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Planthoppers Spreading Into Kandal; Farmers Seek Help

Rice farmers this week continued their battle against a plant­hopper infestation, as the rice predators spread into Kandal province, agronomy officials said Tuesday. Kandal’s...

Hun Sen Retracts Three-Way Coalition Offer

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen backtracked Tuesday on a previous proposal to form a three-way government with the two main opposition parties, saying he...

Pledge to Send Formula Dispute to Council

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he will push the seat-allocation formula controversy to the Constitutional Council, but said it really is a question...

Rainsy to See King, Start Election Protests

The Sam Rainsy Party is planning nationwide demonstrations to protest against the election re­sults, as the party’s leader meets King Norodom Sihanouk today in...

Plan to Split K Cham to 2 Provinces

Plans are afoot to split Kom­pong Cham, the country’s most populous province, into two separate areas of administration, ac­cording to aides of Second Prime...

Cigarette Packaging Spat Reveals Trademark Confusion } } ‘

The Ministry of Commerce has ordered a Cambodian company to stop producing a line of its cigarettes because the packaging is similar to a...

Pressure Riding High Over Formula Snafu

Opposition members on Mon­day scrambled to prove their side of a controversy over the distribution of parliament seats, as Na­tional Election Committee members stuck...

Ung Huot Still Desires Public Role

Hot on the heels of his pro­mise to relinquish power following his party’s election defeat, First Prime Minister Ung Huot has congratulated the winners...

King Said to Worry Over Son Sann’s Absence Boycott Prompts Worries

King Norodom Sihanouk would appoint a new member to the Constitutional Council if Son Sann agreed to resign, the secretary-general of the Son Sann...

Local Documentation Center Fears For Funds

An allegation of embezzlement at the Yale Genocide Program in the US is harming the the local Documentation Center for Cam­bo­dia’s ability to raise...

NEC Claims No Switches In Seat Allocation System

Critics Press on as Minutes Withheld Amid mounting pressure, the National Election Committee dug in its heels Saturday, arguing that it never changed the formula...

Ariston Loses S’ville Power Plant Contract

The Council of Ministers has given the go-ahead for Industry Ministry officials to seek a new firm to take over a Sihanoukville power project...

Samart to Run Business Here

Thai telecommunications giant Samart Corp will continue to manage Cambodia Samart Commun­ica­tions despite the recent sale of a controlling interest to Telekom Malaysia, the...

Prince Holds Firm on Boycott, Urges New Vote

Deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh on Saturday reiterated vows to boycott a Hun Sen-led government, and urged the elections be re-held. But...

Just Food, Not Politics Served For Dinner

The leaders of the three main parties met for the first time since the July 26 vote at a UN-hosted dinner Friday, but denied...

AIDS Drug Discussed for Testing in Cambodia

Unicef is discussing bringing an HIV/AIDS suppression drug to Cambodia next year for a trial run, although the National AIDS Program chief on Friday...

People Still Fearful, Rights Group Charges

Post-election intimidation of opposition supporters has lessened since an appeal by Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, but an atmosphere of fear and repression still...

NEC Deadline Arrives; Recount to End

Opposition parties on Friday continued to demand recounts over alleged vote-counting irregularities as the National Election Committee deadline for complaints arrives today. The NEC,...

Newcomers to Steal the Show in Parliament

The squabbling continues. Allegations of fraud still fly. But whatever the challenges to the official result, few observers believe much can now be done...

Parties Prepare Themselves For Post-Election Deadlock

Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party renewed their vow to boycott the new National Assembly as Second Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Thursday of...

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Sky-High Style At Cambodia’s Leading Hotel

Rising powerfully above the bustle of the Cambodian capital, the Vattanac Capital Tower is, at 39 storeys and 188m high, the tallest building in the country.