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Support for Teachers Grows

About 300 Phnom Penh technology students rallied and burned tires in support of striking teachers Monday, as isolated incidents of teacher harassment also surfaced...

Official Vows to Oust Suspect Fine Arts Students

The Ministry of Culture bowed to student demands Monday by agreeing to expel five students from the School of Fine Arts who had been...

Sam Rainsy, Party Members Meet the King

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several senior members of his party met with King Noro­dom Sihanouk on Monday in what one visitor interpreted as...

Waste Probe Makes Slow Progress; Still Only One Detained

Ten days after receiving permission from three ministries to formally question and possibly detain nine government officials in connection with the Sihanouk­ville toxic waste...

Gov’t Readies Crime Attack Program Guidelines Out

The government is planning new guidelines on security to crack down on crime following reports of increased robbery and kidnapping. The draft Guidelines on...

Mekong Bridge Building Starts

A ground-breaking ceremony for a Mekong River bridge will take place Wednesday at the construction site in Kompong Cham province. The 1.3-km bridge is...

Gov’t Offer Rebuffed By Teachers

Striking teachers on Saturday rejected a government plan to cut the salaries of top government officials, saying the proposal did not address their demands...

Deputy PM Wants Aid to Fund Commune Poll

More than a year after commune elections were delayed, officials are still trying to figure out how such elections will occur. But Deputy Prime...

Sam Rainsy Plans Kor-5 Victims Association

Outspoken government critic Sam Rainsy took another step against Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior CPP officials on Sunday by announcing he will...

Kidnappings Down in 1999, But Young Girls, the Rich Still at Risk

The rash of violent kidnappings that terrified Phnom Penh residents during last year’s post-election unrest appears to have tapered off in the first weeks...

Teachers to Try New Tactics for Salary Raises

Striking teachers from the Royal University of Phnom Penh say they will meet Saturday morning to brainstorm new ways of getting a salary increase...

Provincial Governorships Stuck In Power Play

The government has been slow to name new provincial governors because of a power struggle between the coalition partners, insiders said Thursday. Funcinpec wants...

PM Turns Over Commander-in-Chief Post

Saying he wants to concentrate on reform and reducing poverty, Prime Minister Hun Sen officially stepped down as commander in chief of the military...

100 Protest Against Decision In Battambang Land Dispute

More than 100 people demonstrated against the Battambang Provincial Court on Monday after disagreeing with the resolution of a land dispute case, a top...

Provincial Teachers Join Capital Strike

Hundreds of striking high school and university teachers in Phnom Penh were joined yesterday by the capital’s primary teachers and educators in at least...

National Malaria Campaign To Promote Hammock Nets

The National Malaria Control Program plans to promote mosquito hammock nets for migrant forest workers in the hope of reducing malaria rates, officials said...

Tax-Break Talks Put on Hold

The Council of Ministers postponed its discussion to finalize a tax exemption for garment manufacturers, an official of the council said Wednesday. Chea Sophan,...

Teng Bunma Raps 10% VAT

The introduction of the Value Added Tax is causing foreign investors to hesitate before putting their money in Cambodia, according to Teng Bunma and...

10 Log Concessions Cut, But Others Loom Large

At least 10 logging contracts covering more than 2 million hectares of land are being canceled in a move to curb illegal activity and...

Garment Makers Say They’ll Get Tax Break

The government plans to exempt garment makers from the controversial Value Added Tax, a move that could cost millions of dollars in tax revenue,...

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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.