Land Management Minister Im Chhun Lim intervened in a high-profile land dispute between villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district and a South Korean agribusiness firm over the weekend, announcing Saturday that the contested 1,562-hectare tract would be taken back from the company and awarded to local residents.
Sichan Siv, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month and ordered to remain in Cambodia following allegations that he and two business partners defrauded a Phnom Penh dentist out of $1 million, officials have confirmed.
Defense Minister Tea Banh on Saturday said he would add some 700 additional soldiers to the ranks of the military’s Phnom Penh-based Brigade 70 next year so the unit can better help local military police quell protests.
On the Sesan and Srepok rivers in the northeast, boats of all shapes and sizes lug timber back and forth between the banks. Men wait on craggy land alongside the water with jerry-rigged winches and homemade vehicles to drag precious cargo up steep inclines. Fallen logs bob around in the shallows.
Military police on Saturday razed two marijuana plantations they found on a remote mountaintop in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district, a military police official said Sunday.
The Prey Veng Provincial Court charged two brothers with torture and acts of cruelty Saturday for holding a 14-year-old boy’s head underwater in an outdoor cistern after he stole four coconuts from their property, officials said Sunday.
The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia and the opposition CNRP on Sunday called on the National Election Committee to suspend its annual update of the voter list until the new bipartisan election committee is created.
About 70 families living in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district protested outside their commune office Friday, accusing a businesswoman of attempting to bribe them to stop protesting over land they say she stole from them.
About 3,000 workers at the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province have agreed to return to work after two weeks of strikes and protests against what they claim was a deliberate effort by management to withhold part of their last paycheck.
A senior Thai military official is visiting Cambodia with plans to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and possibly discuss the two countries’ military standoff near the border-hugging Preah Vihear temple, according to Thai media.
About 100 villagers marched through Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district on Saturday, handing out leaflets in an effort to inform the public about their land dispute with Thailand’s Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Limited.
Thirty-eight garment workers were injured Saturday morning when a truck they were riding on collided head on with an oncoming vehicle on National Road 3 in Kandal province, according to police.
Police suspect two Cambodian Mine Action Center officials of driving one of the organization’s vehicles while drunk after they spent Friday night sleeping inside their car after it veered off the road and into a ditch in Battambang province.