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A woman swishes water around her pan as she searches for gold

Dreams not panning out
Big firms leave subsistence gold miners struggling to eke out a living

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Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on softening his party's tone in criticising the ruling party

Leading

Rainsy cools party’s rhetoric

Interior Minister Sar Kheng shakes hands with opposition leader Sam Rainsy

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 “enemies”.

More patrols in Ratanakkiri

Six of the 18 ethnic Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri province

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 assisting them

Xayaburi redux at Lao meet

Environmental activists stage a protest on a boat in Phnom Penh

At a special meeting convened in Laos yesterday, the four lower Mekong countries relegated the contentious Don Sahong hydropower project to higher-level discussions later in the year.

New plan for ‘state secrets’

The Ministry of Interior announced a decision to draft a law to protect state secrets after meeting with Vietnamese defence officials yesterday, the National Police has announced.

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A gibbon at Phnom Thot

Fighting deforestation with eco-tourism

Eco-tourism plans a last resort to save a 6400-hectare patch of forest from illegal logging and wildlife poaching.

A health clinic in Sangke District

Mass Battambang HIV infection

The unlicensed 'doctor' at the centre of allegations over the mass HIV outbreak in Battambang's Sangke district has been charged murder and intentionally transmitting the virus.

Khmer films shine at CIFF

The fifth edition of the Cambodian International Film Festival has proved to be its strongest for both Cambodian produced films and local audiences.