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Scot Marciel
Thu, 28 August 2014

'Not locked in'

Scot Marciel, one of the US State Department's top Asia diplomats, sat down with State of Play during a whistle-stop tour of the region.

Lawmakers Mu Sochua, Sam Rainsy and Yim Sovann leave the National Assembly
Thu, 28 August 2014

Let the snubbing begin

In a surprise move yesterday, the National Assembly voted down the appointment of top Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers Mu Sochua and Yim Sovann to parliamentary commissions they were expected to head, leading party president

Thu, 28 August 2014

Woman’s death prompts scrutiny of unlicensed clinic

The Ministry of Health is warning patients to avoid unlicensed health clinics after a woman who was treated at an illegal facility in Siem Reap died earlier this week.

Thu, 28 August 2014

Vaccine trial for dengue ‘promising'

Researchers in Colombia have conducted a promising randomised trial of a vaccine for the dengue virus, a disease that affects thousands of Cambodians every year, according to results published in the September issue of The Lancet

An attendant at a gas station fills a moto with gas yesterday afternoon
Thu, 28 August 2014

City hits brakes on illegal gas

The Phnom Penh government is planning to take action against illegal petrol stations around the city, and has counted 205 of them so far.

Thu, 28 August 2014

First buses, now trains could come to capital

As part part of its multibillion-dollar Urban Transport Master Plan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) unveiled a modern rail system for Phnom Penh yesterday that could begin operation as soon as 2023.

Thu, 28 August 2014

Apsara Authority urged to pay more for lost fields

Nearly 60 families in Siem Reap province are demanding more compensation from the body that manages Angkor Wat for a canal it is constructing through their rice fields.

Thu, 28 August 2014

‘Villager chained’ by soldiers

A villager in Oddar Meanchey’s Trapaing Prasat district was allegedly detained on Monday and chained up for a day by a nearby military unit, the rights group Adhoc said.

Thu, 28 August 2014

Gender reform: ‘Legal action needed’ for even politics

Civil society umbrella group the Committee to Promote Women in Politics yesterday called on political parties to use upcoming amendments to the constitution and election laws as an opportunity to increase women’s political participa

Yorm Bopha, longtime Boeung Kak lake activist, being removed by security outside the National Assembly building during a clash yesterday.
Thu, 28 August 2014

Protesters leave after promises

More than 300 community representatives embroiled in land disputes in Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces have left Phnom Penh after receiving written pledges from government officials that the authorities will establish a com