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National Bank Appoints Deputy Governor

Banking expert Eng Thai San has been appointed the new deputy governor for the National Bank of Cambodia, which be­came vacant when Sum Nipha...

Election Monitors Support Non-Party System

Members of three main election monitoring organizations continue to support the use of non-party specific candidates in next year’s scheduled commune elections, but did...

$16,100 in Counterfeit Bills Seized

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Phnom Penh’s Don Penh district Monday with counterfeit US bills worth more than $16,000 and 4.8 kgs of...

CMAC Facing $450,000 Budget Shortfall

The already financially troubled Cambodian Mine Action Cen­ter could face an approximately $450,000 shortfall in December, despite pledges of money from donor nations, UN...

Pursat Province Residents Slowly Recovering From Floods

kompong roka village, Pursat province - Sitting this week under a blue tarpaulin donated by the Cambodian Red Cross, Than Nhien was temporarily homeless...

Some Military Unhappy With Appointment of New Boss

The surprise appointment of a Hun Sen confidante to a top post in the army has led to grousing among some in the military...

Vietnam Embassy Assailed

Human rights groups are criticizing the Vietnamese embassy for not being proactive in the case of hundreds of Vietnamese villagers who were kicked out...

Gov’t Seeks to Appease MSF After Complaints

A meeting between senior government health and finance officials and Medecins Sans Fron­tieres last week could result in more transparency in the country’s health...

Ghana Man Fatally Shot, Link to Drugs Found

A citizen of Ghana was shot dead Tuesday night in Russei Keo district in what police believe was a revenge attack related to the...

Gov’t to Appeal Vietnam on Death Sentences

The Foreign Affairs Ministry will lodge an appeal to the Vietna­mese government concerning two Cambodians who have been sentenced to death by the Ho...

Magistracy Council Talks Judges’ Salaries

The Supreme Council of Ma­g­is­tracy discussed several issues focusing on how to im­prove the judicial system, including examining how judges are appointed and increasing...

Prime Minister Loyalist Attains Senior RCAF Position

A close confidant to Prime Minis­ter Hun Sen was appointed deputy commander in chief of RCAF this week, and vowed to “minimize inactivity” and...

Government Considers Deal To Buy Voltage From Thailand

The government is considering buying electricity from Thai­land to supply energy to three northwestern provinces, government officials said Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen on...

Thailand Celebrates Its 1st Bangkok Gay Pride Festival

The Bangkok Gay Festival, the first event of its kind in Thailand and one of the few in Asia, attracted thousands of gay men...

Funcinpec Stands by Prince Over Governor Controversy

Senior Funcinpec officials Tuesday discounted Khmer-language newspaper reports that Prince Norodom Ranariddh was paid a seven-figure sum by the CPP for the governorship of...

Magistracy Council to Meet for Third Time

The Supreme Council of Magistracy is scheduled to convene today for a two-day meeting—the third gathering of the group since the body was created...

Squatter Families Moved to Make Way For Renovations

As part of a plan to create a riverside promenade south from Hun Sen Park to the Monivong Bridge, some 150 squatter families were...

Electric Cars Motoring Up to The Temples of Angkor Wat Temples

A South Korean investment company is investing $10 million to provide eight-seat electric cars to serve tourists visiting the Angkor temples in Siem Reap....

MPs Debate Import Draft

The National Assembly began debate Monday on draft legislation that would significantly control the quality and safety of goods being imported into Cambodia. Commerce...

Siem Reap Vendors Join for Market Revamp

In an effort to attract more shoppers, more than 500 vendors in Siem Reap town plan to collectively renovate a province-owned market , a...

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Environmental fears as new Mekong island carved out in Phnom Penh

A major land reclamation in the Mekong has forged ahead in what developers say will be the second Diamond Island. But while land filling elsewhere in the city has been met with unease, this mega-project has taken shape unbothered by current or controversy