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New Council Session Called

Members of the Constitutional Council have been called to a meeting scheduled for Monday after two previous attempts to convene the body failed because...

Unesco Cautious About Tonle Sap Development

Any oil or gas exploration in the Tonle Sap area should be preceded by an environmental study that shows it would have no negative...

PM’s Newest Crackdown—Urination

It was the realization of an idea that has been in the works for months. First Prime Minister Ung Huot in a Tuesday ceremony handed...

Nascent Pact No Help to Drug Agents

A fledgling and unclear partnership between Thai and Cambo­dian drug enforcement officials was unable to prevent last week’s arrest of Thai and US un­dercover...

More Money, Better Terms, Workers Say

More than 1,000 garment workers from three factories converged on the US Embassy on Wednesday, with demands for overtime pay and complaints that some...

Tobacco Firms Win Health Warning Delay

Tobacco companies have won a six-month delay in implementing a government order requiring them to put health warnings on cigarette packets. Minister of Commerce...

Rural Cambodians Depend on Donations for Protective Nets

Pol Pot had a mosquito net. The news went around the world, but not many people took notice. Rather, it was the death of...

Talks Crumble in Wake of Resistance Demand

The fourth attempt to discuss the reintegration of troops loyal to Prince Norodom Ranariddh fail­ed Wednesday when resistance negotiators demanded a new cease-fire and...

Court Denies Political Bias in K Cham Case

kompong cham town - Ung Muy Heang says she doesn’t know anything about politics or opposition politician Sam Rainsy. All she knows is that...

Teens Return After Labor Trek

Two local teen-agers who participated in the Global March Against Child Labor returned home Wed­nes­day, completing a trip that began in January and took...

NEC Says 80 Percent of Country Registered for July Polls

More than 80 percent of the country’s estimated 5.6 million voters are now registered for the forthcoming polls, the National Election Committee announced Wednesday. “We,...

Lack of Laws, Implementation Scare Away Foreign Investors

The ongoing land dispute in­volving petroleum giant Caltex has, for some in Cambodia’s business community, become an un­comfortable example of the shifting ground on...

Reintegration Talks Set to Start

The deputy commander of resistance forces has said he does not expect reintegration talks set for today to go smoothly because the government is...

Gov’t Says Opposition Faked Dean’s Statement

The government has accused opposition politicians of falsifying a statement in the name of the Constitutional Council dean that claimed intimidation from top officials...

Paper Blames Shooting on Gov’t Officials

Koh Santepheap (Island of Peace) newspaper on Tuesday accused high government officials of being behind the shooting of its publisher and his bodyguard. In...

Jailing Called a ‘Clear Case’ of Intimidation

In a case international elections observers call a clear example of political intimidation, a Kompong Cham man was arrested and sentenced to a year...

Registration Cards Returned With CPP Message Included

Some of the voters whose registration cards were collected by CPP representatives in the past month have had them returned with a little something...

Newspaper Publisher Shot With Guard at Capital Wat

The publisher of a well-known Phnom Penh newspaper and his bodyguard were shot Monday morning at a city wat. Both took bullets in the...

Legal Reform Highlighted

Investment laws, legal research and environmental protection are among the topics being ad­dressed during a conference on legal and judicial reform this week at...

Border Trade Means Gov’t Must Buy Rice

Despite a surplus last year, the government will be forced to buy 40,000 tons of rice this year to feed poor Cambodians and ease...

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Cambodia’s construction attracts investment projects worth 3.39 bln USD in H1

Cambodia's construction sector had attracted a total investment of 3.39 billion U.S. dollars in the first half of 2019, up 57.5 percent from 2.15 billion dollars over the same period last year, according to an official report on Wednesday.