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Riel Printing Not to Blame For Decline, Gov’t Insists

Government officials this week dismissed speculation that the printing of extra riel is fueling the currency’s depreciation.  However, one National Bank of Cambodia official said...

Constitutional Council Meeting Abandoned

The inaugural meeting of the Constitutional Council, the country’s highest legal appeals body, was canceled Wednesday after its dean, Chau Sen Cocsal Chhum, apparently...

Smugglers Bypass Gas Tax Via Pailin, Officials Claim

Smugglers are taking advantage of Pailin’s unique tax-free status by transporting oil and gasoline destined for the capital without paying import taxes, customs officials...

CPP Takes Note of Registration Numbers

The CPP’s extensive network of neighborhood cell leaders has been collecting the voter registration cards of party recruits and recording their identification numbers, voters...

Gov’t Urged To Regulate Tonle Sap

Cambodia needs to create new laws and enforce existing ones to protect the resource-rich Tonle Sap lake in light of a new Unesco designation,...

Two Arrested in Disputed Prey Veng Murder

ansaong village, Prey Veng province - Police here have arrested two suspects in an alleged political killing here, claiming the slaying was the result...

Legal Body’s ‘Dean’ Could Delay First Session

Seven of the Constitutional Council’s nine appointees were sworn in Tuesday, but two of the supreme legal body’s two most senior members were absent.  Chau...

Ta Mok Forced to Flee Again, RCAF Says

RCAF generals said Tuesday that government forces had driven Ta Mok and his remaining Khmer Rouge hard-liners from their Thai border base of Ta...

Rainsy: PM Fled Hometown

o’reang-ou district, kompong cham province - Out­spoken dissident Sam Rainsy lashed out at Hun Sen on Tues­day, saying the voters are as disgusted with...

By Stew Magnuson and Van Roeun the cambodia daily

First Prime Minister Ung Huot said Tuesday that Vietnam has agreed to three-way talks with Thailand and Cambodia concerning a controversial treaty demarcating the...

Land Mines Keep Tourists Away from Legendary Temples

siem reap town - With the influence of the Khmer Rouge on the wane, officials still have one more enemy to contend with before...

Bank Governor Vows to Keep Riel Stable

The head of Cambodia’s central bank pledged Tuesday to keep the riel stable at about 4,000 to the US dollar by auctioning dollars every...

Freedom To Travel Key to ‘Free and Fair’ Polls

When a string of execution-style murders were carried out in late February, some opposition party workers fled their homes in the provinces and fear...

New Phones For Takhmau

Telephone users in Takhmau town, Kandal province, will finally be able to call Phnom Penh and overseas, thanks to a new phone exchange and...

RCAF to Check on Howes Report, General Says

The top RCAF general responsible for the mass defections at Anlong Veng said Sunday he does not know if the killer of a British...

NEC Examines Ballot Boxes, Awards Election Printing Bid

The National Election Com­mittee on Monday viewed the ballot boxes that will be used in elections scheduled for July 26.  Funded by the Japanese government,...

Samlot Hard-liners Resisting

A band of Khmer Rouge fighters in Battambang province de­fected to the government last week, but top hard-line commanders in the area of Sam­lot...

Border Pass For B’bang

Thai and Cambodian authorities have agreed to open a border crossing in Battambang province next month, provincial officials said Sunday.  The agreement for the crossing...

Global Wireless Network Targets Cambodia

A multinational project setting up the world’s first global wireless telecommunications system is negotiating for a license to make Cam­bodia part of its network,...

Children Get Their Day Today

International Children’s Day will be marked across Cambodia today with rallies, panel discussions and children’s games, organizers said.  Activities are planned in 12 provinces, as...

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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.