jan 1 and negotiations would continue, Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh said Monday....

Student-Led Seminar Teaches Safety to Tuol Kok Prostitutes

More than 40 sex workers from Tuol Kok district gazed at a banana and laughed when a seminar leader covered it with condom to...

Cool Weather Could Raise Health Risks

As a spate of unseasonably cool weather continued Wednesday, health experts recommended extra precautions to prevent cold-related health problems. “Generally when extremely cold weather...

Cambodia Weathers Assault by Cold, Storms

While most Cambodians were shivering on Monday, Chen Soy was working up a sweat. As customers flocked to her second-hand clothes shop on Street...

Squatters To Be Moved To Sihanoukville; First Phase Begins in Relocation Program

Phnom Penh plans to transplant 100 squatter families to a Sihanoukville plantation in the first phase of an effort to rid parts of the...

Families Ousted in Cleanup

Chhay Nak could do nothing Monday but stand in front of the municipal officials as they tore down her wooden shack on a side...

Aid Workers Survive ‘Miracle’ Crash Landing in Stung Treng

Five international NGO staff and the pilot survived a crash landing of their chartered plane in a rice field Friday in Stung Treng province....

Khmer Crafts Center to Open

A center to promote traditional Khmer arts is scheduled to hold an open house and crafts exhibition Sat­urday in Takhmau. The non-profit Lotus Pond...

AIDS Victim’s Tale Shows Need for Condoms

Men Kim Lon had a message for both men and women on World AIDS Day: Use a condom. It could save your life. She...

Government To Terminate Swiss Inspection Firm’s Contract

The government has decided to terminate a pre-shipment in­spection contract with a Swiss firm and has started searching for another contractor. Top officials of...

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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