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A group of about 30 district security guards brutally assaulted a small contingent of CNRP supporters and onlookers on Monday morning near Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.

April 21, 2014

More than 2,000 workers at three factories in Svay Rieng’s Bavet City went on strike Saturday, claiming their bosses owed them money.

April 21, 2014

At least eight bus drivers from Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation company were fired last week for leading a strike before Khmer New Year to demand higher wages, employees and union representatives said Sunday.

April 21, 2014

Hun Manet, the oldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the commander of the Ministry of Defense’s counterterrorism department, used the opening ceremony of a new building at a Phnom Penh pagoda Sunday to warn of the possible consequences of increased political division in the country since last year’s disputed national election.

April 21, 2014

A provincial court has charged him with treason. The government wants him arrested as soon as he steps foot inside the country. Prime Minister Hun Sen has branded his group a terrorist organization bent on the bloody overthrow of the government.

April 21, 2014

A police officer who has been implicated in a fatal hit-and-run has been asked by local police in Kandal province to come to their office and negotiate a settlement for the victims’ families, police said Sunday.

April 21, 2014

The Club of Cambodian Journalists released a statement on Friday expressing concern over three recent cases of reporters facing harassment while attempting to document illegal logging in Preah Vihear, Pursat and Kompong Cham provinces.

April 21, 2014

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights issued a statement Sunday condemning last week’s approval by the Council of Ministers of three long-awaited laws on judicial reform, citing a lack of proper public consultation on the laws.

April 21, 2014
IN BRIEF

The government is on the verge of signing a multi-year contract worth at least $50 million with a Malaysian defense contractor to overhaul and maintain its fleet of T-55 tanks, according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.

A 57-year-old hairdresser was arrested on Friday for allegedly conspiring with a Chinese national to sell 120 fake gold coins, supposedly from the Qing Dynasty, military police said Sunday.

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the U.S. military will today begin a nine-day joint exercise known as Angkor Sentinel 2014, according to the U.S. Embassy.

Four people died and six were injured in a three-vehicle pileup on Friday night in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district, local police said.

Musician Salvatore Fodera demonstrates the technique for playing classical guitar. (Lauren Crothers/The Cambodia Daily)

The classical guitar has yet to develop a following in Cambodia. But that does not discourage Italian musician Salvatore Fodera—it is the reason he found the time to come back here.

This photo taken in the early 2000s shows the heavy damage caused to National Road 11 in Prey Veng province during the 2000 floods that devastated the country. This 1970 jeep was Mr. Gascuel’s vehicle at the time. (Alain Gascuel)

When Alain Gascuel produced his first atlas in 2003, it was a matter of necessity. Cambodia’s roads had been mapped in the 1980s. Then, with the country engulfed in conflicts through the 1990s, no update had been done for years.

One of the exhibits at the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. (T. D. Bhutia)

It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.

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