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Aviation Nixes VN Air Plans

The State Secretariat for Civil Av­iation and the Council of Min­isters have said Vietnam Airlines cannot have a daily flight from Siem Reap to...

Aid Deficit Will Burden Gov’t, Report Says

The economy will likely continue to suffer as foreign donors waiting for the results of the July elections delay approving new aid projects and...

Logging Study Echoes Global Witness Claims

Environmental watchdog Glo­bal Witness often has been dismissed by logging companies  and government officials as ex­tremist in its view of deforestation in Cambodia. But...

Ranariddh Delays Return by a Week, Aides Say

Prince Norodom Ranariddh will not return to Cambodia before the end of Khmer New Year festivities on April 17, aides to the prince said...

US Initiative on Pol Pot Arrest Four Years in the Making

A US investigation into the possibility of bringing Khmer Rouge supremo Pol Pot to trial is the fruition of an act passed in 1994...

Minister’s Opinion on Pardon Baseless, Legal Experts Say

The royal pardon granted to  Prince Norodom Ranariddh was within the scope of the Consti­tution, lawyers and diplomats asserted Thursday. Remarks broadcast Wednes­day by...

The Name Game: Spin-Off Parties Abound in Election Roster

The ballot for this year’s general election will be missing two of the most prominent party names in national politics thanks to the party...

Census Officials Deny They Used Bad Paper, Stole Funds

Census officials have refuted allegations that poor-quality paper used for questionnaires may threaten the results of the recent national census. Stories in the opposition...

44 Parties Line Up to Compete in July Polls

A total of 44 political parties are expected to be approved by the Ministry of Interior this week to compete in elections scheduled for...

Real Battle for Defectors, Not Anlong Veng

As contradictory claims fly over who possesses central Anlong Veng, analysts agree that for the first time since hard-liners took the remote area in...

UN Agrees to Coordinate Int’l Observers for Polls

The UN has agreed to coordinate an international observation program for the forthcoming polls but has warned of its right to withdraw if stringent...

Malaria Focus of Health Talks

Ministers of Health from Cam­bodia, Laos and Vietnam met in Vientiane last week to discuss ways to jointly combat malaria in their countries. The meeting...

Strike Debate Challenge to Sam Rainsy

Pro-US politician Ted Ngoy has challenged government critic and sometime labor leader Sam Rainsy to a televised debate on the value of strikes. Ted...

‘Deposit’ Holds Up Dry Port Inauguration

The opening of a $20-million dry port has been delayed be­cause of demands by the government a $250,000 deposit from the company, according to...

Defectors Await Ranks in RCAF Integration

The last step before integrating some 2,000 defecting Khmer Rouge soldiers into the government army is to decide which rank they will be designated,...

Pregnancies Prove Among Top Challenges for Health Officials

Improving the health of pregnant women remains one of Cam­bodia’s biggest health challenges, a top government official said Tuesday. Minister of Health Chhea Thang...

Policeman Suspected of Funcinpec Murder

The killer of a Funcinpec lieutenant colonel in early March was a well-known district-level policeman, according to a senior hu­man rights official. And the...

Assembly Gives Up Until After New Year

After a fourth day of failing to gain a quorum, acting National Assembly President Loy Sim Chheang gave up Tuesday and canceled the parliament’s...

Murdered Australian Linked to Investment Scam, Paper Says

An Australian lawyer killed at the Hotel Sofitel Cambodiana two weeks ago was involved in a multi-million dollar investment scam, an Australian newspaper has...

50 More Political Killings Confirmed, Geneva Told

A top UN human rights official announced Monday that 50 kil­l­ings believed to be political have been confirmed here since Aug­ust, when the UN...

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China, Cambodia and foreign social organisations discuss poverty alleviation

Twelve representatives from social organisations in China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, and relevant international organisations on Thursday discussed poverty alleviation through video links.