Fire destroys 11 homes
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 15:00 Phak Seangly
A FIRE in Pursat province’s Bakan district has destroyed 11 homes, six shops and a car, causing around US$200,000 worth of damage, an official said yesterday. District police chief Pen Tung said the blaze started on Sunday after a shrine caught fire in a house that doubled as a grocery and gas store at Svay Daunkeo market. “Only a 16-year-old girl was at the house when the fire began at about 1:30pm. She dared not shout for help until the fire became bigger and bigger,” he said.
CPP-aligned students slam opposition party
Wednesday, 27 October 2010 15:00 Vong Sokheng
IN statements broadcast on the Cambodia Television Network yesterday, three youth associations aligned with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party slammed Sam Rainsy Party lawmakers for sending a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen alleging that the government had violated the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement. Chan Sovuth, president of the Democratic Students’ Intellectual Federation, said the statements condemned “the political nature of the opposition that is serving the interests of Thai extremists who have encroached on Cambodian sovereignty and attempted to take the Preah Vihear temple for their own”.