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China Gives 140 Tons of Rice

The Chinese Embassy on Wednesday donated 140 tons of rice to the Cambodian Red Cross, part of which will be given to people in...

Slain Lawyer Was Probed In Australia

An Australian lawyer murdered in Cambodia in March was being investigated by police in his native country for involvement in drug trafficking and money...

CMAC, Powerful Grapple Over Demined Land

Cambodian Mine Action Cen­ter deminers working in Battam­bang province thought the land they were clearing would end up in the hands of landless former...

Assembly Session Officially Ends Impasse

Prince Is President; Two VPs Are CPP Amid tight security, the Na­tional Assembly convened Wed­nesday, electing Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh its president as ex­pected and officially...

Confusion Reigns Over Introduction of New Tax

With just six weeks left until the new value-added tax comes into effect, the last-minute government decision to move ahead with the VAT has...

Rainsy’s Return Watched Closely by Police

Sam Rainsy returned to Cam­bodia on Tuesday to take up his position as leader of the parliamentary opposition. The fiery government critic was greeted...

Appointments Top Assembly Opening’s Agenda

The CPP and Funcinpec on Tues­day spent long hours meeting separately before they em­bark on the first few days of the 1998-2003 National Assembly,...

Monarch, Activists Weigh In on Senate Plans

King Norodom Sihanouk gave the creation of the Senate a push forward on Tuesday, while pro-democracy activists continued to  express concern over the proposed...

Curious and Devout Flock to Bizarre Birthplace

chamkar samrong, Battambang - Reich Oun, a 38-year-old farmer in this small farming village, says her pig just gave birth to a monkey and...

Accused Malai Secessionists Plead Ignorant

battambang town - Sim Chan, 28, was at home at 3 pm on Nov 11 when five armed soldiers knocked on his door, called...

‘Ghost’ Paper Comes to Life

After vanishing from newsstands among rumors that it had been shut down for political reasons, the mystery of the disappearance of popular crime newspaper...

$35M Hotel Gets Green Light

Cambodia’s Royal Group has been given the green light to build a $35 million hotel in Siem Reap, according to the state-run investment board....

Commune Election Law Sent Back for Changes

A draft law for next year’s planned commune elections has been sent back to the Interior Min­istry for reworking, possibly delaying the already late...

Thais Said Holding Cambodian ‘Infiltrators’

phnom malai, Banteay Mean­chey province - Thai authorities have arrested at least six Cam­bodians who fled across the northwest border after allegedly trying to...

Karaoke Videos Too Sexy for TV, Gov’t Warns

Cambodian television stations must stop showing sexy karaoke videos or face suspension, the Ministry of Information said Monday. “In some karaoke songs,” said Khieu...

CPP Gets Most-Lucrative Gov’t Posts

Prospective coalition partners Funcinpec and the CPP inked an agreement Monday for a power-sharing arrangement, with the CPP assuming control of the main money-making...

Speculation Rife Over Ministry Leaderships

As once-and-future coalition partners Funcinpec and the CPP  revealed on Monday how they will divide up ministries, speculating which personality would snare which political...

Squatter Plan Moving Ahead

Plans to relocate Phnom Penh squatters onto a palm oil plantation in Sihanoukville are moving ahead slowly, with hundreds of people applying and construction...

Small-Party Election Losers Want Seats in New Senate

Despite soundly losing in the July polls, 23 mostly CPP-aligned parties say they want to be included in the proposed Senate for the sake...

King Unable To Intervene For Rainsy

King Norodom Sihanouk has indicated he cannot obtain additional security guarantees from the government for opposition figure Sam Rainsy, saying his “royal capabilities have...

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Siem Reap labor department warns hotel union leaders over protests

The Siem Reap provincial labor department on August 6 warned the leaders of two trade unions they had violated the union law by organizing protests at Le Meridien Angkor Hotel, which has been embroiledin a labor dispute since three union activist employees were terminated in July.