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City Gets New Police Chief For Crackdown

A new police commander will take the reigns of Phnom Penh’s municipal police forces, as part of a major shakeup aimed at bringing Cambodia’s...

Royal Air Cambodge Plans Millennium Flights

Royal Air Cambodge’s chairman said Wednesday that the airline still plans to boost service for Festival Angkor 2000, denying a news report that the...

ADB Calls On Gov’t to Take Action

An Asian Development Bank vice president on Wednesday urged the government to take action on promised reforms in fi­nance, economy and decentralization, officials said....

Rains Douse Nation; Officials Brace for Floods

In Kandal Stung district south of Phnom Penh, roughly 100 residents watched Wednesday as their roads washed away. They could not sleep for fear...

Gradual Elimination of Import Duties OK’d

The National Assembly Wed­nes­day approved an amendment to the commercial laws that would eliminate duties on imported goods by the year 2018. The measure—one...

Illegal Chinese Immigrants Happy to Leave

More than 200 cramped Chi­nese illegal immigrants de­tained for weeks in poor conditions cheered from six military trucks as aircraft arrived Wed­nesday to carry...

First Wave of Villagers Are Evicted From River Homes

When police officers and soldiers carrying AK-47s ordered Thi Be Nguyen on Wednesday to leave her home of 20 years near the Monivong Bridge,...

Second Group of 100 Illegal Immigrants Secretly Depart Off to China

More than 100 Chinese nationals were secretly deported Mon­day, the beginning of an operation to send all detained illegal Chinese immigrants back to China,...

Queen Joins Park Inauguration Ceremony

Hundreds of students carrying balloons and posters of King Noro­dom Sihanouk attended a ceremony Friday to inaugurate the newly renovated park in front of...

Prince Says Negative Image Hurts Tourism

Cambodia’s negative reputation and poor infrastructure are some of the factors that stifle the growth of tourism, Prince Noro­dom Ranariddh said Friday during a...

Mystery Surrounds Whereabouts of 9 Chinese

Just a day after the deportation of 105 Chinese nationals, officials gave conflicting versions of the whereabouts of nine illegal immigrants arrested last month...

Floating Village Residents Get Boot Today

Some 755 families living in the floating village near Monivong Bridge in Phnom Penh’s Mean­chey district are scheduled to be kicked out of their...

Monks Urge Takeo Villagers To Stop Digging Near Temple

Asking Buddhist monks to educate villagers about the value of ancient Khmer culture is the only way to slow the digging near one of...

MSF to Meet Health Minister

Medecins Sans Frontieres will meet with the Minister of Health on Thursday in the aftermath of the recent announcement that the Nobel Prize-winning organization...

Kofi Annan Offers KR Tribunal Assistance to King Sihanouk

Calling King Norodom Siha­nouk a champion of the UN and human rights in Cambodia, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he remains open to discuss...

Some Businesses Cheating on VAT, MPs Told

The government says it is investigating allegations that some companies are cheating the new value-added tax system. The issue emerged Friday as National Assembly members...

’Net Cafes to be Held Liable in Cyber Theft

The Ministry of Posts and Tele­communications is warning Inter­net cafes that they will be “punished severely” if customers ac­cess Internet accounts illegally. Ministry officials...

Electricity Customers Still Overcharged For Power

Despite reforms at Electricite de Cam­bodge, some Phnom Penh customers still pay more than the established rate due to the emergence of private cable...

Land Mines Hurt Fewer

Casualties from land mines and unexploded ordnance in September dropped by more than half from the same month last year, according to a report...

EU Puts its Best Foot Forward With Chamber Orchestra

When Ambrose Miller was studying music at Britain’s Cambridge University in the late 1960s, he found the program at the time “too academic to...

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Environmental fears as new Mekong island carved out in Phnom Penh

A major land reclamation in the Mekong has forged ahead in what developers say will be the second Diamond Island. But while land filling elsewhere in the city has been met with unease, this mega-project has taken shape unbothered by current or controversy