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The longest parliamentary impasse in Cambodian history looks to have ended with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party agreeing to take their seats in parliament exchange for political concessions from the government.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Judge pushes on: Lawmaker’s ‘jailbreak’ case heard

A judge in Kandal province yesterday heard evidence against an opposition lawmaker-elect accused of helping someone escape from prison, despite the accused requesting a delay and having no lawyer present, a rights group said.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Easing sex trade laws ‘could lower’ HIV rate

Decriminalising sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study.

Buddhist monks protest at a blockade near the Vietnamese Embassy
Wed, 23 July 2014

Krom protests end for now

Two days of roadblocks in front of the Vietnamese Embassy by Kampuchea Krom activists ended yesterday after intervention from the Phnom Penh municipality.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Anonymous hacked us: Hun Many’s youth group

The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC), led by Hun Many, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son, is claiming that one of its Facebook pages was hacked by international “hactivist” group Anonymous.

Supporters greet Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker-elect Long Ry after his release on bail
Wed, 23 July 2014

Release quickly follows deal

A jubilant crowd of opposition supporters burst into cheers yesterday afternoon as seven Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers-elect and one party activist were released on bail just hours after an announced rapprochement between

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy (left) and Prime Minister Hun Sen shake hands in front of the Senate
Wed, 23 July 2014

One year in the making

The deadlock is over.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Market fire razes some 250 stalls

Nearly 250 stalls in a private market were destroyed in a suspected electrical fire in Battambang province’s Phnom Prek district on Monday night, police said yesterday.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Former cop questioned over murder of judge

Hang Vuthy, an imprisoned former high-ranking police officer and ally of disgraced ex-municipal police chief Heng Pov, was yesterday questioned in court over the murder of a judge in 2005.

Wed, 23 July 2014

Anti-drug cop arrested in Thailand over meth

A police officer combating drugs in Battambang has been arrested across the border in Thailand, accused of possessing almost 3,000 yama tablets.

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