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Group Links Gov’t Official to Timber Transfer

Environmental watchdog Glo­bal Witness has charged Cam­bodia’s forestry director with ne­gotiating a timber concessions transfer despite alleged government assurances not to do so. The...

Hun Sen Holds Surprise Meeting With King

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen held an unscheduled 90-minute meeting with King Nor­o­dom Sihanouk on Monday at the royal residence in Siem Reap.  It remained...

PMs Name Human Rights Panel to Probe Killings, Abuses

The two prime ministers signed a subdecree Monday forming a committee to investigate human rights abuses, including scores of extrajudicial killings after July’s factional...

Army Worms Plague Crops In K Cham

kompong siem district, Kom­pong Cham province - Army worms are ravaging hundreds of hectares of rice and vegetable fields here in what may be...

Phnom Penh’s Public Internet Access Grows

Two new businesses specializing in public access to the In­ternet have opened recently—a sign of growing interest in the medium, according to one expert....

RAC to Fly Bangkok-SR

Royal Air Cambodge has launched direct charter flights between Siem Reap and Bang­kok, the carrier announced Sat­urday. The round-trip flights, on ATR-72 planes, are...

British Photographer Portrays Burma in Black and White

It took photographer Nic Dun­lop four trips to Burma before he got the shot he wanted of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.  “I wanted...

Ung Huot Warns Against Postponing Elections

First Prime Minister Ung Huot on Saturday warned opposition figures calling for a postponement of the scheduled July 26 elections that they risk five...

King Denies Rumors of Boycott Involvement

King Norodom Sihanouk has moved to squelch rumors that he is involved in the boycott of the Constitutional Council by the three members he...

Stack of Complaints Burdens NEC Officials

The National Election Com­mittee lacks the time to investigate the “enormous” number of com­plaints it has received and will begin taking measures to lighten...

Kompong Cham Rider Wins Motocross Race

Sok Ly from Kompong Cham province won first prize in the Mild Seven Cambodia Motor­cycle Grand Prix 1998 on Sunday by beating last year’s...

Gov’t Claims New Defections in Koh Kong

A band of guerrilla fighters under the command of resistance generals Nhiek Bun Chhay and Khann Savoeun defected to the government last week in...

Casino Strikers List Grievances

About 600 Naga Resorts Float­ing Casino workers went on strike Thurs­day, claiming that management forces them to work illegal hours and is cutting their...

NEC to Size Up Anlong Veng

The NEC is to send a delegation to Anlong Veng today in hopes of setting up voter registration centers in the recently captured Khmer...

Monitors File Poll Complaint

An independent election monitoring group has lodged a complaint with the National Election Com­mittee on Thursday, charging that local government officials are illegally interfering...

US Citizen Still Awaiting Trial 4 Months Later

A US citizen arrested in Jan­uary shortly after military police shot at the US Embassy vehicle carrying him remains in T3 Prison, prison authorities...

Sea to Get Attention During Environment Day

While illegal logging often dominates the environmental spot­­light, concern about the future of Cambodia’s coastal re­gion takes center stage today.  About 200 people, including government...

PM Defends Key Bodies

Hun Sen has claimed “the law” prevents key recently-formed bodies such as the National Elec­tion Committee and the Constitu­tion­al Council from being politically biased...

Complaint About Rainsy Spurs NEC Order

Complaints about strongly worded speeches by Sam Rain­sy have prompted the National Elec­tion Committee to draft a warning to all political parties, officials said.  The...

Corruption Blamed for Strikes

Ted Ngoy, chairman of the Free Development Republican Par­ty, indirectly blamed garment strikes in Cam­bodia on corrupt government officials Thursday.  “Some government officials are demanding...

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Cambodia’s construction attracts investment projects worth 3.39 bln USD in H1

Cambodia's construction sector had attracted a total investment of 3.39 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2019, up 57.5 percent from 2.15 billion dollars over the same period last year, according to an official report on Wednesday.