October 12, 2022
Sam Rainsy and Hun Sen (VOD file photo)

Rainsy Ruling: French Court Backs Right to Expression in Exile

Sam Rainsy lacked evidence and precision in accusing and defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen online of alleged links to prominent deaths, a French criminal court ruled this week. But the court still cleared Rainsy of libel charges, saying debate on the little investigated cases was of “major” public interest given his position as an exiled opposition leader.

Sem Bora in a photo posted his Facebook page.

Publisher Seeks Justice Over 2018 Detention

Kampong Cham police have admitted they mistakenly assessed a 2018 crime involving an online news publisher as “red-handed,” as the publisher continues to seek justice over his six-day detention at the time.

The barbed wire fence surrounding a building complex, called "Jincai" by one worker, where workers are allegedly detained to perpetuate scams, on May 30, 2022. (Danielle Keeton-Olsen/VOD)

Labor Ministry Clarifies: Confining Workers Is Illegal

Both Cambodian and foreign workers must be allowed to leave their workplaces after work, the Labor Ministry clarified during a press conference on Wednesday, while deflecting a question about the nature of global scams being perpetrated out of Cambodia.