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Government Orders Probe of Suspected Toxic Waste Dump Site by Sihanoukville

The government launched a multi-ministerial probe Tuesday into who is responsible for a suspected toxic waste dump 15 km from Sihanoukville. Also Tuesday, an...

Liberators Also Looters, Anlong Veng Alleges

anlong veng, Oddar Meanchey - As mud-choked roads further isolate this former Khmer Rouge stronghold from food supplies, villagers here last week accused the...

Gov’t Freezes Phone Assets

In an effort to recoup millions of dollars owed by telephone companies for unpaid overseas call fees, the Finance Ministry has ordered local banks...

Trio Released On 8th Day Of Captivity

Three Cambodian NGO workers kidnapped last week by men believed to be Khmer Rouge guerrillas reappeared Monday in Sisophon unharmed although visibly shaken, officials...

NE Anti-Logging Campaign Hinges on Strict Enforcement

banlung, Ratanakkiri province - Illegal logging can be controlled in beleagured northeast Cam­bodia but only if top government officials reject tempting offers by foreign...

PM May Meet China Officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen may meet Chinese officials and communist party leaders in Beijing later this week, but the visit is “unofficial,” a Chinese...

Caution Urged After Recent Robbery Spate

Police and security officials on Tuesday advised foreigners to exercise common sense after at least six foreigners have been robbed at gunpoint since Thurs­day....

Industry Chief Pledges to Push For Investment Guarantee Plan Waiting for Vote

The government’s top industry official pledged Friday to push for ratification of a multilateral investment treaty that has been languishing in the National As­sem­bly...

Siem Reap’s Hospitality Industry Gathers Steam, Optimism Operators Feeling Optimistic as Guy Tourism Picking...

siem reap - After months of empty hotel rooms, deserted cafes and forlorn taxi drivers waiting for a fare, tourists are beginning to come...

Minister of Justice Defends Senate Proposal

Justice Minister Uk Vithun on Monday countered criticism of a draft law to create an upper house of parliament, the Senate, saying the new...

1998 Generous to Defense, Cruel to Health

Health and other social sectors have received just over half of the money the government allocated them last year while the military and the...

Prisoner Dies in Wait for Court

A man died of ma­l­aria after being held in Takhmau prison for over a month waiting to be charged in court, a rights worker...

Villagers Survive ‘Strongest Storm Ever Seen’

samaki village, Sihanoukville - On Sunday, Nhean Nhel woke up at 2 am and was forced to flee her shaking house. Outside, the 50-year-old...

Cambodia Weathers Assault by Cold, Storms

While most Cambodians were shivering on Monday, Chen Soy was working up a sweat. As customers flocked to her second-hand clothes shop on Street...

Possible Toxic Dump Found Near S’ville

sihanoukville - Environmental officials say they suspect that a new dump site found about15 km outside the town center contains hazardous wastes shipped from...

Environment Chief Decries Kulen Grant

Cambodia’s top environmental official said he has asked the government to reconsider its decision to grant a development contract at Phnom Ku­len, one of...

‘Freedom Fighters’ Vow Continued Resistance

Sam Rainsy Party Denies Connection An obscure group led by a former Sam Rainsy Party member says it will maintain an armed resistance against the...

Anlong Veng Hesitates to Accept New Defectors

anlong veng, Oddar Meanchey - The residents of this remote northern town are struggling over whether to welcome back some former Khmer Rouge compatriots-turned-enemies....

NGO Senate Alternative Goes to Assembly Alternative

With the odds against them, Cambodian NGOs today are sending parliamentarians a counterproposal to a National As­sembly draft amendment to the Constitution that would...

Seminar Trains Doctors to Bolster Mental Health Care System

siem reap town - Depression has become an easily treatable illness in many Western countries. But in Cambodia, where up to 70 percent of...

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The U.S.’s Toxic Agent Orange Legacy

Washington has admitted to the long-lasting effects of dioxin use in Vietnam, but has largely sidestepped the issue in neighboring Cambodia and Laos.