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Expats Volunteer to Watch Polls

Sixty-seven members of Cam­bodia’s expatriate community have volunteered to work for free as election observers over the coming weekend.  The Neutral and Impartial Committee for...

Rules Bent to Nip Observer Furor in the Bud

Amid pressure from the international community, the National Election Committee has “secretly” distributed official yellow election observer cards to three internationally recognized Cambodian NGOs,...

Monks Parade For Poll Peace

They handed out leaflets and carried banners, but that’s where the similarities between the Dhammayietra peace march and frenetic political campaigning on the streets...

EU Representative Pledges to Tell It Like It Is

The European Union’s special representative for the Cambodian election pledged Tuesday to keep an open mind about the credibility of the polls.  “I’m not here...

Kandal, S Reap Tops in Alleged Poll Violations

Kandal and Siem Reap pro­vinces are reporting the highest rates of violence and intimidation, the Committee for Free and Fair El­ections in Cambodia said.  In...

CPP Lies Low Amid Wave of VN Insults

The CPP has not officially complained to the National Election Committee about the opposition’s use of anti-Vietnamese rhetoric in their campaign speeches.  Yet, CPP members...

PM Goes Home From Hospital

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen left Calmette Hospital Tues­day morning to continue his recuperation from an appendectomy at home, according to one of his...

Poipet Cholera Outbreak Ends

A cholera outbreak in the filthy western border town of Poipet is “finished,” Dr Mean Chhivun, de­puty director-general for the Min­istry of Health, said...

‘Free’ Prey Veng Gets Ultimate Test This Week

prey veng town - One can almost imagine opposition candidate Sam Rainsy and Second Prime Minister Hun Sen going at each other in this...

NEC Hopes To Eliminate Observers

The National Election Com­mittee said Monday it hopes to eliminate more than half of the 60,000 national observers registered for Sunday’s election after receiving...

Land-Title Reform to Slow as German Project Shuts Down

An international aid project that helped modernize the problematic land-title system will suspend op­erations at the end of the month, project managers and donors...

Rainsy TV Spot Captivates, Draws Criticism

Cambodians were fascinated by the controversial Sam Rainsy Party television advertisement aired this week and last, showing footage of the March 30, 1997, grenade...

NGO Head Says Nhim Vanda Not Involved

The president of a controversial NGO cleared to provide 24,000 national election observers has insisted that Nhim Vanda, adviser to Second Prime Minister Hun...

More Phnom Penh Residents Reveal Voting Intentions in Survey

Ten days before the national election, Phnom Penh residents seemed more confident about revealing their political allegiances to pollsters than in the preceding two...

Khmer Citizen’s Party President Takes Aim at Former Partner

If there’s one thing Khmer Citizen’s Party president Nguon Soeur seems to relish, it’s taking swipes at his former boss.  “On 15 July Sam Rainsy...

On Campaign Trail, Sam Rainsy Pledges to Oust Vietnamese

kep - Campaigning only a few kilometers from the Vietnamese border, Sam Rainsy pledged Monday to expel Vietnamese immigrants if he is elected prime...

Ruom Ritt Scolds French Diplomat

The first edition of a newsletter edited by royal confidante Ruom Ritt has launched a scathing attack on French Ambassador Gildas Le Lidec’s attitude...

PM Recovering After Surgery

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen is recovering from a Friday night operation to remove his appendix, and may not be re­leased from the hospital...

2 Die After Poll Convoy Ambushed

Army Pointing at Hard-Line Rebels in Friday Assault Gunmen on Friday attacked a convoy of electoral officials northeast of the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of...

Hotel Plans October Opening

Once scheduled to re-open in April 1997, the one-time first-class Mon­orom Hotel has turned into one of Phnom Penh’s not-so-classy construction sites. Yet Chris...

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