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Sam Rainsy

Rainsy to get rank 'equal' to PM
CNRP also secure TV licence but take hit on NEC

Sam Rainsy

Rainsy to get rank 'equal' to PM
CNRP also secure TV licence but take hit on NEC

Sebastian Strangio

Under the cover of Hun Sen's Cambodia
Sebastian Strangio talks to State of Play

Authorities and monks gather around a golden urn believed to contain ashes of the Buddha at a police station in Kandal province in February after it was stolen from Oudong Mountain in December 2013.

Oudong ‘thieves’ charges dropped
But prosecutor's appeal means detention extended

Quote of the day

CNRP leader Sam Rainsy on new National Assembly rules that would officially recognise the minority leader with a rank equivalent to prime minister

Leading

Montagnards in R’kiri vow to stay

Four Montagnard men pose for a photo earlier this week in a forest in Ratanakkiri province

Far away from home, with little food and their health deteriorating, a group of Montagnards hiding in the forests of Ratanakkiri province are prepared to die rather than return to Vietnam.

Hun Sen’s sister resigns in protest

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sister Hun Sinath has resigned from her job as a secretary of state over what she said was her colleagues’ fear of investigating a land dispute between villagers in Kampong Speu province and tycoon Ly Yong Phat.

NA targets city land disputes

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong talks to the media at the National Assembly

Eighteen months after he vowed to resolve high-profile land disputes in the capital, Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday said authorities were “accelerating” to meet that as yet unfulfilled promise.

Rock art origins reappraised

An ancient rock painting depicting a catfish at a Phnom Kulen site near Siem Reap

Recent discoveries in Southeast Asia’s rock art are painting a new history of the prehistoric tradition’s origins.

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Sebastian Strangio

Under the cover of Hun Sen's Cambodia

His book Hun Sen's Cambodia is the first truly comprehensive analysis of a man who has reigned over his country for almost 30 years.

Sambo

Sambo the elephant retires

Celebrity pachyderm to settle down in Mondulkiri elephant sanctuary after decades entertaining.

Fire rips through Psar Chas

A blaze in Phnom Penh's Psar Chas razed a section of the market and damaged up to 70 per cent of its 900 stalls.

Making it up as we go along

The Vattanac Capital tower is cited as one of Phnom Penh’s few   high-rise highlights

As Phnom Penh continues to build out, and upwards, at a rapid – largely unregulated – rate, a growing number of architects wonder if there could be a market for an aesthetic that is more uniquely Cambodian