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The Walt Disney Company has purchased $2.6 million in carbon credits in the forests of Mondulkuri province – marking the largest carbon credit sale to date in Cambodia and breathing life into a carbon-trading program many had writte

Vietnamese nationals sit on the ground in Kandal province on Saturday after they were detained for illegal entry into Cambodia. National Police
Mon, 25 July 2016

Dozen from Vietnam sent back for illegal fishing

A dozen Vietnamese nationals were scheduled to be deported yesterday after being arrested on Saturday in Kandal for illegal fishing and lacking visas, an official said.

People enter the ECCC before the commencement of a hearing in 2011. ECCC
Mon, 25 July 2016

EU agrees to give €3M for KRT investigation

The EU is due to inject nearly €3 million ($3.18 million) into the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s continued probes into crimes against humanity, the EU ambassador confirmed yesterday.

Som Sovanara, who the government accuses of attempting to incite a coup, is shown in a screengrab from a videotaped message. Facebook
Mon, 25 July 2016

‘Coup inciter’ was in my unit, says army brass

The Ministry of Defence and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) have offered conflicting accounts as to whether a Cambodian living in Canada, Som Sovanara, who allegedly called for a coup on YouTube, ever served in the Cambodian military.

People watch TV in Phnom Penh's White Building earlier this year.
Mon, 25 July 2016

TV newscasts no place for murder, says gov’t

A day before the funeral procession of slain political analyst Kem Ley, Cambodia’s television outlets were ordered by the government not to broadcast “images and content related to murder”.

Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) supporters gather for a party meeting in Phnom Penh last year.
Mon, 25 July 2016

Small parties pushed to finish registration

The Ministry of Interior has called on all political parties to finalise their registration if they expect to participate in the upcoming commune and national elections.

Kem Sokha and Sam Rainsy attend a meeting at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh last year.
Mon, 25 July 2016

Hun Sen tried to split CNRP: Rainsy

Opposition leader-in-exile Sam Rainsy took to the airwaves over the weekend to detail what he said was Prime Minister Hun Sen’s direct involvement in attempts to split the CNRP.

Prime Minister Hun Sen takes a photo with local residents at a market in Kampong Thom province on Saturday during a tour of the Kingdom’s provinces. Facebook
Mon, 25 July 2016

Hun Sen makes populist pledges in Kampong Thom

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s tour of all 25 provinces, in which he has pledged to “find solutions” for local issues, continued on the weekend with a vis

Srey Chamroeun leaves the National Assembly yesterday after delivering a petition.
Mon, 25 July 2016

Protest against Rainsy gets quick green light

City Hall gave the green light to about 100 garment workers to protest against opposition leader Sam Rainsy at Freedom Park yesterday because the event was expected to be “small and easy to control” and not against “government polic

Prime Minister Hun Sen and UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith shake hands at the peace palace during a 2015 meeting in Phnom Penh. AFP
Mon, 25 July 2016

UN rapporteur Rhona Smith defends approach

UN Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith has responded to growing concerns among the human rights community that she is not fulfilling her mandate.