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King Voices Support for Political Rights

King Norodom Sihanouk im­plicitly confirmed killings and human rights abuses in Cam­bodia as he asserted his own position as a human rights defender in...

Pantomime Improves on Fairy Tale

“This show is not a serious show. It’s funny and at times silly. So we want to hear you laugh a lot...” So announces...

King Urges Nat’l Assembly To Consider Senate’s Critics Opposition

As the National Assembly prepares to examine constitutional amendments for the creation of a Senate, the King on Tuesday urged the government to consider...

Khmer Rouge Warrior Chooses Life in Hun Sen’s Country

For a former Khmer Rouge soldier, his hands were soft-looking as his fingers clasped and unclasped the base of his microphone while reporters fired...

TB Takes its Toll

A Preventable Disease Cambodia Can’t Stop Kao Kong, 60, tried to treat himself for tuberculosis back in 1985. The Phnom Penh laundry shop owner walked...

Finance Head Covets Own Job

Finance Minister Keat Chhon said Friday he has worried about how long he would remain in his post. “Being frank, I have been concerned...

Monarch, Activists Weigh In on Senate Plans

King Norodom Sihanouk gave the creation of the Senate a push forward on Tuesday, while pro-democracy activists continued to  express concern over the proposed...

US Welcomes Steps Toward Government

The US on Thursday welcomed progress toward forming a new Cambodian government, calling it a start toward political reconciliation. “We have long supported the...

Bursts of Color Open Children’s Art Exhibit

Pastoral scenes of farmers planting rice. Tranquil scenes of children playing in a school courtyard during recess. And dark scenes of black-clad Khmer Rouge...

Tribunal to Target Big Fish

While thousands of Cambo­dians are likely responsible for human atrocities during the Khmer Rouge era, UN investigators said Tuesday they would target only the...

Rainsy Asks King for Help With Security

Sam Rainsy, leader of his self-named party, said Sunday that he and his deputies still want a safety guarantee before returning to Phnom Penh....

War Crimes Investigators Meet Hun Sen

Two of the three members of a UN team investigating Khmer Rouge atrocities met with Second Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sun­day evening. While...

Activist Conquers Past to Promote ‘Freedom’

Somaly Mam Legros describes it as a flash, the moment she realized what her mission had to be. While interviewing prostitutes for a Medicins...

King Letter Says Royal Influence Limited

King Norodom Sihanouk de­clared there are limits to royal influence over the Cambodian government in an open letter Thursday to US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher....

Is Math Moving Ahead of Buddha?

Some Fear Secular Subjects Dominating Buddhist Education Venerable Chom Roune Sac dreams of becoming a diplomat one day. Sitting in his small dark room in...

Changing Buddhism

Since the spread of Pali language-based Theravada Bud­dhism in mainland Southeast Asia in the 11th century, Buddhist wats played a central role in Cambodian...

EU May Donate $3.2M to Aid Programs

The European Union is likely to grant $3.2 million as an “interim” measure to support its hu­manitarian work in Cambodia, the EU ambassador said...

Mines, UXO Casualties Drop, But Exact Toll in Villages

Mine- and UXO-related casualties in Cambodia dropped 37 percent in September compared with the same month last year, according to the latest incident report...

UN Envoy ‘Pessimistic’

The UN human rights envoy to Cambodia said Friday he was pessimistic about human rights here and was planning to confront the country’s pol­iticians...

7/7 Mini Store Stands Empty

The 7/7 Mini Store has shut its doors, and an inspection through its tinted windows re­veals its goods have been cleaned out. Two months...