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Khmer Rouge tribunal expert witness Henri Locard, criticising the court for focusing its investigation too heavily on the capital's prison

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Sam Rainsy hit with guilty verdict for Samrin defamation suit

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy talks to the media after a meeting in Phnom Penh last year.  The self-exiled CNRP president was found guilty by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today of defaming National Assembly president Heng Samrin.

The legal woes of Sam Rainsy continued to mount yesterday as the self-exiled opposition leader was found guilty of defaming National Assembly President Heng Samrin in a Facebook post, a conviction that carried no jail time but a hefty fine.

Activist twins given refugee status: NGO

Brothers Chum Huor and Chum Huot pose for a photo on a plane departing the Kingdom earlier this month. Photo supplied

Two twin activists who fled Cambodia, claiming they feared for their safety, have been granted United Nations refugee status and have applied for asylum in the US, according to one of the brothers and an organisation supporting them.

Phnom Penh plans to centralise slaughterhouses

A man loads pork onto a motorcycle at a Russey Keo district slaughterhouse in 2014.

Phnom Penh City Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday announced a push to count the capital’s abattoirs with the goal of consolidating the slaughter of livestock in a single location to better regulate health and safety.

First-ever FDI survey identifies $20B in capital inflow

FDI Cambodia

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to Cambodia over a 20-year period – from 1994 to 2014 – is estimated to have reached $19.2 billion and was heavily weighed by inflows of capital from China, according to the first-ever comprehensive survey on FDI, released yesterday.

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Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".