Hundreds of personnel from the elite Bodyguard Unit have garrisoned the northeast corner of Phnom Tamao forest, which was stripped clean in 10 days, with soldiers now leading reforestation efforts ordered by the prime minister.
Protesting NagaWorld workers were able to breeze past police barriers usually set up to block them and were allowed to resume their protest outside the casino complex, as a visiting UN official observed them.
At least 13 former CNRP activists who were convicted in March for their involvement in the formation of the overseas CNRM opposition movement and for comments about the Covid-19 response appealed their sentences at the Appeal Court on Tuesday.
A train hit a car in Pursat province with no parties injured; four opposition parties unite to push reforms at the National Assembly, NEC and Interior Ministry.
Three Kampong Thom military police officers have been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a deputy village chief, as a spokesperson revealed that the victim’s body indicated a “lack of oxygen” but said there was no evidence of police violence.
A Cambodian boxing coach is among a group of Cambodians and Chinese facing charges from the covert raid of Sihanoukville’s Jin Gang casino in April, from which more than 200 Vietnamese nationals were released.
Over 300 vendors from O’Russei Market in central Phnom Penh petitioned Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday to intervene to reduce their stall prices amid persistent economic effects of the pandemic.
The family of a Kampong Thom deputy village chief, who allegedly died in custody last week, has asked for a speedy investigation into the death, with around a dozen officers being questioned last week.
Tbong Khmum pepper farmers say they’re abandoning their fields as the crop’s appeal has withered under poor prices and bad harvests, with one agriculture official blaming bad farming habits on the decline.
The government opened the floor to reporters’ questions about foreigners trafficked into the country’s online fraud operations, with officials trying to shift blame, claim ignorance and accuse critics of not understanding the “technical” nature of these cases.
Phnom Penh City Hall said it will file a court complaint against protesting NagaWorld workers for allegedly damaging metal police barricades during a violent clash on Thursday, with workers hitting back that the police were the aggressors.
A Phnom Penh court prosecutor has decided to formally charge opposition leader Son Chhay for public defamation in two cases, with his lawyer saying the cases now proceed to trial.
Crops have been destroyed and farmers jailed in Chung Plas and Memang, communes straddling the border of two Mondulkiri wildlife sanctuaries. Restrictions appear to residents to be shifting and arbitrary — at the mercy of environment officials on patrol.
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.