The CNRP’s 55 elected lawmakers moved a step closer to swearing into their positions in the National Assembly on Monday, with leaders of the opposition party and the ruling CPP settling on the president of rights group Licadho as the “consensus” member of the new electoral commission.

July 29, 2014

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier shot dead an 18-year-old man on Saturday in Preah Vihear province’s Kulen district during an argument with the teenager’s family and neighbors, local police said.

July 29, 2014

Nang Kumnour, a 25-year-old migrant worker who tried to enter Thailand last week, is too embarrassed to return home.

July 29, 2014
Firefighters attempt to put out a fire Monday morning that completely gutted a garment factory in Phnom Penh's Pur Senchey district, killing a Chinese supervisor. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

An early-morning fire in Pur Senchey district Monday completely gutted a garment factory that made jeans for U.S. retailer Kmart, killing one Chinese supervisor and injuring three others. Police said Monday afternoon that they are still searching for the cause of the blaze.

July 29, 2014

A 22-year-old Phnom Penh resident was arrested Monday after he confessed to sending a gift-wrapped grenade to a local cafe in an attempt to extort money from the cafe’s owner, municipal military police said.

July 29, 2014

More villagers involved in a land dispute with an agribusiness company in Kratie province arrived at Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda Monday as they announced plans to march on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house if their land dispute is not settled by Friday.

July 29, 2014

About 100 villagers—including a number of former Khmer Rouge soldiers—locked in a land dispute with an agriculture firm temporarily forced the company on Sunday to cease excavating the contested site in Kampot province.

July 29, 2014

Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong on Monday visited the site of a fire that broke out in Meanchey district over the weekend to hand out gifts to 119 villagers who lost their homes.

July 29, 2014

Lin Yu Shin, the 54-year-old Taiwanese owner of the now defunct Giant Ocean International Fishing Co., appeared in Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday on fresh charges laid after a man claimed that he was trafficked by the company to work on a boat in South Africa.

July 29, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy will attend a special session of the National Assembly today that has been called to announce his validity as a lawmaker-elect.

A husband and wife were found guilty of human trafficking and sentenced to 15 years in jail on Friday after paying $400 to adopt a baby they planned to take to Malaysia with the sole intention of using it to make money begging.

A large fire sparked by roof repair work destroyed at least 35 homes Sunday in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey commune. Neth Vantha, director of the Phnom Penh Municipal Fire Department, said a man welding a villager’s roof sparked the fire.


In the aftermath of the covenant struck between Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, the opposition was fast to frame the deal as a grudging and rare concession from an authoritarian party deeply protective of its power.


When two middle-aged novices emerged with signs protesting the development of disputed land near the tip of the Chroy Changva peninsula on Thursday, one of the country’s foremost anti-eviction activists was there to tell them they were doing it all wrong.


Behind the walls of the nondescript Hung Tak garment factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, more than 400 workers have been toiling in substandard conditions to cut and stitch clothing for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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