PHNOM PENH – Take a bow Matt Kimber, after a truly stunning Fantasy league weekly score of 95 points secured the Cellcard US$20 phone credit and T-shirt with his team the Cambodian Crushers. Matt’s team featured the popular choice of Liverpool’s Fernando Torres as captain to earn 34 points, and also scored big with Sunderland’s Daren Bent (18 points) and Man United’s John O’Shea (15 points). The week’s top performer was unsurprisingly Spurs’ Robbie Keane (21 points) due to his fabulous four against Burnley. Also of note was a slight clerical error last week which ignored the efforts of young Jakamo Sharpe with his team Chiswick FC, who equaled Joel Conkle’s winning haul of 82 points. Jakamo also receives the weekly prize. Next week’s deadline is Saturday October 3 at 5:30pm. Bring it on.
In Brief: Kimber crushes week 7
- Hun Sen to ‘step down’ if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha
Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals lose a “bet” over the future of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is on bail awaiting trial
- UAE prince seeks to invest in Cambodia
The UAE has expressed interest in Cambodian oil and gas exploration. Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem said this was the result of his discussions with Sheikh Ahmed bin Dalmook bin Juma al-Maktoum, a member of the royal family who visited him on Wednesday.
- Kem Sokha off the menu as Smith talks judicial independence
The UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, on Tuesday, focused on “judicial independence” at a meeting with Ministry of Justice officials. Both Smith and ministry spokesman Chin Malin said the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (
- Smith calls for ‘release’ of Sokha as visit ends
At a press conference to conclude her 11-day visit to Cambodia, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith on Thursday called for treason charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped and for him to be released from “restricted detention”.