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Tracking a Killer

he decayed boardwalk between the small stilted wooden shacks is just wide enough for a motorcycle. The nurse, however, maneuvers the little Honda with...

Cambodia Remains an Island of Francophones

A group of young medical students are filing out of their afternoon class at Phnom Penh’s Faculty of Medicine. They swap notes in Khmer...

Pardon, Peace Plan No Good, King Says

A pessimistic King Norodom Sihanouk said Thursday agreement would never be reached on a pardon for deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranar­iddh. Princess...

Chinese Investors Kick-Start Foreign Business Association

Ethnic Chinese businessmen were busy exchanging business cards and networking at the Hotel Sofitel Cambodiana on Wednes­day night—a happy sign for Cambo­dian officials concerned...

Angkor Wat Deforestation Charges Disputed

Siem Reap Governor Toan Chay continued to insist this week that disabled people are re­sponsible for clearing land within the Angkor Wat protected area,...

Premiers OK’d Wood Exports, Activists Say

The environmental watchdog Global Witness said Thursday that Cambodia’s two prime ministers in January authorized the export of $60 million of processed timber from...

Assembly Election Not Well Known, Survey Says

More than 50 percent of people surveyed earlier this month by a Paris-based opinion poll agency said they were aware of the upcoming elections...

Sok An Avoids Press Queries About Polls Deal

A senior government official instrumental in secretly contracting a private company to stage $26 million elections in July re­fused to speak with reporters about...

Constitutional Council Created

Lawmakers on Thursday ap­pro­ved legislation creating the Con­sti­tutional Council, the body charged with ensuring the constitutionality of all laws and settling disputed election results....

US House of Representatives Wants Gov’t Aid Tied to Polls

The US House of Represent­a­tives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a resolution that recommends continuing to deny all US aid to the Cambodian government if...

People, Papers Air Opinions On Prince’s Trial, Sentences

Reaction around Phnom Penh to the verdict against deposed first prime minister Prince Nor­odom Ranariddh was mixed Thursday, with Cambodians on both sides sounding...

Pilgrims Prepare to March for Peace and Trees

As a dozen foreigners gathered around the Venerable Maha Gho­sananda on Monday as part of their training for the seventh Pilgrimage of Peace, the...

Prince Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

A Japanese plan for the return of deposed prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh looked to be in tatters Wednesday after the Phnom Penh Military...

Malaria Sickens 60 Percent of Military Patients, Report Says

About 60 percent of in-patients at military hospitals and infirmaries are suffering from mala­ria, according to a report from the health department of the...

Workers Threaten Violence If Strike Demands Not Met

Union leaders warned Wednes­day of potential violence at Parnas Cambodia Garments factory if workers’ demands were not met by today. “We expect a big...

Three Alleged Robbers Killed

Three robbery suspects were gunned down by police near Olympic Stadium early Wednes­day, just a day after municipal officials made plans to crack down...

Dispute Grounds Elite Police

A top municipal official has removed the Flying Tigers, a two-year-old anti-crime force, from Phnom Penh’s streets amid a dispute over the group’s future....

F’pec ‘Target’ Leaves for US

Secretary of State for Interior Kieng Vang left Cambodia for the US on Tuesday, two weeks after unidentified gunmen assassinated his cousin on a...

Election Aid Still Top Priority

The country’s top election official on Wednesday said that securing foreign aid for the polls still should be Cam­bodia’s first priority. The comments came...

Courts Have Banished Princes From Politics

The Norodoms are not a family known for their luck with Cam­bodia’s judiciary. Prince Norodom Chakrapong, Prince Norodom Sirivudh, and most recently, deposed first prime...

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Cambodian beauty queen Mean Pich Rita accuses tycoon Heng Sier of...

After Pich Rita’s allegations were live-streamed on Facebook last week, the case ignited a debate on social media. Sier, a prominent businessman, claims Pich Rita stabbed him and sought to extort money from him after they had an affair.