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A Sam Rainsy Party deputy commune chief in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention yesterday after authorities seemingly resurrected a nearly two-year-old case involving a protest that

Toby James Nelhams photographed in the waiting area of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court earlier this week. Lok samret
Fri, 17 February 2017

Suspect Nelhams back in court for questioning

Toby James Nelhams, the man suspected to be behind the murder of a British national in Pattaya, Thailand, last month was back at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for further questioning yesterday that officials would only say involved “immigration violations”. Thai authorities believe Nelhams ordered South African Abel Caldeira Bonita and fellow Briton Miles Dicken Turner to murder Tony Kenway over a business dispute, according to previous reports in the Bangkok Post.

Political analyst Kim Sok speaks to the press yesterday outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
Fri, 17 February 2017

Analyst hit with another lawsuit

Prime Minister Hun Sen filed a second defamation and incitement complaint against political analyst Kim Sok yesterday, the same day a prosecutor denied the analyst’s request to postpone today’s questioning regarding the first lawsuit. In an interview with Radio Free Asia on Saturday, while discussing the shortcomings of the Cambodian People’s Party, Sok mentioned the July murder of political analyst Kem Ley, which the premier took as an explicit accusation, prompting the first complaint.

Fri, 17 February 2017

Siem Reap girl dies from food poisoning after eating cassava

A 3-year-old girl died on the way to Siem Reap Provincial Referral Hospital after eating cassava with her parents on Wednesday night, with local police saying the child succumbed to food poisoning.

Scott Neeson, of the Cambodian Children’s Fund, inaugurates a state-of-the-art STEM school in Phnom Penh.  Mean sangha david
Fri, 17 February 2017

New STEM academy inaugurated in capital

A new state-of-the-art STEM academy opened its doors yesterday and on Monday will welcome more than 300 disadvantaged students in one of the most impoverished communities in Phnom Penh.

Fri, 17 February 2017

Research planned on deadly fungus

Researchers at the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia and local physicians will form a new research team to gather epidemiological data on an airborne fungus that can lead to death in people with compromised immune systems, such as those

Villagers make a statement to local media asking authorities to stop dredging sand for a port development in Preah Sihanouk province late last week. Facebook
Fri, 17 February 2017

Gov says dredging OK, but alludes to payouts

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor Yun Min yesterday defended the dredging of sand for the development of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port’s new multipurpose terminal, despite

An official inspects the carcass of a critically endangered royal turtle that was killed by illegal electro-fishing equipment last week. Photo supplied
Fri, 17 February 2017

Rare female royal turtle found dead

An extremely rare adult female Royal Turtle – one of 10 breeding females believed left in the wild – was found dead in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel River last week, likely killed by illegal fishing methods, the World Conservation Society (W

Fri, 17 February 2017

Woman and sister killed in Thailand

A Cambodian woman and her sister were stabbed to death, allegedly by the woman’s drug-addicted husband, in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province yesterday morning.

Ang Maltey at the Kandal Provincial Court last year.
Fri, 17 February 2017

Disgraced judge ends truncated prison term

Disgraced former Phnom Penh Municipal Court president Ang Maltey was freed from Kandal Provincial Prison yesterday, after serving half of his