With CNRP gains come risks: panel

The mixed results of the June 4 commune elections may have allowed both major parties to save face, but the opposition’s large gains show it has a serious chance of winning next year’s national election – and that could attract violent…

Sokha pledges PM term limit

Undaunted by his party’s defeat in last week’s commune elections, Kem Sokha assured supporters over the weekend of the opposition’s victory in next year’s national vote, pledging to focus on policy issue “big guns” – including term limits…

Rain, crickets destroy 100 hectares of paddy

Floods and a plague of crickets have left about 100 hectares of rice crops destroyed in Tbong Khmum province after a week of heavy rains, local farmers and officials said yesterday. Khiev Manh, 46, said his 2-hectare rice plantation in…

Florican population faces extinction threat

The increase in commercial dry-season rice cultivation in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap floodplain is threatening the survival of the critically endangered Bengal florican, a new study suggests. Conducted by researchers from the Imperial College of…