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Factors such as poverty and divorce may drive parents to give their children up for adoption
Fri, 29 August 2014

Bringing up another’s baby

After a day of cheering on fighters at boxing matches in Phnom Penh, Champei* was ready to head home to Takeo province when a woman approached her as she was going back to her car.

Opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua is blocked by authorities from entering Freedom Park to protest earlier this year
Fri, 29 August 2014

Expression muffled: Adhoc

Basic freedoms of assembly and expression in Cambodia are “shrinking”, risking undermining decades of progress, a rights group said yesterday, as it called on the government to dedicate more time to meet and debate with civil societ

Fri, 29 August 2014

More brides in China due to be repatriated

Three Cambodian women trafficked as brides to China returned home yesterday, another victim is expected back today, and a further 15 women are awaiting money for airfares, the Post has learned.

Fri, 29 August 2014

Timber haul in Kratie found along riverbank

Forestry officials in Kratie province’s Sambor district on Wednesday confiscated six cubic metres of illegal timber found by villagers on a riverbank deep in the forest, authorities said yesterday.

Em Sophea leaves Phnom Penh Municipal Court
Fri, 29 August 2014

Woman gets 15 years for trafficking deaf teen

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday handed down a 15-year sentence to a woman convicted of taking a deaf, HIV-positive 13-year-old from the organisation that was housing her and forcing her to have sex with an old man in a Phnom Pe

Hundreds of monks gathered at Sansam Kosal pagoda in Meanchey district
Fri, 29 August 2014

Rally after officials call monk for questioning

More than 100 monks turned out to protest at Sansam Kosal pagoda in Meanchey district yesterday after a Khmer Krom monk who took part in recent nationalist protests outside the Vietnamese Embassy was called to a meeting with distric

Fri, 29 August 2014

Rainsy says he will help fix rail feud

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday talked with families affected by an Asian Development Bank-funded railway rehabilitation project to tell them that he had met with the bank to try to address their situation.

Fri, 29 August 2014

Embassy up in arms over Boeung Kak egging

The Singapore Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday filed a police complaint against Boeung Kak lake protesters after eggs were thrown at the embassy during a demonstration on Wednesday.

A group of villagers attempt to stop a KDC International bulldozer from clearing land early last month in Kampong Chhnang
Fri, 29 August 2014

KDC workers counterprotest

While residents of Kampong Chhnang province’s Lorpeang village continue to push for community representatives to be released from jail, 28 workers from the politically connected KDC International company petitioned for them to be ke

Fri, 29 August 2014

Water woes continue in Prey Sar

Prey Sar prison continues to lack basic access to water, with clean water carted into the facility increasingly being treated as a commodity, officials and rights groups said yesterday.