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CMAC Chief Offers to Cut His Own Salary

In an effort to cut costs while keeping his agency operating, Cambodian Mine Action Center Dir­ec­tor-General Khem Sophoan has recommended temporarily cutting salaries, including...

Grenade Blast Injures Seven

Police are investigating the role of a jealous ex-husband in a grenade explosion that injured seven people Wednesday in the Meanchey district of Phnom...

Officials Call for Deportation List Disclosure

The government is in favor of disclosing the passenger list from last month’s secret deportation of illegal Chinese immigrants from the capital’s military airport....

Mourners Offer Prayers of Peace At the Killing Fields

Squatting on the edge of a deep hole at the Choeung Ek killing fields on Thursday, Korm Sariem burned incense sticks and prayed. He...

Government, Prime Minister Condemn Abduction of MP

Government officials denied Thursday the kidnapping of opposition party parliamentarian Lon Phon was politically motivated and have joined Sam Rainsy Party officials in demanding...

Orphans Get Computer Savvy

Five-year-old Krean Panha refused to walk for six months after he arrived at the Australia-Cambodia Orphanage Center, recalled administrator Geraldine Cox. “We try not...

National Assembly Debates Stricter Banking Regulations

Legislation expected to be pas­sed next week would establish stricter regulations on commercial banks and include periodic examinations of their operations, the National Bank’s...

Woman With 40 Passports May Walk

Chief of Immigration Police Prok Saroeun claimed Wed­nesday that authorities are unable to charge the Chinese woman recently apprehended at Pochentong Airport for attempting...

Demining Donors in Doubt?

Donors to the Cambodian Mine Action Center are remaining largely quiet about an emerging standoff between themselves and the Cambodian government over who should...

Rights Group Calls Beating An ‘Execution’

A local rights group called the killing of two robbery suspects by an angry mob on Tuesday an “execution” and condemned the police for...

Opposition Lawmaker Abducted

A Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker was abducted Wednesday even­ing at his home in central Phnom Penh, police and members of his party said. Lon...

PM Demands Cure for Fuel Smuggling

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered fuel smuggling to be immediately addressed by government officials, who say lowering tariffs may be the most effective...

Advocates of UN Trial Have Little Leverage in Debate

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s hard-line opposition to UN proposals for a Khmer Rouge trial so far has had surprisingly few consequences, and those monitoring...

AIDS Drug Also Works Against Malaria, Researchers Say

A drug being used to combat infections associated with AIDS also prevents malaria, US re­searchers have said. The drug, Malarone, made by Glaxo-Wellcome, prevents...

$2.9 Million Granted to EdC Project

By Kay KimsongElectricite du Cambodge will soon start working on improving its customer services, billing system and other business operations, thanks to a $2.9...

Disgruntled CFB Staff Loot Office Furniture

Staff at the financially troubled Cambodia Farmers Bank, angry at having gone unpaid for more than 18 months, on Monday attempted to loot the...

Pailin Moves Toward Creating Legal Court

Pailin’s court looks set to be in­corporated into the national judicial system next year, a move gov­ernment officials and human rights experts hope will...

Students Call For Official To Resign

A students’ group is demanding that the country’s top border official resign in the wake of last month’s allegations by the co-Interior ministers that...

Blood Supply Shortage Creates Sellers’ Market

These days, 23-year-old Noun Run often feels weak and dizzy. Selling his blood 10 times during the past year has taken a toll on...

US Lawmakers Seek to Deny Funds to Gov’t

Legislation pending in Wash­ington would instruct US appoint­ees to international lending institutions to vote against loans to the central government of Cam­bodia, as part...

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Cambodians Allowed to Return Home Without Covid-19-Free Certificates

Cambodian citizens will be allowed to enter the country without a health certificate declaring them free of Covid-19, which is required for arriving foreign nationals, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday.