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Grasshoppers Hit Rice Crops

A grasshopper plague is the latest pestilence to hit beleaguered rice farmers this year as agriculture officials reported an infestation in Kompong Cham province...

Interior Ministry Says No to Sunday March

Asks Sam Rainsy to Walk on Monday The Ministry of Interior said Thursday it would not approve Sunday’s opposition march through Phnom Penh because most...

Prince, Rainsy Rebut Chirac, Ask for Help

In a gentle rebuttal to French President Jacques Chirac, opposition leaders Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Sam Rainsy have called for his support in their...

Phnom Penh Takes Up Fight Against Dengue Rising

Health and municipal officials will literally roll up their sleeves today to help fight the battle against dengue fever. Chea Sophara, Phnom Penh’s first...

Council: F’pec Formula Complaint Too Late

The Constitutional Council is re­fusing to consider a complaint received from Funcinpec about the controversial seat allocation formula because Funcinpec, like the Sam Rainsy...

Power-Rate Debate Continues

With criticism mounting over the impending price hike for power rates, the Council of Mi­nisters held a closed door meeting Wednesday with Electri­cite du...

Death Threats Decline After Hun Sen’s Appeal, UN Says

The UN human rights office on Wednesday said it had not re­ceived a single report of a politically motivated killing since the July 26...

Watchdog Pushes Next Gov’t to Crack Down on Logging

The environmental watchdog Global Witness is urging Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, Fun­cinpec President Prince Noro­dom Ranariddh and opposition figure Sam Rainsy to move...

Commerce Minister Steps Down

Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh this week resigned his post and the National Assembly seat he won in the July 26 elections, government officials said...

Officials Call Exams a Success

Senior high school exams ended Tuesday with officials calling them a success, while some students said cheating was still rampant. Kea Sahorn, secretary of...

NEC Slices Staff as Group Urges Recounts

As the cash-poor National Elec­tion Committee moved to reduce its staff, one of the main election watchdog groups urged it to re­sume recounts of...

King Honors Gov’t Officials

Forty-four government officials have received honors from King Noro­dom Sihanouk for service in the 1993-1998 administration. At the behest of the Council of Ministers,...

Gov’t Mum on Union Claims

Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor and Veteran Affairs officials on Tuesday declined to comment on allegations made by a US labor union that Cambodian...

Opposition Cautions Investors Not to Sign Contracts Yet ContractsJustYet

Cambodia’s political opposition on Tuesday urged foreign inves-tors to wait for the new government to be formed, warning that contracts signed with the current...

Officials Destroy Drug Cache

Narcotics officials on Tuesday burned more than 3.6 tons of marijuana seized from six alleged drug traffickers in Cambodian waters near Koh Kong in...

Prince, Rainsy Blast Filipino Policymaker

Party presidents Prince Noro­dom Ranariddh and Sam Rainsy have sent a letter to Philippine Foreign Secretary Domingo Sia­zon, slamming him for suggesting political leaders...

Two Killed in Ex-KR Attack KongKing Will Host Talks, But Only if Asked

Former Khmer Rouge forces who rebelled anew last year have taken a remote military base in northern Koh Kong province, government and military officials...

Opposition Complains of NEC Adviser’s Bias

The two main opposition parties have complained to Cana­da’s foreign minister that a Can­adian election adviser here has shown bias toward the ruling CPP....

Council Begins Deliberating Without Formula Complaint

Analysts Urge Body To Address Concern The Constitutional Council began closed-door meetings on election complaints Monday as opposition leaders and political analysts called on it...

Police Defend Defrocking Act

A deputy police chief on Mon­day defended his officers who looked on as two monks accused of embezzlement were beaten and defrocked by angry...

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Cambodian Students in China Raise Coronavirus Fears

Cambodian university students say they’re worried about contracting a new respiratory virus while studying in China where about 2,000 cases of the illness have been reported and more than 50 people have died.