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Crucial Council Vote Put Off; Criticism Mounts

A meeting of the Supreme Council of Magistracy, scheduled to appoint the last three members of the Constitutional Council on Wednesday, has been postponed...

Television Only Reminder of ‘Day of Hate’

For the first time since the early 1980s, no official gathering took place to mark the May 20 “Day of Hate,” a yearly reminder...

Spate of Kidnappings Has Most-Powerful Wary

When well-protected business tycoons Teng Bunma and Mong Reththy are afraid of the current social climate, you know you’ve got some problems. But fear...

Census Data Used in Poll Registration

The governor of Ratanakkiri province said Tuesday he is using a list of names of eligible voters obtained from census officials—a direct violation of...

Cross-Border Tourism Light

It should be a backpacker’s de­light: traveling overland from Bangkok to northeastern Thai­land, crossing the Cambodian border at Banteay Mean­chey, and ending up at...

Gov’t Wants Resistance Commander at Talks

The resistance is ready to send another team to Phnom Penh this week to discuss troop reintegration, but the absence of a key negotiator...

Diplomats Unsure of Poll Boycott’s Impact

Diplomats in Phnom Penh re­acted cautiously Tuesday to the National United Front’s declaration of a boycott of July 26 elections, saying they were uncertain...

Lawmaker Might Leave Town After Published Death Threats

Outspoken parliamentarian Son Chhay (BLDP) said Tuesday he is concerned about a threat on his life published last week in a local newspaper and...

Justice Secretary Says Protocol Pointed to Him

Ouk Vithun, the secretary of state for the Justice Ministry, said Tuesday that if routine government procedure had been followed, he would have been...

Final Members of Constitutional Council to be Named Today

The last three members of the Constitutional Council are expected to be appointed today, establishing the nation’s long-awaited highest legal body, which critics say...

Koh Kong, Thailand Ink Energy Deal

Koh Kong province has agreed to buy $5.2 million worth of electricity from Thailand, the first-ever deal of its kind between Cambo­dia and its...

NUF Declares Boycott of ‘Unfair’ Poll

As voter registration began Monday, the opposition National United Front declared a boycott of the July 26 national elections, saying the polls cannot be...

In Ratanakkiri, Rain is Power

banlung, Ratanakkiri province -This northeastern town may be one of the few places in the world where residents translate rain into kilowatt hours. “Maybe...

Red Cross Returns Defectors to Anlong Veng

Five Red Cross trucks on Mon­day returned the first of thousands of displaced Khmer Rouge defectors back to Anlong Veng, an aid official said....

Opposition Claims Bias in Poll Registration

Opposition politicians claimed Monday that commune officials in several areas were selectively registering only CPP-loyal people to vote in upcoming elections. Reports from the...

Bandit Attack Cuts Medical Supply in NE

banlung, Ratanakkiri province - Health centers in Ratanakkiri province have about one month before running out of basic drugs, health workers said Fri­day. The...

Prince Snubs Sam Rainsy During Thai Trip

There were new signs of friction Monday between the Nation­al United Front’s two most visible leaders. A pro-Sam Rainsy newspaper, Proyuth (Fighting), printed two art­­icles...

Politics, Corruption Said Behind Artifact Thefts

When residents of Tateung village in Kompong Chhnang pro­v­ince found pre-Angkorean bas-reliefs, statues and pillars carved in pink sandstone in a nearby forest on...

CPP Justice Appointment Prompts Debate on Ethics

When Justice Minister Chem Snguon went to Paris for medical treatment last month, it wasn’t his secretary of state who took over for him....

Water Scarce in Provinces As a Long Dry Season Drags On

kompong trabek village, Kom­pong Trach district, Kam­pot pro­vince - Every morning at 5:30, Kim Vibol climbs out of bed and onto his bicycle to...

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Rescuers find two alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.