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Companions or cuisine? Dining out on dog meat

At a dog meat shop in Kandal province, at least one dog a day is killed by yanking it against the bars of its cage with a noose and then bashing it with a hammer.

As the Yulin Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in China draws outrage around the world, in Cambodia restaurants serve up canine meat on a smaller scale. But even here the dish does not come without controversy.

Hun Sen has change of heart on official's firing

Yesterday Hun Sen issued a sub-decree outlining the demotion of Mom Sovanna (pictured) before rescinding the order in the afternoon. Photo supplied

An Interior Ministry official who drew public outrage after video emerged of him belittling a traffic cop found himself sacked yesterday, only to be restored to his former position in the span of a few hours thanks to a change of heart by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Jailing the China bride ‘traffickers’

Chinese photographer Yan Cong documented the daily life of a Cambodian woman who went to China to marry a Chinese husband. Yan Cong

Thirty-one migrant brides have been repatriated to Cambodia from China in the first six months of this year, including two who landed at Phnom Penh’s international airport last night.

New law bans for-profit organ trade

A resident of Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district shows the scar on his side in 2014, where a kidney was surgically removed to be sold.

The National Assembly yesterday adopted a law banning commercial organ transplants in a bid to curb trafficking in the so-called “red market” trade, introducing heavy jail sentences for breaches.

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CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.