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The victim’s mother, Sos Mas, 67, and cousin Ya Smathel, 34, in Setbo commune, in Kandal province’s Takhmao city, on November 20, 2020. (Michael Dickison/VOD)

Court Sees Mob Killing of Cham Banana Thief as Self-Defense

A Cham fisherman was killed on Wednesday after being caught stealing in Kandal province, but many details are unclear. While the Cham fishing community calls for justice, the court is examining the killing as a case of self-defense.

CNRP co-founder Kem Sokha, center, and GDP co-founder Yang Saing Koma, right, during a visit to a farm in Pursat province in November 2020, in this photograph posted to Saing Koma's Twitter page.

Time to Find New Way Forward in Politics, Defectors, Minor Parties Say

After three years without a viable political opposition, politicians who stand apart or have broken from the outlawed main opposition party say the old vehicle of the CNRP should be left aside to give people with grievances a chance to participate in politics again.

A defrocked monk (seated, center) accused of the rape of 12 boys, in an undated photograph with authorities posted to the Facebook page of the Child Protection Unit on November 10, 2020.

Ex-Monk Arrested 6 Years After Allegations of Raping 12 Novices

A defrocked monk accused of the rape of 12 boys, and who has been on the run from police for six years, was arrested in June at a pagoda in Ratanakiri province where he was living as a monk, the head of a child protection police unit said on Friday.