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Licadho president Pung Chhiv Kek has been selected as the ninth member of the reformed National Election Committee following a cross-party meeting this morning, a government official and sources in the rights group she heads have sa

Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy addresses supporters at a party congress in Wat Botum Park
Mon, 28 July 2014

A ninth candidate is eyed

A candidate to fill the crucial ninth position of a reformed National Election Committee will likely be announced today, roughly 24 hours after an opposition party congress involving members from across the country took place in Phn

A woman and her son wash dishes on the side of a dirt road in Srah Chak commune in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh distric
Mon, 28 July 2014

Gender gains still lag: report

In Cambodia, the marginalisation and under-education of women remains among the worst in the world, a new report says.

Residents help direct a hose toward smouldering buildings in the capital’s Meanchey district
Mon, 28 July 2014

Fire destroys dozens of homes

A slum fire in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district gutted some 35 homes yesterday, launching a frantic rescue effort and ultimately displacing scores of families, officials and aid workers said at the scene yesterday.

Mon, 28 July 2014

Mother injured in the crossfire of shootout

A young mother was the victim of a gunfight between Kratie police and alleged timber smugglers in Snuol district on Friday.

Civilians face off against government security guards during a violent clash on July 15
Mon, 28 July 2014

Hospital discharges guards

All of the security guards who were injured during a violent protest next to Freedom Park earlier this month, many of whom were said by the government to be in “critical condition” less than two weeks ago, have now been discharged f

Villagers watch a live screening of the Khmer Rouge tribunal testimony of Kaing Guek Eav
Mon, 28 July 2014

Live screenings of KR verdict

The Documentation Center of Cambodia will hold live screenings of the August 7 verdict in the first segment of the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s flagship case against the regime’s senior-most surviving leaders, representatives of the organ

Mon, 28 July 2014

Five arrested over border: ‘trafficking’

Five human traffickers allegedly masquerading as representatives of a recruitment agency were arrested on Friday for attempting to smuggle 51 Cambodian workers to Thailand.

Mon, 28 July 2014

Officials looking into deaths of two workers

The government is closely examining the deaths of two garment workers that occurred this month, including one who died on company grounds, officials said yesterday.

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy and Prime Minister Hun Sen stand outside the Senate after final negotiations
Fri, 25 July 2014

Down to the power of one

One person will hold the balance of power on the overhauled National Election Committee when the political agreement signed by the opposition and ruling parties on Tuesday is implemented.

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