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King Denies Kingmaking

King Norodom Sihanouk on Wednesday pronounced himself “stupefied” at opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s claim that he may want his wife Queen Monineath or their...

Court Investigates Land Eviction in K Speu

The Kompong Speu Provincial Court is squaring off against an RCAF general in a Kompong Speu land dispute. General Chum Tong Heng, the Defense...

Funcinpec, CPP Clear Most Roadblocks to New Senate

Members’ Selection Remains Undecided Coalition partners Funcinpec and the CPP have ironed out several disputed points in creating an upper house of parliament, the Senate,...

Airline Begins Direct Flights to Guangzhou

Southern China Airlines began direct charter flights to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Monday, a senior aviation official confirmed. The Chinese airline...

Lakhaon Khaol Theater Returns, For a Night, to Phnom Penh

One of the oldest forms of Khmer performing arts is being brought back to Phnom Penh for at least one night. Lakhaon Khaol is...

Two Rounds of Strike Talks End in Stalemate

Teacher representatives met for two hours Tuesday in two separate meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Tol Lah, but officials said no progress was made...

Japan Balks At VAT Levy On Bridge

Cambodia has imposed a 10 percent value-added tax on a $55 million Mekong River bridge project, potentially jeopardizing its continued construction, a leading Japanese...

Rainsy Slams Donor Nations

Officials Say Funds Not Yet Committed Opposition leader Sam Rainsy lambasted donor nations Tues­day for ignoring the consequences of their loans. The Japanese government in...

All-Women’s Radio to Begin

Cambodia’s first radio station with an all-women staff is scheduled to begin broadcasting on March 8, International Women’s Day. The signal will be broadcast...

Hun Sen to Meet Chinese PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen will meet Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji  during an official visit to China next week, Cambodian and Chinese officials said Tues­day....

Nat’l Economy Flat in ’98, World Bank Says

Report Reveals Gov’t Performance Cambodia’s economy was stagnant in 1998 as a result of political uncertainty, drought and the regional economic crisis, a re­cently released...

Support for Teachers Grows

About 300 Phnom Penh technology students rallied and burned tires in support of striking teachers Monday, as isolated incidents of teacher harassment also surfaced...

Official Vows to Oust Suspect Fine Arts Students

The Ministry of Culture bowed to student demands Monday by agreeing to expel five students from the School of Fine Arts who had been...

Sam Rainsy, Party Members Meet the King

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several senior members of his party met with King Noro­dom Sihanouk on Monday in what one visitor interpreted as...

Waste Probe Makes Slow Progress; Still Only One Detained

Ten days after receiving permission from three ministries to formally question and possibly detain nine government officials in connection with the Sihanouk­ville toxic waste...

Gov’t Readies Crime Attack Program Guidelines Out

The government is planning new guidelines on security to crack down on crime following reports of increased robbery and kidnapping. The draft Guidelines on...

Mekong Bridge Building Starts

A ground-breaking ceremony for a Mekong River bridge will take place Wednesday at the construction site in Kompong Cham province. The 1.3-km bridge is...

Gov’t Offer Rebuffed By Teachers

Striking teachers on Saturday rejected a government plan to cut the salaries of top government officials, saying the proposal did not address their demands...

Deputy PM Wants Aid to Fund Commune Poll

More than a year after commune elections were delayed, officials are still trying to figure out how such elections will occur. But Deputy Prime...

Sam Rainsy Plans Kor-5 Victims Association

Outspoken government critic Sam Rainsy took another step against Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior CPP officials on Sunday by announcing he will...

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Chinese Covid-19 Quarantine Fugitives Still at Large After 2 Weeks

Phnom Penh’s police chief said on Wednesday that authorities have yet to track down two Chinese men who escaped from Covid-19 quarantine on September 9 despite authorities searching for two weeks.