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In June, William Conklin was appointed country director of the NGO Solidarity Center, which works to build consensus and capacity among Cambodia’s unions, provides legal support for union leaders and is lobbying the government t

Sat, 3 October 2015

CNRP ‘can’t ignore’ new parties: Sokha

Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy president Kem Sokha yesterday acknowledged that the party faces an electoral threat from a string of recently established small political parties, as the opposition gathered yesterday to discuss

Fri, 2 October 2015

Agreement still eludes parties after rule meet

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng met Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Sam Rainsy for two hours in Phnom Penh yesterday, to discuss proposed amendments to the internal regulations of the National A

Fri, 2 October 2015

Almost 2,000 deported so far this year: report

Nearly 2,000 people have been deported from Cambodia – the vast majority of them Vietnamese – in the first nine months of 2015, according to new government figures.

Authorities stand next to stolen clothing and other items at a police station in Kampong Speu yesterday after they were seized during a vehicle search. PHOTO SUPPLIED
Fri, 2 October 2015

Seven men accused of buying stolen clothes

Seven men who allegedly bought clothes from garment workers selling off their factory’s stock as compensation for unpaid wages were interrogated by Kampong Speu police yesterday over accusations of buying stolen goods, authorities a

Police pose for a photo with three men that were detained in Pursat yesterday after they stole Buddha statues from a local pagoda.
Fri, 2 October 2015

Alleged Buddha statue thieves busted in Pursat

Police in Pursat province yesterday arrested three men suspected of stealing five Buddha statues from a pagoda.

Fri, 2 October 2015

Woman accused of murdering husband

A woman was arrested in Mondulkiri’s Sen Monorom town after allegedly stabbing her common law husband, a local official, to death in a jealous rage on Wednesday, police said.

Fri, 2 October 2015

Environment official in court on fraud charges

A senior Environment Ministry official was tried in absentia by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday, over allegations that he embezzled $2.6 million from a French-Cambodian businessman.

Fri, 2 October 2015

Public dissent seen in Sonando’s political party

One of Cambodia’s nascent political parties, Mam Sonando’s Beehive Social Democratic Party (BSDP), was thrown into a messy squabble recently amidst talk that one of its senior officials was dismissed.

Fri, 2 October 2015

Whistleblower law in the works, ACU says

The Anti-Corruption Unit has announced the drafting of new laws on whistleblowing and witness protection to safeguard those calling out crime and extortion at the highest levels.

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