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Newspaper Suspended Again for Insulting King

The Ministry of Information has suspended the pro-Lon Nol era newspaper the Republic News for 30 days for insulting King Norodom Sihanouk, Infor­mation Minister...

Bountiful Wet-Season Rice Crop Forecast

Cambodia’s wet-season rice crop could top 3 million tons if the rains remain constant, agriculture officials said Wednesday. “If the rain is good until...

Anti-Corruption Law To Get More Revision

An anti-corruption draft law has been kicked back by the Council of Ministers for a rewrite, delaying its submission to the National Assembly at...

Report Links Waste Dumper to US Scandal

The Taiwanese firm involved in the toxic-waste dumping case in Sihanoukville has been implicated in a US White House campaign finance scandal, according to...

King Bemoans Shape of National Athletics

Calling the recent performance at the Southeast Asian Games a “great national shame,” King Noro­dom Sihanouk has sketch­ed out a plan to restore Cambo­dia...

Former East Timorese Rebels Trained With Khmer Rouge

When Ngo Pin returned to Cam­bodia in 1976 with then-Prince Norodom Sihanouk, he was forced by the Khmer Rouge to work as a translator,...

Top Official Admits Human Smuggling Ring, US Steps In

A senior Cambodian official Wed­­nesday admitted the country is a “major” conduit for illegal Chi­nese immigrants and officially acknowledged for the first time the...

Regulatory Agency Urged Before Phone Joint Venture

Finance Minister Keat Chhon has proposed creating a regulatory body before the Telecom­munications Ministry embarks on a plan to establish a joint venture with...

Ta Mok’s Lawyer Seeks Funds

Ta Mok’s attorney said Tues­day that he sent a letter to Cam­bo­dian officials in New York, requesting they remember him as they negotiate the...

City Land Dispute Escalates; Owners Threaten Bodyguard

Residents of a Phnom Penh commune embroiled in a land dispute surrounded and threatened to destroy the car of a bodyguard of Prime Minister...

Star Singer Hopes For a Renewal of Khmer Opera

An opera star from the 1960s wants to do her part to inspire a revival of a traditional Cambodian art form and help make...

Opposition Says B-40 Attack Suspect Has Alibi

The Sam Rainsy Party member arrested Sunday in connection with last year’s Siem Reap rocket attack was in jail at the time of the...

US Monitoring Chinese Immigrants’ Case

Calling the smuggling of illegal immigrants a “major foreign policy issue,” US Ambassador Kent Wiedemann said Tuesday that he will discuss with senior government...

New Census Shows Need for Population Control Measures

Cambodia’s first census since 1962 will prompt the government to develop a population policy that stresses family planning, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said...

Island Temples to Suffer Dredging Efforts

The Ministry of Water Re­sourc­es and Meteorology wants to dredge the small island that emerged last year at the point where the Tonle Sap,...

Vendors Protest Plans to Raze Old Market

Phsar Chas was closed Monday as about 900 vendors protested in front of Phnom Penh municipal headquarters, denoun­cing the government’s plans to rebuild the...

Chinese Immigrants Get Sept 20 Court Date

The 200-plus Chinese arrested in Phnom Penh last month for entering the country without proper travel documents are scheduled to go to court Sept...

Another Rainsy Member Arrested in Attack

A second Sam Rainsy Party member has been arrested for his alleged connection with last year’s rocket attack on a motorcade carrying Prime Minister...

Are Dodgy Business Practices Holding Cambodia Back?

As problems surfaced recently about Pheapimex’s exclusive contract to sell salt in Kam­pot pro­vince, some economists and government officials have questioned whether grant­ing no-bid...

Are Dodgy Business Practices Holding Cambodia Back?

Widespread corruption and a complicated bureaucracy are keeping foreign investors out of Cam­bodia, National Assembly Pres­ident Prince Norodom Rana­riddh said Monday. On the first...

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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen ‘Misreading’ EU as Withdrawal of Trade Preferences...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is wrong to assume the EU will stop at partial trade sanctions if he does not end a crackdown on voices critical of his government, observers said Wednesday, a week ahead of a planned return of tariffs to around one-fifth of Cambodian exports to the bloc.