The Water Festival will be held in Phnom Penh this November for the first time since 353 people were trampled to death or suffocated in a stampede on a Koh Pich bridge during celebrations in 2010, officials said Tuesday.

August 20, 2014

The number of people charged in land disputes across the country so far this year has already surpassed the number of charges in all of 2013 in what rights group Adhoc on Tuesday called an “alarming” increase in legal action against those wrapped up in land-related disputes.

August 20, 2014

A leader of recent protests against inflammatory remarks by a Vietnamese Embassy spokesman said Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Tuesday condoned the burning of a Vietnamese flag in front of the embassy last week.

August 20, 2014

More than 200 villagers from Siem Reap City blocked two trucks from passing their village on Monday in protest of the damage the trucks are causing to the community, allowing them to pass only when the company promised to help take care of the road.

August 20, 2014

Two forestry administration officials who were arrested and detained in Kratie province for extorting money from pepper farmers were transferred to Phnom Penh on Tuesday upon the request of the Anti-Corruption Unit, officials said.

August 20, 2014

More than 100 villagers including ex-Khmer Rouge soldiers protested outside Battambang’s provincial head office for the second day Tuesday requesting intervention in a land dispute with a commune official and the release of two villagers from police detention, according to a rights monitor.

August 20, 2014

Police in Pursat province on Tuesday found about 900 liters of safrole oil, which can be used in the production of ecstasy, buried in a Veal Veng district backyard just meters from where more than 2,000 liters was unearthed Monday.

August 20, 2014

Immigration police detained nine foreigners last night after receiving a tip from local authorities in Meanchey district’s Boeng Tompun commune that the group was making fake passports and visas.

August 20, 2014

Police shot an unarmed man suspected of dealing drugs in the stomach on Monday after a frantic chase in which four suspects escaped capture, officials said Tuesday.

Anti-eviction activists from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood Monday protested in front of the local office of the Singapore-based HLH Group against its plans to buy land on a piece of Phnom Penh real estate from which some 3,000 families have been forcibly evicted.

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It started on Radio Free Asia’s morning political affairs program on June 6. A diplomat at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh denied that Cambodia’s historical claim over today’s Southern Vietnam had extended up to colonial France’s departure in June 1949.


Sihanoukville has become a haven for high-end development in recent years, with private beach resorts, luxury island retreats, five-star hotels and casinos rising up along its coast. But as the town’s star grows brighter on the tourist map, Ochheuteal Beach and the adjoining backpacker hub Serendipity Beach retain their reputation as the perfect place to find trouble in paradise.


Prosecutor Ros Sereysocheata drove home her point forcefully: The defendant, she said, was unquestionably guilty of human trafficking and having sex with a minor.

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