Petrol giant Chevron claims former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his lawyers have attempted to “besmirch” the company with a “burdensome” request seeking information about the murder of Kem Ley, a prominent political analyst, according to a recent California court document. Rainsy was seeking video footage and staffing information at the Cambodian outlet to bolster a case before the International Criminal Court accusing the Cambodian government of human rights abuses, but Chevron has said he and other plaintiffs were “litigating over nothing”.
Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha told supporters in Koh Kong province yesterday morning that any CNRP commune chiefs elected on June 4 who later turn out to be corrupt will be immediately replaced by the party. Sokha told supporters the party would take a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power. “If the commune chiefs of the Cambodia National Rescue Party make any decision that abuses the rights of the citizens, I, Kem Sokha, promise that we will change that commune chief out,” Sokha said.
A national police spokesman yesterday said a report alleging that tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group was colluding with loggers to launder timber was mistakenly posted on the body’s official site by a “tired” employee who meant to share the information with local reporters but not publish it. It arose from a group social media exchange between a member of the police website team and local reporters from media outlets. “On that day, [the individual] was tired and mistakenly posted an article and, frankly, we dropped it immediately after seeing a report about it,” Chantharith said.
Cambodia's biggest sugar mill has finished its two-month production run, producing half a million tonnes of refined white sugar, nearly five times what the company predicted at the beginning of the harvest season, a company representative said yesterday. Kuy Yoeurn, an administrative manager for Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Co Ltd, said the second harvest season of its $360 million sugar plant in Preah Vihear province greatly exceeded the company’s expectations. He said the mill produced 500,000 tonnes of refined sugar from an undisclosed amount of raw sugarcane this season.
As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.
Last year, Pung Chhiv Kek was awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest decoration, for services to peace-building and human rights.
After more than a millennium in existence, Cambodia’s traditional two-stringed chapey has finally gone electric.
Claiming that district authorities destroyed their crops with bulldozers in February to evict them from their land, villagers representing 25 families from Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district yesterday petitioned the National Assembly
The government is working on legislation that would create a framework for the establishment of a custodian bank in Cambodia, according to securities firms, which claim the absence of this institution could be deterring foreign investors
In the yard of a house in Stok Prey village, in Takeo province, an audience gathers around a stage as a woman plays the chapey.
The Cambodian Eagles continued to celebrate a year of firsts on Saturday as they blasted Thailand Tigers 99-35 in the club’s first ever Australian rules night game, played under lights at the International School of Phnom Penh.
Bringing music to the masses may be delayed in the capital’s Srah Chak commune after a system of scaffolding collapsed yesterday at the construction site of a radio station, leaving one worker seriously injured.
The weekend is finally here and we've got tips on how to spend your precious free time, whether you feel like chilling, partying or immersing yourself in a couple of artsy hours.
As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house –