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Calling United Kingdom’s PM ‘Lord’ Would Be Laughable

Defending an order to call Prime Minister Hun Sen “Sam­dech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo,” Sothea Nim writes in “Min­istry Directive Over Titles Aligns With Cambodian Culture” (Letter to the Editor, May 16) that “Time and again, double standards are found in Western-based media organizations—especially those that operate inside the Kingdom. For instance, it is rare to find any paper that addresses any member of the House of Lords of the U.K. without their honorific title.”

Battle For Phnom Penh: 10th Anniversary of the 1997 Factional Fighting

Despite growing political tension in the previous weeks, the Phnom Penh's American community wanted their Independence Day celebrations to go ahead as planned on July 5, 1997.

Questions Swirl Around Muslim Plot Allegations

kandieng district, Pursat prov­ince - They did not have any wea­pons. They did not have jungles in which to hide. And most of the...

Human Rights Envoy’s Report Slams Judiciary

The Cambodian judiciary’s lack of independence and integrity pose a fundamental threat to human rights, and the legal system acts as an agency of...

Workers Protest as Chinese Manager Flees With Salaries

Some 300 people protested outside the Chine­se Embassy  Thursday, claiming they were owed up to three months of back pay by a Malaysian garment...

Donor Money Squandered on Int’l Advisers

The hundreds of millions of dollars of donor money pledged to Cam­­bodia every year is not properly benefiting Cambodia’s poor, and much of it...

Analyst Accuses Judges of Having CPP Ties

Legal analyst Lao Mong Hay on Friday accused Khmer Rouge tribunal judicial appointee Ney Thol of being a member of the CPP central committee,...

Ministry Says UNHCR Lured Montagnards Here: Ministry UNCHRForeign Ministry

The Foreign Ministry has ac­cused the UN High Commis­sioner for Refugees yet again of encouraging Montagnard asylum-seekers to flee into Cambodia, by using megaphones...

Thomico Praises Cambodia’s Level of Freedom in Cambodia

One day after pledging to stand his ground, go to prison and stage a hun­ger strike for speaking his mind about Vietnam border issues,...

Prince Denies Retired King’s Return to Politics

Funcinpec officials and a member of the royal family said Friday that they were taken aback by a re­port in a leading Khmer-language newspaper...

Hok Lundy Not Permanently Barred From US

National Police Commissioner Hok Lundy has not been permanently barred from America, de­spite human trafficking allegations against him that reportedly led to him being...

Hok Lundy Was Denied US Visa; Trafficking Cited

The head of the US State Department's anti-human trafficking office has disclosed that Cambodian National Police Commissioner Hok Lundy was denied a visa...

Freedom of Speech More Restricted: Adhoc

The “free political space” for people to speak up or take lawful action against officials drastically shrank last year, according to a report by...

Lawmaker Welcomes Cheam Channy’s Cut Term

Opposition lawmaker Son Chhay on Thursday evening welcomed the news that party member Che­am Channy’s prison sentence will be slashed from seven to three...

Montagnard Admitted to Ratanakkiri Hospital

A Montagnard asylum-seeker hiding in the jungles of Ratanak­kiri province was admitted to the provincial hospital in Banlung on Wednesday morning for suspected diabetes,...

Denied by Thailand, Some Chams Reach Malaysia

President of the Cambodian Is­lamic Association Vann Math said on Tuesday that almost half of the 86 Cham Muslims denied entry to Thailand on...

Asylum-Seekers Reportedly Sent Back to VN

The UN High Commissioner for Ref­ugees and local rights group Ad­hoc have received reports that 52 Mon­tagnard asylum-seekers were apprehended in Ratanakkiri prov­ince and...

Court Questions US National Over Web Sites

Roger Graham, the American cre­ator of a Web site promoting Cam­bodia as a euthanasia destination, was questioned at Kampot provincial court on Thursday over...

Rights Group Pushes for Border Critics’ Release

Amnesty International has de­clared Mam Sonando of Beehive Radio and Rong Chhun of the Cambodian Independent Teach­ers’ Association prisoners of conscience, and urged the...

Rights Group Pushes for Border Critics’ Release

Amnesty International has de­clared Mam Sonando of Beehive Radio and Rong Chhun of the Cambodian Independent Teach­ers’ Association prisoners of conscience, and urged the...