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The world’s wealthiest person, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, made a brief appearance in the border town of Pailin on Saturday, where their foundation funds projects to combat drug-resistant malaria.

Mon, 21 April 2014

Road crash in B’bang claims four

Four people were killed and seven people critically injured early yesterday in a three-vehicle accident on National Road 5 in Battambang province, police said.

Mon, 21 April 2014

Angry med students threaten test boycott

About 180 medical and dentistry students will refuse to sit the first government-ordered national exams, set to begin on Saturday, in protest of what they say amounts to discrimination, representatives of the students said yesterday

Kem Sokha, Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy president
Mon, 21 April 2014

Sokha ‘snubs China for US’

CAMBODIA National Rescue Party deputy leader Kem Sokha pledged his party’s foreign policy allegiance to the United States over China in no uncertain terms to top officials in Washington, last week, according to a summary of his meet

Union leader Ath Thorn and political analyst Kem Ley outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
Mon, 21 April 2014

Judiciary laws ready

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved three draft laws on judicial reform, clearing the way for them to move into parliament and prompting calls from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) not to pass the legislation wit

Mon, 21 April 2014

Arrests after vendors rally in Sisophon

Three people were arrested in Banteay Meanchey province on Friday during a protest in which more than 400 vendors rallied against orders to move to new market sites.

A Chinese paramilitary policeman watches two Uighurs pass the Grand Bazaar in China’s Xinjiang province
Mon, 21 April 2014

Uighurs ‘arrested’ at border

A group of 14 ethnic minority Uighurs, including six children, fleeing China were arrested on Saturday in the Thai border province of Sa Keo after Cambodian smugglers deserted them on Friday, Thai media reported yesterday.

Mon, 21 April 2014

Court officers shifted en masse by ministry

Nearly 80 judges and prosecutors will be transferred to new jurisdictions today in a move that the Justice Ministry maintained would curb corruption, despite more sceptical assessments yesterday from legal observers and the oppositi

Mon, 21 April 2014

State violence against reporters condemned

The Club of Cambodian Journalists has condemned the alleged beating by military police of three journalists while were covering illegal logging and called for the government to open an investigation and take legal action.

Activist-Chut-Wutty-in-early-2012,-just-months-before-he-was-gunned-down.
Mon, 21 April 2014

To honour Chut Wutty

Nearly two years have passed since Cambodia’s leading forestry activist, Chut Wutty, was gunned down in the Cardamom Mountains.