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Hun Sen does U-turn on early elections
PM says February ballot, agreed to in principle, now off table

Female cadres of the Khmer Rouge
Study examines 'underestimated' role of women in murderous regime

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Phnom Sruoch district, Kampong Speu, deputy police chief Pov Noeun on seizing more than 150 marijuana plants found on a farm hidden among other plants


Monks ‘had knickers, drugs’

A man (left) is escorted to a vehicle by authorities on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district after he was defrocked for possessing contraband.

Two Khmer Krom monks were defrocked and detained on Saturday after a police search of their Por Sen Chey district pagoda uncovered women’s underwear, weapons and condoms, but allegations emerged yesterday that the pair had been set up.

Activist to lead new political party

Cambodia’s political scene is about to get a little more crowded with the Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) set to file its official registration papers today, having elected veteran human rights activist Yeng Virak as its president yesterday.

Going straight in the 'forest of gold'

Until recently, mining in Poutung village was done illegally.

Until recently, the illegal mining community at the remote village of Poutung did their digging at risk of arrest. They have since become the first to be given official sanction. But operating under the law has its own challenges

Conference puts spotlight on Khmer language's extended family

Unless you live in Cambodia, South Vietnam or maybe Long Beach, California, speaking Khmer isn’t likely to give you a global competitive edge.

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Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.

Provincial fried rat

Provincial fried rat; the new organic fad?

Cambodian exporters have found an unlikely selling point for their rodents - hygiene.

Chea Sim cremated

Chea Sim cremated

King sends off late Cambodian People's Party president

Soldier was ‘trading timber’

A Forestry Administration official poses for a photo with illegal timber in June after it was seized in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary.

A vehicle transporting 18 cubic metres of illegally logged timber was stopped on Saturday night by the Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Response Team (WRRT) in Kampong Speu province and is believed to belong to a military officer curre

Romeet to close doors, ponder future

Camille Baczynski curated the Romeet Gallery’s final art show, "Phare Celebration: Last But Not Least".

Romeet Gallery – the Street 178 gallery which four the past four years has been the Phnom Penh showroom for graduates of Battambang’s Phare Ponleu Selpak art school – is closing for good, a statement on the gallery’s Facebook page announ