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Phnom Penh police chief Chhuon Sovann
on police handling of demonstrations sine last year's election

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CNRP’s wish list for NEC narrows

The opposition is eyeing two leading civil society figures and deputy party leader Kem Sokha’s daughter to fill the three remaining slots the party holds on the nine-member National Election Committee, according to a high-level party source.

Two years’ prison for China sex-slave sale

A Cambodian human trafficker was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation by Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, after it found her guilty of arranging for two women to be sold to Chinese men as sex slaves.

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Kek the independent

When a deal to end Cambodia's political deadlock hinged on two polarised political parties finding one person they could both tolerate, not many names sprung to mind.

State of Play

Corruption, aid and the new political outlook

Sophal Ear, one of the foremost Cambodian political economists, sat down with State of Play to discuss his theories on how foreign aid has weakened governance in Cambodia and how these lessons might apply to political