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Jailed Activist Writes Songs for Freedom

Incarcerated since September 4, 29-year-old Yorm Bopha has languished for more than 100 days inside the walls of Prey Sar prison. Her supporters say...

Opposition Lawmakers Want Court Chief to Answer Questions

Opposition politicians have called for the chief judge at the Supreme Court to appear before the National Assembly to answer questions about a slew...

Locals in the Dark to Chinese Rail Project

With two Chinese firms due to start work on a 400-km railway, steel mill and port in July, an environmental impact assessment (EIA) has...

Chinese Firms Sign Deal to Build 400-km Railway Line

Two Chinese firms yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding, overseen by the Minister of Transport, to start work later this year on a massive...

First Cargo Train Links Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville

The first cargo train between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville’s port ran on Friday, marking the beginning of a route that it is hoped will...

Ministry Denies Use of Electrified Riot Shields

The Ministry of Interior has “categorically” denied that police are using electrified riot shields against protesters in Phnom Penh. As hundreds of supporters on...

Boeng Kak Anti-Eviction Activist Gets 3 Years in Jail for Assault

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday meted out a three-year jail sentence to the Boeng Kak anti-eviction activist Yorm Bopha for her role in...

Bank Accounts Rare in Cambodia, Even for Rich

Despite an expanding financial sector, increasing access to credit and strong economic growth in recent years, fewer than 1 in 20 Cambodians has a...

World Bank Sees Strong Growth In Next 5 Years

Cambodia’s economy will grow by an average of 7 percent in each of the next five years, the World Bank said yesterday in a...

$500M Leaves Cambodia Illegally Each Year

Almost $500 million a year was taken out of Cambodia in “illicit financial flows” between 2001 and 2010, a report released yesterday in the...

Report Warns of Rise in Cocaine Trafficking Through Cambodia

Cambodia is being increasingly used by international criminal organizations smuggling drugs, which are targeting Southeast Asia as a new market to peddle cocaine, a...

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills Eight

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday...

Government Defends Chinese Dams

Following a dam breach in Pursat province, ruling CPP lawmakers yesterday defended the government’s primary plan to tackle its energy crisis by contracting Chinese...

Mixed Results for Oil Firm’s Search Off Coast

The first well drilled by a major Chinese company looking for oil and gas in Cambodian waters has been completed, though hydrocarbons in the...

Three Still Missing Following Dam Collapse

Three Cambodian workers were still missing in Pursat province yesterday, more than two days after they were washed away when part of a Chinese-built...

Four Missing After Chinese Dam Collapses

Four Cambodian construction workers are missing in Pursat province after part of a 120-megawatt hydropower dam being built by a massive state-owned Chinese company...

Electricity Provider Warns of Dry-Season Power Cuts

The national electricity provider has warned residents in Phnom Penh and in Kompong Speu and Kandal provinces to expect power outages in the coming...

Mu Sochua’s National Radio Appearance Shelved for ‘Balance’

A rare state-run radio appearance by opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua on Saturday was called off at the last minute, with a station manager citing...

Few Companies Conduct Environmental Studies

Only about 5 percent of the roughly 2,000 major development projects, such as dams, roads and bridges, approved by the government between 2004 and...

Hun Sen Sheds a Tear At Close of Asean

Prime Minister Hun Sen ended the final event of Cambodia’s Asean chairmanship on Tuesday in tears, excusing himself from answering journalists’ questions due to...