The Trial Chamber at the Khmer Rouge tribunal will hold a pair of public hearings on Monday of next week involving former Khmer Rouge Brother No 2 Nuon Chea and head of state Khieu Samphan. Lawyers for the ageing defendants have filed challenges against their pre-trial detention and have asked for their immediate release. Their trial, alongside former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary and social action minister Ieng Thirith, is expected to begin within the next six months. Suspects in the case last appeared before the court in February 2010, also to challenge pre-trial detention.
KRT to hear appeals for release of regime heads
- Proof giants walked among us humans?
For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,
- New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’
After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty
- Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up
- Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank
Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group