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Ex-Funcinpec Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng, seen in a photo posted to his Facebook page yesterday, fled the country a day after Prime Minister Hun Sen threatened to sue him over comments made in a leaked phone call.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Ex-deputy PM flees after threat

Former Deputy Prime Minister and ex-Funcinpec official Lu Lay Sreng left the country for Thailand yesterday morning, the day after the royalist party and Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to file lawsuits against him for disparaging the King and accusing the government of bribing Funcinpec. A senior official at Phnom Penh International Airport, who asked to remain anonymous, confirmed that he saw Lay Sreng leaving the country. The official speculated that the reason for the departure – at just after 6am – may have been for medical reasons, though the timing raises questions. He added that Lay Sreng was not on a no-fly list.

CMAC officials work to neutralise a US-made tear gas bomb in Svay Rieng province earlier this month.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Hun Sen says US is playing down legacy of Vietnam war

Prime Minister Hun Sen responded to the United States Embassy’s accusations that the Cambodian government had politicised the discovery and removal of ordnance in Svay Rieng province’s Koki commune, saying the Americans were trying to minimise their war legacy. “In the past you dropped chemical weapons in Cambodia, but today you say it is tear gas instead,” he said during a Sunday speech to garment workers, referring to the tear gas bombs found in Koki commune. “Tear gas does not have an effect for over 40 years.” The premier seemed to be referring to birth defects caused by the defoliant Agent Orange used by the US ...

Tue, 24 October 2017

China to fund restoration of Angkor Thom site

China will fund a restoration project, slated to start in mid-2018, at an ancient royal palace complex within the Angkor Thom archaeological site in Siem Reap province, officials said yesterday. Long Kosal, spokesman for the Apsara Authority, said the palace is centuries old, and while it has had restorations in the past, more work is still needed. Apsara Authority has a risk map to identify and categorise the needs for rehabilitation. “The royal palace is one of the priority points that need to be preserved and restored,” he said. Ly Vanna, director of the Department of Conservation of Angkor Monuments, said the project will include restoration of ...

Hun Sen speaks to the public during an appearance on the Chroy Changvar Peninsula yesterday. In a speech, he accused former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of fomenting ‘colour revolution’ and dared him to confront the military.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Banks, businesses and MFIs latest suspects in ‘colour revolution’

Newly obtained National Police training documents reveal the government’s belief that a purported opposition-led “colour revolution” extends not only to foreign governments and NGOs, but to banks, businesses and microfinance institu

CMAC officials work to neutralise a US-made tear gas bomb in Svay Rieng province earlier this month.
Tue, 24 October 2017

CMAC clears 30 pieces of ordnance

Thirty pieces of unexploded ordnance were found and collected by the Cambodian Mine Action Centre yesterday in Pursat province after they were discovered by a villager at a construction site.

Illegally felled timber at the Preah Roka protected forest in Preah Vihear. Locals allege complicit authorities have allowed unfettered logging in the forest.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Authorities allowing logging, activists say

Villagers and NGOs have accused local authorities, including forestry and environmental officials, of accepting bribes from illegal loggers in exchange for unfettered logging expeditions in Preah Vihear province’s Preah Roka protect

The exterior of the Keto Bothra clinic, which was shuttered by the Ministry of Health following a number of deaths following surgeries there.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Svay Rieng clinic shut over spate of deaths

The Health Ministry has shuttered a Svay Rieng province clinic after a spate of deaths following surgeries performed there.

National Police Chief Neth Savoeun attends a meeting last week where he suggested bag snatchers be charged with attempted murder.
Tue, 24 October 2017

Top cop urges heavy charges in petty thefts

In a meeting last week with top cops from around the country, National Police Chief Neth Savoeun “encouraged” officers to push for charges of attempted murder for theft suspects, though legal experts doubted intent to kill could be

Political analyst Lao Mong Hay speaks at a panel discussion on the anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreements yesterday.
Tue, 24 October 2017

‘Completely forsaken’: Sokha and NGOs ask France and Indonesia to help save Paris Peace Accords

Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha, exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and more than 50 human rights NGOs called on France and Indonesia to reconvene the signatories to the Paris Peace Accords yesterday amid fears that the h

Purported Village Chief Un Heng (right), 56, has been arrested for alleged embezzlement over a land deal in Kampong Thom.
Mon, 23 October 2017

Village chief arrested over land deal

A village chief is in jail and a commune chief is reportedly on the run in Kampong Thom province over the alleged illegal sale of a plot of land.