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Three young men pose for a photo with methamphetamines at a police station in Banteay Meanchey province

Youth meth use on the rise
UN report also links growth of ecstasy use to expanding middle class

Nearly half of the National Assembly’s seats were vacant during the first meeting of the newly formed parliament in 2014

The sore-loser proviso
Election law would ban parliament boycott if poll deemed free, fair

Quote of the day

National Authority for Combating Drugs secretary-general Meas Vyrith n a new UN report about rising drug use in the region

Leading

Former APLE chief arrested

Police mill around Our Home orphanage after the arrest of its director, Hang Vibol

The former country director of prominent child-protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE) was charged yesterday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over allegations that he sexually assaulted at least nine residents at an orphanage he ran in 2013

Group’s prison visit curtailed

A female inmate holds her baby at a Phnom Penh prison in 2009

In a move seemingly incongruent with the government’s plans to offer clemency to a number of female inmates on International Women’s Day on Sunday, a local rights group announced yesterday that new restrictions introduced by authorities have force

Montagnard claims ‘false’

The UN refugee agency yesterday rejected claims from the Interior Ministry that it knows 10 Montagnards hoping to be assessed for asylum are not legitimate refugees.

Treaty to extradite to Russia mooted

Sergei Polonsky looks out to sea from his yacht near his private island, Koh Dek Koul.

Cambodia and Russia may soon ink an extradition treaty that could pave the way for fugitive tycoon Sergei Polonsky, and potentially other countrymen, to be deported home to face criminal charges.

Latest Video

Fight for Areng continues

Areng Valley inhabitants opposed to the proposed dam construction say their fight will not cease after the deportation of Mother Nature co-founder Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson.

Lars Olsen

New Khmer Rouge charges explained

Khmer Rouge tribunal legal communications officer Lars Olsen explains how new charges can be laid at the ECCC without consensus among judges.

State of Play

Should I stay or should I go?

His visa has expired and the government wont renew it but dogged environmental activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson says he's going no where.