Days before he was slated to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Radio Free Asia reporter Chun Chanboth left the country on Friday for Bangkok, with his US-based employer confirming yesterday that he will return in time for his May 2 questioning. Chanboth, whose given name is Huot Vuthy, was summonsed for allegedly misrepresenting himself as an opposition staffer in order to enter the capital’s Prey Sar prison to interview a politically sensitive prisoner. He faces the charge of “false declaration”, which carries a sentence of up to two years in prison.
Opposition leader Kem Sokha struck a defiant tone before supporters in the US city of Philadelphia on Friday, saying the opposition would not be cowed by intimidation from the ruling party. The speech was one part of a fundraising jaunt by Sokha in the United States, and other CNRP leaders elsewhere, heading into next month’s commune elections. “We have been threatened to be fearful so that we flee the country and leave the country for them,” Sokha said in a video of the speech circulating on Facebook, in an apparent reference to the ruling CPP.
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) approved a share trading halt for the mining firm Emerald Resources until May 2, the date that the company is expected to release a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province, according to a Friday announcement. The trading halt could end sooner if Emerald Resources releases its study before then, the ASX announcement added. In a quarterly report released on the same day, the mining firm said it had submitted an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the Okvau gold project to the Ministry of Environment.
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona yesterday said she would address in writing allegations that Apsara Authority officials have been extorting money from villagers, allowing land grabs in the Angkor Archaeological Park and leasing land to a company. The Apsara Authority is also being asked to explain how the agency spends its budget, which went from $15 million to $25 million between 2010 and 2014, according to a letter signed by National Assembly President Heng Samrin and Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker Son Chhay.
Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays
One of 23 islands in the sea of Koh Kong, Koh Kmoch (Ghost Island) has a wealth of corals and other sealife visible through its crystal clear water.
In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.
The Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Counterfeit Committee has raided two warehouses, confiscating 38 tonnes of counterfeit cosmetics.
Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom is considering gas production on the continental shelf of Thailand and Cambodia, Russian media reported on Friday.
“Where does one begin?” academic editors Katherine Brickell and Simon Springer ask, in the first words of a gargantuan new anthology of articles on modern Cambodia. For the two scholars, it’s with matters close to the heart.
Two big guns fell silent during the ninth week of action in the Metfone C-League on Saturday as Phnom Penh Crown hammered champions Boeung Ket Angkor 4-0 and Western Phnom Penh ended Ministry of National Defence’s eight game unbeaten run
A taxi driver found himself being taken for a ride when two customers hijacked his car before crashing it in the capital on Friday.
While five current and former officials at human rights NGO Adhoc languished in prison, where they remain today, Miguel Jerónimo decided to bring attention to the people whose lives have been touched by the human rights workers.
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