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Nhay Chamrouen, a CNRP lawmaker, receives medical assistance from bystanders in October after he was attacked by anti-Kem Sokha protesters at the National Assembly. Photo supplied
Thu, 11 February 2016

US weighs in on anti-Hun Sen protest

Amid fears of a potential reprise of anti-opposition violence that flared in October, a US Embassy spokesman yesterday called on the government “to ensure that no one is threatened, punished, or harmed in Cambodia” if a planned anti

Garment workers burn a log outside the Cerie (Cambodia) factory in Kampong Speu’s Samrong Tong district earlier this month during a protest that prompted the arrest of two union officials. Photo supplied
Thu, 11 February 2016

Unionists link arrests to ‘threatening’ trend

The Free Trade Union has sent another request pleading with the government to release two of its members arrested earlier this month, linking the pair to a recent spate of arrests and charges against unionists across the Kingdom.

Garment workers strike over the minimum wage in Svay Rieng province's Bavet town in December. Photo supplied
Thu, 11 February 2016

Jailed Bavet workers freed on bail

Four garment workers arrested in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet town during mass strikes that turned violent in December were released on Tuesday evening.

Ysa Osman appears before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on Tuesday during Case 002/02. ECCC
Thu, 11 February 2016

Expert details research on KR's Cham killings

Expert witness Ysa Osman yesterday continued to describe to the Khmer Rouge tribunal the findings of his research into alleged Khmer Rouge policies to exterminate the predominantly Muslim ethnic Cham population.

Thu, 11 February 2016

Hun Sen’s Facebook panel plan draws flak

A series of special committees were formed this week by government ministries after a letter from Prime Minister Hun Sen requested they begin monitoring his Facebook page for complaints from citizens that might be in their purview.

Youths vuy roses from a flower vender in Phnom Penh in February 2012.
Thu, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day ‘not for sex’, schools reminded

Academic institutions have been once again instructed to remind their pupils not to mistake Valentine’s Day for “a day for lovers” and that they risk losing “the reputation and dignity of themselves and their families”, according to

Fire engulfs a sugarcane field in Svay Rieng province's Svay Tiep district on Tuesday. Photo supplied
Thu, 11 February 2016

Sugar plantation burns in Svay Rieng province

A fire burned through 45 hectares of sugarcane plantation belonging to three companies in Svay Rieng province’s Svay Tiep district on Tuesday, with one company representative suspecting that the fire was intentionally set.

Thu, 11 February 2016

Armed robbers make off with some $50,000 in Prey Veng

Police in Prey Veng province’s Svay Anthor district are currently on the lookout for a gang of armed robbers who stormed into the home of a local timber depot owner, held his daughter at gunpoint and absconded with a wooden trunk co

Thu, 11 February 2016

Sihanoukville man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

A 24-year-old man was arrested yesterday over the alleged rape of his 6-year-old neighbour in Preah Sihanouk province on Monday, according to military police spokesman Eng Ly.

People inspect a truck at the scene of a traffic accident that killed five garment workers in Kampong Speu province last month.
Thu, 11 February 2016

Truck driver training gets push from top cop

National Police chief Neth Savoeun has called on national and provincial authorities to become actively involved in truck driver education to help tackle the ongoing issue of garment worker transport accidents.

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