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Hundreds of Families Get 15 Days to Leave Riverbank

Members of families facing eviction following a Municipality order crowded the offices of a local human rights group on Thurs­day, demanding compensation if they...

Sam Rainsy Calls For Gov’t To Hike Sin Tax

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Thursday urged the government to increase the current 3 percent “sin” tax imposed on im­ported alcohol and cigarettes, and...

PM Praises Early NGOs, Lashes Out at UN

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thurs­day praised the humani­tarian work of Cambodia’s first NGOs during the dark days of 1979 and criticized those who...

Discipline Addressed by Draft Law

A draft law drawn up by the Su­preme Council of Magistracy this week establishes disciplinary ac­tions for misconduct by judges, sources familiar with the...

WFP Donates Trash Cans

The UN’s World Food Pro­gram on Wednesday donated 1,200 garbage cans for use in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Phnom Penh received 600...

City Prepared to be Awash in Festivalgoers

Nearly half a million people are expected to flood the capital from the countryside this weekend as the Water Festival kicks off. Competitive boat...

Former Troops Said Starving In the Jungle

A former Funcinpec general claims more than 7,000 former resistance troops are eking out meager existences near former rebel base camps in the north­west,...

2 Thais Shot While With Prostitutes

Two businessmen from Thai­land were executed in their hotel room in Koh Kong Tuesday night, after a dispute involving either business or women, officials...

500 Join Children Rights March

More than 500 children and rights activists braved Phnom Penh traffic Wednesday in a march to celebrate the UN Con­vention on the Rights of...

Two Teens Hope to Net Victory Brunei

Two teen-age national tennis players have been accepted to compete against other young Asian players in matches to be held in Brunei next week,...

Progress Stalls in Case of Trafficking Chinese Immigrants

The three-month police sting that netted more than 600 illegal Chinese immigrants has failed to catch a single ringleader. In fact, authorities have not...

Delegation From China Here To Strengthen Relationship

An eight-member delegation from China came to Cambodia for a three-day visit to increase co­operation between the two countries, said Chum Sounry, director of...

Taxi Drivers May Protest Electric Cars

Government officials on Tues­day denied reports that a group of taxi drivers has formally complained and threatened to dem­on­strate against a plan to take...

Opposition Doubts Official’s Version on Kidnapping Case

Opposition party leaders continue to doubt the government’s claim that it has arrested the right suspects in last month’s kidnapping of Sam Rainsy Party...

Gov’t Mulls Road Repairs

The government is considering private foreign investment proposals to rehabilitate roads in the northwest in an effort to speed up restoring the national road...

A Phnom Penh-Approved Development Prompts Turmoil

poipet, Banteay Meanchey - Almost 300 families have been forced off land here in recent months, as land prices have skyrocketed due to a...

Cambodian-Canadians Set Up Humanitarian Relief Agency

A relief agency established by Cambodians living in Canada inaugurated its office in Phnom Penh Monday. Long Souk Chamroeun, vice president of the Cambodian...

Student Group No 2 to Form Own Group

The second in command of the leading student movement resigned his post last week, and said he plans to form his own group. Suth...

Footballers Playing for Pride

Cambodia’s national football team will travel to Jakarta on Thurs­day to compete in the final game of the Asia Cup qualifying round on Nov...

Four Arrested In Connection With Lawmaker Abduction Of Lawmaker

Four suspects were arrested last week in connection with the October kidnapping of opposition parliamentarian Lon Phon, though authorities said Monday the mastermind was...

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Hanging up the hard hat

With no building in Phnom Penh higher than four storeys only 20 years ago, Cambodia's capital and many provincial cities have seen explosive development. But with the hard hats hung up on many smaller projects in recent months, how sustainable is the boom?