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political commentator Kem Ley
on the faltering negotiations between the two political parties

Leading today

Union leader rejects ruling

The president of Cambodia's largest worker union is appealing conditions of his bail, which comes with a $25,000 bond and forbids him from holding public gatherings.

Year’s first acid attack to trial

A 26-year-old woman accused of attacking her sleeping husband with acid on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey will be the third person tried under the Acid Law, a court official and NGO said yesterday.

UN envoy hits out at Freedom Park cutoff

The United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of assembly has called the Cambodian authorities’ continuous blockade of Freedom Park, the enforcement of which saw security guards attack journalists and supporters of opposition lawmaker-elect Mu

Malaysia called on to treat workers better

Nearly six months after a migrant Cambodian factory worker detained in Malaysia on immigration charges was freed, an NGO that lobbied for her release is calling on the country to re-examine how they treat similar cases.

Tax dept can’t do job, report says

Traffic passes the Phnom Penh’s General Department of Taxation office in 2012

Cambodia's tax department is under-resourced and understaffed, thereby hindering its ability to generate revenue, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) analysis released earlier this month.

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Five bouts added to ONE FC card

Vietnam’s Thanh Vu (right) will face Chinese bantamweight Xian Ji at ONE FC: Honor & Glory in Singapore

One Fighting Championship has added five additional fights to its mixed martial arts card, ONE FC: Honor & Glory, which is set to take place on May 30 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

A bridge over calmer waters

A boat passes through the Kampong Ayer water village at dusk as the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien mosque is lit up in the city of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei

Life is a short, sharp endurance test, and then you die; but solace can come by recollecting past pleasures when, for a brief interlude, the senses are vitalised and the daily quotidian becomes tolerable.