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Military Linked to Election Observers

Some officials at the Buddhist Relief Association were a little puzzled two months ago when their new president suddenly increased the number of its...

Pailin Casino to Open in July

pailin - A new casino is due to open in this former Khmer Rouge stronghold before the end of the month, with hopes that...

Parties Pitch Business Ideas Pitch

In the vision of Cambodia un­der the premiership of radio personality Mam Sonando, Cam­bodia would be closed to the influences that have stifled its...

US Observers Pledge to Stay, Despite Concerns

Despite severe reservations about the atmosphere surrounding the elections, a US observer delegation has pledged to continue monitoring the polls in the hope of...

Got $10? Go for an Election Observer Card

battambang - Han That was looking for work. He was living in a pagoda in the suburbs of Battam­bang and had no job. So...

Sam Rainsy Party Files Complaint With NEC

The Sam Rainsy Party has lodged an official complaint with the nation’s top election body, charging that private and public sector media continue to...

Accountant Loses $19,000 in RCAF Salaries

Armed men robbed an accountant Monday of roughly $19,000 that was slated for RCAF general staff salaries, an official said Tuesday. The money, in...

Poll Pressure Not Expected, Survey Shows

Though fears about ballot secrecy persist, most Cambo­dians say they don’t expect pressure or force on how to cast their votes in the elections,...

Siemens to Invest $5 Million

German electronics giant Sie­mens plans a minimum investment of $5 million in Cam­bodia over the next three years, and that figure may grow, the...

NUF Asks for Poll Changes to to Rainsy Party

The opposition National United Front has asked National Election Committee President Chheng Phon to take several new steps to “increase the fairness and credibility”...

Parties Court 5,000 Voters in Anlong Veng

Opposition parties have begun to cast their eyes on the former Khmer Rouge stronghold of Anlong Veng and the nearly 5,000 registered voters there....

Sam Rainsy Supporter Beaten; CPP Blamed

battambang - A Sam Rainsy Party supporter was insulted and physically attacked by an alleged CPP loyalist after returning home from a political rally...

B’bang PEC Low on Cash

battambang - Poll officials here are still waiting for $17,000 to cover transport costs over the election period, the president of the provincial election...

Kem Sokha Takes on Opposition, Vietnamese

wat baray vihear, Takeo pro­vince - A senior Son Sann Party official on Monday said the party would not join an opposition coalition government...

Polling Ink Skepticism Doesn’t Wash

Over the past few weeks, So Van has become something of an expert on permanent inks. “These stains are ten days old” says the...

Some Fear Extra Monitors Yet Another Scam

At first glance, it might seem that having nearly 60,000 national observers signed up for July 26 elections would be a good thing. After...

March Attack Televised By Rainsy Party

The National Election Com­mittee on Monday allowed opposition politician Sam Rainsy to broadcast gruesome footage of a grenade attack as part of a state-televised...

Campaign Truck Hits Thai Embassy

Late-night revelers plowed into the Thai Embassy early Saturday morning while driving a political campaign vehicle on Monivong Boulevard, the chief of municipal traffic...

Vietnamese Issue Raised, Tempers Rise in Pailin

pailin - Vigorous campaigning pushed tempers to a crescendo here last week, forcing authorities to step in to head off possible violence between the...

Gov’t Probes Possible Link Of Funcinpec, Private Army

The government is investigating alleged links between Fun­cinpec and a “private army,” warning that renegade forces in the deep northwest may attack polling stations,...

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Cambodia ratifies UN nuclear ban treaty

The United Nations says Cambodia ratified a treaty banning nuclear weapons on Friday, becoming the 52nd party to take the step.