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A former soldier being hunted by the military for calling on security forces to be ready to move against the government said yesterday that he was not calling for a coup, but wanted people to “stand up” against Cambodia leaders by p

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during an inauguration ceremony in Battambang yesterday. Facebook
Fri, 22 July 2016

Hun Sen planning a tour of provinces

Days after the ruling party leaders gathered to discuss ways to “attack” and “weaken” their political opponents, Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced he will tour Cambodia’s 25 provinces, in what one analyst called a pre-election popularity drive.

Workers from Grand East Footwear in Kandal province recover from a mass workplace fainting at a clinic earlier this week. Photo supplied
Fri, 22 July 2016

Second mass fainting in a week at Kandal footwear factory

About 60 workers from Kandal province’s Grand East Footwear factory fainted yesterday, three days after over 80 workers fainted at the same factory

Fri, 22 July 2016

Boyfriend suspected in nightclub singer’s death

A Phnom Penh nightclub singer was found dead in her Meanchey district apartment on Wednesday evening, allegedly strangled by her married boyfriend earlier that day, police said.

Monks lead a procession of hundreds for Kem Ley over Chroy Changvar bridge as they travel to Wat Chas pagoda earlier this month. SBN
Fri, 22 July 2016

Motorised funeral ‘march’ for Kem Ley

After two days of meetings, City Hall and the funeral committee of slain political activist Kem Ley have hashed out details for Sunday’s funeral procession, with the committee agreeing to restrict mourners to motos and cars.

Fri, 22 July 2016

Logger killed by troops on Thai border

A Cambodian national caught logging rosewood in Thailand was shot dead by Thai border troops on Wednesday, police said.

Student Kong Raiya, jailed over a Facebook post calling for a “colour revolution”, appears at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.
Fri, 22 July 2016

Appeal rejected for student's ‘revolution’ post sentence

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 25-year-old student’s 18-month jail sentence after he

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon talks to reporters in Phnom Penh yesterday after a meeting with ELC grantees. Photo supplied
Fri, 22 July 2016

ELC holders put onus for disputes on gov’t

Recently appointed Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon held a first-ever meeting with economic land concession (ELC) grantees yesterday and was promptly met with a barrage of complaints.

Vietnamese nationals stand together in Chbar Ampov district yesterday after they were detained by immigration officials. Photo supplied
Fri, 22 July 2016

Vietnamese rounded up in Phnom Penh raid

Immigration police rounded up 51 ethnic Vietnamese in the capital yesterday, with seven found without proper documents set to be deported.

Fri, 22 July 2016

RCAF member in fatal hit-run to escape prosecution

A member of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces involved in fatal hit-and-run while driving an RCAF vehicle will not be charged, police said yesterday.