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protester carried
Fri, 25 April 2014

Trial for 23 finally under way

The long-awaited trial of the 23 men arrested during strike demonstrations in early January began this morning at 8 am at Phnom Penh Municipal Court and is proceeding into the afternoon.

Fri, 25 April 2014

Union leader rejects ruling

The president of Cambodia's largest worker union is appealing conditions of his bail, which comes with a $25,000 bond and forbids him from holding public gatherings.

Members of Anonymous Cambodia arrested on April 7 pose for photos
Fri, 25 April 2014

Anonymous vows revenge

Anonymous Cambodia has pledged to attract more followers and ramp up attacks on government websites in response to the arrest earlier this month of two members of the international “hacktivist” group’s local arm.

Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP president Sam Rainsy leave a meeting at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh
Fri, 25 April 2014

Deal falters, blame begins

Senior Cambodian People’s Party figures who have been at the forefront of negotiations with the opposition party yesterday offered lukewarm responses to the prospect of restarting talks that would bring an end to the opposition’s se

Prime Minister Hun Sen welcomes Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for a meeting in Phnom Penh in February
Fri, 25 April 2014

Resettlement request still being mulled

Cambodia has yet to decide whether it will agree to a controversial request to resettle refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centres, the interior minister said yesterday.

Fri, 25 April 2014

Sex charges: ‘Broker’ in court over teen case

A Vietnamese woman was charged yesterday over allegations that she supplied a teenager, also from Vietnam, to be used as a prostitute by Chinese businessmen in hotels in Phnom Penh.

People attend the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia during a session of the Khmer Rouge trials in 2012
Fri, 25 April 2014

Request made to add acts of sexual violence to Case 004

Prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge tribunal are requesting that alleged acts of sexual violence be added to the investigation in government-opposed Case 004.

Fri, 25 April 2014

Year’s first acid attack to trial

A 26-year-old woman accused of attacking her sleeping husband with acid on Tuesday in Banteay Meanchey will be the third person tried under the Acid Law, a court official and NGO said yesterday.

Fri, 25 April 2014

Med students won’t boycott test

Medical students who vowed on Sunday to boycott the first government-ordered national exams under claims of discrimination backtracked on their threats yesterday.

Fri, 25 April 2014

Heritage preserved: Park status to protect ancient site

Ancient ironwork at a site in Preah Vihear province that predates the civilisation of Angkor will fall within a new national park formed by royal decree last week.