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With verdicts due today for three soldiers who admitted beating up two opposition lawmakers outside parliament last year, military sources have told Human Rights Watch they suspect the government has limited the case to the trio to protect the senior military and political officials who organised the attack.

Cintri workers shovel trash into a garbage truck in Phnom Penh last year.
Fri, 27 May 2016

Local trash disposal poor: study

Waste management services organised by local authorities are underfunded and poorly monitored, with a lack of skilled bureaucrats one of the biggest challenges to the sector, according to a report released yesterday.

An employee in a shop in Sydney, Australia adjusts packaged cigarettes, which must be sold in identical olive-brown packets with graphic health warnings. AFP
Fri, 27 May 2016

Cigarettes must have warning pics by July

The government in July will begin to issue fines to tobacco companies, distributors and retailers that don’t display a graphic warning on cigarette packages.

People stand outside the Ministry of Health on Phnom Penh's Street 289 last year.
Fri, 27 May 2016

Health Ministry seeks better expense reports

The Ministry of Health has issued a set of guidelines calling on referral hospitals and health centres to provide increased documentation of their expenses with an aim of introducing more “transparency” to official spending.

Garment workers receive medical attention yesterday in Svay Rieng province after the truck they were travelling in was involved in a traffic accident. National Police
Fri, 27 May 2016

Two killed, 70 injured in Svay Rieng crash

Two people died while some 70 others sustained injuries when a truck carrying factory workers in Svay Rieng province collided with a motorbike and crashed into a ditch on Wednesday evening, authorities said yesterday.

Authorities inspect a truck at a weighing station in Prey Veng after it was found to be 26 tonnes over the legal limit. Photo supplied
Fri, 27 May 2016

Truck found 26 tonnes over legal weight limit

An overloaded truck’s owner was ordered to pay 7.8 million riel ($1,917) in fines yesterday after his driver was caught with 61 tonnes of wood in his truck, 26 tonnes above the legal limit.

A police officer pulls over a truck earlier this year during a traffic stop on National Road 6 after the new law came into force.
Fri, 27 May 2016

Sar Kheng hails road ‘white days’

Cambodia’s new Traffic Law has been a runaway success for road safety, Interior Minister Sar Kheng claimed yesterday, hours after a collision between two trucks carrying garment workers left two dead and nearly 60 injured.

Tourists relax on a beach in the coastal province of Preah Sihanoukville, where the deputy governor has urged establishments to clean up their operations to ensure sewage doesn’t flow into the sea.
Fri, 27 May 2016

Sihanoukville authorities announce sewage crackdown

Sihanoukville officials have prioritised cracking down on businesses that allow sewage to drain into the sea, deputy governor Chhin Seng Nguon said yesterday.

Montagnard asylum seekers talk to UNHCR representatives in Ratanakkiri last year. Adhoc
Fri, 27 May 2016

Montagnard refugees set their course for Philippines

More than a dozen Montagnard refugees are set to depart from Cambodia for the Philippines today, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Pedestrians walk past a Gap Inc. store in San Fransisco, California earlier this month. Bloomberg
Fri, 27 May 2016

‘More work to be done,’ admits Gap

US clothing retailer Gap Inc yesterday responded to allegations of labour rights abuses in its Cambodian supplier factories, saying it