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Council of Ministers secretary of state Tek Reth Samrach, explaining his rationale for issuing a ban on airplanes allowing Sam Rainsy to board flights bound for Cambodia


Doing business ranking falls: World Bank

Technicians work to establish a new power connection in central Phnom Penh late last week.

Cambodia had another poor showing in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report. The Kingdom ranks 131 out of 190 countries this year, dropping four places in the index in what economists said was an indication that the country was struggling to keep up with the pace of reforms in more advanced economies.

Cambodia mulls Thai junta’s request for three extraditions

A supporter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej holds a picture bearing his image. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Cambodian authorities are “processing” a request from Thailand’s military government to extradite three Thai citizens for the crime of insulting the monarchy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday.

Rainsy ban to protect airport, official claims

Heavily armed Royal Cambodian Armed Forces members stand guard at the Phnom Penh International Airport in November last year after rumours Sam Rainsy would be returning to the country.

The official who issued the ban on opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s return to Cambodia defended his decision in a radio interview on Tuesday, explaining that the directive was issued to avoid damage to airport infrastructure in the event that demonstrations broke out.

Military voting scheme ‘concerning’: watchdog

A police officer places her vote in a ballot box at a Kampong Cham school during the 2013 election.

An election watchdog yesterday announced it had uncovered plans to move registration stations closer to military bases in Kampong Speu, Tbong Khmum and Kampong Chhnang provinces.

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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".