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Defence lawyers for 11 CNRP activists found guilty of “insurrection” yesterday successfully lobbied the Appeals Court to split the activists’ appeal into two cases – one contesting the verdict and the other challenging flaws in the lower court’s procedures.

Hun Manet talks to the media at the Phnom Penh airport in April after returning from the US.
Wed, 24 August 2016

Hun Manet hires law firm to battle US suit brought by family of jailed activist

Hun Manet has hired a law firm to contest a lawsuit that has been brought against him in the US by the family of an opposition activist imprisoned in Cambodia.

Civil party Sou Sotheavy testifies before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia yesterday during case 002/02 against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan. ECCC
Wed, 24 August 2016

Witnesses describe horrors of forced marriage at KRT

In emotionally charged testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, a witness revealed she was raped by her unit commander after refusing to consummate her forced marriage – a crime she had never disclosed before – while promine

Wed, 24 August 2016

Local used as ‘patsy’ in illegal state land sale

A Koh Kong agriculture department official was demoted and a land management official is under investigation for using an unwitting woman’s identity to forge documents and sell state-owned land for $300,000.

Lawmaker Son Chhay speaks at the CNRP headquarters earlier this month, where he said the party was preparing to submit amendments to the 2014 Laws on the Judiciary. Photo supplied
Wed, 24 August 2016

CNRP's proposed changes to judicial laws ‘invalid’

The National Assembly has knocked back a set of proposed amendments by opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to legislation regulating the Kingdom’s judiciary because the submission did not follow procedure, a parliamentary offi

Singer Denny Kwan at the Ministry of Culture being ‘educated’ about her clothes. Photo supplied
Wed, 24 August 2016

‘Morals’ on Culture Ministry’s mind

Cambodia's Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is updating its “code of ethics” to promote “moral behaviour, virtue and dignity” among the country’s artists and celebrities, though observers yesterday suggested the move seemed to be unfairly targeting female performers.

A man places his vote in a ballot box in Kampong Cham during the 2013 national election.
Wed, 24 August 2016

Police force to provide ‘security’ during upcoming elections

National Police deputy chief Kirth Chantharith will head a team to handle security during upcoming elections, with the group to decide upon the placement of “national security agents” for voters’ protection, according to a statement

US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt talks with Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara on Monday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied
Wed, 24 August 2016

Ministry seeks funds from US for land dispute resolution

Land Management Minister Chea Sophara met with US Ambassador William Heidt on Monday evening to discuss the progress of recently established la

An official at a Takeo high school holds a student’s sock to reveal a calculator yesterday. Photo supplied
Wed, 24 August 2016

Grade-12 test experience getting ‘better’: ministry

While the second and final day of the national Grade 12 exit exams wasn’t entirely free of would-be cheaters, the high-stakes tes

Wed, 24 August 2016

Phnom Penh court hears case of niece sold for sex

A child-sex trafficking trial concluded yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with all three defendants denying guilt, according to one of the lawyers of the accused.