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Parties Clash on Debate Format

Heated debate broke out be­tween political party leaders and National Election Committee officials Thursday as they hammered out a format for roundtable discussions to...

City Rejects Rainsy Rally, Citing Ban

The Phnom Penh Municipality on Wednesday turned down a request from Sam Rainsy to hold a controversial demonstration, and passed the problem on to...

Watchdog Says Gov’t Plans $50M Log Deal

A Cambodian forestry company is set to export about $50 million worth of illegal logs into Thailand via Laos, the environmental watch­dog Global Witness...

PTT Stations Could Re-Open

Seven Petroleum Authority of Thailand gas stations may soon re-open, now that the Cambodian government has rescinded an order banning the company from importing...

‘Dipstick’ Helps Rural Health Workers Diagnose Quickly

In remote northeastern Cam­bodia last month, health workers pricked fingers, took blood samples, tested for malaria and prescribed medicines for a village—all while sitting...

Boaters Die in Lightning Strike

Six people were killed Monday night when lightning struck their boat near the Cambodia-Japan Friend­ship Bridge, according to police and eye witnesses. The six...

Prosecutor Derides Evidence In Funcinpec Murder Case

kompong speu town - A prosecutor said Wednesday it would be un­reasonable to expect him to charge Second Prime Minister Hun Sen with the...

Regional Meeting Focuses on Ottawa Treaty

Representatives from Cambo­dia attended a two-day conference in Bangkok last weekend to discuss ways to implement last year’s treaty to ban land mines, according...

Watchdog Protests NEC Broadcasting Rules

Media watchdog Reporters Sans Frontieres has protested media regulations proposed by the National Election Committee, saying they contravene international agreements on human rights. In...

Funcinpec Members Killed In Prey Veng, Officials Say

A Funcinpec activist and the wife of a party official were slain Sunday in separate attacks in Prey Veng province, party members and government...

A Pageant’s the Prize for Young Models

The catwalk was so narrow the models occasionally bumped shoulders as they passed. At one point, the music ended prematurely. At another, toilet paper...

Cambodia’s Children Voice Their Concerns

They can’t vote, but they’re smart, aware and they’ll be around for a long time, so what they say to Cambodia’s future leaders demands...

Students Recognize Their Power to Spearhead Global Change

There’s a buzz in the school yards of the nation’s major cities, summed up in one word: “Indo­nesia.”  Students have been watching television and reading...

Police Make Antiquity Arrests

Siem Reap military police ar­rested nine soldiers and seized tons of stolen artifacts in two arrests last week, police and conservation officials said Tues­day.  Eleven...

UN Rep Here To Assess Poll Preparations

UN Asia-Pacific Representative Francesc Vendrell arrived in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to as­sess preparations for July’s scheduled elections.  Speaking to reporters on his arrival, Vendrell...

Gov’t Said to Reject KR Deal

A top army general walked out of secret talks with the Khmer Rouge last Friday, according to a Radio Free Asia interview with a...

Minister Says Asean a ‘Must’

Finance Minister Keat Chhon said Monday that Cambodia should not delay its expected admission to Asean, and predicted entry into the regional grouping in...

Felled Trees Fund Route 12

The government is allowing thousands of trees to be cut to help fund the renovation of a 46-km stretch along Route 12 be­tween Kompong...

Constitutional Council Chooses Its President

After two failed attempts to convene, the Constitutional Council met for the first time Monday and elected former Supreme Court president Chan Sok as...

‘Fake’ Diploma Sparks Rally

More than 800 students at the Faculty of Law hung effigies and burned tires Monday to pro­test the alleged issuance of what they said...

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Gold mining suspected as cause of Cambodian mass poisonings

A spate of mass toxic poisonings in the Cambodian provinces of Kratie and Mondulkiri have hospitalized hundreds and killed at least 16 people since May.

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