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Cash-Poor Bank Risks Closure

Thai shareholders in the Cam­bodia Farmers Bank have been ordered to give the bank a cash infusion or risk being closed down, National Bank...

Students Air Concerns as School Year Starts

Bun Phearath was not thrilled to be back in school Monday. And, like many of his fellow students, he had a lot of concerns...

Coalition Summit Hangs an Prince’s Request

King Norodom Sihanouk wrote Monday that he is waiting for a formal request from his son, Fun­cinpec leader Prince Noro­dom Ranariddh, before calling a...

First Floods, Now Drought in Stricken Province

sala rieng village, Svay Chrum district, Svay Rieng province - Mao Phally sits on a bamboo platform outside her wooden house, watching the sky...

Condoms to be Mandatory In Sihanoukville’s Brothels

The National AIDS Program has launched a pilot campaign in Sihanoukville requiring men to use condoms when having sex with prostitutes. The program’s chief adviser,...

NEC Says Ballots OK; Opposition Wants to See

The National Election Commit­tee announced over the weekend that a reconciliation of ballots from the July 26 election showed no discrepancies. But opposition parties...

Opposition Proposes Summit Outside Country

Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party on Sunday proposed a coalition summit “on neutral ground” in Tokyo, headed by King Noro­dom Sihanouk, in hopes...

Police to Go Door to Door For Weapons

In an effort to squash a recent surge in crime, the municipality on Sunday announced plans to check every house in the capital for...

‘Booby-Trap’ Attack Caught Siem Reap Asleep

siem reap town - No one expected a rocket attack here, much less one from beneath a flower bush. “We weren’t thinking about what...

US House Calls PM Criminal

The full US House of Represe­ntatives passed a resolution Sat­urday condemning Second Prime Minister Hun Sen as a war criminal. The measure, which urged...

Kyodo Protests False Report

Editors at Kyodo News service have lodged a protest and threatened litigation against the distributor of a story falsely claiming that resistance commander Nhiek...

7/7 Mini Store Stands Empty

The 7/7 Mini Store has shut its doors, and an inspection through its tinted windows re­veals its goods have been cleaned out. Two months...

Police Boost Security for Crime Wave

Police on Friday said they are stepping up security to help fight a recent surge in crime against foreigners. “The plan to strengthen security...

Talks Falter; King Asked to Mediate

Coalition negotiations between the country’s three elected political parties collapsed Friday as politicians failed to agree on what to do about a controversial mathematical...

Pondering History

Why Classes Shy Away From the Killing Fields Kang Om, a professor of pedagogy at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, has kept the textbooks...

Caltex, Mobitel Sponsor New Football League

The US petroleum giant Cal­tex, mobile phone company MobiTel and TV5 will sponsor a new football league slated to kick off on Saturday. The...

RAC to Get Competition on Siem Reap, Battambang Routes

A new local airline will begin flying domestic routes next week, mounting the first challenge to Royal Air Cambodge’s dominance of domestic flights. The...

Ten Injured in Early Morning Hotel Blaze

An early morning fire at the Pich Nil Hotel Thursday left 10 women injured after they jumped from second- and third-story windows to escape...

Cambodia Set for Asian Games

Eighty athletes participating in 10 sports will represent Cam­bodia at the 13th Asian Games in Bangkok from December 6-20, sports officials said Thursday. Taekwon-do,...

Poor Farmer, Father of 8, Kills Newborn

A farmer and father of eight in Battambang pro­vince beat his two-day-old daughter to death with a hoe handle last week because he despaired...

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Big Drop Reported in Child Labor in Cambodia Fashion Factories

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia's garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said Tuesday. 

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