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Boeung Kak lake activist Bov Sophea is dragged by officials during a violent clash outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court after fellowactivist Tep Vanny’s trial yesterday.
Fri, 24 February 2017

Activist Vanny gets 30 months, while security guards beat man in City Mall

Land activist Tep Vanny was yesterday found guilty and sentenced to 30 months in prison for allegedly ordering an attack on Daun Penh security guards some four years ago.

Police officials investigate the crime scene where political analyst Kem Ley was shot dead at a Caltex service station in Phnom Penh last year.
Fri, 24 February 2017

Rights in ‘downward spiral’

Amnesty International has condemned deteriorating human rights conditions in Cambodia in its annual world report, with one representative saying last year’s questionable court cases against rights workers, activists and opposition members constituted a “downward spiral”.

Prime Minister Hun Sen greets the media at an event on Koh Pich in 2015.
Fri, 24 February 2017

Kingdom a one-man show, report asserts

It's a mistake to consider Cambodia a nation under authoritarian rule by a single party; it comes down to a single man – Prime Minister Hun Sen, a new paper argues. The report was published on Tuesday and authored by Australian scholar Lee Morgenbesser.

A man uses a syringe to inject drugs into his veins in Phnom Penh this week.
Fri, 24 February 2017

Hidden victims of war on drugs

Cambodia's war on drugs is in full swing, routinely grabbing headlines as ever-growing numbers of suspects – more than 4,000 so far, most of them users – swell the Kingdom’s jails. But behind the high-profile raids, the campaign is having an alarming, albeit hidden, side effect.

Fri, 24 February 2017

Bail denied for Adhoc foursome

The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected the bail requests of four Adhoc staffers, now in jail more than 300 days, citing fears they would refuse to appear in court when summonsed.

Community members organise a traditional event to curse the Chinese firm Rui Feng yesterday in Preah Vihear province. Photo supplied
Fri, 24 February 2017

Locals seek spirits’ help

More than 300 ethnic villagers at two separate locations in Preah Vihear province conducted traditional ceremonies yesterday beseeching the spirits for an end to their

Fri, 24 February 2017

Vietnamese trucks, logs seized in Mondulkiri

Seven Vietnamese nationals were arrested during a timber bust on Wednesday when Mondulkiri authorities intercepted eight trucks loaded with illegal timber in the Keo Seima protected area.

A meeting launching a working group on National Asbetos profiles was conducted yesterday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied
Fri, 24 February 2017

Ministry to examine asbestos

The Ministry of Labour yesterday announced the formation of a new working group tasked with gathering data on the precise prevalence of asbestos and its adverse effects in the Kingdom.

Vendors block the Poipet International Border Checkpoint by dumping nearly 1,000 kilograms of fish in the street in protest against a Thai tariff increase. Photo supplied
Fri, 24 February 2017

Seafood standoff in Poipet

Angered by Thailand’s decision to increase the tariff on fish imports, about 100 Cambodian fish vendors blocked the Poipet International Border Checkpoint on Thursday and dumped nearly 1,000 kilos of fish on the road.