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Cambodia's National Police will bolster its forces with the addition of thousands of new officers by the end of the year, it was revealed yesterday, a recruitment drive rights groups were quick to bill as an attempt by the ruling pa

People protest against the construction of the Don Sahong dam in 2014.
Fri, 12 February 2016

CSOs seek Lao dam discussion at summit

Frustrated by Laos ploughing ahead with its controversial Don Sahong dam despite past promises to consult neighbouring countries, Cambodi

Kampong Thom resident Man Sam Orn, who allegedly threatened and insulted Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook, appears at Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month.
Fri, 12 February 2016

Man makes bail after PM ‘threat’

A 28-year-old man charged and detained last month for allegedly threatening and insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook was quietly released on bail last week by the Kampong Thom Provincial Court, according to a court letter.

Fri, 12 February 2016

Foreign national pleads ignorance in drug case

A Nigerian man charged with drug trafficking told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday that he did not know the packet he was handling contained methamphetamine.

A pile of smouldering logs sits in a Mondulkiri ELC belonging to Binh Phuoc Kratie Rubber 1 last month after they were allegedly burned in an attempt to conceal forestry crimes. Photo supplied
Fri, 12 February 2016

Mondulkiri journalist hauled in over logging story

A journalist reporting on logging in Mondulkiri was picked up and interrogated by military police yesterday, following a story of his that implicated a senior military official in illegal logging.

Prime Minister Hun Sen cuts a ribbon yesterday during the inauguration ceremony of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmom University. Facebook
Fri, 12 February 2016

More universities needed in provincial areas: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of the Heng Samrin Tbong Khmum University yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a program to establish universities in all provinces, saying that the creation of more institutions of higher learni

Ethnic Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri province in 2014 after fleeing across the Vietnam border to escape political persecution. ADHOC
Fri, 12 February 2016

Montagnards ‘to be processed’

Immigration officials yesterday sought to dial back public remarks by Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, who on Wednesday appeared to tell reporters that the more than 100 Montagnard asylum seekers currently waiting to have

Srun Sothry (centre left) Kong Sithon (centre right) and Chuon Sambath (centre) leave the Phnom Penh Appeals Court yesterday after a hearing regarding a 2012 murder case.
Fri, 12 February 2016

Supposed murder victim returns from work abroad

A puzzling homicide case took a turn for the bizarre at the Appeal Court yesterday, when the man named as victim showed up to ask judges to withdraw the charges.

CPP supporters protest against Kem Sokha in October at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, demanding the resignation of the CNRP deputy leader from his role as National Assembly vice president.
Fri, 12 February 2016

Pro-CPP youth group vows counter-protest

Lending weight to recent warnings by Prime Minister Hun Sen, youth supporters of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party have vowed to rally at the opposition’s Phnom Penh headquarters if a planned demonstration confronts the premier during his state visit to the US next week.

Fri, 12 February 2016

String of robberies continues unabated

An ongoing spate of violent crimes across the Kingdom continued on Wednesday evening as three separate armed robberies occurred within less than 24 hours of each other in Phnom Penh, Kampot and Kampong Speu provinces.

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