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Tensions seemed to subside as quickly as they escalated at the Laos-Cambodia border.

UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith (right) speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh today.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Breaking: Cambodia uncooperative in relocating Montagnard asylum seekers, says UN envoy

The United Nations is trying to relocate 36 Montagnard refugees with serious asylum claims to a third country, but the Cambodian government has so far failed to cooperate, a UN rights envoy to Cambodia revealed today.

CNRP members attend a workshop conducted by the National Democratic Institute earlier this year in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 18 August 2017

US-funded National Democratic Institute accused of colluding with CNRP

Leaked materials from the United States-funded NGO National Democratic Institute (NDI) have been portrayed on Facebook and in local media as being part of an “ill intended” strategy to help the opposition party win next year’s natio

A Montagnard asylum seeker steps into a police vehicle yesterday as immigration police officials organise his deportation.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Montagnard asylum seeker set to be forcibly deported

Immigration police are preparing to forcibly deport a Montagnard asylum seeker, who was yesterday taken away by officers from the Phnom Penh guesthouse where an estimated 38 members of the ethnic minority are now left to await their fate. The man, an ethnic Ede in his late 30s, was collected in a van by officials from the General Department of Immigration yesterday afternoon, according to photos obtained by The Post. Uk Hai Seila, head of investigations at the department, confirmed his team was preparing to deport the man after his appeal against a decision to reject his bid for asylum was turned down.

A police officer searches the contents of a phone belonging to an ethnic Jarai Christian after detaining three Jarai worshipers last year in Ratanakkiri province.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Politics ‘putting pressure’ on faith

The freedom to practise one’s faith in Cambodia is sometimes sacrificed on the altar of ruling party politics, observers said yesterday, a day after the US State Department issued a report listing a litany of breaches of religious f

United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith (right) sits across from NEC Chairman Sik Bun Hok in a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Fri, 18 August 2017

UN envoy meets with NEC

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday told United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith that election monitoring coalition the “Situation Room” will have to register with the Interior Ministry if it wants to deploy observers for next year’s elections – despite there being no such requirement in the NGO Law. The special rapporteur met with NEC Chairman Sik Bun Hok yesterday as part of her 10-day visit to the Kingdom, raising the issue of the targeting of the election monitoring group following the commune elections, as well as the registration of migrant workers. Following the meeting, NEC spokesman Hang Puthea ...

Officials inspect the damaged car after the incident was reported.
Fri, 18 August 2017

‘Soldier’ held for firing into bus after accident

A thirty-seven-year-old man fired several bullets into a bus on Wednesday night after it failed to stop following a minor accident, according to the man’s own account and police, who have arrested the suspect and, in a report, ident

Packages containing drugs were busted and seized by authorities.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Alleged drug trafficker arrested in Stung Treng

A 36-year-old man allegedly involved in the trafficking of 50 kilograms of drugs confiscated in a May raid was sent to pre-trial detention yesterday, a day after his arrest in Stung Treng province.

CMAC officials pose for a photograph with an unexploded Mk 82 bomb that was unearthed on Wednesday in Kandal province.
Fri, 18 August 2017

UXO uncovered in a Kandal pond

A 227-kilogram US-made Mk 82 bomb was unearthed on Wednesday as authorities were digging a pond in Kandal’s Kien Svay district.

Youths in Siem Reap Provincial Prison undergo vocational skills training organised by This Life Cambodia.
Fri, 18 August 2017

Cambodia to soon establish juvenile prison: Social Affairs

A sub-decree establishing Cambodia’s first juvenile prison will be issued by the start of September, Minister of Social Affairs Vong Soth told United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith on Wednesday.