A National Election Committee appeal to social media users not to dent confidence in the electoral process and a subsequent threat of potential legal action have sparked concerns from observers of a chilling effect on online commentary ahead of the July national election.
The ambulance screams down the boulevard, sirens blaring, the driver yelling through a loudspeaker at a truck that, like most cars in traffic in Phnom Penh, refuses to give way to an emergency vehicle.
The general director of a local rice wholesaler accused of defrauding business associates in a deal has lashed out at the judiciary – claiming delays in legal processing have left him imprisoned for 13 months without trial.
The widow of Rim Roeun, the man crushed to death last week in a ceiling collapse at Wing Star Shoes factory, yesterday accepted an additional $9,000 compensation from the company and thumb-printed a document promising not to make a legal bid for more, she said.
Nearly 90 representatives of 137 families in Battambang province, some of whom include former Khmer Rouge cadres, protested for a second day in Phnom Penh yesterday, claiming authorities had seized land they had held since the late 1990s.
More than 4,000 Sabrina garment factory workers said they would continue to strike after meetings with the factory failed yesterday. Workers stopped blocking National Road 4 when government officials arrived to lead negotiations
The executive director of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association has asked Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong to intervene on behalf of two Khmer Krom monks he says are missing after they and three others were arrested by Vietnamese authorities last Thursday.