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Red Cross Returns Defectors to Anlong Veng

Five Red Cross trucks on Mon­day returned the first of thousands of displaced Khmer Rouge defectors back to Anlong Veng, an aid official said....

Opposition Claims Bias in Poll Registration

Opposition politicians claimed Monday that commune officials in several areas were selectively registering only CPP-loyal people to vote in upcoming elections. Reports from the...

Bandit Attack Cuts Medical Supply in NE

banlung, Ratanakkiri province - Health centers in Ratanakkiri province have about one month before running out of basic drugs, health workers said Fri­day. The...

Prince Snubs Sam Rainsy During Thai Trip

There were new signs of friction Monday between the Nation­al United Front’s two most visible leaders. A pro-Sam Rainsy newspaper, Proyuth (Fighting), printed two art­­icles...

Politics, Corruption Said Behind Artifact Thefts

When residents of Tateung village in Kompong Chhnang pro­v­ince found pre-Angkorean bas-reliefs, statues and pillars carved in pink sandstone in a nearby forest on...

CPP Justice Appointment Prompts Debate on Ethics

When Justice Minister Chem Snguon went to Paris for medical treatment last month, it wasn’t his secretary of state who took over for him....

Water Scarce in Provinces As a Long Dry Season Drags On

kompong trabek village, Kom­pong Trach district, Kam­pot pro­vince - Every morning at 5:30, Kim Vibol climbs out of bed and onto his bicycle to...

Refugees to Start Wet Return to Anlong Veng

The government and aid organizations are planning to begin today moving thousands of internal refugees back to their homes in the former Khmer Rouge...

Poll Authority Eyes CPP Thumbprint Program

The country’s election authority has informally begun to look into allegations that a controversial CPP membership drive amounts to intimidation, while par­ty officials continued...

Minor Snags Expected for Registration

There may not be enough ma­terials and not everyone may know where to go, but elections officials said Sunday they should be able to...

Registration Races the Rain in Ratanakkiri

banlung, Ratanakkiri province - Election workers in this north­eastern province are racing to get eligible voters registered for this year’s poll before weather makes...

Gov’t Revenues Fall Short

The government has failed to meet its revenue target for the first three months of 1998, a Fi­nance Ministry official said Thurs­day. Chhay Than,...

Plowing Portends Little Rain, Lots of Corn

Siv Cheang, a 58-year-old farm­er watching Thursday’s Royal Plowing Ceremony, was not exactly encouraged by the royal plow team’s forecast. “The oxen did not...

Classes Stop Again When Teachers Work Polls

Many provincial classrooms will sit empty for the second time this year as teachers are called upon to help register voters for the upcoming...

Groups Like Philippines Polling Ideas

Two Cambodian elections watchdog groups returned from observing Monday’s polling in the Philippines with new ideas for “parallel counting” of ballots in July’s elections....

Ready or Not, Registration Begins Monday

Oun Kong has a big job to do, very little time to do it in and a bit of a problem. The chairman of...

Rebel Radio Silenced; Are Rebels Next?

Military officials said the Khmer Rouge radio station was des­troyed Tuesday evening, and the clandestine transmitter’s failure to broadcast Wednesday ap­peared to serve as...

French Donate to Pochentong

The French government on Wednesday donated $6.7 million for the development of Pochen­tong Airport, completing a financing package of $12.5 million over the last...

Bank Brainstorming as Riel Plummets to 4-Month Low

National Bank of Cambodia Governor Chea Chanto held a brain­storming session Wednes­day to discuss ways of stabilizing the riel as the local currency slid...

Resistance Team To Discuss Reintegration

A team of Funcinpec fighters led by former RCAF Mil­itary Region 4 commander Khann Savoeun arrived in Phnom Penh on Wednesday for talks on...

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Witness of history: Who is Cambodia’s Queen Mother?

Today marks the 82nd birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Julio Jeldres, who served as the senior private secretary and special assistant to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk for 12 years and has written extensively on the Cambodian royal family, provides insight into the life of Cambodia’s Queen Mother, whom he describes as “a witness of history”

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