Social Issues
Aun Pheap, a former Cambodia Daily reporter, at his desk in the newsroom in Phnom Penh on September 3, 2017, when staff produced the final issue of the newspaper (Ben Woods)

Court Drops Case Against Former Cambodia Daily Reporters

The Ratanakiri Provincial Court on Tuesday dropped the incitement charges leveled against two former reporters for the Cambodia Daily as the plaintiff in the case withdrew his complaint three years after bringing them to the court.

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.