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Hang Puthea, director of Neutral and Impartial Committee for Free and Fair Election in Cambodia
Thu, 2 April 2015

Hang Puthea deal sealed: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen drew a line in the sand yesterday on the choice of Hang Puthea, head of election-monitoring group Nicfec, as the “neutral” member of the reformed National Election Committee (NEC), while rifts seemed to remain

Russian national Andrei Tcekhanskii sits at a police station in Phnom Penh
Thu, 2 April 2015

Sar Kheng chides province officials

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has launched a scathing attack on Preah Sihanouk’s provincial governor and police chief, accusing them of doing nothing to address a spate of violent crimes.

High school students search notice boards with exam results
Thu, 2 April 2015

Progress, hurdles for education

Despite the fact that Cambodia is slated to reach the six internationally agreed-upon education goals set by Unesco for 2015, the Kingdom’s education system continues to face systemic problems, according to the Ministry of Education

A member of the Child Protection Unit gathers evidence at the site of a grenade attack in Sen Sok
Thu, 2 April 2015

Fourth person arrested for PP grenade attack

The alleged driver of a motorbike from which a grenade was tossed at a shophouse in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district in October, killing an 11-year-old boy and injuring four others, was arrested yesterday.

A giant ibis looks for food at a forest watering hole in Mondulkiri province in 2012
Thu, 2 April 2015

Positive outlook for the giant ibis: conservationists

Experts involved in the protection of Cambodia’s national bird, the giant ibis, have lauded the successes of an ongoing conservation scheme, and offered cause for optimism that the animal can overcome its current status as criticall

Thu, 2 April 2015

Stabbings at wedding injure nine

A stabbing rampage at a wedding party in Tbong Khmum province’s Ponhea Krek district on Tuesday left nine people injured, police said yesterday.

Thu, 2 April 2015

Two alleged human traffickers picked up

Two women with ties to Kampong Cham authorities were sent to the provincial court yesterday after allegedly acting as marriage brokers and illegally sending Cambodian women to China.

Thu, 2 April 2015

Dredgers ‘pledge’ to wait on gov’t

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has said that it will perform environmental, social and economic impact assessments within three to six months before renewing and granting new licences for sand dredgers and sand miners operating in

Thu, 2 April 2015

Storms kill one, destroy homes

Authorities are tallying the cost of major storms that battered three provinces in recent days, leaving one woman dead and more than 100 homes and other buildings damaged.

Authorities inspected an SUV after it came off the road
Thu, 2 April 2015

Drunken driver crashes BMW at PM’s home

Two bodyguards were seriously injured early Wednesday after an allegedly drunken driver swerved her $140,000 BMW SUV into them outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s home.