At least 10 environmental activists, including a Spanish national, were detained in Koh Kong province Monday after they attempted to prevent officials from reaching a community of ethnic minority villagers who have been protesting plans for a hydropower dam that would flood their ancestral home and a critical wildlife habitat.

September 16, 2014

A soldier who wounded an ethnic Bunong man when he fired in his direction while guarding a rubber concession in Mondolkiri province earlier this month will not be arrested because the victim suffered only a “small injury,” police said Monday.

September 16, 2014

Before she was brutally murdered in February, Va Dary felt like a prisoner in her own home —a two-story gated residence given to her by the two-star military general charged on Sunday with killing her and their 6-year-old daughter, her mother said Monday.

September 16, 2014
Free Trade Union president Chea Mony enters the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for questioning over his role in nationwide garment-sector strikes in December and January. At least five other union leaders have been called to court this week over charges including intentional violence and destruction of property. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Free Trade Union President Chea Mony on Monday became the second union leader to be placed under judicial supervision this month by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for alleged criminal activity during nationwide garment worker strikes in December and January.

September 16, 2014

Phnom Penh dentist Eng Lykuong, who alleges she was defrauded of $1 million by a Cambodia-based company, on Monday rejected government spokesman Phay Siphan’s accusation that she had attacked his reputation by revealing that he had acted on behalf of one of the defendants in the case, jailed Cambodian-American businessman Richer San.

September 16, 2014

Phnom Penh Municipal Police arrested three men on Sunday for their suspected involvement in the theft of 2,500 pairs of Levi’s jeans—stolen after security guards had sleeping pills put in their drinks—from a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district early Saturday morning, police said Monday.

September 16, 2014

Some 3,000 workers protested in front of a garment factory in Prey Veng province Monday, calling for larger bonuses and better working conditions, according to unionists and factory representatives.

September 16, 2014

The last of 16 shacks that once clung to the edge of a mammoth development project in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district were demolished by the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) on Monday.

September 16, 2014

Police have arrested and deported as many as 15 nationals from China, India, Russia and Nigeria as part of their ongoing push to identify foreigners living in the country illegally through a new nationwide census, officials said Monday.

September 16, 2014

A spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday reiterated the agency’s objections to a pending plan that would see Australia transfer to Cambodia some of the asylum seekers it is currently holding offshore on the Pacific island nation of Nauru.

The body of a 52-year-old cashew farm owner was found in a well with her throat slit in Kompong Cham province on Sunday, police said.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday led a delegation of Cambodian officials, including Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol, to China for the annual four-day Asean-China Expo in Nanning City, where he planned to meet with senior officials in the Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai governments, according to an adviser to the prime minister.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday charged three men arrested last week in connection with the seizure of a stockpile of fake government documents and rubber stamps at a house in Daun Penh district.

Six Cambodian women trafficked to China to become brides and seven Cambodian victims of labor exploitation in Saudi Arabia will be repatriated by the end of the month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday.

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From left, actors Ma Rynet, Chea Samnang and Duch Lida with cameraman Meoun Vanna on the set of the television series ‘Neary Chhlat,’ or ‘Smart Girls’ (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

The premise may sounds familiar: Three women private detectives shadow suspicious characters, use cutting-edge spy equipment to gather evidence, can unlock any door in seconds, and of course are attractive.


Han Visot thought the overhead lights in his hospital room were X-ray machines. He was sure the FBI was monitoring his movements and had bugged the room, which he called “the container.” He used a chair to barricade the door.


A 68-year-old woman faced down dozens of military and district police ordered to protect villagers attempting to demarcate her land on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district after they sold it to a cousin of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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