A foreign national was arrested for extortion at NagaWorld 2, while Myanmar junta rejects Cambodia’s request to meet ousted civilian leaders.
A businesswoman has sued a district governor in Siem Reap province for violating a court decision and allegedly beginning to encroach on a 200-hectare plot of land.
Hun Sen said his officials’ wives should not give him a hard time for their husbands being like “birds out of their cages” when they go on a “mission” outside their homes
Four NagaWorld workers who were summoned to appear before the municipal police before Saturday were turned away on Friday and told their case was now with the courts.
A tycoon who made headlines last year for assaulting his wife railed online against his now-jailed father — meanwhile spraying accusations of injustice against the country’s courts, leading to his own expulsion from a ruling party committee.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn plans to visit Myanmar in March. The Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for the bodyguard of local tycoon Thong Sarath, who has evaded prison time in relation to the 2014 murder of his business rival.
Victims Allege Sihanoukville Precincts With Ties to Major Businesses Are Sites of Scams, Torture, Detention
A web of powerful interests surrounds sites of trafficking and forced labor in Sihanoukville: Its notorious “Chinatown” area is dotted with businesses linked to prominent tycoons and high-ranking officials; another heavily guarded compound is owned by a ruling-party senator.
After 10 days of self-isolation, NagaWorld strikers returned for another round of Covid-19 testing and were given no further instructions to stay home — leading them to begin planning for a return to rallies.
The Grassroots Democratic Party in Svay Rieng province has declared a commune chief intends to obstruct the party’s campaign activities in his jurisdiction by making it difficult for them to erect party billboards and hold rallies.
A Chinese national, who was trafficked to Cambodia, alleges that his blood was harvested seven times since last August, after he refused to partake in scam operations, leaving him frail and putting his health at serious risk.
Tensions between prosecution and defense consumed most of Wednesday’s trial hearing of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason case, as each side accused the other of trying to delay the trial process.
The Cambodian Navy wants 120 hectares of land near the Ream naval base back from a prominent business tycoon, who claims that he legally purchased the land from a military official.
A logger who died in custody had no bruises as alleged and may have had mental health issues, a Pursat environmental official said of a 22-year-old man arrested for cutting trees in a protected area.
NagaWorld protesters are not permitted to rally in public spaces, City Hall said on Tuesday, urging them to gather at a park in the city’s outskirts when workers clear Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements.
Thai police has revealed details of recently arrested Thai nationals working at scam operations in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville, and the limited assistance they were getting from their Cambodian counterparts.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court delayed a mass-trial hearing against CNRP members and supporters because a defense lawyer had come in contact with a Covid-19 case at PJ Prison. Six political parties welcomed the National Election Committee’s decision to retain Form 1102, which is used to report results to poll observers at voting stations.
The Telecom Ministry confirmed this afternoon the controversial National Internet Gateway, expected to come online Wednesday, has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and potential disruptions to online traffic.
In Kampong Speu’s Sre Ken village, an 18-year-old’s alleged murder of his stepfather was met with sympathy. “Nobody disliked him,” a resident said of the 18-year-old. “But mostly we wished [the stepfather] would die.” The older man had been suspected of using black magic.
Yuong Soda has been hiding since he was convicted for incitement in 2021 for posting online that a Vietnamese friendship monument in Pailin threatened Cambodia’s sovereignty.
Daily Covid-19 cases hit 500 on Monday as Phnom Penh officials set off to remind restaurants to keep up health precautions on Valentine’s Day evening. No significant changes in health measures have been announced so far.
Cambodia has opened its arms to foreign businesses through special economic zones, which offer investors space, tax incentives and relatively cheap labor. As such zones expand, unions are trying to access the factories behind SEZ gates, as labor compliance sometimes falls by the wayside.
Duong Ngeap, who railed against court corruption last week while facing a fraud charge, adultery conviction and $5-million bail order, was arrested this morning.
Though quarantine NagaWorld union workers say PCR test results trickled in this week, one told VOD he had received conflicting information about his infection status.
The residents say they’re occupying land taken from them about a decade ago by sugarcane plantations run by CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat.
Kampong Speu resident Sam Sokha — who spent four years in prison for throwing a sandal at a CPP billboard — paid about $2,500 in court fines on Thursday and will not have to return to prison, said a court prosecutor.
The party was scheduled to have its congress in October, then shifted to January but postponed yet again due to difficulty booking a venue.
According to a letter circulating on social media, Ung Sovanna, former deputy head of the CNRP’s womens’ movement, has requested political amnesty. Her husband, former CNRP lawmaker Men Sothavarin, said the move took him by surprise.
Battambang police officials summoned a Thma Kuol resident because he criticized the demolition of an elevated road on Facebook. He was “educated” and made to apologize for the comment.
The rise of a Cambodian literary scene spans genres, and even languages, as the work of young authors become hubs for online communities.
The author of “A Proper Woman” shares her own journey and thoughts for Cambodia’s growing world of writers and readers.