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NEC reform through CPP eyes
A ruling party negotiator gives an insider’s view

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

Making it up as we go along
Alternate architectural visions to rapid, unregulated sprawl

Quote of the day

A statement by the Phnom Penh municipality in response to onilne rumours that the Phsar Chas fire was deliberately set to make way for a new development

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Siem Reap airport workers on strike

Security guards form a human wall in front of the Siem Reap International Airport yesterday morning as more than 100 airport workers protest

More than 100 workers at Siem Reap International Airport protested yesterday in a strike sparked by management’s alleged hiring of non-union employees and other actions contrary to a March collective-bargaining agreement.

Suspect ruled out in shooting

Police mark locations of bullet casings as bystanders look on at the scene of a fatal shooting in Phnom Penh on Saturday

Police yesterday said they had ruled out a district police officer as a suspect in the Saturday-night slaying of businessman Ung Meng Cheu in Phnom Penh.

CPP's election reform team waves off opposition boycott threat

Members of the public wait to cast their votes at a ballot station in Kampong Cham during the national elections

The Cambodian People’s Party’s top election reform negotiator has responded to threats from the opposition that it might consider walking out of the National Assembly if a new National Election Committee cannot be formed.

Tribunal agrees to hold up trial

After more than a month of wrangling, the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s trial chamber yesterday reluctantly gave in to Khieu Samphan and his defence team, deciding to adjourn Case 002/02 proceedings until January 8 due to their ongoing court boycott.

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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.

State of Play

NEC reform through CPP eyes

As the deal with the opposition that ended the post-election deadlock earlier this year looks increasingly shaky, a ruling party negotiator gives an insider’s view

Refugee deal under the microscope

Australian Greens Party Senator Sarah Hanson-Young talks to State of Play about her trip to investigate Australia's USD 35 million agreement with Cambodia to resettle refugees in the Kingdom.

Men sleeping on railroad survive train

A man lies on a bed at Kampot Provincial Referral Hospital morning after being hit by a train the night before

One man lost a hand, and another his foot, after the two fell asleep drunk late Sunday night with their limbs draped over a railroad track in Kampot province’s Teuk Chhou district, police said yesterday.

HRW to Aus: Refugees need proper documents

Since the government took over refugee processing from the UN in 2009, not a single refugee has received a residence card, cutting off access to many basic services that require a certain level of documentation, Human Rights Watch said y