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Gov’t to use 76K troops to provide security at polls

Ministry of Interior officials attend a meeting in Phnom Penh on security for voter registration and upcoming elections yesterday.

The government will deploy roughly 76,000 police, gendarmerie officers and army troops to monitor next year’s commune ballot, while thousands will be assigned in coming months to monitor the voter registration process and the election campaign.

Faking it: the craze for ‘fashion braces’

Student Kim Sophorn and a quarter of her class sport fake braces.

Like many 18-year-olds around the world, Kim Sophorn’s teeth are decked out with braces: rows of metal brackets adorned with bright turquoise bands. But unlike most of her orthodontic-sporting peers, the Phnom Penh high-schooler’s braces serve no medical purpose. They’re a fashion statement.

Paying the price to protect Kem Sokha

CNRP supporter Chin Nheb speaks to reporters at CNRP headquarters earlier this month.

For the past three months, 41-year-old Chin Nheb has woken each day in her Tuol Tompoung residence with one question on her mind – can I afford to go to the headquarters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party?

MFI lending continues on course

Banknotes lie stacked behind the counter of a Prasac Microfinance Institution branch in Kampong Speu province in December 2014.

Cambodia's microfinance sector continued to expand rapidly during the first half of the year, despite concerns over rising default rates as the industry’s main borrowers – provincial farmers – struggle to repay their loans after successive seasons of drought and poor harvests.

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Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

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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".