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Four refugees from an Australian-run detention centre on Nauru arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport in June for resettlement in Cambodia.
Tue, 1 September 2015

Refugee plan ‘not dead’

Senior Australian officials yesterday defended the controversial refugee resettlement deal with Phnom Penh amid a media frenzy sparked by reports that the Kingdom had “no plans” to take in more refugees from the Pacific island of Na

Cambodian National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy and deputy leader Kem Sohka pose for photos during a function with supporters in Sydney on Saturday.
Tue, 1 September 2015

Encroachment real: Rainsy

Contrary to government assurances, Cambodia has indeed lost land to Vietnam, opposition leader Sam Rainsy told supporters in Australia, firing yet another shot in the ongoing dispute over the demarcation of the eastern frontier.

Tue, 1 September 2015

Gambler’s kidnappers sentenced

Two Cambodians and a foreign national were each sentenced to three years in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for the illegal detention of a Chinese gambler that owed one of the men money.

Tue, 1 September 2015

FTU boss says no cash for election

Chea Mony, the Free Trade Union president who announced in July that he was stepping down from his post, has said the union does not yet have the money available to hold a congress to vote in a new president.

Tue, 1 September 2015

Drought batters 13 provinces

Amid what some meteorologists have dubbed a “Godzilla-like El Niño”, drought conditions during Cambodia’s scheduled monsoon season have significantly worsened from what last year were termed historically bad levels, a new report fro

Tue, 1 September 2015

'Cheated' migrant workers to return from Malaysia

Four Cambodian labourers – two of them under 18 – and two Cambodian maids are scheduled to be repatriated today from Malaysia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.

A man sits at a police station in Kampong Thom province this month after he was detained by Forestry Administration officials.
Tue, 1 September 2015

After tense standoff, suspects face court

Kampong Thom Provincial Court yesterday charged two suspected illegal loggers over a standoff with police, which saw some 30 people armed with sticks, axes and machetes raid a Forestry Administration (FA) office in a bid to recover

Tue, 1 September 2015

Mediator records fewer strikes

In what it deemed an “inspiring trend” for Cambodia’s labour relations, the Arbitration Council reported that the number of cases it registered involving strike action – as well as the total number of cases themselves – declined in

Tue, 1 September 2015

Military seeks new recruits

More than 600 cadets will be recruited to become military officers, the Ministry of Defence announced yesterday.

Tue, 1 September 2015

Mum’s release sought

A request to the Ministry of Justice for the release from pre-trial detention of a mother charged with drug trafficking was issued by her lawyers last week.

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