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Lifestyle 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

History, according to Chin Peng

The legendary Chin Peng, the British Empire's most wanted man during Malaya's undeclared war with the communists, finally breaks his silence by publishing his long-awaited memoirs. CHEAH BOON KHENG turns the pages and discovers a mine of information and revelations about this intriguing man, comrades and their cause.

Lifestyle 31 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

A birthday worth celebrating

By Mangai Balasegaram

AseanPlus News 01 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hun Sen gives rivals 24 hours to join government

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the clear winner of last weekend's poll, upped the ante in a post-election deadlock yesterday, telling rivals who are refusing to enter a coalition they have 24 hours to rethink.

AseanPlus News 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hun Sen's party claims victory

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's party yesterday claimed victory in the general election, saying it expects to control about 73 of the 123 seats in the National Assembly.

AseanPlus News 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hun Sen party takes early lead in Cambodia election

Prime Minister Hun Sen's party took an early lead in six constituencies as vote counting began Monday in general elections that were tainted by a grenade explosion and scattered reports of irregularities, independent monitoring groups said.

AseanPlus News 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodia set for polls after campaigning ends

B>PHNOM PENH:/BParty faithful shouted slogans, beat drums and honked horns at rallies yesterday, the final day of campaigning for Cambodia's general election, which is expected to return Prime Minister Hun Sen to power.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Elephants may be used to stamp out protests

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodia's tough-talking chief-of-police is so keen to keep the lid on any possible violence after this weekend's general elections he is even thinking about drafting in riot elephants, he said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 03 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pol Pot’s first wife dies

B>PHNOM PENH:/BKhieu Ponnary, the first wife of the late Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, has died at the age of 83 in Pailin, the group's former stronghold in north-western Cambodia.

AseanPlus News 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodian politicians swing into high gear for election

B>PHNOM PENH:/BWith a traditional dance and a blessing from the Buddhist clergy, Cambodian politicians launched into election campaigns yesterday amid hopes a clean contest will deliver fiscal rewards.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Revitalised and alive

Just over 20 years ago, Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, was a city on its knees. It housed a mere 50,000 souls, mostly rampaging Khmer Rouge. Its finest public buildings, hotels, embassies and office blocks were either occupied by soldiers, their prisoners or by nobody at all.