A Phnom Penh court tried former CNRP president Sam Rainsy in absentia for a 2013 video showing the opposition leader promising to uphold the rights of indigenous minorities residing in Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Stung Treng and Kratie.
The NagaWorld protests again turned violent as workers tried to move police barricades blocking them from getting to the casino complex, with one worker left with a bloody nose after the tussle.
Kem Sokha’s treason trial hearing on Wednesday was cut short by a judge after the prosecution and defense lawyers disputed each others’ behavior and tactics in court.
Army commander Hun Manet announced restrictions on recruitment and transfers of military personnel, saying that too many members were trying to move to the same units as their family served in or transfer to more comfortable postings.
Officials introduced new plans to combat human trafficking in response to the U.S.’s decision to drop Cambodia to the lowest ranking in anti-trafficking efforts, in a meeting chaired by Interior Minister Sar Kheng.
Former CNRP commune chief and leaders were sentenced by a Phnom Penh court, while two Thai women appealed sentences for smuggling drugs.
Kampong Speu governor Vei Samnang promised to demarcate the boundaries of Metta forest in Trapeang Cho commune, even though teams of workers have completely deforested the area, save for trees around a pagoda.
Eleven Kampong Thom military police officers have been detained for an investigation into the death of a deputy village chief that occurred during a crackdown at an alleged online lottery cafe, said the provincial military police commander.
A speeding car driven by three kidnappers who were firing their guns at pursuing police slammed into a concrete pole early morning Tuesday, killing all three suspects, police said.
Landfilling is underway off the shore of Kampot as the government has transferred 600 hectares to a private company to develop a $1.7-billion port.
Phnom Penh City Hall has negotiated an installment system for O’Russei Market vendors to pay their 20-year fees, though some vendors are still seeking a reduction.
Garment factory workers filed a fresh petition to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court this week as they continue to camp out every night on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Blvd. four months into their labor dispute.
A new ruling-party commune chief in Koh Kong province has refused to accept a petition from village residents asking for a resolution to their dispute against Senator Ly Yong Phat.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be spent replanting the Phnom Tamao forest that was destroyed over the past week, with much of the replanting being led by tycoon Mong Reththy, who says he was uninvolved in the clearing but has been permitted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to undertake the restoration.
Four Chinese nationals, including three casino managers, have been charged for the murder of two men shot dead in Sihanoukville late last month. The Cambodia National Love Party chose seven new people to replace senior leaders after recent turmoil.
Newly elected opposition councilors in Kampong Thom have been discriminated against and given no uniforms or places to sit, so they “just wander around” commune halls, the Candlelight Party said.
Eight amendments to the Cambodian Constitution were signed into law by King Norodom Sihanmoni on Saturday, changes dealing with the transfer of power that have been questioned by the political opposition and local NGOs.
Amid mounting uproar over the privatization and destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest, Prime Minister Hun Sen has stepped in to call off the development and replant trees starting Monday.
A prominent union leader has been warned for allegedly forcing NagaWorld casino workers to continue their protests, with the Labor Ministry letter threatening “punishment” if she continued her “illegal activities.”
Chhim Sokha came to Phnom Tamao pagoda on Friday because he had to see if the social media posts he was seeing on Facebook were
Workers gathered outside Phnom Penh’s Jing Sheng Factory on Thursday demanding compensation for workers who were allegedly fired after they tried to form a union.
The Forestry Administration issued a statement justifying rampant razing of Phnom Tamao forest, claiming the forest was inconvenient and a new zoo will be built in exchange.
An opposition commune councilor in Battambang says she is being obstructed from doing the work she was elected to perform, with the ruling-party commune chief bringing in someone from the outside to head a committee she believes she should be running.
Cambodia’s media “is in a perilous state,” the U.N. said in a research report, noting pressure through the criminal justice system and harassment against women. Court questioning against Boeng Tamok residents being sued by district security has been delayed.
Fresh satellite imagery shows rapid destruction of the Phnom Tamao forest this week, an estimated 130 hectares razed between Friday and Wednesday.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a senior Kampong Chhnang police officer to four years in prison for illegally clearing flooded forests around the Tonle Sap lake between 2011 and 2021.
Four commune administrations in Takeo province — including two containing controversial developments in Phnom Tamao forest — gathered Wednesday morning over local residents living on state land, an official said.
Parents who won a lawsuit against a baby formula company in April are still waiting for the final court verdict to claim compensation. A defense lawyer for Kem Sokha asked for a delay in the trial due to Covid-19.
The Indonesian foreign minister discussed scam operations that had trapped Indonesian nationals in a meeting with the head of Cambodia’s National Police, and also met with dozens of people rescued from a compound in Sihanoukville.
Girls as young as 12 say they are working in garment factories in Kampong Speu, some with the knowledge of their employers and others with false identification documents issued by their local officials.