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Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon, defending Cambodia's judiciary against the recent spate of criticism of its treatment of the CNRP

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Remembering the spirits who return to this material world

Attendees at Phnom Penh’s Wat Mohamontrey are seen in this 2011 image with bai ben, the rice balls thrown as offerings for the spirits.

Pchum Ben – the Festival of Ancestors – is, along with Khmer New Year, the most important in Cambodia’s Buddhist calendar. No matter how busy people are, they will spend time preparing food and going to the pagoda with family and friends.

Homeward bound? How to fix a damaged system

Two-year-old Panha, whose mother died and whose family were deemed unfit to care for her. She now lives with her foster mother.

It’s a drizzly afternoon in the middle of Pchum Ben, and most of the teenagers who live at one state-run orphanage on the outskirts of Phnom Penh are at home, with their families. Aside from the patter of the rain, the grounds are quiet.

Interior minister calls for calm, negotiations

Interior Minister Sar Kheng (left) and acting CNRP leader Kem Sokha shake hands at a political meeting at the National Assembly last year.

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday delivered an appeal for calm and negotiations, declaring political competition is “not the enemy”.

CPP looks to hit opposition’s pocketbooks for parliamentary boycott

CPP lawmakers attend a session of parliament at the National Assembly in 2013, with the seats on the left vacant after the CNRP boycotted parliament.

Lawmakers who boycott meetings of the National Assembly or “insult and look down” on other MPs will have their salaries slashed and may be banned from future parliamentary meetings, according to a proposal made by the ruling CPP yesterday.

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