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Caltex’s $8M Oil Terminal Opens Today

Petroleum giant Caltex Cam­bodia will today in Sihanoukville inaugurate its $8 million oil terminal, the company’s single-largest investment in the nation. Commerce Minister Cham...

Factory Owners Agree to Provide Vacations

The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia notified members last week they must follow the nation’s labor law and give workers paid vacations, garment factory...

Funcinpec Renegades Look to Rejoin Party

The return of deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has prompted a number of defectors from Funcinpec to rejoin the party under his...

Ill-Fated RCAF Chopper Dangerously Overloaded, Some Say

Passengers and aviation ex­perts said Sunday the RCAF helicopter that crash-landed near the historic Preah Vihear temple last week was dangerously overloaded. According to...

In Northwest Fighting, it’s Villagers Who Suffer

svay chek district, Banteay Meanchey province - Sixteen villagers collecting firewood and herding cattle last Friday near the remote northwestern hamlet of Doun Nouy...

Deputy PM Worried Violence Will Balloon Out of Control

In the aftermath of Wednes­day’s politically charged street fight, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng warned of  more violence. “One day there can be worse trouble....Tomorrow...

$15M Project May Improve S’ville Port

Sihanoukville port chief Lou Kimchhun said this week that a Malaysian company is considering a $15 million investment to improve cargo handling. According to...

British Bank Might Open Full Branch

The British financial institution Standard Chartered is considering expanding its Phnom Penh representative office into a full-fledged branch, a bank representative confirmed Thursday. Development...

Border Business Poises Poipet for Prosperity

poipet, Banteay Meanchey - Since opening as a permanent international border cross­ing in February, this town has boomed. Overloaded trucks rumble down Route 5,...

Prince to Decide on Candidacy by Month’s End

Deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh said Wednesday he and other opposition parties will decide by the end of the month whether they...

Defectors Indicate Ta Mok May Have Caused Own Ruin

preah vihear temple, Preah Vihear - As the military plots to ensnare him and rank-and-file defections further reduce his stra­tegic options, Ta Mok may...

Police Blame Resistance for Village Blaze

siem reap - Provincial police on Tuesday accused resistance soldiers of burning down six houses late Monday night in Kompong Th’kao village, 54 km...

Fire Destroys 40 Homes, Threatens Factory

BA fire destroyed 40 squatter homes, and a nearby tobacco factory nearly went up in smoke in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Thursday morning,...

Promotions Abound as Mobile-Phone Marketing Wars Heat Up

Turn on the television or flip open any newspaper and advertisements for mobile phones will leap out at you. While telecommunications companies have generally...

Street Fights Erupt Among Demonstrators

Club-wielding protesters ag­ainst Prince Norodom Ranariddh clashed with Funcinpec loyalists at the foot of Wat Phnom early Wed­­nesday evening—culminating a day of political protests...

RCAF Chopper Crippled in Minefield, British Diplomat Among Trio Injured

siem reap - The second RCAF helicopter in more than five years to try to land at the former Khmer Rouge outpost at Preah...

Military to Launch Full Attack in One Week

siem reap - Senior military officials here said Wednesday that a “large-scale” attack on guerrillas hunkered down in the heavily forested Dangrek Mountains about...

German Aid Gives Cover to Malarial Villages

Children living in a group of villages in Kampot will no longer face the deadly threat of malaria thanks to a program by the...

Prince Urges Spirit of Compromise, Scorns Violent Protests

Deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh called Wednesday for opposing political forces to compromise in order to achieve peace in Cam­bodia, saying violence...

Districts Lose Service After Water Main Bursts

A water main leading from the treatment plant in Tuol Kok burst early Wednesday, cutting off supplies to residents in four districts of the...

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UN Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Targeting of Cambodia Opposition

The United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia on Tuesday expressed concern over the targeting of a number of former opposition officials, suggesting that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is engaging in a political witch hunt.