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State of Play Kek
Thu, 31 July 2014

Kek the independent

When a deal to end Cambodia's political deadlock hinged on two polarised political parties finding one person they could both tolerate, not many names sprung to mind.

Thu, 31 July 2014

Two years’ prison for China sex-slave sale

A Cambodian human trafficker was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $10,000 in compensation by Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, after it found her guilty of arranging for two women to be sold to Chinese men as

The mother and brother of slain 6-year-old Pha Chharan mourn his death
Thu, 31 July 2014

Lengthy standoff ends in tragedy

The last words of 6-year-old Pha Chharan were still ringing in his mother’s ears hours after the child was pronounced dead on arrival at Tbong Khmum Provincial Hospital early yesterday morning.

Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan (center) talks to his lawyer in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh
Thu, 31 July 2014

New hearings begin

Evidentiary hearings in the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Case 002/02 could come hot on the heels of the August 7 verdict in Case 002/01, starting as early as “late September”, parties to the proceedings confirmed at the case’s initial hea

Thu, 31 July 2014

Maid, boy ‘rescued’ from home

Police from the Ministry of Interior are questioning two people over claims that their 18-year-old maid was raped and her 10-year-old brother abused, according to police and human rights officials.

A woman sits in front of a microphone in Phnom Penh in June as she recounts her story of being sold into slavery
Thu, 31 July 2014

The ‘hell’ of abuse in China

Shrinking down into her chair, an 18-year-old woman stared at her lap and wept yesterday after recounting her harrowing eight months as a trafficked bride in China, which ended in January when she escaped from her husband.

A woman sits next to pictures of the self-proclaimed fifth and final Buddha
Thu, 31 July 2014

Cults Ministry seizes discs from self-proclaimed ‘god’

Staff from the Ministry of Cults and Religion seized promotional material from a man claiming to be a Buddhist “god” on Sunday in Kandal province, officials said yesterday.

Thu, 31 July 2014

Crops pulled: Locals and NGO staffer questioned

About 150 ethnic Kuoy villagers gathered outside Preah Vihear Provincial Court yesterday to protest the questioning of eight villagers and an NGO staff member for allegedly inciting villagers in Tbeng Meanchey district to destroy 36

Police attend a ceremony yesterday at Phnom Penh’s Olympic stadium
Thu, 31 July 2014

City Hall says thanks to those who cracked down

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong yesterday passed out hundreds of millions of riel – purportedly provided by Prime Minister Hun Sen – to more than 2,000 police officials as a token of thanks for their work in maintaining order in

Thu, 31 July 2014

CNRP’s wish list for NEC narrows

The opposition is eyeing two leading civil society figures and deputy party leader Kem Sokha’s daughter to fill the three remaining slots the party holds on the nine-member National Election Committee, according to a high-level part