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A party sign removed in Phnom Penh’s Toul Sangke I commune in Russei Keo district in May 2022. (Supplied)

Candlelight Banner Taken Down for ‘Future’ Infrastructure Work

The Candlelight Party has accused a Russei Keo commune chief of tearing down a party banner in the capital, with the officials claiming the billboard was erected on state land. Separately, the Candlelight Party’s provincial head in Pailin received a second court summons for incitement — part of two cases being pursued against him since last month.

CNRP president Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Penh Muncipal Court on February 5, 2020 (Panha Chorpoan/VOD)

Kem Sokha Trial to Resume in January

Nearly two years after the suspension of hearings, former CNRP president Kem Sokha will head to a Phnom Penh court in January to attend his treason trial.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks for more than four hours during the launch of children's vaccination campaign, in a photo posted to the premier's Facebook page on August 1, 2021.

Hun Sen Launches Youth Vaccinations With Political Speech

With just over a year left on a political ban for opposition officials, Prime Minister Hun Sen said he would hand out “rehabilitation” pardons only if it “makes me pleased,” while saying he would stay in power until he “no longer wants to do it anymore.”

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CNRP Activist Arrested For Insulting Hun Sen

A former official from the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was arrested on Monday for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook — though his wife claimed the arrest was in fact due to refusals to defect to the government.

Sihanoukville Casino Leaking Sewage, Activists Say

Dark discharges of sewage are being released into Sihanoukville’s Independence Beach, environmental activists say, contradicting a recent proclamation by Land Minister Chea Sophara that he had reined in polluting seaside businesses.

Gov’t Urged to Act on Women Raising Children Behind Bars

As prisoner numbers continue to swell far beyond the capacities of Cambodia’s overcrowded jails, the government has been urged to act on pledges to reduce the number of incarcerated women giving birth and raising children behind bars.