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Mon, 26 January 2015

Monk in Kampong Speu shot dead

The 67-year-old deputy chief monk of a Kampong Speu pagoda was shot in the head by an unknown assailant Saturday, minutes into a sermon he was delivering to mark the anniversary of a death. Police said they have no leads or suspects.

A pirated copy of THE INTERVIEW
Mon, 26 January 2015

North Korea asks for ban of THE INTERVIEW

The North Korean Embassy has called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take action to ban the sale and display of the film The Interview, a raunchy American comedy that depicts the death of the hermit kingdom’s supreme lea

Mon, 26 January 2015

Duo implicated in failed clothing-container heist

Two suspects were arrested Friday and six others have been questioned following an alleged plot to steal clothing from a cargo container in Kampong Speu province.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Bail granted to suspects in specious coffee case

Two men accused of peddling fake and potentially dangerous coffee from a handicraft factory in Phnom Penh were released on Friday after posting bail.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Official dismisses Thai report on border plan

The government has dismissed a report in Thai media claiming that Cambodia has agreed to jointly develop villages in a disputed border area, saying “the information was wrong”.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Vietnamese Jarai sent back after mix-up: cops

Eight ethnic Jarai villagers from Vietnam were arrested and deported by border police in Ratanakkiri province late last week after illegally entering Cambodia.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Unionising masseuses to protest alleged firing

Nearly 40 former employees at a Siem Reap province massage parlour will protest in front of its storefront today after management allegedly fired them for trying to introduce a labour union.

Indigenous village members inspect a lumber mill in Ratanakkiri
Mon, 26 January 2015

Villagers want ELC revoked

Hundreds of indigenous families from Ratanakkiri’s Andong Meas district have demanded the government cancel the economic land concession of a Vietnamese rubber company that they say is illegally prospecting for gold.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Rainsy for dialogue, Kheng says

Recently appointed majority leader Sar Kheng has said the opposition will stop using political rhetoric to attack the ruling party and will embrace the “culture of dialogue”.

Mon, 26 January 2015

Out of the woods: Forest crime often goes unpunished

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries saw at least 2,400 cases of forest- and wildlife-related crimes in 2014, of which almost 1,800 were forwarded to the courts, though fewer than 10 people were sentenced in relation