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Villagers Turn to the ‘Ting Mong’ For a Retreat From Sickness po peal khe village, Battambang province - Residents here turned to an old friend...

Consumer Savvy

Supermarkets Hock Imported Goods To Dollar-Holding Masses kippy Peanut Butter, Kraft Vegemite, Nissen Coup O’ Noodles, Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavor Corn Chips, Campbell’s Soup, Lee...

Pier Said to be Within Border

Koh Kong Governor Rong Plamkesan this week denied a report in a Thai newspaper that a proposed pier would extend across the Thai border.  The...

Gov’t Orders Preparations to Stop Angling of Young Fish

As Cambodia enters fish spawning season, the two prime ministers have ordered an offensive against baby fish traffickers.  “We have to crack down on catching...

Demining Dogs Off to B’Bang

Four dogs that have been training at the Cambodian Mine Action Center in Kompong Chhnang province are scheduled to be transferred to Battambang province...

Talks With King Likely at Least 2 Weeks Away

The three winning political parties may support an informal meeting hosted by King Noro­dom Sihanouk, but such a summit wouldn’t take place for at...

Son Soubert Named to Constitutional Council

King Norodom Sihanouk has appointed Son Soubert to the Constitutional Council in place of his father, Son Sann, who re­signed last week.  A royal decree...

NEC Chairman Questioned

Opposition Claims Queries Unsettled The beleaguered National Election Committee on Thursday remained under fire by leaders of the top two opposition parties.  Funcinpec President Prince Norodom...

Legal Body Gets Stacks Of Protests

The Funcinpec and Sam Rainsy parties on Thursday formally appealed more than 800 claims of vote fraud in last month’s elections that poll authorities...

Calls for Hun Sen to Step Aside Debunked as Ruse by PM

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen has dismissed opposition suggestions that he step down to allow Funcinpec and the Sam Rainsy Party to join a...

NEC Met Deadlines But Faltered at Finish Line

The National Election Com­mittee surprised skeptics when it overcame near impossible deadlines, inexperience and logistical challenges to produce an election on schedule.  The new electoral...

EdC to Hike Power Rates

In an effort to rescue the deficit-ridden utility Electricite du Cam­bodge, the government has ap­proved a power rate hike of as much as 100...

Singapore Developer Told to Start Work on Luxury Hotel

A Singaporean developer has been ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipality to stop dragging its feet on construction of a luxury hotel and refurbishment...

Funcinpec Meets, Stands Firm in Boycott Plans

A senior Funcinpec official said Wednesday the party still will not join any coalition government with the CPP despite offers by Se­cond Prime Minister...

Koh Kong Kidnappers Nab 13 Coalition Offer

Kidnappers abducted 13 people—including a landowner, his workers, wife and children—in Koh Kong province on Sunday, ac­cording to a victim and provincial police.  All were...

US Observers Voice Concern

The International Republican Institute, a US-based democracy building group, said Wednesday that it is withholding final judgment of the elections because of concerns about...

Council Preparing to Hear Controversy on Seat Formula

Constitutional Council members are preparing to hear the controversy over the formula used to allocate seats after last month’s election, following a pledge by...

Judge Readies For Paet Trial

A judge from Phnom Penh Municipal Court has started preparing for the trial of Nuon Paet, the Khmer Rouge leader accused of the murder...

NEC Rejects Complaints, Ends Historic Role in Poll

US Observer Urges More Must be Done As expected, the National Elec­tion Committee rejected about 300 remaining complaints Tues­day, ending its “historic” role in the...

Beehive Radio Station for Sale

After a failed bid for a National Assembly seat in the July 26 election, popular radio host Mam Sonando has decided to put his...

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Sky-High Style At Cambodia’s Leading Hotel

Rising powerfully above the bustle of the Cambodian capital, the Vattanac Capital Tower is, at 39 storeys and 188m high, the tallest building in the country.