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Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara told representatives of residents of Phnom Penh’s White Building yesterday that the iconic structure is to be torn down and replaced with a 21-storey multipurpose tower.

A person watches a video stream on the Bigo Live application in central Phnom Penh yesterday.
Fri, 28 October 2016

New app testing cultural norms

A decade ago, Prime Minister Hun Sen banned 3G cellphones after his wife, Bun Rany, issued a public letter warning of the “gravely negative consequences for social morality” and “sexual exploitation of women” that the video-capable phones could allow.

Election official and former Adhoc staffer Ny Chakrya is escorted out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after his hearing.
Fri, 28 October 2016

Detentions extended for officials in ‘bribery’ case

The four officials from local rights group Adhoc and the National Election Committee (NEC) official jailed six months ago for “bribing” the alleged mistress of deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha will remain in jail for up to six more months without trial, a judge ruled yesterday.

Pardoned prisoners prepare to be released from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison early last year.
Fri, 28 October 2016

Only seven slated for Water Festival pardons

Just seven people have been recommended for pardons by a government committee that yesterday finished assessing some 560 applications for early release ahead of November’s Water Festival, a dramatic reduction from the

Fri, 28 October 2016

Spurned Sihanoukville officer discharges gun: report

Sihanoukville police said yesterday they are investigating a man who drunkenly fired his weapon into the air, with local media identifying the suspect as a deputy provincial police chief who was angered by a Russian woman turning do

Fri, 28 October 2016

Free two years, ex-con hacks own dad to death

An ex-convict was arrested after hacking his father to death with an axe in Battambang’s Robos Mongkol commune on Wednesday.

Vehicles drive along Phnom Penh's Sisowath Quay in 2013.
Fri, 28 October 2016

Minister asks to close Sisowath Quay ‘for tourists’

Tourism Minister Thong Khon yesterday requested that Phnom Penh City Governor Pa Socheatvong consider closing Sisowath Quay – the road that runs along the capital’s riverside – from Wat Phnom to the Royal Palace on Saturday and Sund

Kem Monovithya, deputy director-general of public affairs for the CNRP, attends a party press conference in 2013.
Fri, 28 October 2016

CNRP says letter condemning Sokha's daughter is a fake

The Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday denied the authenticity of a letter published by a local media outlet purporting to show the party’s youth wing calling for the ouster of deputy leader Kem Sokha’s eldest daughter for cri

A soldier with the 911 paratrooper brigade clutches a lamppost in Phnom Penh after missing his landing area. YouTube
Fri, 28 October 2016

Paratroopers blown into rush-hour traffic in Phnom Penh

Eight paratroopers from the elite 911 airborne brigade will this afternoon theatrically descend into the middle of Olympic Stadium, forming the centrepiece of the opening ceremony for the country’s first ever National Games.

Students at Phnom Penh’s Sisowath High School prepare to take a test last year.
Fri, 28 October 2016

Schools to offer career guidance

As part of ongoing education reforms, a new curriculum set to be implemented in 2018 will address the lack of career counselling in high schools across Cambodia, a Ministry of Education official told attendees of an education forum

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