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Spokesman Says 10 Removed F’pec Officials Re-Appointed

Ten Funcinpec officials, including four recently removed from their posts for lacking adequate qualifications, have been re-appointed as dep­uty governors of Phnom Penh, Pailin...

PM Promises No Land Taxes If Re-Elected

Prime Minister Hun Sen reassured the nation’s rural population on Saturday that they will not have to pay land taxes if his ruling CPP...

NA Asked To Approve New CPP Labor Minister

The Council of Ministers has asked the National Assembly to ap­prove the appointment of CPP Labor Ministry Secretary of State Vong Soth as the...

Some Question KR Judges’ Soviet-Era Schooling

With a question mark hanging over the suitability of some Khmer Rouge tribunal appointees, opinions differed last week as to whether a communist bloc...

ECCC Reports Progress; Mum On Criticisms

There were congratulations for countries providing judges and prosecutors to the Khmer Rouge tribunal, but little comment on the reservations expressed about some of...

KR Tribunal Spokesman Denies Confirming List

Khmer Rouge tribunal officials have denied confirming a list of tri­bu­nal judges and prosecutors published on the Voice of America Web site on Thursday,...

Nominee List For KR Trial Is Sent to King

The Supreme Council of Magi­stracy selected its final national and international Khmer Rouge tribunal appointees as planned on Thursday morning, and sent the confidential...

NGOs Call for High Standards In KR Judges

With the Supreme Council of Magistracy expected to finalize its shortlist of Khmer Rouge trial judges and prosecutors today, the Cambodian Human Rights Action...

Prostitutes Show Fear, Dislike of NGO Shelters

Srey Pov claims to have been raped, beaten and robbed by both customers and police during her four years selling sex in the park...

Official: Police Can’t Arrest ‘Beer Girl’ Shooters Who Shot Beer Promoter Not Arrested

Phnom Penh’s top police official said on Sunday that he was un­able to arrest the RCAF soldiers involved in the recent shooting of a...

Groups Give Outline for a New Defamation Law

The Alliance for Freedom of Ex­pression in Cambodia and the in­ter­national legal organization Article 19 continued their call to re­move defamation from the pe­nal...

Guns and Fear: Routine Hazard for ‘Beer Girls’

Srey Cheat's work in dangerous. The 24-year-old promotes international beer brands in Phnom Penh. In the course of her night's work she has lost...

Seminar Panel Cites Unspecific Terrorist Threats

On the first morning of a two-day counter-terrorism seminar on Thurs­­day, government authorities as well as British and Australian Em­bassy officials said Cambodia must...

Change in Defamation Law Is Praised, Doubted

The Paris-based Reporters With­out Borders applauded Prime Min­is­ter Hun Sen on Tuesday, saying his call to remove prison time from the defamation law was...

Some Skeptical About Positive EU Assessment

Rights workers and observers on Tuesday continued to voice skepticism about a European Parliament country assessment on Monday, saying they supported a more withering...

EU Delegation Critical of UN Envoy’s Report

A European Parliament delegation on Monday questioned the re­cent assessment of Cambodia’s rights record by UN envoy Yash Ghai, stating that its own positive...

Cabinet Votes To Soften Penalty for Defamation

The Council of Ministers voted on Friday to amend the country’s Untac-era defamation law, removing the stipulation that people found guilty of defamation face...

Official: Non-Combat Personnel May Go to Iraq

Cambodia will not send combat troops to Iraq but is considering sending police, military police, de­mining units and medical staff to bolster US operations...

‘Fair Trade’ Khmer Silk Lingerie: A Future Niche?

For her first six months in Cam­bodia, Stephanie Lesage had no luck finding underwear. The 26-year-old textile designer from France simply did not fit...

Businesses at Wat Phnom Must Go: City

All restaurants, bars, massage parlors and small vendors located at Wat Phnom must relocate within one year to halt the noise and traf­fic congestion...