Planning Minister to Head Bank

Planning Minister and former bank executive Chea Chanto has been appointed as the new governor of the National Bank of Cam­bodia, officials confirmed Friday....

Island Homes

Two years ago Rous Na, her husband and two children were living on the streets near the Russian Market. Now they have their own...

A Dance of the Heart

prey samrong village, Kompong Speu pro­vince - “TCHUK, TCHUK, TCHOOK, TCHOOK, TCHUK, TCHUK, TCHOOK, TCHOOK...” On goes the Ong Reh dance. The music played by...

Strikes Hit Pair of Taiwanese Garment Factories in PPenh

Hundreds of striking workers converged Wednesday on two Taiwanese-managed garment factories to demand better pay and working conditions. Both ended with agreements, according to...

Gov’t Squeeze Continues as Aid, Trade Dwindle

Turn off the lights when you leave the building, minimize air-conditioning use, cut back on paper clips and stationery—that was the message Finance Mini­ster...

Resistance Troops Could Determine Prince’s Place in Election

Hopes are dimming that the Japanese-brokered peace plan can bring about a lasting truce in the northwest unless concrete resolutions can be reached over...

Auto Imports Tumble 65 Percent in Second Half of Last Year

Auto imports dropped in the second half of 1997 by more than 65 percent compared with the first six months of last year, ac­cording...

Son Sann to Resign BLDP Presidency Saturday

Son Sann will officially offer his resignation from the presidency of his faction of the BLDP at a congress Saturday, but his wing of...

Assembly Votes for Council Age Requirement

The National Assembly ap­proved a provision Thursday requiring members of the critical Constitutional Council to be at least 45 years old and to have...

Two Grenade Explosions Kill 4, Injure 12

Two separate grenade blasts left four people dead in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district Wed­nesday night, according to a po­lice official. One grenade resulted in...

Census Considered a Success

Cambodia’s first census in 36 years ended Thursday with organizers declaring it a success. “I am very impressed with all the staff all down the...

KR Defectors From K Kong Confirmed

Government officials confirmed Monday that Khmer Rouge fighters and civilians have defected to the government from the coastal province of Koh Kong, although exact...

Son Sann Returns on Quest For National Reconciliation

Veteran politician Son Sann, one of the most respected figures in recent Cambodian history, returned to a warm welcome Wednesday after almost a year...

Malaria Cases Rise 60 Percent Nationwide, New Report Says

The number of malaria cases is up by nearly 60 percent nationwide, according to the National Malaria Cen­ter’s year-end data. The center’s director, though,...

Anti-Drug Official Says Plotters Out to Kill Him

Cambodia’s deputy chief of anti-drug police said Wednesday there have been plots to kill him since a military police officer was arrested in a...

UN May Help Mediate Enduring Cease-Fire

A visiting UN envoy offered help to bring about a permanent cease-fire between the warring government and resistance factions in Cambodia’s northwest, First Prime...