June 29, 2022
Phnom Penh City Hall. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Local Government Official Numbers Swell

The government announced an increase in provincial and district councilors, a move analysts said would only increase political appointees and have no impact on governance.

The three defendants, Khvoeung Tum, Ploek Navy and Ploek Phyrom, stand outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Supreme Court Sends Indigenous Land Case for Retrial

The Supreme Court on Wednesday called for a retrial for three indigenous Bunong women who were convicted of removing fence posts on purportedly private property while trying to protect ancestral lands.

Chaktomuk Conference Hall at the opening of the Cambodian International Film Festival on June 28, 2022. (Josephine Baliling)

After Two-Year Hiatus, Cambodian International Film Festival Kicks Off

Expectations were high on opening night of the 11th annual Cambodian International Film Festival, the first since the Covid pandemic. After two years of waiting, around 170 films from Cambodia and abroad will be played for free at various theaters around Phnom Penh.