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Activists Highlight Exploited Child Workers

It has become an all-too-familiar and sad story: A teen-age girl is lured from the provinces to Phnom Penh by a stranger who promises...

Karaoke Girl Shot For Refusing Proposition

Nineteen-year-old Cheng Srey Pao had been in Phnom Penh only 17 days when she was pro­po­sitioned by a customer at the karaoke bar she...

For Nation or for Fun, 51 Musclemen Vie for Mr Cambodia

The first-ever contest for the best-built Cambodian male takes place Sunday in Phnom Penh. Mr Cambodia, organized by the three-month-old Cambodian Body Building Federation,...

Gov’t Vows to Enact Reforms

More than 800 government officials wrapped up a four-day meeting on Wednesday with a pledge to enact reforms sought by donors, but it remains...

Waste Passed Insufficient Test

Ministry of Industry experts declared in early December that waste from Taiwan was merely cement and ceramic materials, even though they didn’t have the...

Mekong Bridge Project Starts

kompong cham town - Construc­tion of the first bridge across Cambodia’s stretch of the Me­kong River officially got underway Wednesday with a ground-breaking ceremony...

Gov’t Has No Cash to Give, Premier Says

University Students Rally for Teachers As tire-burning protests spread to the Royal University of Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Prime Mini­ster Hun Sen said his government...

Supermarket to Open Friday

Add one more imported-goods grocery store to Phnom Penh’s business list. Coming Friday, the City Top Super Market inside the Inter­continental Hotel will be...

Team to Meet with Taiwanese Firm Over Waste

A three-person team will travel to Taiwan to negotiate with petrochemical giant Formosa Plastics over compensation and the re­moval of toxic waste from Siha­noukville,...

King Denies Kingmaking

King Norodom Sihanouk on Wednesday pronounced himself “stupefied” at opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s claim that he may want his wife Queen Monineath or their...

Court Investigates Land Eviction in K Speu

The Kompong Speu Provincial Court is squaring off against an RCAF general in a Kompong Speu land dispute. General Chum Tong Heng, the Defense...

Funcinpec, CPP Clear Most Roadblocks to New Senate

Members’ Selection Remains Undecided Coalition partners Funcinpec and the CPP have ironed out several disputed points in creating an upper house of parliament, the Senate,...

Airline Begins Direct Flights to Guangzhou

Southern China Airlines began direct charter flights to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Monday, a senior aviation official confirmed. The Chinese airline...

Lakhaon Khaol Theater Returns, For a Night, to Phnom Penh

One of the oldest forms of Khmer performing arts is being brought back to Phnom Penh for at least one night. Lakhaon Khaol is...

Two Rounds of Strike Talks End in Stalemate

Teacher representatives met for two hours Tuesday in two separate meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Tol Lah, but officials said no progress was made...

Japan Balks At VAT Levy On Bridge

Cambodia has imposed a 10 percent value-added tax on a $55 million Mekong River bridge project, potentially jeopardizing its continued construction, a leading Japanese...

Rainsy Slams Donor Nations

Officials Say Funds Not Yet Committed Opposition leader Sam Rainsy lambasted donor nations Tues­day for ignoring the consequences of their loans. The Japanese government in...

All-Women’s Radio to Begin

Cambodia’s first radio station with an all-women staff is scheduled to begin broadcasting on March 8, International Women’s Day. The signal will be broadcast...

Hun Sen to Meet Chinese PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji  during an official visit to China next week, Cambodian and Chinese officials said Tues­day....

Nat’l Economy Flat in ’98, World Bank Says

Report Reveals Gov’t Performance Cambodia’s economy was stagnant in 1998 as a result of political uncertainty, drought and the regional economic crisis, a re­cently released...

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Warrants Issued for 8 Former Cambodian Opposition Leaders Charged With Treason

The warrants were issued shortly after Sam Rainsy made a public statement pledging to return to Cambodia despite the threat of arrest.