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Protests Halt Market Project

Phnom Penh Municipality has postponed a proposed renovation of Phsar Chas, also known as the old market, following a demonstration Monday by vendors opposed...

Latest Round of CPP Rift Rumors Denied

Reports in several Khmer-language newspapers of a CPP rift and pending implosion are being denied by government officials and opposition party members alike. Members...

500 Protest Honda Motorbike Tax in Siem Reap

About 500 people angered over the high tax levied against Honda motorbikes threatened to destroy the Siem Reap customs headquarters Monday before being calmed...

Government Stymied in Land-Clearing Effort

A government effort to clear residents from protected areas in Kampot province and Kep town has stalled because of land-title claims, provincial and environmental...

UN Rights Center Urged to be More Active

Cambodia government officials said Monday they want the UN’s Center for Human Rights to take a more active role in the country’s hu­man rights...

China Hoping To Send Plane For Illegals; Trial Delayed

The Chinese Embassy has sent a letter to senior government officials asking them to return the more than 200 illegal Chinese immigrants being held...

Hun Sen Speech Offers Only Quick Mention of KR Trial

As he stepped to the podium early today for his first-ever address as prime minister before the UN General Assembly, Hun Sen was expected...

Chinese Immigration Trial to be Held Today

More than 220 illegal Chinese immigrants arrested in Phnom Penh in August are scheduled to go to trial today for violating Cam­bodia’s immigration laws....

Hun Sen Wants Special UN Office Closed

The UN office of the special representative to the Secretary General in Phnom Penh should close at the end of its mandate next Jan...

Gov’t to Issue Order to Curb Human Trafficking

The Council of Ministers is is­suing an order to crack down on hu­man trafficking, a cabinet spokesman said Friday. Spokesman Penn Thol said the...

Sar Kheng Calls Halt to Corruption

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said Friday that corruption is ruining Cambodia’s reputation and the country’s leaders must set a better example. “ must...

Hun Sen Memo Offers Little Bargaining Room With UN

Despite earlier indications that Prime Minister Hun Sen might be willing to negotiate, a memo he delivered to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan last...

A Hysterical Look at Freud

There seems little amusing at first in the premise of Terry Johnson’s offbeat theatrical hit “Hysteria,” which is being performed this weekend by the...

Minister Preaches Gospel of Mosquito Nets

While the July 1997 political unrest frightened multinational corporate investors, the factional fighting didn’t scare a US couple from moving to Cambodia. Reverend Amelia...

Investigation Continuing on Big Pot Haul

Authorities still are attempting to determine who was involved in the attempted export of 4.5 tons of marijuana seized in April, the secretary general...

Rights Group Urges PM to Accept UN Plan Plan Acceptance

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights this week urged the premier to accept the UN’s...

Sar Kheng Orders Search of Factories, Borders For Illegals

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has ordered a sweep of border provinces for illegal Chi­nese immigrants, Ministry of Interior officials said Thursday. Sar Kheng...

Border Closed to Fuel Trucks in Attempt to Stop Smuggling

The Ministry of Finance has ordered the Thai-Cambodian border closed to fuel-carrying trucks in an effort to stop smuggling that is costing the government...

Gun Crackdown Shoots National Team in Foot

The government’s weapons crackdown not only has taken the guns out of criminal hands, but out of the hands of the national sharp-shooting team...

Kidnappers Sentenced 10-18 Years in First Trial of Its Kind

In a crowded, silent Phnom Penh courtroom Thursday, four men accused of abducting prominent Cambodian-Chinese business people and holding them for ransom were sentenced...

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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen ‘Misreading’ EU as Withdrawal of Trade Preferences...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is wrong to assume the EU will stop at partial trade sanctions if he does not end a crackdown on voices critical of his government, observers said Wednesday, a week ahead of a planned return of tariffs to around one-fifth of Cambodian exports to the bloc.