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Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy speaks to the media during a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Phnom Penh
Fri, 11 April 2014

Date to be determined

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that he and opposition leader Sam Rainsy had “agreed in principle” that the next election could be held five months early, in February 2018, but that Cambodia National Rescue Party deputy l

A collapsed section of the Tonle Sap riverbank in the capital’s Russey Keo district
Fri, 11 April 2014

River homes on edge of disaster

Almost 200 families in the capital’s Russey Keo district are living in fear of their homes plunging into the Tonle Sap river.

Union president Ath Thorn speaks to the media in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday after being charged with incitement
Fri, 11 April 2014

Union scrambling for $25k bail

The leader of Cambodia’s largest independent garment union may soon be in jail, with the group fearing it will not be able to afford the $25,000 bail a judge has ordered be paid by April 25, its vice president said yesterday.

Fri, 11 April 2014

Document deadlines set for KRT’s 002/02

The trial chamber of the Khmer Rouge tribunal issued an order to legal teams on Tuesday, setting deadlines for the provision of lists of proposed witnesses – among other documents – and hinting that Case 002/02, which still has no o

Khmer Krom Buddhist monk Thach Koung (right) arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court late last month
Fri, 11 April 2014

KNLF cases decried

On the eve of a court ruling, rights groups yesterday called on the court to drop “politically motivated” charges against men accused of plotting to overthrow the government.

Fri, 11 April 2014

Cop who fired drunk set to build new force

Exile is over for disgraced Siem Reap provincial ex-police chief Mao Pov, who drunkenly fired his gun in a Siem Reap hotel in 2012, with the Ministry of Interior moving him into a new position charged with establishing a provincial

Fri, 11 April 2014

Police nab fugitive in Kampong Cham

A South Korean national wanted by Interpol was arrested yesterday by Interior Ministry police, officials said.

Workers walk past a closed Zongtex Garment factory near Veng Sreng Boulevard in Phnom Penh on Wednesday
Fri, 11 April 2014

Factory shutters in shame

The Zongtex Garment factory off Phnom Penh’s Russian Boulevard looks like a nondescript residential compound, hidden down a dead-end road.

Fri, 11 April 2014

Adopted daughters recount ‘torture’

A young woman yesterday described to a court how she had spent years of her childhood feeling like a slave to her adoptive mother as she suffered beatings and torture in a home she was rarely allowed to leave, even for school.

Thu, 10 April 2014

Wife gets 30 years for gory killing

Svay Rieng Provincial Court on Tuesday convicted Kuo Chandany, 21, of premeditated murder for first electrocuting, then cleaving and slitting the throat of her husband last August, court vice prosecutor Sam Sarun said yesterday.