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Commune chief freed

Opposition commune chief Seang Chet (centre) participates in a Buddhist ceremony after his release from prison yesterday.

Opposition commune chief Seang Chet walked out of Prey Sar prison a free man yesterday morning, a day after he was issued a royal pardon borne of a deal struck by the two major political parties. The Kampong Cham native was convicted on Monday and sentenced to five years on a bribery charge connected to acting Cambodia National Rescue Party president Kem Sokha’s alleged affair with hairdresser Khom Chandaraty.

Deadly wine claims 11: cops

Residents of Kampong Cham’s Domnak Ampil village recover after falling victim to a noxious batch of rice wine. Fresh news

Police in Kampong Chhnang yesterday detained a man for questioning over a noxious batch of rice wine they say has claimed 11 lives since November and hospitalised 60 others. Kong Sam Ol, Teuk Phos district deputy police chief, said the first death occurred on November 3 in Domnak Ampil village. Other deaths followed, including four this month, but the cause remained a mystery.

Connecting former addicts to the users in need of help

Korsang’s drop-in centre welcomes drug users for blood tests, needle exchange and methadone treatments.

Down a back alley in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov neighbourhood, a handful of men and women are ushered into a non-descript house filled with a row of wooden beds. Many appear nervous. A mother and child are asleep on one of the beds, where they will remain until the centre closes at 5pm.

Coca-Cola Cambodia celebrates development milestone with inauguration of new bottling plant

Cambodia Beverage Company Ltd., a bottling unit of The Coca‑Cola Company, officially inaugurated a bottling facility in Phnom Penh yesterday as part of its previously announced US$100 million investment in Cambodia from 2015 to 2018.

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Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

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