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Venerable Loun Sovath celebrates by throwing flower petals into the air at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court

New charges await Loun Sovath
‘Bewildering’ developments in incitement case against activist monk

State of Play

NEC reform through CPP eyes
A ruling party negotiator gives an insider’s view

Quote of the day

Sambo the elephant's owner Sin Sorn on his feelings for the pachyderm, which will be brought to a Mondulkiri protected forest for her retirement

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No compensation for vendors at Old Market

Heavy machinery helps move the charred remnants of stalls at Phsar Chas yesterday in Phnom Penh

The committee that runs Old Market in Phnom Penh told the owners of stalls that were gutted by a fire on Monday that they would receive no compensation and would have to rebuild their businesses themselves.

Montagnards viewed as test

Long Visalo (centre), secretary of state at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks about the Australian refugee deal this year in Phnom Penh

As Cambodia faces increasing scrutiny over its controversial refugee agreement with Australia, its response to a group of Montagnards seeking asylum from alleged persecution in Vietnam could prove to be a crucial test.

Recent rapid-fire sentences leave rights workers worried

Since the imprisonment of 11 activists after whirlwind trials earlier this month, several high-profile NGO workers have felt fear for their own freedom creep into their minds.

CPP's election reform team waves off opposition boycott threat

Members of the public wait to cast their votes at a ballot station in Kampong Cham during the national elections

The Cambodian People’s Party’s top election reform negotiator has responded to threats from the opposition that it might consider walking out of the National Assembly if a new National Election Committee cannot be formed.

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Fire rips through Psar Chas

A blaze in Phnom Penh's Psar Chas razed a section of the market and damaged up to 70 per cent of its 900 stalls.

State of Play

NEC reform through CPP eyes

As the deal with the opposition that ended the post-election deadlock earlier this year looks increasingly shaky, a ruling party negotiator gives an insider’s view

Refugee deal under the microscope

Australian Greens Party Senator Sarah Hanson-Young talks to State of Play about her trip to investigate Australia's USD 35 million agreement with Cambodia to resettle refugees in the Kingdom.

Making it up as we go along

The Vattanac Capital tower is cited as one of Phnom Penh’s few   high-rise highlights

As Phnom Penh continues to build out, and upwards, at a rapid – largely unregulated – rate, a growing number of architects wonder if there could be a market for an aesthetic that is more uniquely Cambodian