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Governor Bans Construction Near Choeung Ek

Phnom Penh Municipal Gov­ernor Kep Chuktema has banned businesses and construction work within a half-kilometer ra­dius of the Choeung Ek killing fields, according to...

Teachers’ Group Distributes Anti-Rainsy Leaflets Program

Thousands of leaflets branding opposition leader Sam Rainsy a sa­boteur and questioning his Cam­bodian nationality were distributed on Phnom Penh’s streets Wed­nes­day morning by...

Few Take Credit for Schools’ Anti-Rainsy Posters

Banners castigating opposition leader Sam Rainsy continued popping up at Phnom Penh schools Monday, but few were willing to take credit for the campaign...

Villagers Confront Loggers Into Own Hands

lumphat district, Ratanakkiri province - When a small group of loggers began cutting trees near the Bru hilltribe village of Ka­lorng on June 12,...

Justice—of a Sort—Proves Costly For Family

banlung district, Ratanakkiri province - Krin Khang was overjoyed but still too weak on Friday to drink the rice wine with which his fellow...

Minority Activist Alters Tactics After Threat

banlung town, Ratanakkiri pro­vince - On the night of July 16 two men armed with an AK-47 ar­rived at the Bokeo district farm of...

Record-Making Man Finds New High at Angkor

Ashrita Furman, holder of more Guin­ness World Records than any other man, has rebroken the re­cord for the number of times in one min­ute...

VN Dam Break Unleashes Havoc, Group Says

A local environmental association charged that water released from a Vietnamese dam has caused four deaths and flooded farms along the Sesan River in...

Confusion Surrounds Memorial of Local Woman

Kneeling by his wife’s body, Seng Sovann seemed unaware of the crowd of hundreds of people who ga­thered outside the gates of Wat Ounalom...

Hun Sen Chides Contributions of UNDP Experts

Prime Minister Hun Sen slam­med the UN Development Pro­gram on Monday, accusing it of wasting donor money on foreign ex­perts who write ineffectual re­ports...

Students Talk Trial with Ex-KR Leaders in Pailin

A group of university students canvassing villages to conduct in­terviews about the Khmer Rouge regime and distribute information about the long-awaited tribunal ended up...

Iron-Pumping Cambodians Muscle Into Sport

Flexing his sculpted muscles in one of the seven mandatory poses for bodybuilding competition, Huth Sophoas wasn’t the least bit modest: “Women say they...

Opposition Party May Have Bowed to Pressure

Despite Sam Rainsy Party members’ claims that they alone decided to end their six-month National As­sembly boycott, several law­makers and analysts say the CPP’s...

UN Official Hopes Refugees Will Go Peacefully

As a Friday deadline approaches for Montagnard refugees to accept third country resettlement or re­turn to Vietnam, a UN High Com­missioner for Refugees official...

City To Build Footbridges At 3 Locations

There may soon be cement pe­destrian bridges crossing over Phnom Penh’s teeming boulevards and roads in the latest effort to cut ac­­cident casualty rates....

Coastal Land Part of Muddy Disagreement

Along Cambodia’s coast, businessmen are cutting down protected mangrove forests, constructing fences in the water and filling them with dirt to extend the coastline...

Some Say Long-Term Role of SRP is Unclear

Cheam Channy’s imprisonment is only the latest of a string of re­cent obstacles for the embattled Sam Rainsy Party, but there is no con­­sensus...

Reforms Promised by New Chamber President Commerce To Vote for President

Kith Meng of the Royal Group of companies was elected president of the Phnom Penh Cham­ber of Commerce on Monday, pro­­mising reform and new...

Among Mondolkiri’s Ethnic Phnong, Ancient Traditions Clash With Modern Ways

O'beang district, Mondolkiri province - The lives of Mondolkiri's ethnic Phnong are changing faster by the year as pressures big and small, from bulldozers...

Garment Factory Strike Marred by Violence

Striking workers at the Bu Min Cambodia Garment factory in Phnom Penh said Tuesday that they would continue striking des­pite alleged verbal threats, beatings...