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CNRP president Kem Sokha at his home in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2019. (Sanh Bun Hoeun/VOD)

Investigation Into Kem Sokha’s Treason Case Closed

UPDATED 6:10 p.m. — A Phnom Penh judge has closed the investigation into opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason case more than two years after his arrest, with the court still left to decide whether and when to send the case to trial.

Prime Minister Hun Sen presides over an event at Phnom Penh’s Sokha Hotel on November 7, 2019, in a photo posted to his Facebook page.

Hun Sen Warns of Electricity Shortages Till May

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Thursday that the country could face electricity shortages over more than six months, with blackouts similar to those that afflicted the country earlier this year.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan at the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh (file photo)

Government Spokesman Accuses US of Backing Rainsy-Led ‘Terrorism’

The dissolved opposition party has reorganized and raised funds in the U.S., a situation that amounts to U.S. support for a “terrorist movement,” government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Thursday, the morning after the new U.S. ambassador to Cambodia landed in Phnom Penh.

Six CNRP Members Arrested as Sar Kheng Allegedly Orders Pagoda Surveillance

Another six former members of the outlawed opposition were arrested this weekend — at least two for plotting and incitement to commit a felony — while Interior Minister Sar Kheng has allegedly ordered authorities to monitor CNRP supporters gathering at pagodas over the current Pchum Ben festival.

A truck is seen transporting logs in the Prey Lang Forest in Kratie province in early 2019. (Ouch Leng)

Three Oknhas Suspected of Skirting Summons Over Alleged Forestry Crimes

Three business tycoons who were summoned for court questioning in relation to alleged forestry crimes are suspected by officials of attempting to avoid justice, days after the government issued a plan directing authorities to freeze the assets of forestry offenders and take other actions.