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Gov’t Squeeze Continues as Aid, Trade Dwindle

Turn off the lights when you leave the building, minimize air-conditioning use, cut back on paper clips and stationery—that was the message Finance Mini­ster...

Resistance Troops Could Determine Prince’s Place in Election

Hopes are dimming that the Japanese-brokered peace plan can bring about a lasting truce in the northwest unless concrete resolutions can be reached over...

Auto Imports Tumble 65 Percent in Second Half of Last Year

Auto imports dropped in the second half of 1997 by more than 65 percent compared with the first six months of last year, ac­cording...

Son Sann to Resign BLDP Presidency Saturday

Son Sann will officially offer his resignation from the presidency of his faction of the BLDP at a congress Saturday, but his wing of...

Assembly Votes for Council Age Requirement

The National Assembly ap­proved a provision Thursday requiring members of the critical Constitutional Council to be at least 45 years old and to have...

Two Grenade Explosions Kill 4, Injure 12

Two separate grenade blasts left four people dead in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district Wed­nesday night, according to a po­lice official. One grenade resulted in...

Census Considered a Success

Cambodia’s first census in 36 years ended Thursday with organizers declaring it a success. “I am very impressed with all the staff all down the...

KR Defectors From K Kong Confirmed

Government officials confirmed Monday that Khmer Rouge fighters and civilians have defected to the government from the coastal province of Koh Kong, although exact...

Son Sann Returns on Quest For National Reconciliation

Veteran politician Son Sann, one of the most respected figures in recent Cambodian history, returned to a warm welcome Wednesday after almost a year...

Malaria Cases Rise 60 Percent Nationwide, New Report Says

The number of malaria cases is up by nearly 60 percent nationwide, according to the National Malaria Cen­ter’s year-end data. The center’s director, though,...

Anti-Drug Official Says Plotters Out to Kill Him

Cambodia’s deputy chief of anti-drug police said Wednesday there have been plots to kill him since a military police officer was arrested in a...

UN May Help Mediate Enduring Cease-Fire

A visiting UN envoy offered help to bring about a permanent cease-fire between the warring government and resistance factions in Cambodia’s northwest, First Prime...

Finance Chief Appeals for More Aid to Pay Poll Costs

Finance Minister Keat Chhon called Wednesday for more international assistance for Cam­bodia’s elections, as estimated poll costs have soared from $21 million to between...

VN Airlines Awaits OK for Daily Flights

Vietnam Airlines flew four trial charter flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap last weekend, but is still waiting for government approval...

UN, Troika Envoys Arrive To Check Political Reality

Two envoys, one from the UN and another from the Asean “troika,” arrived Tuesday to assess the political climate in Cambodia leading up to...

Hun Sen Cancels Schedule to Grieve for Mother

Second Prime Minister Hun Sen canceled all public appearances this week to mourn the death of his 79-year-old mother, Di Pok, who died at...

Assembly to Review Constitutional Council

The National Assembly today will take up a long-awaited draft law on the formation of the Con­stitutional Council, the body charged with ensuring the...

Sam Rainsy Says Government Is on ‘Mission of Devastation’

Sam Rainsy charged the government Tuesday with corruption and carrying out a mission to devastate the country through war and deforestation. “The government leaders...

New TV Program Aims to Foster Leadership Qualities

The qualities of leadership will be explored in a 12-part television series that hopes to encourage Cambo­dians to take the lead in all walks...

Prince’s Arms Shipment Legal, Official Says

A weapons procurer for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and close adviser to deposed first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh said Monday there was...

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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.