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Opposition leader Kem Sokha leaves the Phnom Pen Muncipal Court on February 27, 2020 (Ouch Sony/VOD)

Appeal Court to Hear Petition From Kem Sokha Lawyers

The Appeal Court will hear arguments next week from Kem Sokha’s lawyers, who are opposing a decision by lower court judges to accept new evidence submitted by the prosecution in the opposition leader’s stalled treason trial.

The site of a building collapse in Kep during the night of January 3, 2020. (Pov Meta/VOD)

Collapsed Building Had Too Little Rebar, Wrong Cement, Officials Say

Officials in Kep province, where 36 people were killed when an unfinished building collapsed on them last week, said the construction had various technical failures — from using incorrect materials to building too many floors — and diverged from what the building permit allowed.

Rescuers search for survivors of a building collapse in Kep province on January 4, 2019. (VOD)

Kep Building Collapse Kills 36, Including 6 Children

Rescue teams have pulled 23 injured survivors and the bodies of 36 dead, including six children, from the rubble of an under-construction, seven-story building, which fell on Friday in the coastal province, Kep City Hall said in a statement on Sunday.

A traffic accident involving a truck and a van along Road 41 in Kampong Speu province's Baset district on June 11, 2019 is seen in this photograph posted to the Kampong Speu Provincial Police Headquarters' Facebook page.

We’re Failing to Prevent Road Accidents, Sar Kheng Says

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the government’s campaign to prevent traffic accidents is failing, with the number of accidents and injuries in the first 10 months of this year rising by about a third compared to last year, and deaths up by 10 percent.

US Ambassador Patrick Murphy and CNRP president Kem Sokha outside Sokha’s Phnom Penh home on November 11, 2019. (Sanh Bun Hoeun/VOD)

After Kem Sokha Meeting, US Advises Gov’t to Drop Charges

A day after having his court restrictions relaxed, opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday met with the French and U.S. ambassadors at his home, though he refrained from speaking to journalists because he was unclear whether it would violate his ban on participating in politics.