Khan Leakhena
Chinese tattooed man

Chinese Video Stokes Fears, Sparks Police Inquiry

A widely shared video showing almost 20 tattooed men aggressively chanting about chaos in Sihanoukville was possibly linked to a Chinese criminal group, the Chinese Embassy has suggested, sparking a police investigation.

Kandal Provincial Police Chief Iv Chamroeun

Kandal Police Chief Rejects Slew of Corruption Claims

Kandal Provincial Police Chief Iv Chamroeun faces a complaint alleging he siphoned election funds, kept cars confiscated from criminals and took bribes from cockfighting rings, among 16 total accusations.

Union Leaders Vow Labor Day Marches Despite Ban

Thousands of workers are expected to gather across Phnom Penh for International Labor Day rallies on Wednesday, with independent workers union leaders vowing to defy a government ban on marching and restrictions on attendance numbers.

Authorities Block Party to Help Clean Pungent Canal

A group of young people hoping to celebrate the Khmer New Year by cleaning up Phnom Penh’s heavily polluted Beoung Trabek canal and raise awareness for the environment were stopped by local authorities who said the area was too dirty.

Displaced Villagers Protest CPP Senator’s $500 Compensation Offer

Almost 700 villagers from Kompong Speu province protested outside the Land Management Ministry on Thursday to demand more than the $500 in compensation they were offered for losing several hectares of land each to a ruling party senator’s sugarcane plantation.

Long Kimheang, the wife of imprisoned translator Rath Rott Mony, holds her son as she is dragged by masked women and authorities while protesting in front of the Russian Embassy in Phnom Penh on April 3, 2019. (Hy Chhay/VOD)

Mysterious Women Drag Detained Journalist’s Wife From Protest

Women wearing surgical masks and claiming to be acting on behalf of authorities prevented a protest in front of the Russian Embassy on Wednesday over the jailing of a journalist who helped report on child trafficking for Moscow’s RT service.