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Cigarette Warnings Ineffective

For teenagers such as 14-year-old Much Path, the new health warning on cigarette packages means little. “I’ve been smoking since I was 10,” said...

Musician Lambastes US Land Mine Position

American country musician Steve Earle criticized Tuesday the reluctance of the US to sign an international treaty banning land mines as “irresponsible.” As the...

Mines Said to Threaten Tigers

Poachers have set hidden explosives in a national park in the northeast to kill tigers to obtain bones to be sold abroad, officials said...

Senate Discussion Postponed

The National Assembly has postponed today’s scheduled debate on a draft constitutional amendment to create a Senate, citing concerns the parliament could not muster...

Gov’t Pleads For Return Of Teachers

The government appealed to striking teachers to return to the classroom as the work stoppage entered its second day Tuesday. Secretary of State for...

Reforms Crucial to Halt Decline, Says Expert

Cambodia’s new government must quickly implement reforms or it will be unable to stop the country’s continuing slide into poverty, according to the executive...

Report Finds Traces of Recovery; Stresses Need for More

Cambodia’s economy is still languishing but there are faint signs of recovery and market vendors are expressing hope in the future, according to a...

Cures From the Killing Fields

The first time Dr Cheng Sun Kaing saw people using the plant called daem kraw to treat malaria, he was living under the horrors...

WFP Grants $41.2 Million Assistance Project

The acting country director of the UN World Food Program said Tuesday the agency’s budget for the next two years will be increased to...

No Vote as Keat Chhon Defends Budget Bill

Minister of Finance Keat Chhon on Wednesday defended the budget bill for 1999 in the Na­tional Assembly, saying more gov­ernment money needs to be...

Assembly Adopts Gas Tax for Road Repairs

The National Assembly on Wed­nesday passed a new gasoline sales tax that will add $.02 per dollar for kerosene and $.04 per dollar for...

Tuol Sleng Survivors Torn: Justice or Peace?

Nearly every morning for six months, the guards unshackled Iem Chan from his bed and took him for a torture session. Some days, he...

King Rules Out Amnesties for Defectors

Speaks Favorably About Int’l Tribunal King Norodom Sihanouk distanced himself Wednesday from the government’s embracing of senior Khmer Rouge defectors Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea,...

Former UN Chief Meets KR Defectors

Former UN secretary-general Bout­ros Boutros-Ghali finished his official visit in Cambodia as head of the International Franco­phone Organization by meeting Wednesday with former Khmer...

Second Test Confirms Waste’s High Toxicity

A second test, this one conducted in Japan, has judged a sample of the mercury-tainted waste dumped near Sihanoukville to be highly toxic, officials...

‘Let Bygones Be Bygones,’ Say Former DK Leaders

Khieu Samphan And Nuon Chea Visit Phnom Penh Returning to Phnom Penh as guests of the new government, senior Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and...

Ministers Sign Order to Shut Down Phnom Penh Casinos

The government has an­noun­ced a ban on casinos in Phnom Penh in an attempt to curb a year-long kidnapping wave, top officials said Tuesday....

Assembly Vote on Budget Bill Expected Today

With two days to go before the new year deadline, the National Assembly plans to meet today for discussion and an ex­pected vote on...

Top Customs Hands Yanked in Waste Scandal Scamda;Roles

Cambodia’s customs director and four deputies have been suspended in the wake of an investigation into mercury-tainted waste dumped near Sihanoukville. Customs Director In...

Japan Gives New Government $710,000 for Electricity Rehab

Japan has agreed to fund a power rehabilitation project for several Phnom Penh suburbs, the Japanese Embassy has an­nounced. The grant, worth about $710,000,...

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Warrants Issued for 8 Former Cambodian Opposition Leaders Charged With Treason

The warrants were issued shortly after Sam Rainsy made a public statement pledging to return to Cambodia despite the threat of arrest.