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Sok Kimly walks through alcohol spray as she arrives to the Supreme Court on October 12, 2021. (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Grenade-Attack Girlfriend Gets One Case Dropped, Another Reconsidered

Sok Kimly, 45, was previously found guilty of two attempts on her boyfriend’s life in 2015 and 2016. But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned her conviction in the first failed assassination, involving a gun, and sent her second case — a grenade attack in central Phnom Penh — for retrial at the Appeal Court.

A large haul of land was privatized by the government and handed over to well-connected individuals, according to the latest Royal Decrees released on October 18, 2021.

Thousands of Hectares of State Land Privatized in Latest Decrees

The documents, released on Monday and all signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen, are dated between August 4 and September 2 and continue the recent flurry of land privatization across the country

Cambodian migrant workers are stopped by Thai military officials on Monday in Sa Kaeo province in Thailand, in a photo posted to the Thai Army's Facebook page on October 18, 2021.

Hundreds Arrested, Deported for Illegally Crossing Into Thailand

At least 373 migrants have been detained in under two weeks during 12 raids on Cambodians crossing into Thailand, a sign of demand for work and confusion over Covid-19 border rules, a labor group said.

A room at an abandoned school building on Phnom Penh’s Street 144, on October 15, 2021. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Residents, Hun Sen Press Case for Phnom Penh’s Historical Architecture

Amid a call to save heritage buildings, a survey of Phnom Penh sites found volleyball courts in a French colonial police station, smartphone billboards wrapped around historical architecture, and a family of teachers keeping watch over a former U.S. Embassy building.