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  • Lon Nol soldiers surrender to the Communist Khmer Rouge in 1975, just five years after Lon Nol took power. AFP Lon Nol coup marked

    Cambodian government officials and pro-government media yesterday commemorated the seldom-observed anniversary of Marshal Lon Nol’s rise to power, seizing the opportunity to once again re-litigate historical grievances with the United States. In an article on Sunday, Lim Cheavutha, the CEO of government mouthpiece Fresh News, pointed to the takeover, through which the general seized power from then-Prince Norodom Sihanouk, as directly linked to US backing and the subsequent Khmer Rouge atrocities. “On March 18, 1970, 48 years ago, the decision of the politician Lon Nol and Prince Sisowatch...

  • National Assembly President Heng Samrin inaugurates a pagoda in Tbong  Khmum on Sunday, calling on voters to turn out for the national elections slated for July 28. National Assembly Senior CPP members urging citizens to vote in coming elections

    Four months out from the July elections, senior Cambodian People’s Party officials at home and abroad have called on people to exercise their vote in July – even if they don’t vote for the CPP – amid predictions of low turnout and waning enthusiasm for the upcoming elections in light of the opposition’s dissolution. The government last year embarked on a wide-ranging crackdown that saw the arrest of Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha on “treason” charges, the forced dismantling of his party and heightened harassment and closure of media outlets and civil society groups....

A large plume of smoke rises from the Dangkor Landfill in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Lack of control at landfill fire

As the fire at the capital’s Dangkor Landfill continues to smoulder one week on, officials on Monday acknowledged problems in waste management noncompliance and the public health...

A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are...

Boeung Ket midfielder Chhun Sothearath holds off a National Police Commissary player in their 5-1 win at Olympic Stadium on Sunday evening.

Boeung Ket rout Police to scale Metfone C-League summit

Defending champions Boeung Ket routed National Police Commissary 5-1 under lights at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday to scale the top of the Metfone C-League table after Visakha...

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the commune elections in June 2017 in Phnom Penh.

The state of political freedom in Cambodia

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry Editor, Currently, the beautiful and readily smiling people of Cambodia are enjoying peace, stability, and sustainable development based on the...