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Koh Kong, Thailand Ink Energy Deal

Koh Kong province has agreed to buy $5.2 million worth of electricity from Thailand, the first-ever deal of its kind between Cambo­dia and its...

NUF Declares Boycott of ‘Unfair’ Poll

As voter registration began Monday, the opposition National United Front declared a boycott of the July 26 national elections, saying the polls cannot be...

In Ratanakkiri, Rain is Power

banlung, Ratanakkiri province -This northeastern town may be one of the few places in the world where residents translate rain into kilowatt hours. “Maybe...

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...

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Last Glimpses of a Cambodian Paradise? Documenting an area on the...

The sheer scale of the logging operations in Cambodia’s Virachey National Park makes it a wonder that there’s anything left of the forest, especially as the timber just keeps flowing into Vietnam unabated. In fact, Cambodia has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates.

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