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Hing Bun Heang, head of the premier’s Bodyguard Unit, discussing the unit's “exercises” that came in extreme proximity of the CNRP’s Phnom Penh headquarters.

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White Building to be razed?

Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building.

After years of rumours about Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building’s impending demolition, the Ministry of Land Management yesterday gave its strongest indication yet that the rumours will come to fruition.

Teachers, officials called over exam ‘irregularities’

Students line up before taking their Grade-12 exams at Sisowath High School in Phnom Penh earlier this month.

The Anti-Corruption Unit has ordered three teachers and two Ministry of Education officials to appear for questioning over alleged bribes and other “irregularities” during last week’s high-stakes Grade-12 national exam.

Flag of convenience scheme retired

An aerial view of the Cambodian-registered cargo ship East Sea taken in 2001. The crew abandoned the vessel after it beached on the coast of southern France with more than 900 illegal immigrants on board. Afp

The days of cocaine smuggling, illegal fishing and human trafficking using ships bearing the Cambodian flag appear to have come to an end as government officials claim that, as of today, all foreign-owned ships operating through Cambodia’s “flag of convenience” scheme must be stripped of their designation, and the world’s ports should no longer grant them access.

Big plans, little funds

Officials participate in the first meeting of the National Council for Sustainable Development in Phnom Penh yesterday. Photo supplied

The National Council for Sustainable Development, a body formed within the Ministry of Environment in 2015, held its first official planning meeting yesterday to discuss priorities for 2016-2018.

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Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".