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Shopping Mall Almost Finished

Phnom Penh weekends may never be the same. At least that’s what investors at Cambo­dia’s “first shopping mall and entertainment center” are hoping residen­ts...

Siam Bank to Leave Cambodia Capital Operations

Thai-owned Siam City Bank plans to close its branch here next month because of economic problems at home and sluggish business in Cambodia, a...

Second Round of Exams Declared Fraud-Free Fraud

Students who flunked their high school final exams in Au­gust sat for a second round on Friday, with officials calling the tests nearly free...

Parties Gear Up for Second Round of Talks

Cambodia’s major political parties head into their second working session today, seemingly far apart in their objectives. Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party say...

EU Restates Positive View Of Elections

The chief of the European Union’s election observers on Friday said the July 26 poll reflected the will of the people, despite the problems...

Son Sann Party Protests Kem Sokha Summons

An opposition party has written the country’s top legal bodies asking them to annul a summons for former parliamentarian Kem Sokha claiming the court...

Squatters Celebrate New Homes as UN Celebrates Habitat Day

Tach Rith does not like the place where he lives. The15-year-old is excited about leaving the squatter community of Toul Svay Prey, in southern...

Ing Kieth Says Assembly to Convene

Statement Follows Hun Sen Pressure National Assembly dean Ing Kieth said Friday afternoon that he will convene the first gathering of the Assembly on Wed­nesday,...

Five Years Wasted?

First National Assembly Fails to Pass Key Laws, Hurt by Inefficiency The good news is that no one was killed on the National Assembly floor....

Hopes Fade for Post-Poll Business Bonanza

Recalling the business boom that followed the UN-sponsored elections in 1993, Tha, a rice vendor at Phsar Thmei, hoped that sluggish sales would quickly...

King Expected To Make Stop In Capital Phnom Penh

King Norodom Sihanouk will stop next week in Phnom Penh en route to Beijing, diplomats said Thursday.  The monarch, who was last in the...

Family Buries Kidnap Victim

A 19-year-old student who was killed by his kidnappers was buried Wednesday, police and family members said. Sok Hai, the son of the head...

Opposition Activist Fails to Show for Court Questioning

Opposition activist Kem Sokha failed to appear for questioning Thurs­day in municipal court, and now the summons will be reissued, a court official said. “And...

King Honored on Elderly Day Aimed to Spur Return to ‘Year Zero’

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen took the occasion of Inter­national Older Persons Day to praise the nation’s most prominent senior citizen: King Noro­dom Sihanouk,...

Rebel Chiefs Slow Defections

Senior military officials this week acknowledged that the defection of thousands of anti-government troops and their families in the embattled district of Samlot may...

US Senators Decry Clashes

Two senior US legislators have written Second Prime Min­ister Hun Sen to express their concern about violence following the July election. “Bluntly, the violent...

Families Find Homes at PM’s Public Toilets

Hol Vuthy said he worked closely with First Prime Minister Ung Huot during the leader’s election campaign. Two months after Ung Huot’s party Reastr...

Malaria Nets Bring Joy, Protection to Children in Kampot

kampot town - When you have virtually nothing, something as unsentimental as a mosquito net can brighten your day. At Aspeca Orphanage Center outside...

JIOG Spokesman Defends Review, Deplores Post-Poll Violence

The European Union’s chief observer Wednesday defended the group’s rosy election assessment, but criticized the government’s handling of election complaints and expressed deep concern...

Ex-KR Stronghold Makes Uneasy Transition

pailin - Hay Chien Tong, 50, ser­ves up the best Khmer beef sour soup in this rugged northwestern town. But the Sihanoukville native’s two-month-old...

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Big Drop Reported in Child Labor in Cambodia Fashion Factories

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia's garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said Tuesday. 

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