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Phnom Penh Municipal Hall administrative director Meas Chanyada, defending a sweep that saw a dozen of Phnom Penh's homeless carted off to the notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre

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ELC firms called to court over illegal timber

Authorities inspect timber in Kratie province earlier this year during an ongoing crackdown on logging. In the last two weeks seven companies have been summonsed in relation to illegal logging. Photo supplied

Prosecutors in Kratie, Mondulkiri and Ratanakkiri provinces yesterday said they have summonsed seven companies and nine individuals to provincial courts to answer about illegal timber found in their possession during a nationwide logging crackdown.

Homeless ‘don’t look good’

Homeless people sit on the ground in Phnom Penh last year after they were rounded up by the authorities to await transportation to the Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre. Photo supplied

Police forcibly removed a dozen of the city’s homeless – four of them children – from the streets of central Phnom Penh yesterday, carting them off to the notorious Prey Speu Social Affairs Centre, where two people died last November.

Activists request to march on ACU HQ

Adhoc supporters protest in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday.

Land rights activists from 10 communities in the capital yesterday submitted a request to City Hall requesting permission to march to the Anti-Corruption Unit’s headquarters and deliver a petition in support of human rights activists jailed this week.

Banks warned on growing threat of cyber fraud

A man exits an ATM yesterday afternoon in Phnom Penh.

Local financial institutions need to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to stop cyber criminals and protect their customers’ deposits from increasingly sophisticated fraud scenarios, a banking expert told a forum in Phnom Penh yesterday.

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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"

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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.