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Prince Trying to Retain Party Authority

Funcinpec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh is maneuvering to control his party by asking all 33 steering committee members to resign, diplomats and political analysts...

Hok Lundy Pledges Fight To Curb Abduction Spree

National Police Director-Gen­eral Hok Lundy pledged Friday that battling kidnapping will be a priority in the new government, admitting frequent abductions of well-to-do residents...

Can a New Coalition Defeat the Temptation Of Power and Money?

In a cartoon for a local democracy think tank, Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Rana­riddh are depicted as proud parents overseeing the hatching of...

S’ville Waste Holds Mercury; Toxicity Unknown

The 3,000 tons of waste dumped earlier this month in the Sihanoukville area consists of 20-year-old sludge tainted with the highly toxic metal mercury,...

Two Border Crossings Open

Two border crossings with Thailand in Banteay Meanchey province are opening this month as part of a government effort to boost cross-border trade and...

Cambodians Compete in Motorcross

Motorcross enthusiasts will see Cambodian racers competing with professional motorcyclists from overseas at this year’s Mild Seven Cambodia Super­cross ’98, race officials said Thurs­day....

Oil Tanker Crash, Explosion Kill 1, Injure 3

A fuel tanker truck belonging to Shell Oil collided with a transport truck Wednesday on Nation­al Road 4, killing one person and injuring three...

Draft Bill May Curtail NGO Tax Exemption

The Council of Ministers last week raised the touchy issue of re­moving the tax-exempt status of NGOs, sparking immediate concern in some corners. Finance...

Opposition Holds Memorial for Protest Victims

About 200 people gathered Thursday at Sam Rainsy Party headquarters to commemorate those who died during anti-government protests in September. “We do not forget...

Anti-Drug Chief Suspended in Face of Probe

The Interior Ministry suspended Heng Peo as chief of its anti-drug police Wednesday, paving the way for him to face a court investigation of...

Thais, Cambodians Launch Anti-Drug Push Effort

Thailand and the UN an­nounced plans Thursday to help bolster Cambodia’s battered drug-control program in a first step toward a bilateral effort to curb...

Free Dance School Keeps Culture Alive for Next Generation

Forty children move in unison at the bottom of a sloped driveway behind Royal Phnom Penh University. Their high-pitched voices sing the hypnotic music...

Prince Asks F’pec to Choose NA Positions or Gov’t Posts Jobs Posts

Funcinpec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh has asked that all members of the party’s steering committee voluntarily resign from it and party members who hold...

Student-Led Seminar Teaches Safety to Tuol Kok Prostitutes

More than 40 sex workers from Tuol Kok district gazed at a banana and laughed when a seminar leader covered it with condom to...

Cool Weather Could Raise Health Risks

As a spate of unseasonably cool weather continued Wednesday, health experts recommended extra precautions to prevent cold-related health problems. “Generally when extremely cold weather...

Confusion, Caution Greet News of Summit

In the wake of Asean’s decision to delay Cambodia’s formal ad­mission, reaction in Phnom Penh was cautious in some quarters, confused in others. But...

Accused Slayer Reopens His Poipet Brothel

Less than six months after he was arrested in the beating death of a 24-year-old captive prostitute, Poipet brothel owner Miet Bun­rith is not...

Official Vows Fines for Toxic Waste Imports Importers

Those responsible for importing suspected toxic waste into Cambodia will be prosecuted and forced to pay millions of dollars in compensation to the state...

Ratanakkiri Wakes Up to Growing Potential of Coffee Crop

phnom village, Ratanakkiri - The land he tills may have been in his family for generations, but Teu Mel is breaking new ground.  The...

Ex-Resistance Chief To Be Deputy Commander

Former Funcinpec resistance deputy commander Khann Sa­voeun has been appointed as the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ second-in-command, a post vacated when Nhiek Bun Chhay...

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U.S. House Bill on Cambodia an “Act Against Peace,” Cambodian Official...

The bill was introduced in January by a Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) following Cambodian government crackdowns on civil society groups, independent media, and opposition politicians.