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Fri, 24 October 2014

Dissident group sees 10 arrested

Labelled a terrorist organisation by the gov’t, KNLF claims speech rights violated after authorities arrested 10 members Wednesday night and yesterday morning, after they were seen publicly distributing leaflets calling on Cambodians to protest in front of the Vietnamese Embassy.

Six prisoners escaped from Ratanakkiri Provincial Prison after cutting window bars on Wednesday night
Fri, 24 October 2014

6 break out of Ratanakkiri prison

Six inmates busted out of Ratanakkiri Provincial Prison in the wee hours of yesterday morning, police said, adding another incident to a string of embarrassing escapes at the facility over the past two years.

Soldiers salute as they drive past during a parade for the 20th anniversary of the RCAF Brigade 70
Fri, 24 October 2014

Brigade 70 to see 700 new troops

Seven hundred new troops will be added early next year to Cambodia’s notorious Brigade 70, a military unit with a history of allegations against it ranging from political assassinations to protecting illegal timber traders, accordin

People rally in the streets yesterday, marching past the US Embassy as they travel towards other international embassies and the National Assembly to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements
Fri, 24 October 2014

Politics played on anniversary

Acting opposition leader Kem Sokha yesterday used celebrations marking the 23rd anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements to offer a veiled compliment to the ruling party about recent reforms.

Students in class at Wat Koh High School earlier this year
Fri, 24 October 2014

Start of school year delayed

Tardiness is usually discouraged within school settings, but this year, the Education Ministry is endorsing a month-long delay for the whole academic year.

Fri, 24 October 2014

Anti-graft team here from China

A Chinese anti-graft delegation is visiting Cambodia to help the country’s Anti-Corruption Unit crack down on misconduct, Chinese state media outlet Xinhua has reported.

Fri, 24 October 2014

Soldier held after Thai border beef

Cambodian authorities in Preah Vihear province detained a member of an elite Thai military unit and a civilian travelling with him for questioning after they wandered 3 kilometres into Cambodian territory.

Fri, 24 October 2014

RCAF man wanted for killing boss

A soldier in Banteay Meanchey province is suspected of slashing his superior’s throat on Wednesday and fleeing, prompting authorities to deploy provincial police to monitor border checkpoints lest the suspect attempt to flee to Thai

Teachers demanding higher wages protest in the capital earlier this month
Fri, 24 October 2014

Pay teachers on time, officials told

Late payments that teachers have long criticised have caught the attention of Cambodia’s acting Minister of Education, who has instructed provincial education departments to get their acts together.

Fri, 24 October 2014

Fishermen rescued in Indonesia

Twenty Cambodian fishermen allegedly tricked into illegally working on Thai fishing boats were rescued last month and are awaiting return, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday.

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