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Sambo the elephant is fed fruit at a Buddhist ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
Wed, 26 November 2014

City bids adieu to Sambo

One evening next week, after the sun goes down and the temperature cools, Cambodia’s most famous elephant will be quietly ushered into a modified shipping container.

Venerable Loun Sovath celebrates by throwing flower petals into the air at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Wed, 26 November 2014

New charges await Loun Sovath

Prominent activist monk Venerable Loun Sovath is awaiting new charges after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court discovered grave technical errors involving his case during a trial that lawyers and NGO officials have called “bewildering”.

Long Visalo (centre), secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks about the Australian refugee deal this year in Phnom Penh
Wed, 26 November 2014

Montagnards viewed as test

As Cambodia faces increasing scrutiny over its controversial refugee agreement with Australia, its response to a group of Montagnards seeking asylum from alleged persecution in Vietnam could prove to be a crucial test.

Heavy machinery helps move the charred remnants of stalls at Phsar Chas yesterday in Phnom Penh
Wed, 26 November 2014

No compensation for vendors at Old Market

The committee that runs Old Market in Phnom Penh told the owners of stalls that were gutted by a fire on Monday that they would receive no compensation and would have to rebuild their businesses themselves.

Ly Srea Kheng holds a bag containing snakes he claims were thrown into his home in Phnom Penh
Wed, 26 November 2014

Family in hiding names price

A teenager whose father and sister were arrested last week over a land dispute with a politically connected company said yesterday that his family will vacate their home for $250,000.

Wed, 26 November 2014

Med students furious over coming fee hike

Medical students are up in arms about a tuition hike that would double costs and prevent some from gaining their degree, they told the Post yesterday.

A policeman inspects bullet casings at the scene of the fatal shooting in Phnom Penh on Saturday
Wed, 26 November 2014

Search widens in oknha killing

Police yesterday said they were widening the search for the two men responsible for the fatal shooting of tycoon businessman Ung Meng Cheu on Saturday evening.

Wed, 26 November 2014

Trafficked Cambodian rescued

A trafficked Cambodian woman was taken into Malaysian immigration police custody after a raid on karaoke bars on Sunday night, Cambodian embassy officials confirmed yesterday.

Wed, 26 November 2014

Siem Reap airport staff end strike

About 150 workers at Siem Reap International Airport have temporarily ended a brief strike after a deal was made between the union and Cambodia Airport Management Services (CAMS) yesterday, both sides have confirmed.

A monitor displays thermal images of disembarking passengers as they give Ebola declaration forms to an official at Phnom Penh International Airport earlier this month
Wed, 26 November 2014

Ebola risk relatively low: govt

The risk of Ebola coming into Cambodia remains low despite a recent Ebola scare in Thailand, officials from the Ministry of Health’s Communicable Diseases Control said at a conference yesterday, while still noting that the Kingdom r