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Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha (left) speaks to Prime Minister Hun Sen at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh late last year.
Tue, 17 January 2017

PM: Adhoc not on agenda

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to scrap the title of parliamentary minority leader if the opposition pushes for the release of prisoners in upcoming talks with their ruling party counterparts.

NEC leaders at the press conference held yesterday in Phnom Penh to address complaints filed by CNRP members on the voting lists.
Tue, 17 January 2017

CNRP’s voter roll challenge rebuffed

The Cambodia National Rescue Party’s attempt to have nearly 5,000 people stricken from the voter rolls ahead of the June commune elections is off to a poor start. Nearly 170 people whom the CNRP sought to have removed will remain on the list, the NEC decided yesterday after examining the first batch of challenges.

Deputy National Police chief Kirth Chantharith (centre) speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh in 2014. Chantharith, earlier this week, signed a cooperation plan on encryption training with Vietnam.
Tue, 17 January 2017

Encryption aid deal inked

Vietnam inked a deal with Cambodia on Friday to provide more than half a million dollars’ worth of training in encryption coding, prompting some to question the wisdom of accepting foreign help to protect state secrets. Under the agreement, Vietnam will accept 30 Cambodian police officers for one year of training.

A man strolls along a path at the future site of Freedom Park in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district along National Road 5.
Tue, 17 January 2017

Interior Ministry gives park move green light

The Ministry of Interior has officially approved Phnom Penh City Hall’s controversial plans to move the city’s designated protest area, Freedom Park, from the city’s centre to a disused patch of land further out of town.

Tue, 17 January 2017

Timber raids log multiple arrests

Forestry officials in Stung Treng province arrested two people and confiscated three SUVs loaded with timber on Saturday night during a raid in Siem Pang district.

Tue, 17 January 2017

School grounds’ ‘return’ to cop prompts protest

Dozens of villagers in Battambang town protested yesterday after the provincial court upheld a ruling granting ownership of a disputed plot of land to a provincial anti-drug police officer.

Tue, 17 January 2017

Mum thwarts alleged rape attempt with axe

A 56-year-old alleged would-be rapist was taken into custody yesterday after his discharge from hospital, where he was receiving treatment for injuries inflicted by an axe-wielding mother who police say had come to the rescue of her

Kheng Pov, 65, seen in police custody yesterday after turning himself in for killing a peacock in the capital’s Meanchey district on Sunday.
Tue, 17 January 2017

Local shoots peacock thought to be Hun To’s

A 65-year-old man has been detained after killing and eating an escaped peacock believed to belong to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew Hun To.

Tue, 17 January 2017

Record low deaths from landmines

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that casualties from landmines plummeted to a record low last year, while praising the ongoing work of Cambodian soldiers who take their demining skills abroad.

Prak Bun Theoun, secretary of the committee for strike and demonstration resolution, speaks at the launch of a report on strikes yesterday in Phnom Penh.
Tue, 17 January 2017

Competing explanations for sliding strike numbers

The number of strikes and labour-related demonstrations plummeted in 2016, with just 220 cases versus 582 the year before, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday, a fact at least one workers’ advocate attributed to strict enforcement

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