Seven journalists on Wednesday sent a report to the governor of Kompong Chhnang province claiming that a man arrested for murdering one of their associates was framed in an attempt to cover up an illegal fishing syndicate with ties to police.

An octogenarian French-Cambodian man with bad eyesight hit and killed a woman with his speeding SUV in Sihanoukville on Tuesday before plowing into several more vehicles and a car wash, injuring six others, police said Wednesday.

AFRICA BOUND

As Cambodian soldiers assembled for a ceremony Wednesday ahead of a one-year peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, military officials expressed concerns over the Ebola outbreak that has been ravaging parts of West Africa.

IN BRIEF

A Royal Decree signed by acting head of state Chea Sim has approved the appointment of 63 advisers and assistants to National Assembly Second Vice President Nguon Nhel, according to a copy of the document obtained Wednesday.

A man was shot dead and his sister seriously wounded outside their home in Kompong Chhnang province on Tuesday evening by three armed robbers who intercepted the siblings shortly after they closed down their family’s gold-exchange business for the day, police said Wednesday.

Fishermen discovered an endangered Irrawaddy dolphin dead in the Mekong River in Kratie province on Tuesday, officials said Wednesday. There were no obvious clues as to what caused the animal’s death.

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Making good on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pledge late last year to help Cambodia reform its electoral system, a panel of election experts from Japan met with CPP and CNRP officials Wednesday to present the findings of their recent study into the system.

In May last year, after two workers were killed when a ceiling collapsed at the Wing Star Shoes factory in Kompong Speu province, then-Minister of Social Affairs Ith Sam Heng said ministries would “inspect the buildings of all factories in use.”

CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay has sent a letter to National Assembly Secretary-General Leng Peng Long accusing the official’s deputy of stacking the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks with members of his extended family.

NGOs and community representatives called on the government Wednesday to open up its secretive auctions for confiscated timber and cancel a deal that lets timber magnate Try Pheap buy all the wood in government depots, both of which they say fuel illegal logging across the country.

More than half of all Cambodians under the age of 18 have been the victim of physical violence at least once, while more than 6 percent of females and 5 percent of males reported being sexually abused as children, according to a new study released Wednesday.

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Two garment workers who were injured Tuesday when a floor collapsed at the Nishiku Enterprise factory in Takeo province lie outside Bati District Referral Hospital. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

At least eight workers sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning after the floor of a clothing factory in Takeo province collapsed, once again raising concerns about a lack of oversight of building standards in the crucial garment sector.

Displaced villagers from Preah Vihear province protest near Wat Botum park in Phnom Penh on Monday before attempting to deliver a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. (John Vink)

Eighteen land rights protesters from Preah Vihear province were injured during a clash with district security guards in Phnom Penh on Monday after they attempted to deliver a petition at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, a rights group said.

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A feud between the eldest daughter of CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha and a teenage opposition activist who shot to fame during last year’s election has once again come to a head with claims the student activist is being used in a new effort to split the opposition.

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