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Interior Minister Sar Kheng shakes hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy
Fri, 30 January 2015

Rainsy cools party’s rhetoric

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday said his party will soften its tone when criticising the Cambodian People’s Party, because the two are now dialogue partners and must respect each other as competitors, not see each other as “

A woman swishes water around her pan as she searches for gold
Fri, 30 January 2015

Dreams not panning out

In the shadow of Anlong Mountain in Preah Vihear province, the whir of engines pierces the tranquil scrubland. Here, in the midday heat, a group of workers scour the earth for traces of gold.

Six of the 18 ethnic Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri province
Fri, 30 January 2015

More patrols in Ratanakkiri

Dozens of police officers and security guards are again trawling Ratanakkiri’s O’Yadav district in search of 32 Montagnards hiding out in the hope of obtaining UN assistance and safe refuge in Cambodia, according to local villagers

Fri, 30 January 2015

Road could affect future tiger habitat

A recently approved road project leading to the border with Vietnam in Mondulkiri would do irreversible damage to the province’s protected forest and threaten future attempts to reintroduce tigers to the Kingdom, according to the Wo

Fri, 30 January 2015

Man charged in monk killing; another arrested

Authorities in Kampong Speu province have charged a 33-year-old man with premeditated murder in the fatal shooting of an elderly monk at a ceremony on Saturday, while police have arrested a second suspect in the case.

Fri, 30 January 2015

In Battambang, truck kills three on roadside

Two teenagers and a man were killed instantly yesterday when a car hit them on National Road 5 (NR5) in Battambang province’s Sangke district as they waited to cross the two-lane highway to reach a wedding reception, police said.

An electricity notice sits on the wall next to power metres at a garment worker’s residence
Fri, 30 January 2015

Unions wary of energy plan

Some labour unions are suggesting reforms to state energy provider Electricite du Cambodge’s (EdC) plan to grant energy discounts to garment workers in Phnom Penh, saying yesterday that the current arrangement is “too complex to imp

Fri, 30 January 2015

Mentally ill man chained under house

Limited funds and support from NGOs and government agencies has forced a Svay Rieng family to put a mentally ill relative in chains, to keep him from frequent violent confrontations with family and neighbours, family members and rig

Fri, 30 January 2015

Guesthouse fire kills one, injures one

A fire at a guesthouse in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung town has killed one woman, police said yesterday.

Fri, 30 January 2015

Official takes umbrage with reporting on HIV breakout

The secretary-general of the National AIDS Authority chastised journalists yesterday for what he characterised as their careless coverage of the HIV outbreak in Battambang province’s Roka commune.