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Cambodia Waits for the Luxury of Human Rights

“Why in Cambodia does the government always kill the people?” the moto-taxi driver asked. The 23-year-old, who calls himself “Danny,” participated in September’s opposition-led...

KR Accused In Northwest Kidnappings

Kidnappers believed to be Khmer Rouge guerrillas are demanding a ransom for three Cambodian NGO workers snatched from a remote area of Banteay Meanchey...

Police Say KR Bandits Seized Villagers for $2,000 Ransom Province

A small band of Khmer Rouge guerrillas abducted 40 villagers in Oddar Meanchey province last week, but released them after receiving more than $2,000...

Highway Plan May Force Hundreds to Move

The Phnom Penh Municipality is trying to decide what to do about a $5 million road project that could force hundreds of families to...

Chinese Delegation Visits PM

A Chinese delegation from the southern province of Yunnan met with Cambodia’s top leaders Tuesday to discuss investment opportunities, officials said. The delegation was...

Siem Reap Airport Remodeled

A US company announced plans Friday to begin badly needed renovation work on Siem Reap Airport’s navigational and communications systems. Airport Systems International is...

Resistance Leader Keeps Quiet

Amnestied resistance leader Serey Kosal has been keeping a low profile since returning to Phnom Penh last week. “I want to live in peace....

King Urges Nat’l Assembly To Consider Senate’s Critics Opposition

As the National Assembly prepares to examine constitutional amendments for the creation of a Senate, the King on Tuesday urged the government to consider...

Hill Tribes Struggle for Control of Forests Where They Live

krala village, Ratanakkiri pro­vince - In 1993, Kreung hill-tribe people here began noticing poles staked along their village borders. Fearing speculators were trying to...

Rainsy Appeals to Grouping to Delay Admission

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Tuesday issued a scathing attack on Prime Minister Hun Sen in an appeal to Asean members to delay the...

Will KR Drop Doctrine Along With Weapons?

Researchers of the Khmer Rouge and legal experts have sounded caution over claims that the Mao-inspired movement’s struggle has ended, despite a mass defection...

40,000 Refugees to Return From Thailand in Months

Camps May Close As Tension Eases As many as 40,000 refugees could return to Cambodia and refugee camps in Thailand could close in a matter...

Families Ousted in Cleanup

Chhay Nak could do nothing Monday but stand in front of the municipal officials as they tore down her wooden shack on a side...

US Garment Export Quota Could Start Jan 1

A threatened US-imposed quota on some Cambodian garment exports may start Jan 1, but a second round of textile negotiations has been scheduled, Com­merce...

Tycoon Reported Facing New Legal Troubles

Cambodian tycoon Teng Bun­ma may have more legal problems to add to his plate. The often-controversial businessman is wanted for investigation of fraud in...

Millionaire Ta Mok Reported Hiding Out Near Thai Border

In April, a top military official in charge of tracking down at-large Khmer Rouge leaders said that if Ta Mok were to win his...

Hun Sen Dumps 100 Advisers Ministry Jobs Double

Prime Minister Hun Sen will whittle down his flock of advisers from more than 100 to just 10 to help save the government money,...

PM May Skip Asean Summit If Cambodia Still Excluded

Prime Minister Hun Sen will not attend the Asean summit in Hanoi next week if Cambodia has not been admitted to the grouping before...

Illegal Logging Trucks Demolished in Kratie

Eleven illegal logging trucks in Kratie province were burned and demolished in a dramatic display shown on pro-CPP Bayon TV Sunday night. The broadcast...

Sacred Site Farmed Out To Military

Top government officials in­cluding Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a development contract six months ago in one of the country’s most sacred areas—Phnom Kulen...

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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.