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Demining Dogs Off to B’Bang

Four dogs that have been training at the Cambodian Mine Action Center in Kompong Chhnang province are scheduled to be transferred to Battambang province...

Talks With King Likely at Least 2 Weeks Away

The three winning political parties may support an informal meeting hosted by King Noro­dom Sihanouk, but such a summit wouldn’t take place for at...

Son Soubert Named to Constitutional Council

King Norodom Sihanouk has appointed Son Soubert to the Constitutional Council in place of his father, Son Sann, who re­signed last week.  A royal decree...

NEC Chairman Questioned

Opposition Claims Queries Unsettled The beleaguered National Election Committee on Thursday remained under fire by leaders of the top two opposition parties.  Funcinpec President Prince Norodom...

Legal Body Gets Stacks Of Protests

The Funcinpec and Sam Rainsy parties on Thursday formally appealed more than 800 claims of vote fraud in last month’s elections that poll authorities...

Calls for Hun Sen to Step Aside Debunked as Ruse by PM

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed opposition suggestions that he step down to allow Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party to join a...

NEC Met Deadlines But Faltered at Finish Line

The National Election Com­mittee surprised skeptics when it overcame near impossible deadlines, inexperience and logistical challenges to produce an election on schedule.  The new electoral...

EdC to Hike Power Rates

In an effort to rescue the deficit-ridden utility Electricite du Cam­bodge, the government has ap­proved a power rate hike of as much as 100...

Singapore Developer Told to Start Work on Luxury Hotel

A Singaporean developer has been ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipality to stop dragging its feet on construction of a luxury hotel and refurbishment...

Funcinpec Meets, Stands Firm in Boycott Plans

A senior Funcinpec official said Wednesday the party still will not join any coalition government with the CPP despite offers by Se­cond Prime Minister...

Koh Kong Kidnappers Nab 13 Coalition Offer

Kidnappers abducted 13 people—including a landowner, his workers, wife and children—in Koh Kong province on Sunday, ac­cording to a victim and provincial police.  All were...

US Observers Voice Concern

The International Republican Institute, a US-based democracy building group, said Wednesday that it is withholding final judgment of the elections because of concerns about...

Council Preparing to Hear Controversy on Seat Formula

Constitutional Council members are preparing to hear the controversy over the formula used to allocate seats after last month’s election, following a pledge by...

Judge Readies For Paet Trial

A judge from Phnom Penh Municipal Court has started preparing for the trial of Nuon Paet, the Khmer Rouge leader accused of the murder...

NEC Rejects Complaints, Ends Historic Role in Poll

US Observer Urges More Must be Done As expected, the National Elec­tion Committee rejected about 300 remaining complaints Tues­day, ending its “historic” role in the...

Beehive Radio Station for Sale

After a failed bid for a National Assembly seat in the July 26 election, popular radio host Mam Sonando has decided to put his...

Planthoppers Spreading Into Kandal; Farmers Seek Help

Rice farmers this week continued their battle against a plant­hopper infestation, as the rice predators spread into Kandal province, agronomy officials said Tuesday. Kandal’s...

Hun Sen Retracts Three-Way Coalition Offer

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen backtracked Tuesday on a previous proposal to form a three-way government with the two main opposition parties, saying he...

Pledge to Send Formula Dispute to Council

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he will push the seat-allocation formula controversy to the Constitutional Council, but said it really is a question...

Rainsy to See King, Start Election Protests

The Sam Rainsy Party is planning nationwide demonstrations to protest against the election re­sults, as the party’s leader meets King Norodom Sihanouk today in...

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Threats mount as Borei Keila holdout families protest coming eviction

Around 14 families from Phnom Penh’s Borei Keila neighbourhood gathered on Thursday outside Prampi Makara district hall to protest their imminent eviction.