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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...

Visa Practice to Involve Official Business Only

A dispatch from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will end the practice of issuing official visas to dignitaries and foreign aid workers upon arrival...

UN Envoy Singles Out Thumbprint Program

UN human rights envoy Tho­mas Hammarberg on Wed­nes­day singled out the CPP’s thumb­print campaign as a violation of voters’ rights and one of “many...

Government Sits on Swiss Gold Cache

A $135 million horde of gold in a Swiss bank account recently awarded to the Cambodian government will probably remain in the account for...

Hun Sen Finds Garment Jobs For Bassac Camp Squatters

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen said he has procured 2,000 jobs in garment factories for squatters in Phnom Penh. “I have talked with ...

200 Garment Workers Protest Low Wages, Forced Overtime

About 200 garment factory workers marched to the National Assembly and the US Embassy on Tuesday morning demanding higher pay and the end to...

Remote Villages Gauge Success of Anti-Malaria Campaign

Health workers this week will visit Ka Chok village in Ratana­k­kiri province to assess a village that had one of the highest-ever recorded malaria...

Ratanakkiri Attacks Poaching

Ratanakkiri authorities are clamping down on animal poachers and traffickers in response to the reported decline in wild animal numbers, officials said Tues­day. Ratanakkiri...

Extradition Said Unlikely For Generals

The extradition treaty signed last week in Bangkok is unlikely to bring renegade generals Nhiek Bun Chhay and Serey Kosal back to Cambodia to...

Hun Sen Promises to Share Power if CPP Wins Election

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed Tuesday not to cling to power if his party loses the national elections, and promised that his Cambodian...

RCAF Claims Capture of KR Tanks, Contested Border Zone

Top security officials on Tues­day claimed that government troops have captured the Khmer Rouge’s last two tanks, north of Anlong Veng. Meas Sophea, the...

Defectors Describe Modern-Day Killing Field

o bai tap, Siem Reap province - Through the bars on his prison window in Anlong Veng’s O Keng Kong prison, Krom Khuon could...

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Cambodia strongman delights as orangutans dance and kickbox

Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen took a brief break from electioneering on Saturday to watch orangutans roller skate, kickbox and dance provocatively as he opened the first major zoo in the capital.

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