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Four Buddhist monks were briefly detained and had their phones confiscated during an opposition party rally in Oddar Meanchey on Friday morning.

Fri, 26 May 2017

NEC calls for day off

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday urged factory owners and other employers to provide adequate time off for workers who need to travel to vote in the June 4 commune elections, though a Labour Ministry spokesman said most had the day off already. “To allow people to exercise their legal rights, the NEC would like to appeal to the owners of all enterprises, companies, factories, hotels, restaurants and institutions in Cambodia to make it convenient for employees and workers to travel to vote on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at their communes where they have registered names,” NEC President wrote.

Fri, 26 May 2017

‘Organ traffickers’ arrested

Two people have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly “trafficking organs” during a year-long operation involving at least 10 victims and frequent trips to India, officials said yesterday.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Thailand police detain 16 loggers

Sixteen Cambodians from Battambang are being detained at a prison in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province following their arrests on Monday for alleged illegal logging, Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.

Fri, 26 May 2017

NEC tells MFIs to return IDs

The National Election Committee yesterday called on all microfinance institutions (MFIs) and credit operators to return national identity cards to their clients before the upcoming commune elections.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Nigerians given life sentences

Two Nigerian men were sentenced on Wednesday to life imprisonment and an approximately $10,000 fine for smuggling more than a kilogram of cocaine in one of the men’s stomach.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Timber bust at Pursat sanctuary

Some 80 cubic metres of illegal luxury timber were discovered at Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary by Military Police in Pursat province during a three-day operation that started on Monday.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Candidate in Pursat killed by motorbike

A Cambodia National Rescue Party commune council candidate was struck and killed by a motorbike on Wednesday while campaigning in Pursat’s Roleab commune, according to police.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Bridging the divide

Apsara Authority officials and others pose for a photograph after inaugurating a floating bridge leading to the Angkor Wat temple yesterday in Siem Reap province.

Fri, 26 May 2017

Takeo man accused of raping and murdering child

A man has been arrested after he allegedly raped and murdered an 11-year-old girl on Wednesday in Takeo province, authorities said yesterday.