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Chinese Supplies for RCAF to Arrive Soon

The Chinese government this month will send $1.5 million worth of donated construction materials to equip the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, Neang Phat, director-general...

King’s 77th a Time to Relax

Individuals and entire families strolled Phnom Penh’s riverfront area Sunday, taking advantage of the long holiday marking the 77th birthday of King Norodom Sihanouk....

Lender Still Backing Belated Development of Power Plant

In last minute talks with a visiting representative of the Inter­national Finance Corp, Electricite du Cambodge has decided to continue to support the efforts...

ADB Official To Head New Think Tank

Suos Sameth, the retiring country representative of the Asian Development Bank, said Saturday that he will return to Cambodia in two months to chair...

Court Criticized for Releasing Drug Smugglers

Anti-narcotics officials say they are growing more disillusioned with the fight against drug trafficking after four men convicted of being involved in the country’s...

Government Gets High Marks From Donors

Donors said Thursday that the government’s overall progress on reforms deserved high marks, the day after the second quarterly meeting to review how aid...

Cambodia Gets First IMF Loan Installment

Cambodia already has receiv­ed the first $11.7 million disbursement of an $81.6 million, three-year loan from the International Monetary Fund, Tal Nay Im, general...

Chinese ‘Treated Like Ducks’ Awaiting Death

To Zhou Wen Hua, the life of an illegal Chinese immigrant in Cambodia is the same as a duck being fattened for the slaughter....

International Agency to Restart Business Aid After Five Months

After five months of preparation, a wing of the International Finance Corp is ready to provide full-scale business assistance services to Cambodia’s private enterprises,...

Nobel Prize-Winning MSF Mulls Leaving the Country

Disillusioned with the public health care sector’s inability to access government funds, Nobel Prize-winning Medecins Sans Frontieres is considering withdrawing from Cambodia and has...

Bank Law Back to Assembly

The Senate returned a critical banking draft law to the National Assembly on Wednes­day, complaining the mandated five days for Senators to debate the...

Tribunal ‘Either-Or’ for UN

Regardless of how many countries hold “consultations” with the government on how to try Khmer Rouge leaders, a decision whether the international community is...

Sar Kheng: Crime Soared in Third Quarter

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng told donors Wednesday that crime has increased at an alarming rate, with the number of offenses in the third...

Monorom Hotel Restructures, Will Reopen

When the Monorom Hotel opened in Phnom Penh in 1962, it was the country’s premier luxury hotel. But after years of neg­lect and a...

‘Huge’ Rights Issues Remain, Envoy Claims

Concluding his last official visit as UN special envoy for human rights to Cambodia, Thomas Hammarberg on Wed­nesday said while some tangible pro­gress was...

Donors Offer Critique of Gov’t in 2nd Quaterly Meeting

Donors praised the government Wednesday for fiscal im­provements, but criticized demobilization efforts and said more needs to be done to fight crime, corruption and...

Teens Denied US Entry Visas, Miss Millennium Conference

Two teens selected to participate in an international youth conference in Hawaii have been denied entry visas by the US and were forced to...

Art Gallery to Exhibit Traditional Lakhaoun Khaol Masks

A set of 30 masks, from the traditional theater form called Lak­haoun Khaol, made by one of the last masters of the craft will...

Sam Rainsy Party Calls Critical Letter Fake

Sam Rainsy Party officials on Tues­day dismissed as unauthentic an unsigned public statement purporting to represent the views of 1,800 opposition members slam­ming their...

S’ville Port Complains About Interest Rate

The Sihanoukville Port Auth­or­i­ty claims the government has ask­ed the port to pay much higher interest than the 1 percent rate called for by...

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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