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  • The Phnom Penh Municipal Court issued a summons for opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who already has a warrant out for his arrest. AFP Rainsy summoned for 'treason' over alleged Montagnard deal

    Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been summoned from exile to answer a charge of “treason” over an alleged agreement he made with a pro-Montagnard activist. Phnom Penh Municipal Court deputy prosecutor Sieng Sok issued a letter on Thursday to summon Rainsy as a “suspect” to appear in the municipal court for questioning on May 7. A court document posted by police to Rainsy’s home, the former CNRP headquarters in Chak Angre Leu commune in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, stated that Rainsy was called to clarify an agreement he allegedly signed with Kok Ksor in 2013 that ceded land to the...

  • UN) Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, delivers a statement during the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, on March 13, 2018. On Thursday she described a “serious deterioration” in civil and political rights in Cambodia. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP Cambodia, states clash at UN session

    Cambodia traded shots with the international community in a heated exchange at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday evening, with states condemning the Kingdom’s ongoing crackdown on the political opposition and civil society, and an increasingly agitated Cambodia accusing member states of “slander” and seeking to rig this year’s national election. The statements were made under agenda Item 10, which was meant to predominantly address capacity building and technical assistance in Cambodia and other countries. But NGOs and states yesterday took the opportunity to focus exclusively...

Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN Ney Sam Ol criticises a statement by 45 countries on Cambodia's political ‘repression’, arguing that the session under which the statement was read out did not have Cambodia on the agenda.

Khut Chandara, undersecretary at the Environment Ministry and head of the working group for the review and revision of the environmental code, speaks at Thursday's final public hearing on the new code.

Public input into new environmental code ends as budget questions remain unanswered

The Ministry of Environment is on its way to finalising its highly ambitious environmental code, although budget discussions and the cost to implement the law are still to be...

A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are...

Yi Sarun attends a tribute in his honour at the Olympic Stadium courts on Thursday.

Cambodia’s ‘Mr Tennis’ Yi Sarun feted at Olympic Stadium

The grand old man of Cambodian Tennis, Yi Sarun, who was one of only three survivors of the murder of more than 40 tennis players during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, was...

Bantengs in the jungle in Mondulkiri province in 2011. WWF/AFP

Why care about Cambodia’s forests?

by Nick Beresford and Moeko Saito-Jensen Similar to many countries in the world, Cambodia’s forests are under mounting pressure. Trees are being cut down and replaced with cash crops like cashew nuts and cassava. Many trees disappear...