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Hun Sen is just dreaming when he thinks he can split Sam Rainsy from Kem Sokha. This delusion will lead to the resounding failure of his strategy.

Sam Rainsy
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CNRP leader Sam Rainsy speaks about ruling and opposition party strategies with Radio France International on Sunday. Photo supplied

PM’s attempt to ‘split’ CNRP will fail: Rainsy

To me these figures reveal a shocking truth: people in positions of power in the government have been for years involved in the smuggling of Cambodian sand.

Spanish environmental activist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson
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Sand dredgers moored off the Chroy Changvar peninsula in Phnom Penh.

Fresh sand controversy

We still cannot believe that my husband crashed into the police officer and seriously injured him like this because all people can see the video.

Houm Srean
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Families and supporters protesting in Poipet against the release of Mang Puthy yesterday. Photo supplied.

Protest in Poipet held in support of unionist

It will be the same as Chea Vichea and Chut Wutty’s case. Justice remains in the sky.

Am Sam Ath
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A monk holds a picture of political analyst Kem Ley at his funeral earlier this year.

‘Case closed’ on Kem Ley

They have corrected themselves to be good people ... and they must receive what they deserve for their good performance.

Chhum Socheat
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Opposition lawmaker Nhay Chamroeum is kicked outside the National Assembly in late last year. Photo supplied

MP attackers promoted

At the moment, I want to cry, but I have no tears. What I can do is call for support from authorities and donors.

Yorn Yet
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Villagers attempt to extinguish a fire in a rice field in Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday. Authorities estimate that 17 hectares of rice fields were accidentally set on fire. Photo supplied

Harvests destroyed in fire

We do not demand that the US pay for the destruction during the war made by the US, but we just want the US to be responsible for the debt that is a ‘dirty debt’

Hun Sen
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Prime Minister Hun Sen greets supporters during an event in Preah Sihanouk on Saturday, where he called for the US to cancel Cambodia’s hundreds of millions of dollars of debt. Photo Supplied

PM to Trump: Forgive debt

The history of the people behind this company indicates these villagers are going to be project cannon fodder, to be pushed off their land whether they agree or not.

Phil Robertson
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A map of an area of Mondulkiri province showing overlaying territory between a Pheapimex-Wuzhishan joint venture ELC, and an exploratory mining area proposed by Alex Corporation. Map data @2016 google

Pheapimex ties ‘cause for concern’

It was a game of chicken and all they got was this little clause? Looks to me like OHCHR lived to fight another day.

Ear Sophal
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Cambodia’s representative to the UN in Geneva, Ney Sam Ol, at the UN’s Human Rights Council in September, where Cambodia drew criticism for delays in renewing its MoU with the UN’s OHCHR. Photo supplied

MoU tweak ‘likely irrelevant’

It is clear that the officers of the UN who come to work in Cambodia have no right to interfere in the internal affairs of Cambodia. It is very important.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan
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Wan Hea-Lee, country representative of the UNOHCHR, speaks at a press conference in Phnom Penh earlier this year.

UN, government agree on memorandum

For protesters, you can protest later. Don’t talk too much

Deputy Governor Khuong Sreng
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It’s like employers can get away with anything, including murder, on these boats.

Nicola Pocock
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Migrant workers repair a net on a Thai fishing boat in Thailand’s Rayong province. Thousands of Cambodians board similar boats every day, but many are slaves forced to work in grueling conditions. Nicolas Asfouri/Afp

Practices ‘victimise trafficked fishers’

We have to tackle these issues now because there is no more empathy from the international community in dealing with Cambodia’s track record.

Ok Serei Sopheak
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Corrupt legacy stymies tax man

As long as I get my stipend, I don’t want to present myself to the authorities.

An anonymous surrogate
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A surrogate in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district earlier this year.

Surrogacy law meeting set for early ’17 – ‘maybe’

They do not have links [to human traffickers] like small threads, they have links like rope as big as their ankles.

Yim Sovann
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Sar Kheng, deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, at a press conference in 2013.

Gov’t officials enabling traffickers, says Kheng

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