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PRIME Minister Hun Sen has done a U-turn on an agreement with the Cambodia National Rescue Party to hold elections five months early in February 2018, stating that the national ballot must take place in July at the end of the parlia

Mon, 3 August 2015

Activist to lead new political party

Cambodia’s political scene is about to get a little more crowded with the Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) set to file its official registration papers today, having elected veteran human rights activist Yeng Virak as its president

Migrant labourers sort fish as they work on a Thai fishing boat in Thailand. The IOM yesterday confirmed that six fisherman rescued from a Thai boat off the coast of Papua New Guinea were Cambodian.
Mon, 3 August 2015

Six saved from slave trawler

Six Cambodians were among the eight trafficked fishermen recently rescued from a Thai-owned cargo ship off of Papua New Guinea, officials with the International Organization for Migration confirmed yesterday, the latest in an ongoin

A man (left) is escorted to a vehicle by authorities on Saturday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district after he was defrocked for possessing contraband.
Mon, 3 August 2015

Monks ‘had knickers, drugs’

Two Khmer Krom monks were defrocked and detained on Saturday after a police search of their Por Sen Chey district pagoda uncovered women’s underwear, weapons and condoms, but allegations emerged yesterday that the pair had been set

Mon, 3 August 2015

City seeks patience after floods

Record-breaking rains flooded Phnom Penh during a two-day storm, prompting City Hall to ask residents to be “understanding” yesterday.

People were urged to avoid littering into the sewage system to prevent blockages.

Mon, 3 August 2015

Police find marijuana plantation

Scores of marijuana plants were seized by police in Kampong Speu province’s Phnom Sruoch district on Saturday morning.

A Forestry Administration official poses for a photo with illegal timber in June after it was seized in Kampong Speu’s Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mon, 3 August 2015

Soldier was ‘trading timber’

A vehicle transporting 18 cubic metres of illegally logged timber was stopped on Saturday night by the Wildlife Alliance’s Wildlife Rapid Response Team (WRRT) in Kampong Speu province and is believed to belong to a military officer

Mon, 3 August 2015

Politician blamed for water woes

More than 70 families in Siem Reap province have lodged complaints against a politician who they accuse of siphoning water from the Kulen Mountains to irrigate his pepper plantation.

Mon, 3 August 2015

Montagnard group voluntarily sent home

Twelve Montagnards were voluntarily repatriated to Vietnam on Friday through a Ratanakkiri province border checkpoint after being cheated by a broker who promised them jobs in Thailand, according to officials.

Opposition deputy leader Kem Sokha (left) meets party supporters yesterday in Kampong Speu province’s Thpong district.
Mon, 3 August 2015

Sokha blasts ‘dictatorial’ leaders

Less than two weeks after 11 opposition activists were handed lengthy prison sentences for their role in an attempted “insurrection” in July 2014, Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy Kem Sokha took aim at the ruling party in a poi