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Premiers OK’d Wood Exports, Activists Say

The environmental watchdog Global Witness said Thursday that Cambodia’s two prime ministers in January authorized the export of $60 million of processed timber from...

Assembly Election Not Well Known, Survey Says

More than 50 percent of people surveyed earlier this month by a Paris-based opinion poll agency said they were aware of the upcoming elections...

Sok An Avoids Press Queries About Polls Deal

A senior government official instrumental in secretly contracting a private company to stage $26 million elections in July re­fused to speak with reporters about...

Constitutional Council Created

Lawmakers on Thursday ap­pro­ved legislation creating the Con­sti­tutional Council, the body charged with ensuring the constitutionality of all laws and settling disputed election results....

US House of Representatives Wants Gov’t Aid Tied to Polls

The US House of Represent­a­tives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution that recommends continuing to deny all US aid to the Cambodian government if...

People, Papers Air Opinions On Prince’s Trial, Sentences

Reaction around Phnom Penh to the verdict against deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh was mixed Thursday, with Cambodians on both sides sounding...

Pilgrims Prepare to March for Peace and Trees

As a dozen foreigners gathered around the Venerable Maha Gho­sananda on Monday as part of their training for the seventh Pilgrimage of Peace, the...

Prince Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

A Japanese plan for the return of deposed prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh looked to be in tatters Wednesday after the Phnom Penh Military...

Malaria Sickens 60 Percent of Military Patients, Report Says

About 60 percent of in-patients at military hospitals and infirmaries are suffering from mala­ria, according to a report from the health department of the...

Workers Threaten Violence If Strike Demands Not Met

Union leaders warned Wednes­day of potential violence at Parnas Cambodia Garments factory if workers’ demands were not met by today. “We expect a big...

Three Alleged Robbers Killed

Three robbery suspects were gunned down by police near Olympic Stadium early Wednes­day, just a day after municipal officials made plans to crack down...

Dispute Grounds Elite Police

A top municipal official has removed the Flying Tigers, a two-year-old anti-crime force, from Phnom Penh’s streets amid a dispute over the group’s future....

F’pec ‘Target’ Leaves for US

Secretary of State for Interior Kieng Vang left Cambodia for the US on Tuesday, two weeks after unidentified gunmen assassinated his cousin on a...

Election Aid Still Top Priority

The country’s top election official on Wednesday said that securing foreign aid for the polls still should be Cam­bodia’s first priority. The comments came...

Courts Have Banished Princes From Politics

The Norodoms are not a family known for their luck with Cam­bodia’s judiciary. Prince Norodom Chakrapong, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, and most recently, deposed first prime...

Prince Tried on KR Conspiracy Charges

The Phnom Penh Military Court on Tuesday opened the trial of deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh and three top aides on charges...

HK, Macau Trade Group Starts

The China Hong Kong and Macau Business Association of Cambodia will kick off tonight at the Cambodiana Hotel. The association already has 50 members—companies...

Riverview Dining on a Roll

Tourism’s down. Foreign in­vestment’s down. But Phnom Penh’s riverfront keeps growing. In the last six months, eight restaurants catering to foreigners opened on Sisowath Quay,...

Kem Sokha Berates ‘Biased, Unjust’ Courts

Cambodia’s judiciary is biased and unfair, lawmaker Kem Sokha told the National Assembly on Tuesday, amid angry scenes with Justice Minister Chem Snguon over...

KR Defector Count Described as Premature

Top RCAF commanders said Tuesday that reports of a mass defection of anti-government fighters and their families were premature, and that negotiations for the...

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