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CNRP Warns Contracts Signed With CPP Could Be Canceled

The opposition CNRP released a letter Tuesday warning investment firms, foreign nations and international institutions that if the party forms a government, it will review and potentially annul any agreement made with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s CPP during the current mandate.

Disenfranchised Votes Point to Potentially Different Election Result

The Washington-based National Democratic Institute on Tuesday shared initial findings from a survey carried out across the country in the wake of July’s national election, which found that one-third of the country’s eligible voters could not vote.

Cambodia, Malaysia to Form Domestic Worker Pact

One thousand Cambodian women will be sent each month to work as domestic workers in Malaysia after a long-awaited agreement between the two countries is inked, thus ending Cambodia’s two-year moratorium on the trade, Malaysian state media reported Monday.

Hun Sen Seeks Investment From Chinese Official

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday requested investment in agriculture in Kampot province from a Chi­nese Communist Party provincial of­ficial, an assistant to the prime minister said.

British Pedophile Arrested in Phnom Penh

A 35-year-old convicted British pedophile was arrested Sunday at his Phnom Penh guesthouse, where anti-trafficking police found him with an 8-year-old boy, police said Monday.

Civil Society Organizations to Push for Electoral Overhaul

As the dispute over July’s national election enters its fourth month, a civil society umbrella organization, the Electoral Reform Alliance, is due to release a comprehensive report on widespread irregularities recorded during the ballot.

Sofitel Eyes Coast for 3rd Hotel in Cambodia

Luxury hotel chain Sofitel, which has hotels in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, is looking for an opportunity to open a third branch at one of Cambodia’s beach resorts, the senior vice president of Sofitel Asia Pacific said Monday.

Cambodia, Singapore Sign Energy Agreement

Minister of Industry, Mines and En­ergy Cham Prasidh signed an ag­reement with Singa­pore’s Min­is­try of Trade and Industry on Monday to ex­change information in the energy sector on conservation, electricity regulation and renewable sources, ac­cording to statement from the Sin­gaporean ministry.

Trade With Indonesia up but Logistics a Hurdle

Trade and tourism between Indonesia and Cambodia is growing but the two countries can still increase cooperation in those fields, according to participants in the 7th Indonesian Trade and Tourism Promotion exhibition on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich on Sunday.

Cambodia Misses Deadline to Submit UN Human Rights Report

Cambodia failed Monday to make its deadline to submit a key human rights report—known as the universal period review—to the U.N., said Mak Sambath, deputy chairman of the government’s Human Rights Committee.

CNRP Pledges to Take Buddhist Festival to Kampuchea Krom

CNRP leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha used the Buddhist Kathin festival period on Monday to visit a pagoda in Phnom Penh and tell the congregation, many of them from Kampuchea Krom, that the opposition party would rescue the nation.

Troops on the Move in Preah Vihear Ahead of Border Ruling

While Thai and Cambodian officials in Poipet City on Monday pledged to keep bilateral relations amicable ahead of a long-awaited U.N. court ruling on their border dispute near Preah Vihear temple, hundreds of Cambodian soldiers were gathering near the area.

Education to Receive 20% Boost in 2014 Budget

The Education Ministry on Monday said it was in line for a near 20 percent hike from the government’s $3.52 billion draft budget for 2014, approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet on Friday, though other details of how money was to be allocated remained elusive.

Lawyers Say Khieu Samphan Had No Power, Must Be Acquitted

Making their closing statements at the Khmer Rouge tribunal on Monday, the defense team for war crimes suspect Khieu Samphan used a long-held strategy to argue that their client was simply a well-intentioned individual who sought only the best for his country after years of conflict.

Despite Political Speech, Government Says Red Cross Neutral

The Cambodian Red Cross is still an independent organization despite its president’s very public attack on the CNRP during a flood donation event on Satur­day, a government official said.

Cambodia to Submit Human Rights Report to UN

Cambodia will submit a human rights report to the U.N. today for a universal periodic review, the second time it is participating in the process, according to the Council of Ministers’ Press and Quick Reaction Unit.

Index Shows Little Progress on Gender Equality

Cambodia has made little progress on gender equality and is the lowest-ranked country in the region, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2013 Gender Gap Index released Friday, slipping a place from last year to rank 104 out of 136 countries.

Official DisputesWhen Dam Clearing Ceased

A Stung Treng province district official on Sunday contradicted claims that logging in the area designated for the Sesan 2 dam had ceased a month ago, saying that it had only stopped last week after direct orders from the government to do so.

Traditionally Pro-CPP Media See New Market With CNRP

In the prelude to and direct aftermath of July’s national election, local Khmer-language media largely ignored the opposition’s growing street rallies and demonstrations.

After Cambodia’s Long Harsh Winter, Spring is Arriving

The trucks with 56 indigenous leaders arrived from Mondolkiri province the night before the three-day protest was scheduled to start. They wanted to avoid the roadblocks. A 47-year-old woman settled down with her four children after walking for 23 days from Kompong Cham province.

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Preserving The Victims’ Clothes At Tuol Sleng

The memory of the Khmer Rouge's many torture victims is being kept alive through a special conservation project. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum holds the clothes of thousands who were killed in the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970's.

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