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Moeun Tola, head of labour rights group Central, on the release of CNRP official Mang Puthy.

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New research to explore legacy of KR reparations

Khmer Rouge tribunal officials hold a consultation forum on reparations in Case 002/02 in Siem Reap in July of last year.

A researcher with Melbourne University has launched a new study that will seek to gauge recognised Khmer Rouge victims’ satisfaction with reparations projects ordered by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, as well as the projects’ lasting effect on the national consciousness. Dr Rachel Hughes explained her research in a public lecture on Thursday.

Sleeker tax system nets more revenue

Motorists drive past the General Department of Taxation headquarters on Russian and Mao Tse-Tung boulevards in Phnom Penh.

Efforts to introduce an effective, modern taxation system appear to be paying off as government coffers swelled last year, giving the state more revenue to use for development at a time when donor aid is drying up. Tax collection revenue grew by 15 percent to $1.49 billion last year, according to newly released data from the General Authority for Taxation (GDT).

US man dies in custody in S’ville

Police inspect hundreds of tablets, packets and bottles of drugs during raids that led to the arrest of five foreigners in Preah Sihanouk late last year.

One of five foreigners arrested in Sihanoukville on Christmas Eve for drug production, trafficking and possession, died in custody on Friday afternoon. US citizen Michael Grafman, 52, was brought to the Sihanoukville Referral Hospital on Thursday, where he died of “drug abuse and chronic renal failure” the next day, according to his death certificate.

Questions not on the menu

Billed as a chance to share “discussions and questions” with Prime Minister Hun Sen, a lavish dinner for some of Cambodia’s press on Saturday instead saw journalists wined, dined and lectured on their profession.
Given that billing, and with elections fast approaching, some believed the event at the Sokha Hotel on Chroy Changvar would provide reporters a chance to quiz the country’s most powerful man.

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Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

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".