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villager Reach Seyma
on receiving a summons from police in response to their refusal to accept relocation money

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BK evictees lose battle on plot size

Fourteen families evicted from Boeung Kak were left disappointed again yesterday when Phnom Penh’s governor ignored their calls to increase the size of land plots authorities had offered them.

Trafficking charges for five in raid

Five men were charged yesterday with smuggling more than half a kilogram of methamphetamine in the capital’s Tuol Kork district last week, a senior police official with an anti-drug unit said.

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Wage-setting meet up in air

A garment factory worker holds a placard during a protest that saw Russian Boulevard blockaded by razor wire and riot police in Phnom Penh in December.

Exactly who will participate in a workshop to set the minimum wage in the garment sector with the Ministry of Labour this week remained unclear yesterday, with some key figures saying they had not yet been invited.

Minister calls for old car ban

An old utility vehicle travels on Preah Sisowath Quay past the Royal Palace yesterday in Phnom Penh.

Imports of older cars and vans should be banned to help reduce pollution, Minister of Industry and Handicrafts Cham Prasidh said on Monday.

Scooter City FC rides away with gameweek

An absolute nail biter for champions-elect Liverpool against Norwich was one of the weekend’s most memorable matches, launching the Reds’ Raheem Sterling into the stratosphere for his match-winning brace and assist.

A bridge over calmer waters

A boat passes through the Kampong Ayer water village at dusk as the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien mosque is lit up in the city of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei

Life is a short, sharp endurance test, and then you die; but solace can come by recollecting past pleasures when, for a brief interlude, the senses are vitalised and the daily quotidian becomes tolerable.