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...

F’pec Ballot Place Still Not Assured

Funcinpec could still be de­clared ineligible for upcoming elections if the Ministry of In­terior were to withdraw its stamp of approval, the secretary-general of...

Rainsy Appeals Assembly Ouster to Constitutional Council

Former finance minister and opposition politician Sam Rainsy has written to the dean of the as-yet-unconvened Constitutional Council, asking for the body to consider...

Global Witness Cautious About World Bank Forestry Plan

The environmental watchdog Global Witness said it “welcomes” the findings contained in a World Bank-funded forestry re­form report, but questioned some of the proposed...

Chemical Adds Flavor to Campaign Season

Three letters are adding flavor to the 1998 elections. No, they’re not CPP, KNP or the KSP. They’re MSG, or monosodium glutamate, the chemical...

Little Time For Refugees To Register

Funcinpec officials called Sun­day for the speedy return of the estimated 80,000 Cambodian re­fugees in Thailand so they can vote in upcoming elections.  But with...

Caltex Challenges Court, Eyes Legal Review

A US oil company this week vowed to fight a Supreme Court ruling in a complex land dispute that has sparked a confrontation between...

New Buddhist Institute Inaugurated in Capital

National Assembly President Chea Sim on Thursday inaugurated the $500,000 Buddhist Institute in Phnom Penh, calling it “a priceless gift” from the Japanese organizations...

Chheng Phon Warns of Poll Budget Woes

National Election Committee President Chheng Phon said Thursday that the electoral pro­cess may be hampered if the NEC cannot get more funding. “We still...

CPP, Funcinpec Together Again—on Ballot

Sambok Kmoum (Bee Hive) can usually be found at No 105 on the FM radio dial, but this July voters will find Sambok Kmoum,...

Gov’t Search for Killing Field Taking Time

An Anlong Veng killing field revealed by defecting Khmer Rouge soldiers has not been found by government forces and it likely will be some...

RCAF Says KR Refugees Going Home

Aid workers and military officials reported Thursday that a steady stream of displaced Khmer Rouge defectors have been leaving squatter camps and returning to...

Firm Told to Drop GSM Label

The Ministry of Post and Tele­communications has ordered Cam­bodia-Shinawatra to stop using the GSM designation for its new digital system. In a Monday letter...

Anti-Malaria Drive Launched for Khmer Rouge Defectors

Khmer Rouge defectors from the former rebel stronghold of Anlong Veng are getting help this week to fight malaria. Health workers from the Na­tional...

VN Air Can Challenge Report

Vietnam Airlines has 60 days to challenge the report on the crash of Flight 815 last September before the findings are finalized, Sok Sam­baur,...

PM Aide Accused of Real-Estate Swindle

Cambodia’s minister of culture on Wednesday accused a legal affairs adviser of Second Prime Minister Hun Sen of swindling the government out of $1.25...