Most garment factories did not open for business Thursday, choosing to extend the Khmer New Year holidays—which officially ended Wednesday—rather than face industrial action in the form of a planned nationwide stay-at-home strike.
The deputy governor of Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district was attacked by a group of CNRP supporters Thursday at a memorial ceremony marking the 39th anniversary of the day the Khmer Rouge came to power.
CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha used a radio interview on Wednesday night to clarify his stance on the talks last week between Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy to end the post-election deadlock, in which a date for a new election was apparently the only sticking point.
Svay Rieng provincial police Thursday publicly defended a district police official accused of corruption after conducting their own investigation into the claims.
There were 185 reported traffic accidents nationwide over the Khmer New Year holiday this year, resulting in 48 fatalities and 406 injuries, an increase in accidents and injuries but a nearly 30 percent decrease in deaths compared to the holiday period last year, an official said.
Villagers from an ethnic minority community in Koh Kong province’s Areng Valley continued their blockade over the Khmer New Year holiday of an access road leading to the site of a proposed dam they say would destroy their way of life.
Dozens of villagers gathered outside the Samlei commune office in Svay Rieng province Thursday to demand the ouster of the deputy police chief, who used his AK-47 to break up a brawl involving his sons on Wednesday.
Mu Sochua, a lawmaker-elect for the opposition CNRP, announced Thursday that she will on Sunday morning resume her campaign to enter Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park.
A man was chopped to death with an ax Wednesday after he confronted a group of three men who allegedly beat his 12-year-old daughter on the dance floor of a Khmer New Year party, police said Thursday.
The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first three months of this year increased by 13.49 percent compared with the same period last year, according to official port figures.
One man was killed and two were seriously injured in Kandal province on Tuesday night after a fight broke out during a Khmer New Year party at a local pagoda, police and local officials said.
Police in the early hours of Tuesday morning detained a restaurant worker in Preah Sihanouk province for assaulting a U.S. Marine.