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Cyclist’s 17-Year Odyssey Leads Him Through Cambodia

When Ram Chandra Biswas left his home in Calcutta, India, in 1982, he had $1 and a bicycle. He told his loved ones that...

Joint Venture to Start Privatization of Gov’t Phone Service

The government is planning a joint venture with a local company to partially privatize the state’s management of phone services. Cambodia Telecom will be the...

Queen Demands Better Status For Women

Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk Tuesday highlighted the significance of women in Cambodia and demanded the status of women in economic, social and political circles...

Phnom Penh Traffic Safety, Roads on a Collision Course

Kim Socheat spends his workdays driving a motorbike and what he sees as he cruises the streets of Phnom Penh scares him. The roads...

Hok Lundy Doubts Allegations, Will Investigate Smugglings

National Police Director General Hok Lundy said Tuesday that he will investigate who was illegally trafficking Chinese nationals through Cambodia, but indicated allegations that...

New License Fee Planned For Small Power Suppliers

The government plans to set up a new license fee for small power suppliers in rural areas in an effort to control and regulate...

Gov’t Makes Condoms Mandatory at Brothels

To help curb the surge of HIV and AIDS cases in Cambodia, the National AIDS Authority plans to enforce condom use at all brothels...

Women’s Conference to Open

A three-day women’s affairs conference is scheduled to open today, drawing more than 200 women leaders, government officials and NGOs for a discussion on...

Human Rights Body Urged

Representatives from the government, NGOs and the UN discussed on Monday the eventual formation of an independent, national human rights commission here. “The volume...

Cambodian Election Team Returns From Timor

Six members of a Cam­bodian team sent to East Timor to monitor the province’s historic referendum came home Mon­day night unscathed by the violence...

Chea Sim Makes Apology, Offers to Pay Bar

CPP President Chea Sim apologized and offered compensation to the family whose bar his son allegedly shot up last weekend in Sihanoukville, his cabinet...

Minister Accused Other Nations of Taking National Quota

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh on Monday blasted un­scrupulous manufacturers in neighboring nations who he says are “stealing” a portion of Cam­bodia’s export quota to...

Once Militias, ’80s Patrols Turn to ’90s Neighborhood Watch

Houn Hei keeps a long wooden club propped against the wall of his central Phnom Penh home—a relic of a time in the mid-1980s...

First Deputy Governor’s War on Unsightliness Goes Mobile

In Chea Sophara’s war on eyesores, cellular phone companies may be the next casualties. The first deputy governor of Phnom Penh finds the ubiquitous phone...

Sam Sotha to Advise Hun Sen

Former Cambodian Mine Ac­tion Center director-general Sam Sotha has been appointed as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s adviser on CMAC affairs and land mine victim...

Rights Seminar Starts Today

A seminar on human rights convenes at the Senate compound, the first of its kind since the governing body’s formation in March, a Senate...

Halo Trust to Test New Land Mine Detector

A new high-tech land-mine detector will be tested in Cam­bodia by the end of the year, said William Longe, the program manager for the...

Overweight Big Rigs Won’t Keep on Truckin’

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a sub-decree that will limit the weight of transport trucks to stop further damage to the country’s...

Wat Rally Planned Despite Monks’ Request

At the urging of leading monks, the municipality has banned a student gathering at Wat Botum pagoda planned for Tuesday, according to municipal cabinet...

Advisory Council To Strengthen Labor Law

In an effort to strengthen implementation of the labor law, the government plans to establish an advisory committee to enhance dialogue among government officials,...

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Angkor Wat’s modern history reclaimed from French colonialists, and the cultural...

The Khmer empire temples of Angkor are Cambodian, aren’t they? For decades the French considered them theirs; then came Unesco, and now China is muscling in.