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Gov’t Pins Violence on Opposition

The government’s latest white paper blames opposition leaders for deaths and injuries in last month’s crackdown on anti-government protests, saying the opposition deliberately provoked...

Samart, Shinawatra Discuss Cooperating to Share Costs

Two of Cambodia’s mobile phone companies have entered ne­gotiations to share their infrastructure, the Thai daily Bangkok Post re­ported this week. Samart and Shinawatra...

Cows Tested for Bovine AIDS

Several hundred Cambodian cows are being studied for the presence of the bovine version of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, agriculture officials said...

UN Concerned About Recent Media Pressures

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday expressed “concern” that the government has increased pressure against foreign and local media since the...

Talks Turn Into Waiting Game Over Location

Cambodia’s rival political forces continued to play a waiting game on crucial coalition talks Thursday, with neither side budging on their disagreement over a...

Do the Math: Students Are Paying for Studies

The 36 6-year-olds in Kong Kunthea’s first grade class at Aknakvat Practice Primary School on Tuesday learned to write the number 1 and the...

Drains, Soil Ravage Ruins, Asserts Report

The haphazard draining system at one of Angkor’s temples was the result of several attempts centuries ago to enlarge and remodel the structure, according...

Teachers Supplement Income with Odd Jobs

Many Phnom Penh teachers complain they haven’t been paid for three months. But even with a regular paycheck, the municipality’s teachers would be struggling...

Forum Looks At Strategies For City Poor

Solving the problems of the urban poor will require a partnership between community leaders and NGOs, participants at a workshop concluded last week. The...

Deadlock Likely to Delay Donors’ Conference

As Cambodian politicians haggle over where to negotiate the for­mation of a new government, diplomats expressed concern that Cambodia’s opportunity for major aid for...

$351M in New Projects OK’d

The government approved more than $351 million worth of proposed investment projects in August and September, including a $215 million industrial zone for Sihanoukville,...

Police to Close Parlors in Vicinity of Schools

Phnom Penh municipal police will begin today the process of attempting to close all karaoke and video parlors within 200 meters of local schools,...

Ieng Mouly Set for Third Term as CMAC Head Chairman

Pledging to “concentrate my whole heart and my whole soul to the demining of the country,” Ieng Mouly said Wednesday that he will be...

Parties Now Deadlocked Over Summit Site

Hopes for a solution to Cambo­dia’s post-election crisis dimmed further Wednesday as the rival parties clashed over the site of a proposed summit and...

Gun Crackdown Begins to Mixed Reviews

Three truckloads of military police and motorcycle-riding Flying Tiger police from Don Penh district stopped early morning traffic Wednesday on Street 63, searching for...

Condom Project Underpinned By Support of Cops, Brothels

Thanh, a brothel owner in Phnom Penh’s red-light district in Tuol Kok, is more afraid of his employees contracting AIDS than of drunk or...

Angel Seeks Siem Reap Flights

Thailand’s new national airline has its eyes on the coveted Bang­kok to Siem Reap route, the Bang­kok Post reported Tuesday. Angel Airlines, which started...

ADB Weighs Highway Loan

The Asian Development Bank next month will decide whether to grant Cambodia a $110 million loan package for work on the country’s highways, an...

Opposition Petitions Council for Kem Sokha

Sixteen Funcinpec and Sam Rainsy Party parliamentarians have written to the Constitutional Council asking the nation’s top legal body to intervene in the criminal...

Missing In Action: $23 Million in UN Hardware

Minister Orders Halt to Illegal Timber Traffic The Agriculture minister has ordered an immediate nationwide halt to the transportation, purchase and sale of logs harvested...

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Cambodia to end border check

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has unveiled a new campaign to boost economic independence and reduce the reliance on preferential trade statuses offered by advanced countries, saying the government will provide better trade facilitation and eliminate unnecessary procedures.
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Ranking the World’s Democracies

The Economist Intelligence Unit labels Cambodia an "Authoritarian regime".

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