Hun Neng, the older brother of Prime Minister Hun Sen, died around 6:25 p.m. Thursday evening from heart disease, an official statement said. He was 72 years old.
Internet service provider Ezecom, owned by tycoon Kith Meng, announced Thursday it has taken over embattled firm Opennet. After “vigorous discussions,” NagaCorp and the Phnom Penh casino’s workers union agreed that they had not yet reached an agreement, the Labor Ministry said in a statement.
Among the first real estate offerings on Phnom Penh’s shrinking Boeng Tamok lake are being put up for sale. Marketing materials show only around 5% of the lake remaining as water in the midst of development projects, military and police bases and state buildings.
Military police stopped three people from carrying arms across the border and have sent them to the Battambang Provincial Court, an official said this week.
Phnom Tamao, a green oasis in Takeo province, has been home to endangered species and a wildlife rescue center. But a recent government order has privatized large swaths of land in the area, threatening the forested area and a local pagoda.
The Candlelight Party’s vice president said their support was only growing and would “burn” away the CPP, in response to a ruling party spokesperson’s comment that the opposition party will fade away.
Commemorating press freedom, Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said what mattered was that Cambodian journalists aren’t swayed from the truth — and that they could do so even while accepting gifts of cash.
Cambodian authorities were tight-lipped over a raid in a Sihanoukville compound, but it was busy with police work and people gathered in its courtyard last week. Videos emerging amid the operation suggested Vietnamese nationals were waiting for rescue.
The Supreme Court ruled against the appeal of Tbong Khmum CNRP ex-commune councilor Kong Sam An for his plotting conviction in relation to taking part in gatherings to support exiled opposition leaders.
Five tycoons pressured authorities to arrest a young TV presenter who was accusing one of them of a rape attempt, and bribed a lawyer and the press to shut down the case, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech on Tuesday.
Defendants in an opposition mass trial argued at their final hearing that they were victims of a political war between Prime Minister Hun Sen and exiled politician Sam Rainsy, and asked for justice.
Army commander and Hun Sen’s son Hun Manet was invited to speak to journalists on press freedom day. A Mother Nature cofounder’s Supreme Court appeal was rejected Tuesday.
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Assaults on news media leave a huge gap, too easily filled by social media disinformation. Chaos in information plays out well for autocrats, who are happy to demonize those challenging false narratives, writes Annie Game, director of free expression group IFEX.
The watchdog group within World Bank sister organization International Finance Corporation (IFC) will assess a wide swath of the Cambodian microfinance sector after accepting a complaint alleging these lenders’ practices have caused social harms, civil society groups announced today.
Ten days of voting for the leadership of the NagaWorld union ended with exactly 1,000 voters and current president Chhim Sithar re-elected, a unionist said.
Two Siem Reap military police officers tasked with fighting drug crimes in the province were charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs and failing to report a crime.
Four women activists say they joined the frontline of Cambodian demonstrations after witnessing different injustices, finding both stresses and pride in their work.
Travelers with vaccines and proper identification can now cross into Thailand via the Poipet International Border Gate. The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority claimed it will have a clean drinking water plant ready by next year for residents of a Borey Piphup Thmey property whose residents say temporary water tanks are not enough to quench their thirst.
City Hall has said that NagaWorld women protesters have shown behavior “not suitable as Khmer women.” But why is this protest, and so many others in Cambodia, made up of mostly women? And is the act of protest really contradictory to the idea of Cambodian womanhood?
Sixty-percent of ethnic Vietnamese young women surveyed and 90% in indigenous groups have faced discrimination, including problems at school and especially when using their language, according to a new research report.
The union at Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino has extended its leadership election for two days to try to garner more votes due to fears it will face obstacles in renewing its registration amid a protracted labor dispute.
Human rights officials who were convicted of bribing the alleged lover of an opposition leader brought their case to the Appeal Court on Thursday, calling for the woman, who filed the complaint against them, to testify.
Residents in Kratie’s Sambor district blocked a local company from clearing land that they said they had bought for agricultural purposes, threatening to burn down equipment if the clearing continued.
Malaysian ambassador Eldeen Hasaini Mohd Hashim discussed the labor issues surrounding online gambling and scam work in Cambodia, the shifting nature of worker recruitment, and diplomatic approaches to addressing the issue amid ongoing citizen rescues.
Phnom Penh’s deputy traffic police chief caused an accident while drunk driving on Wednesday night and was fined about $100, municipal police said.
The trio of fired workers were employed at SYSG Garment factory in Ang Snoul district and said they were terminated without cause or notice last week.
Kampot and Kep fishing communities threatened as tourism project linked to the wife of a government minister reportedly moves forward.
The founder of a minor party was arrested and imprisoned after failing to show up for questioning for allegedly using forged documents while trying to register his party last year.
A judge continued to question Kem Sokha over procedures and result of the 2013 national election, as the treason trial completed the 38th hearing in the protracted criminal case.