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Sat, 13 February 2016

US wary over intimidation

A US State Department official yesterday expressed concern over the Cambodian government’s intimidation of opposition lawmakers ahead of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s first official trip to America next week, according to reports.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng (left) and Saudi counterpart Mufrej Al-Haqbani signed the MoU. Photo supplied
Sat, 13 February 2016

Saudis sign MoU on maids

Cambodia and Saudi Arabia on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding to begin work on opening a pipeline for Cambodians to work in the gulf nation, which has been routinely criticised for failing to protect migrant domestic wo

Disgraced former Phnom Penh court president Ang Maltey was jailed for two  years yesterday.
Sat, 13 February 2016

Maltey gets two years’ jail

Kandal provincial court yesterday sentenced disgraced former Phnom Penh court president Ang Maltey to three years in prison – with one year of that suspended – for making personal use of an Audi SUV confiscated from a convicted drug dealer.

Sat, 13 February 2016

Fumes blamed as 20 garment workers faint

Twenty female garment workers at Evergreen Apparel factory in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district fainted yesterday because of toilet fumes funnelled through the ventilation system, though heat stress and heavy workloads were also possibl

People protest against the construction of the Don Sahong dam in 2014.
Fri, 12 February 2016

CSOs seek Lao dam discussion at summit

Frustrated by Laos ploughing ahead with its controversial Don Sahong dam despite past promises to consult neighbouring countries, Cambodi

Kampong Thom resident Man Sam Orn, who allegedly threatened and insulted Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook, appears at Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month.
Fri, 12 February 2016

Man makes bail after PM ‘threat’

A 28-year-old man charged and detained last month for allegedly threatening and insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook was quietly released on bail last week by the Kampong Thom Provincial Court, according to a court letter.

Fri, 12 February 2016

Foreign national pleads ignorance in drug case

A Nigerian man charged with drug trafficking told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday that he did not know the packet he was handling contained methamphetamine.

Prime Minister Hun Sen cuts a ribbon yesterday during the inauguration ceremony of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmom University. Facebook
Fri, 12 February 2016

More universities needed in provincial areas: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum University yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a program to establish universities in all provinces, saying that the creation of more institutions of higher learni

Ethnic Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri province in 2014 after fleeing across the Vietnam border to escape political persecution. ADHOC
Fri, 12 February 2016

Montagnards ‘to be processed’

Immigration officials yesterday sought to dial back public remarks by Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, who on Wednesday appeared to tell reporters that the more than 100 Montagnard asylum seekers currently waiting to have

Srun Sothry (centre left) Kong Sithon (centre right) and Chuon Sambath (centre) leave the Phnom Penh Appeals Court yesterday after a hearing regarding a 2012 murder case.
Fri, 12 February 2016

Supposed murder victim returns from work abroad

A puzzling homicide case took a turn for the bizarre at the Appeal Court yesterday, when the man named as victim showed up to ask judges to withdraw the charges.

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