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Interior Minister and Acting Prime Minister Sar Kheng sought to assure UN rights envoy Surya Subedi during a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that protests and demonstrations were most definitely allowed in Cambodia, according to th

Fri, 23 January 2015

Pakistani man faces theft charge

A Pakistani national was tried yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court over allegations that he stole more than $40,000 from a jewellery shop owner in Banteay Meanchey province.

Deputy Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha
Fri, 23 January 2015

NGOs urge CNRP to stay firm

Civil society leaders have lobbied the opposition party to quash provisions – reportedly being negotiated at election reform talks with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party – that would seek to restrict the freedom of NGOs to speak o

Fri, 23 January 2015

Summons arrives one year later

A Kampong Cham Provincial Court summons over a protest shocked a former local union president and his wife yesterday, since the event in question occurred more than a year ago and the union leader’s wife had no involvement in it.

Fri, 23 January 2015

Roughed up: Prison guard claims he was beaten

A Kampong Speu prison guard filed a complaint yesterday against four inmates for allegedly beating him following a verbal dispute.

Images of three of 104 statues and artefacts
Fri, 23 January 2015

Statues are ‘treasures’

Five artefacts recovered in Thailand during the investigation into former intelligence chief Pongpat Chayapan were preliminarily identified as long-lost Khmer treasures, according to the Thai Fine Arts Department.

Fri, 23 January 2015

Climate courses to be on offer

Cambodia is launching its first university-level climate change curriculum, according to USAID, which is supporting the pilot program.

Fri, 23 January 2015

Mining firms still working despite ban

Four mining companies digging stone in Banteay Meanchey province that are purportedly owned by a military commander and other officers have carried on mining despite a government ban.

Police officials pose for a photo with a new taekwondo outfit
Fri, 23 January 2015

Cops trade carbines for kicks

Phnom Penh’s military police officers are shedding their uniforms and giving their assault rifles a rest in favour of white robes and hand-to-hand combat under a taekwondo-training scheme initiated by the South Korean Embassy.

People wait in front of the Ministry of Labour
Fri, 23 January 2015

Work permit tests confuse, mystify

The government’s newfound zeal for implementing work permit restrictions has resulted in a system that has confused employees, with those who have undertaken to comply with the laws reporting a smattering of tests, exceptions and di