January 29, 2021
General Hing Bun Hieng, in a photograph posted to the ruling CPP’s website.

PM Bodyguard Chief Denies Grabbing Orphanage Land

General Hing Bun Hieng, the head of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit sanctioned by the U.S. for alleged human rights abuses, has been accused by a Johnson & Johnson-linked orphanage of attempting to take over its prime waterfront land.

Sim Vuthy (front left), deputy director of the Interior Ministry’s anti-terrorism department, and other officials leave the Phnom Penh Muncipal Court on January 29, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

CNRP Speeches, Online Posts Shown as Evidence of Coup

Prosecutors on Friday showed statements, recorded speeches and social media posts from senior opposition leaders — including comments made during a meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts in 2019 — as evidence that nine defendants charged with attacking the government had planned a coup.