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The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is doubling down on its recruiting efforts, building on a slick media advertising blitz launched last year and taking its message directly to the nation’s high schools in a bid to boost its ranks wit

Prime Minister Hun Sen (centre) attends an event to mark the 65th anniversary of the Department of Customs and Excise yesterday in Phnom Penh where he took the opportunity to lash out at foreign donors. Facebook
Thu, 30 June 2016

PM Hun Sen again blasts foreign donors

As the government comes under continued pressure to normalise relations with the opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at the diplomatic community for trying to use aid money to leverage influence on internal matters.

Thu, 30 June 2016

PM bodyguard ‘pulls gun’ in workplace row

A member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit, who also works as a security guard at Golden Sorya Mall in Phnom Penh, was arrested yesterday for pulling his gun on a colleague during an early morning altercation at the venue i

The headquarters of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in Phnom Penh, as seen last year.
Thu, 30 June 2016

ACU pushes whistleblower, witness protection laws

Draft laws to protect whistleblowers and witnesses are expected to be completed by the end of the year, it was announced yesterday at a workshop to solicit public input on the legislation.

Thu, 30 June 2016

Furniture sellers face Thai court

Two Cambodian brothers went before a court in Thailand yesterday accused of illegally crossing into the neighbouring country and selling wooden furniture without paying the required tax.

Water and debris cover a river crossing in Mondulkiri on Tuesday after two days of heavy rain caused flooding in the province. Photo supplied
Thu, 30 June 2016

Floods affect Mondulkiri; Ratanakkiri at risk: gov’t

Heavy rains have damaged roads and several houses in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district, while Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district is faced with possible flooding as the inclement weather continues, local authorities said y

People hold signs during an anti-union law protest in front of Phnom Penh’s National Assembly earlier this year.
Thu, 30 June 2016

Unions told to abide by dictates of new law

With its passage by the National Assembly nearly three months in the rearview, the Labour Ministry this week offered unions and employers alike a friendly re

Meas Sourn gives his testimony at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday during Case 002/02 against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. ECCC
Thu, 30 June 2016

Cadre’s son tells of East Zone purges

The son of a former Khmer Rouge official from the “traitorous” East Zone, which was ravaged by purges, told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday he still did not know whether his father was dead or alive.

Soldier Chhouk Chamroeun, 36, appears at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday to face charges of drug use and trafficking and illegal weapons possession.
Thu, 30 June 2016

911 paratrooper denies dealing, weapon charges

A soldier with the 911 paratrooper brigade was tried on charges of drug use and trafficking and illegal weapons possession by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.

Thu, 30 June 2016

Investors left high, dry as firm vanishes

About 80 people who turned up at an office building in the capital’s Tuol Kork district on Monday to demand the return of their investment funds walked away disappointed, after being told the firm supposedly based there had been shu