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Registration Delay Sought; Poll Date Stands

The National Election Com­mittee decided Saturday to stick to the July 26 date for national elections, although it will ask the cabinet today for...

Who’s Worried? Rebel Radio Spoofs Hun Sen’s Directives

The military situation may be tense, but Khmer Rouge radio was loose last week, broadcasting a fictional account of a telephone conversation between Second...

Kampot Activist Gunned Down; CPP Calls Killing Political

As killings go in Cambodia, the reports of the death of Ngoun Hoeung were almost depressingly typical: a dispute over land. A drunken village...

Debate Begins Whether Pol Pot Was Murdered

The timing of Pol Pot’s death late Wednesday raised the suspicions of diplomats and military analysts, with some believing the infamous guerrilla was murdered...

Handover Deal Pressed in Hours Before Passing

Hours before Pol Pot died, a top Khmer Rouge commander contacted the government trying to make a deal to hand over the man accused...

Royal Audience For Asean trioka

The foreign ministers of Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are due to fly to Siem Reap this weekend to meet with King Norodom Sihanouk,...

Cambodians Feel Robbed of Justice with Pol Pot’s Passing

For almost as long as Tay Mon can remember, the name Pol Pot has brought unbidden images of hunger and horror.  Her brother and...

Loggers Cut Best Trees in Ratanakkiri

The most valuable trees in re­mote Virachey National Park in northeast Cambodia are being selectively cut by armed illegal loggers and transported to Viet­nam,...

Gov’t Plans Culture Complex

The Ministry of Culture is building a $1.6 million performing arts and administrative complex with help from the Japanese government, Minister of Culture Nouth...

Mountaintop KR Base Stormed, RCAF Says

Senior military commanders claimed late Tuesday that RCAF-aligned troops have overrun the mountaintop base of troops loyal to Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok and...

Gov’t Boasts of Conquering Stronghold

anlong veng - As the government flag fluttered over this longtime Khmer Rouge stronghold Monday, soldiers milled about the veranda of rebel leader Ta...

UNDP Pushes Government To Check Customs Delays

Lengthy delays for duty-free goods to be cleared by customs have prompted the head of the UN Development Program to ask the government to...

New Year Gunshots Banned

When the Theravada, or god of the new year, enters the heavens each year, Cambodians usually greet him with a hundred-or-so gun salute. Shots...

Lobbyists Fear CPP Bias on Provincial Poll Commissions

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections called Monday for a review of the heads of six Provincial Election Com­missions, saying the commissions appear...

Claims Fly Over Capture Of KR’s Ta Mok, Pol Pot

tumnab dach, Preah Vihear province - Military officials Sun­day investigated conflicting re­ports about the capture of Khmer Rouge leader Ta Mok, while government forces...

Top Industry Official Balks at Demands for Pay Increases

A senior Industry Ministry official said Sunday that current wages for factory workers are reasonable and that opposition lead­er Sam Rainsy was just “making...

Funcinpec Ministers Prevented From Working

At least two Funcinpec ministers who returned from self-imposed exile have not been allowed to take up their jobs de­spite government promises they would...

King Sihanouk Returns, Speaking of Peace

King Norodom Sihanouk re­turned home Saturday after a three-month absence from Cam­bodia’s tumultuous political scene. The King’s flight from Beijing touched down at Siem...

Rainsy Party Plans Campaign From Kompong Cham Base

kompong cham town - Out­spoken dissident Sam Rainsy said Saturday that he would use his new offices in Kompong Cham as a launch pad...

Aviation Nixes VN Air Plans

The State Secretariat for Civil Av­iation and the Council of Min­isters have said Vietnam Airlines cannot have a daily flight from Siem Reap to...

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