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US Limits Election Aid to Observers, Local NGOs

The US government has decided to donate $2.3 million for upcoming elections, but none of the funds will go to the National Election Committee...

UN Report Blisters Probe Of Extrajudicial Killings

A new UN report lambastes the government for failing to in­vestigate alleged politically motivated killings, saying its efforts to solve the crimes have lacked...

Government Scrambles to Keep Riel from Crashing

Cambodia’s central bank and key ministers are scrambling to figure out ways to stabilize the country’s currency in the run-up to the scheduled July...

Pharmacy Sting Put on Hold

The Ministry of Health has put off a crackdown on about 600 un­licensed pharmacies in Phnom Penh until a new government is el­ected, health...

AKP Staffers Want Sale Shares

Staff members at Agence Khmere de Presse are threatening to demonstrate if they do not receive $200 each from the sale of Ministry of...

700 Would-Be Paralympians To Vie for Nat’l Team Spots

About 700 disabled athletes will compete in a two-day athletic meet starting today at Olympic Stadium, according to event organizers. The athletes are competing...

Employees Rally Against Boss For Proceeds of Building Sale

More than 20 Ministry of Cul­ture employees demonstrated in front of the ministry’s headquarters on Monivong Boulevard on Monday and Tuesday, accusing their boss...

Khann Savoeun Prepared to Stand for F’pec

Former Military Region 4 Commander Khann Savoeun will stand for election to the National Assembly as a Funcinpec candidate in Kompong Cham, a party...

NEC Regulates Propaganda on the Airwaves

The National Election Com­mittee issued regulations on media access Monday, banning political advertisements from the airwaves except on state-run media during the 30-day campaign...

Logging Patrol Plan Hinges on Armed Rangers

Imagine 700 well-armed and well-trained rangers in camouflage uniforms patrolling Cam­bodia’s forests for illegal loggers. That is the centerpiece of a proposal to restore...

Kidnappers Strike Again In Capital

The daughter of a prominent French-Cambodian businessman was kidnapped and freed last week, the latest in a spate of abductions terrorizing the capital’s affluent....

‘Registration’ Strike Halted

More than 100 workers at a South Korean garment factory with a history of labor problems staged a one-day strike Monday, claiming they had...

Howes Murdered, British State

More than two years after his disappearance, the British For­eign Offiice finally has concluded that deminer Christopher Howes was murdered in the then-rebel stronghold...

400 Protest Undelivered Jobs

Four hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the Ministry of Interior on Monday, saying they were cheated out of $20 to $250 each when...

Son Sann Slams Legal Body

Son Sann, a member of the Constit­utional Council, has written to King Norodom Sihanouk to decry the country’s highest appeals body as illegal. “How...

Safety ‘Key’ to Free Elections

Government and National El­ection Committee officials said Monday that protecting election box­es and polling places is key to proving Cambodians can hold their own...

NEC Claims 1.4 Million Registered

The National Election Com­mittee estimates about 1.4 million voters have been registered for upcoming elections in the past week, an NEC spokes­man said Monday....

F’pec Criticizes Registration

Funcinpec officials charged electoral staff Monday with deliberately excluding opposition supporters from voter registration, joining a chorus of protests ag­ainst the registration process. The...

Prince’s Support Team Here

An advance team of supporters of deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh arriv­ed in Phnom Penh on Wednes­day with a mandate from the...

‘Free and Fair’ Elections Quizzed At Seminar

On what marked the fifth an­niversary of the UN-sponsored ­elections, policy makers grappled last weekend with such thorny ’98 campaign issues as voter intimidation...

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Chinese-funded stadium under construction in Cambodia

The stadium covers a 16-hectare parcel in the 85-hectare Morodok Techo National Sports Complex, which is located 18 km north of central Phnom Penh.