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A Cambodian Star, Still Shining, Looks Back

Dy Saveth is still recognized in Phnom Penh’s markets for her starring roles in the tearjerker movies of the 1960s. “Stallholders tell me how...

They Oughtta Be in Pictures!

One-time Cambodian movie star Pich Phirun’s business card has a few extra titles these days. “Mr Pich Phirun, Cambodia Mo­viestar-Tailor head,” it reads. Pich Phirun,...

Chea Sim Wants CPP-Funcinpec Talks

CPP President Chea Sim on Friday urged opposition parliamentarians to return to the country to resume party talks to form a coalition government, but...

UN Envoy ‘Pessimistic’

The UN human rights envoy to Cambodia said Friday he was pessimistic about human rights here and was planning to confront the country’s pol­iticians...

City Police Launch Crackdown on Teen Gangs

Police late Tuesday staged two late-night raids on Phnom Penh hotels in an effort to intercept teen-agers who they believe may be contributing to...

Government Insists Cambodia Has a Free Press

The Ministry of Information on Wednesday said it was committed to a free press, adding that Cambodia has “the most liberal press law in...

US Envoy Post Up in the Air

The US Senate allowed the nomination of a new ambassador to Cambodia to lapse Wed­nes­day, effectively killing the nomination of Kent Wiedemann, at least...

RAC Plans New Daily Flights

Royal Air Cambodge on Sun­day will launch a daily Siem Reap-Bangkok flight, becoming the second carrier to operate daily flights on the route. The...

Japan Investments Years Away

Cambodia will have to wait at least another three years before it sees significant investment from Japan, a member of a Japanese trade delegation...

Firing Range Shuts Down Temporarily

One of the city’s shooting ranges closed last week because of the current political atmosphere and a municipal crackdown on illegal weapons, the club’s...

City Officials May Be Sacked If They Can’t Capture Crooks

Police and district officials will be warned to start catching criminals or lose their jobs, a municipal official said Thursday, in detailing more of...

PM Outlines Continued Rule, Not Talks

Saying further talks are useless and he can no longer remain “hos­tage” to opposition maneuvering, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen outlined his policies Thursday...

King Says He Won’t Chair ‘Fruitless’ Gov’t Negotiations

King Norodom Sihanouk has said he will not preside over a summit of the three political parties to resolve the current political crisis. In...

New Malaria Vaccine Around Corner, But Won’t Be Cheap

The genetic material from a malaria protozoan, a single-celled parasite that causes the debilitating disease, could be the key to a malaria vaccine. Currently,...

Samart to Launch New System

Samart Corp is hoping to launch its digital mobile phone system by January 1999, Samart Ge­neral Manager Somchai Lert­wisettheerakul said Wednes­day. The GSM—or Global...

Svay Rieng Market in Limbo

bavit, Chantrea district, Svay Rieng provinces - A $2 million market project here has stalled as its owners wait for Cambodia’s economic climate to...

Minister Says Logging Increasing in Northeast

kien svay district, Kandal pro­vince - Agriculture Minister Tao Seng Huor said Tuesday that “rogue” armed loggers are now cutting trees in concession areas...

Deadlocked Parties Look For Solutions

Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party are ready to resume talks on a future government, while the CPP has floated the idea of having...

Russia Struggling to Attract Candidates for Scholarships

The Russian government has been struggling to find enough qualified students in Cambodia for available university scholarships, an educational official said this week. “Before...

Council Member Says Kem Sokha Must Appeal

Opposition activist Kem Sokha must himself file a grievance to the municipal court in order to challenge the constitutionality of a court summons, a...

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Labor Ministry warns union leader for allegedly inciting workers

The Labor Ministry has warned a union president for engaging in activities that violate the Law on Trade Unions, accusing her of inciting garment workers to pressure and threaten their employers.