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AIDS Victim’s Tale Shows Need for Condoms

Men Kim Lon had a message for both men and women on World AIDS Day: Use a condom. It could save your life. She...

Ending Deforestation a ‘Main Focus’ of Gov’t

On the day of the new government’s confirmation, a top CPP official proclaimed the nation’s rulers will attack illegal logging. “This will be a...

Coalition Begins With Hun Sen at Helm

Hun Sen on Monday again be­came Cambodia’s sole prime minister, capping a five-year, five-month odyssey in which he relinquished nominal power, feuded with and...

PM’s First Foreign Mission Will Be to Seek Asean Membership

Hun Sen will attend Asean’s Hanoi summit this month in his first official visit abroad as prime minister, an aide said Monday. “What we...

Phone Project On Schedule

An $8.3 million fiber-optic cable project connecting Vietnam and Thailand through Phnom Penh and Battambang is on schedule and will be completed by May...

Gov’t Returns Seized Jute Bags

The customs department last week released 40,000 jute sacks after concluding the bags had not been smuggled into Cambodia, a customs official said Sunday. The...

Development Bank Predicts 3 Percent Growth

The Asian Development Bank has forecasted that Cambodia’s economic growth in 1998 will reach only 3 percent, according to Bloomberg news service. Finance officials...

EU Lauds Coalition Steps, Hints at Aid Return

A European Union dispatch from Brussels, Belgium, has lauded Cam­bodia’s first steps toward a coalition government. The statement, dated Nov 19 and distributed by...

US Official Mum About Renewed Support

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen asked a visiting top US official on Sunday to support the new Cambodian government but did not receive an...

UN Clears Holding Center; It Fills Next Day

UN human rights workers on Thursday and Friday took 32 homeless people, most of them children, from a railway-car-sized shed the city uses as...

Assembly Expected to Ratify New Gov’t

Hun Sen Expected To Become Sole PM Senior members of Funcinpec and the CPP on Sun­day said they had resolved the re­maining question marks in...

Coalition Vows Fiscal Reforms

Funcinpec and the CPP, pledging to extract Cambodia from an eco­nomic mire, have made broad promises to clean up their fiscal act in a...

Top Official Goes Into Debt To Get Team to Asian Games

The secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Cam­bodia said Saturday he is personally borrowing money to finance Cambodia’s participation in the Asian Games...

Two Shot Dead at Checkpoint

A mixed unit of municipal and military police Friday shot and killed two men on Route 5 in Russei Keo district, Tim Prosar, chief...

City Roadblocks Good and Bad, Say Businesses

The security roadblocks set up this week for the National As­sembly’s opening sessions are costing some nearby eateries business, two restaurateurs complained Thursday. Richard...

Rainsy Election Complaints Raise Little Notice

While the CPP and Funcinpec forged ahead this week with the formation of a new government, opposition leader Sam Rainsy  continued to insist that...

Funcinpec Says Kem Sokha Case Resolved

A tentative agreement has been struck to resolve the case of Kem Sokha, the former parliamentarian who went into hiding after being sought for...

Battambang Officials Pledge to End Land Grab

battambang town - Military Region 5 General Van Sophat is aware of complaints that the military is pushing poor villagers off land. He can...

Gov’t Appointees to Vacate Parliament Posts, Parties Say

Dozens of parliamentarians will soon vacate their seats in the National Assembly after they are appointed as ministers and state secretaries, Funcinpec and CPP...

F’pec Delays Assembly to Review Posts

The National Assembly failed to meet Thursday to take the next step in forming the new government, as Funcinpec couldn’t complete its parliamentary commission...

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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.