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Activist Alejandro Gonzalez-Davidson is escorted out of a riverside restaurant by authorities last year in Phnom Penh. Mony Sar

Deported activist Gonzalez-Davidson ‘charged’
Court also targeting NGO co-founders, says jailed colleague’s wife

Royal Academy of Cambodia researcher Sok Touch talks about the results of his border investigation yesterday during a press conference in Phnom Penh.

Researcher calls for calm over VN border
Sok Touch lays blame for demarcation errors on French

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Keo Seima District Governor Sin Vannvuth, on former Mondulkiri provincial military police officer Sou Marith, who has twice escaped arrest for gun-related incidents

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Shots fired in Mondulkiri timber chase

An official inspects timber that was illegally felled in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district earlier this week. ADHOC

A former Mondulkiri provincial military police officer, Sou Marith, fired on authorities who had chased a car carrying timber to his home, but managed to make good his escape in the hours it took authorities to procure an arrest warrant, local authorities said.

It’s not Marith’s first run-in with the law over illegal timber.

Veng Sreng protesters' appeal rejected

Protesters chant on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Boulevard in front of fires during garment industry protests that turned violent in January 2014.

The Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the convictions of 13 protesters from 2014’s deadly Veng Sreng Boulevard riots on charges ranging from incitement to intentional violence, a ruling slammed by a rights group for glossing over the role of security forces, who shot dead at least four and injured dozens that day.

Court official defends bail decision for drug users

People wait next to the entrance gate to the Orkas Knhom drug rehab centre on the outskirts of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh in December.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor Um Sopheap issued a two-page letter on Wednesday explaining his choice to release on bail 13 alleged drug users.

Thai firms look to boost trade

An exhibitor displays Thai-manufactured footwear at a trade fair in Phnom Penh yesterday.

Thailand – one of Cambodia’s biggest trading partners – is holding an exhibition in the capital in a bid to further boost the $5.6 billion in bilateral trade it reported last year.

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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".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.