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Newcomers to Steal the Show in Parliament

The squabbling continues. Allegations of fraud still fly. But whatever the challenges to the official result, few observers believe much can now be done...

Parties Prepare Themselves For Post-Election Deadlock

Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party renewed their vow to boycott the new National Assembly as Second Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Thursday of...

Municipality on Target With Revenue Goals

While the cash-strapped Cam­bodian government struggles to collect revenue, Phnom Penh municipality is on track to meeting its revenue targets this year, city tax...

Election Book Just Published

The Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace this week published a series of papers and speeches charting Cambodia’s election hopes and experiences, pulled from...

Party Snuffed by Formula, Pledges Complaint

A legal adviser to Second Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to file a complaint to the Na­tional Election Committee, saying an apparently revised...

Prince Ranariddh to Meet Chea Sim at Dinner

Prince Norodom Ranariddh and CPP President Chea Sim will attend a dinner hosted by UN representative Lakhan Mehrotra tonight, the first time the prince...

Three Cambodia-Savvy Observers Tell It Like They Saw It

The three international obser­vers wanted to tell their stories because they believed they had a different experience to offer. Unlike most international ob­servers, they...

Paet Denies Ordering Killings

Ex-Khmer Rouge commander Nuon Paet, arrested Saturday on charges of the 1994 abduction and murder of three Western backpackers, told police he did not...

Dengue Epidemic Escalates

The dengue epidemic sweeping Cambodia escalated in July, bringing the total number of childhood cases this year to 6,403, with 144 deaths, according to...

Industry Minister Sleepless Over Loss in the City He Loves

More than a week after the elections, Minister of Industry Pou Sothirak can’t get a decent night’s rest. Every time he tries to shut...

NEC Rejects Complaint Chief’s Resignation

National Election Committee Chairman Chheng Phon has re­fused to accept NEC Vice Chair­man Kassie Neou’s resignation from the ad hoc committee in char­ge of...

3 Recounts Remarkably Close to First Tally

The recounts of three Takeo communes Wednesday showed results almost identical to the original counts, despite opposition predictions that the second tally would turn...

Chea Sim Leads Trip to King

King Norodom Sihanouk hosted a high-powered CPP delegation for lunch on Wednesday, palace and party officials said. It was the second high-profile CPP delegation...

Reastr Niyum Leaders Vow To Continue

Fourteen of 15 steering committee members of the seatless Reastr Niyum met Wednesday morning and reached a “consensus” to continue the party, party leaders...

Deputy PM Says F’pec Won’t Split Ministries

Officially, Funcinpec is waiting until the final election results are released before the party makes any noise about the role it might want to...

Talk With Envoy Preceded Nuon Paet Bust

The arrest Saturday of Khmer Rouge commander Nuon Paet came less than two weeks after Australian Ambassador Malcolm Leader met National Police Dir­ector-General Hok...

CPP Nails Majority Despite Slipping Popularity

The CPP knew before the elections its popularity was slipping and that it would fall eight to 12 seats short of its goal of...

Preliminary Results Give CPP 64 Seats

Ten days after the polls closed, the National Election Committee on Wednesday completed preliminary results and the winner, as expected, was the CPP. In...

Tourism Down From Last Year

Tourist arrivals in Cambodia during the first half of the year were down by 35 percent from the same period last year, according to...

Customs Revenues Drop 17 Percent in July

Customs revenues in July dropped 17 percent from June, and officials continued to warn the country faces a serious budget shortfall. About $9.7 million...

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Global watchdog to put Cambodia on its money-laundering watchlist

A global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will place Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday (Feb 22) because of concern it is highly vulnerable to money laundering, a high-level official with knowledge of the issue said.

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