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Sam Rainsy Rising, Ousted Finance Minister Comes Back as Major Opposition Figure

In the 18 months he was finance minister, Sam Rainsy built a reputation as a crusader. But if he seemed strident then, he became...

Funcinpec Activist Found, Dead, in Kandal

The body of Funcinpec activist missing for a week was found dead Sunday morning in Kandal province, party officials and rights workers said. The...

Asean Troika Blesses Poll Preparations

Representatives of the regional economic and security bloc Asean on Saturday met with top Cambodian figures here, giving a stamp of approval to the...

Sihanoukville Village the First To Get Solar-Panel Electricity

Samaki village looks like other poor communities in rural cambodia, with its wood and thatch homes surrounded by rice paddies. But one thing separates...

Gov’t Seeks $5M From RAC

The cash-strapped government is seeking to collect more than $5 million in back taxes and loans from Royal Air Cambodge, a Ma­laysian-Cambodian joint venture....

Another RCAF Plane Hits Mine in Koh Kong

For the second time in six months, an RCAF airplane has hit a land mine on the Koh Kong air­port runway, prompting pro­vincial police...

Municipality Relents on Demonstration Ban

The Phnom Penh Municipality has backed away from its widely criticized—and widely ignored—ban on public demonstrations in the run-up to elections, requesting only that...

Primary School Named After Fallen Human Rights Worker

koh ka-ek village, Kompong Chhnang province - Until recently only a handful of children in this poor fishing village were able to study in...

Cambodia Holds Its Own Polls This Time, But Untac’s Shadow Looms Large

In 1993, after the most expensive UN intervention in history, Cambodia’s people went to the polls and voted for change in their government and...

Funcinpec Vows to Repeat ’93 Win

‘Royalist Democrats’ Attempt to Rebound from Fall For Funcinpec campaign manager May Sam Oeun, Cambodians have a clear decision to make next month. “You will...

Like Father, Like Son Sann, Octogenarian Patriarch, Buddhist Liberalism Define Opposition Party

In this nation of personality-driven politics, no party can claim a more enduring figurehead than octogenarian Son Sann.  “He’s a historical figure. Our party is...

Missing Baby Vexes Police, Torments Mother

Sitting on the floor of her neighbor’s home, her arms wrapped tightly around herself, 28-year-old mother Ro Kiya described last Saturday when her eight-month-old...

NEC’s Funds Drying Up

With 30 days left to go until the polls, the National Election Com­mittee is scrambling to find en­ough money to complete the process and...

Parties Kick Off Election Campaigns

The opposition was brazen and  Second Prime Minister Hun Sen quietly confident as thousands of people clogged some of Phnom Penh’s streets Thursday morning...

Nearly 4 of 10 Live in Poverty, Profile Shows

The most thorough profile on poverty in Cambodia ever completed shows 36 percent of citizens live in poverty, and more than half of those...

King Picks Critic for Constitutional Council

Racked with controversy since its remaining members were appointed last month, the Con­stitutional Council has a new critic in its midst. Say Bory, who...

Opposition Newsapers Vow to Defy NEC Ban

At least six opposition newspapers say they will defy a ban on publishing political propaganda during the election campaign, even if it means risking...

Man Wanted By Police in P Veng Death

ansaong village, Prey Veng province - Police are seeking a man in connection with last week’s murder near here of a woman married to...

Pursat Murder Political, Insists Funcinpec

Funcinpec officials are claiming that the slaying of a party information officer in Pursat province Tuesday was politically motivated, coming one day after party...

Pacific Commercial Bank Warns of Money Shortfall

A chain of banks co-owned by prominent local businessman Kong Triv has run short of cash, with customers being asked to give one week’s...

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