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Sat, 28 November 2015

The night the lights went out

Underscoring Cambodia’s heavy dependence on imported electricity, the lights went out not just in Phnom Penh but across provinces nationwide on Thursday, an unprecedented blackout that Prime Minister Hun Sen said was caused by an el

Sat, 28 November 2015

Two men crushed by timber load in crash

Two men were fatally crushed after their truck, laden with timber en route to Vietnam, overturned in Tbong Khmum’s Memot district late on Thursday.

Sat, 28 November 2015

Accidents, crime tick down amid quiet fest

A subdued Water Festival holiday translated into fewer road deaths and less crime, according to police, as Prime Minister Hun Sen praised authorities for ensuring “peace and political stability” during the four-day event.

Fri, 27 November 2015

Man accused of arson in Kampong Chhnang

A man who allegedly doused a villager’s house with petrol and set it alight in Kampong Chhnang province early yesterday morning was arrested and sent to court.

Fri, 27 November 2015

Water Festival attendees shot in armed moto robbery

A group of 20 festival-goers fell victim to an armed robbery in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday, according to local authorities.

The construction site of the North Korean Grand Panorama museum in 2013 near Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.
Fri, 27 November 2015

North Korea-funded museum set to open in Siem Reap

An Angkor-themed museum funded and operated by North Korea, but located in Siem Reap, is finally set to open after years of delays.

Zeb Hogan (left) stands in the water next to a Mekong giant catfish near Phnom Penh earlier this month.
Fri, 27 November 2015

Mekong yields first giant catfish of year

One of the largest and rarest freshwater fish in the world was netted by local fishermen near Phnom Penh earlier this month.

Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy shakes hands with Hans van Baalen, a member of the European Parliament for the Netherlands, yesterday in France at the European Parliament building.
Fri, 27 November 2015

EU passes resolution supporting Rainsy

Cambodia National Rescue Party officials yesterday fanned out across the country to call for calm amongst grassroots members, as the European Parliament passed a resolution demanding the government revoke a two-year prison term leve

A blind woman sings for donations on the side of a road in Phnom Penh earlier this month as another singer (left) takes a break.
Fri, 27 November 2015

Defying ban, disabled groups play on

On the corner of one of Phnom Penh’s busiest roads this week, motorcyclists pulled over one by one holding out crumpled banknotes to a group of blind performers who were belting out a score of traditional Cambodian songs.

Prime Minister Hun Sen walks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh earlier this week. Cambodia is considering a nuclear power plant following a cooperation agreement signed by the two countries.
Fri, 27 November 2015

Russia agreement could lead to nuclear power

Russia wants to help Cambodia develop a nuclear energy program.

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