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CNRP claims local TV biased

Members of the press earlier this month cover Prime Minister Hun Sen’s participation in the CPP’s closing campaign rally, for which the ruling party paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for live coverage.

The ruling party and the Cambodian Television Association (CTA) have reacted to the opposition’s accusations of bias in local televised media by claiming that the Cambodia National Rescue Party simply did not exercise its rights to buy advertising airtime. The CNRP released a statement on Monday pointing out a number of issues it says impacted the fairness of the June 4 commune elections, including a biased media landscape. The statement noted that leading up to the election many private stations aired campaign advertisements exclusively for the Cambodian People’s Party. The CTA called the CNRP’s accusations “a political statement twisting without taking responsibility”.

Drug war fuels crowding, health concerns

An exterior shot of Kampong Speu prison, where 24 prisoners were being treated for respiratory illness, a case observers say highlights the inadequacy of care in the Kingdom’s overcrowded prisons. FRESH NEWS

With authorities expressing a desire to extend the Kingdom’s controversial drug war beyond its six-month window, observers say an outbreak of respiratory illness among prisoners in Kampong Speu’s provincial prison last week has underscored the medical pressures created by an ongoing prison overcrowding crisis. The outbreak came to light when a court prosecutor and a staffer from the rights group Licadho went to investigate the case of five inmates who escaped from a clinic where they were being treated for the same symptoms. With more than 9,000 suspects arrested in the government’s ongoing anti-drug campaign, the strain on prisons is increasing.

Corrupt officials admit selling government land for profit

Preah Vihear officials Nuon Phally (front, with newspaper) and Kong Makara (right, with newspaper) are escorted out of the Phnom Penh court after their trial on corruption charges yesterday.

The head of the Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Mines and Energy admitted to illegally selling a plot of government land for $62,400 in profit at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, but called for a lighter sentence, claiming he used the money to help flood victims. Provincial department head Kong Makara and co-defendant Nuon Phally, head of the department’s financial office, both testified that 14 other officials were also involved in the crime. Eleven other Mines Department officials admitted as much in court yesterday, saying they received money from the deal.

Governor called out on Facebook over traffic obstructions

The entrance to a China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp construction site, which was criticised for blocking traffic along Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh. NATIONAL POLICE

A National Police post on social media yesterday criticised the Chamkarmon district governor and City Hall, which it accused of getting “benefits” for allowing a Chinese construction firm to store materials on Norodom Boulevard adjacent to a construction site, blocking traffic on the busy thoroughfare in the process. The post, made to the police’s Facebook page, was accompanied by photographs of construction material strewn along Norodom Boulevard near the Interior Ministry and National Police headquarters, as well as a City Hall letter limiting the entry of construction and cement trucks during peak traffic hours.

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

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