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Quotes to remember
The Koreas trade threats

I cannot contain my anger over North Korea’s brutality that ignored the lives of children.

- South Korean President

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1. Less than 20 percent of some 1,680 women surveyed across rural areas said they knew abortion is legal in Cambodia, according to a study on the subject. “Health care providers need to be trained ... to provide the right information, respect women’s rights and their right to choose,” said Tung Ruvuthy, manager of the National Reproductive Health Program.

Three Thai nationals jailed on immigration charges are set to walk free after receiving a royal pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni.


An elephant that wreaked havoc in Kampong Speu province for two weeks was subdued late last weak.

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THE prospects for future Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia remains unclear following the government’s order that the UNHCR close a centre in Phnom Penh for the Vietnamese minority group.

In the future:
KNN Cambodia Co will open the Kingdom’s first major amusement park next March. “I don’t see any amusement parks in Cambodia … So I thought, if I launch this business I think I could make a good business from this one,” founder Khunnath Cheam

Some 30 students staged the “Oblation Run” at the University of the Philippines, taking off their clothes as part of the fraternity’s founding and for victims of an explosion that took place at a nearby University this year. REUTERS


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all