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Prime Minister Hun Sen used the opening of a major international conference in Phnom Penh on Thursday morning to publicly question why former Australian Foreign Minister and Paris Peace Agreements architect Gareth Evans had attacked

Thu, 26 February 2015

More asylum seekers ejected

Provincial police in Ratanakkiri reportedly arrested and deported four Montagnard asylum seekers to Vietnam on Tuesday, where the mostly Christian ethnic minority allegedly faces religious and political persecution.

A young boy sleeps under a mosquito net in Phnom Penh
Thu, 26 February 2015

New malaria strain raises problems, fears

Physicians are scrambling to update treatments to combat the growing threat caused by a new strain of malaria that is unique to Cambodia and resistant to the drug that dictates whether patients are ultimately cured.

Thu, 26 February 2015

Factory worker driver licence plan in works

In an effort to combat the growing number of factory workers being hurt and killed during their commutes, the government is rolling out a plan to educate and license factory drivers, and producing videos teaching workers how to admi

Thu, 26 February 2015

Grassroots info urged

A senior official yesterday urged local leaders to share information on available community services and government changes to residents as the Ministry of Information yesterday laid out its social accountability strategic action pl

A young boy looks out the window of an orphanage in Siem Reap
Thu, 26 February 2015

Ministry to curb orphanages

Minister for Social Affairs Vong Soth yesterday vowed to cut the amount of children in orphanages by 30 per cent within two years through a joint campaign with NGOs.

Thu, 26 February 2015

Siem Reap cops allege high-level corruption

The Anti-Corruption Unit yesterday released a February 18 complaint from Siem Reap police officers accusing the unit of not acting on a previous complaint they made about alleged corruption sanctioned at the highest levels of the pr

Thu, 26 February 2015

Internal Funcinpec woes still mounting

Tensions in the upper echelons of the royalist Funcinpec party edged ever closer to boiling over yesterday with Nhek Bun Chhay – long one of the party’s most influential figures – accusing newly returned president Prince Norodom Ran

Thu, 26 February 2015

Witness ‘admired’ for compassion, he says

Khmer Rouge tribunal witness and former cadre Phann Chhen yesterday maintained he was “admired” for his compassion as lawyers challenged contradictions in his evidence.

Election officials count votes in Prey Veng province in 2013
Thu, 26 February 2015

Hun Sen sets deadline for election reform talks

Prime Minister Hun Sen set a firm two-day deadline for negotiators from his Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to finalise a new electoral reform law, a source of contention for months.

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