BREAKING: Licadho President Selected as Ninth Member of New NEC

CNRP leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha used the first convention of their united opposition party Sunday to appeal to supporters not to abandon the party after it cut a deal last week with the government to enter the National Assembly.

July 28, 2014

In 1983, when he was 13, Chino left a Thai refugee camp on the Cambodian border and went to live in the U.S. with his grandmother, aunts and sisters. He never expected to see Cambodia again.

July 28, 2014

A 23-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder while breast-feeding her baby during a shootout between police and smugglers attempting to transport illegally logged wood through Kratie province on Thursday night, according to authorities.

July 28, 2014

Oddar Meanchey provincial court charged four men and a woman with human trafficking on Saturday for attempting to illegally smuggle 51 migrant workers into Thailand, officials said Sunday.

July 28, 2014

More than 190 workers at two separate garment factories fainted at work on Friday and Saturday, both times after complaining of foul odors, union leaders and workers said.

July 28, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday concluded the trial of two former employees of Canadia Bank and two alleged accomplices charged in October with embezzling more than $2 million from fraudulent credit card accounts.

July 28, 2014

Customers at a cafe in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kork district were thrown into panic Sunday when 23-year-old restaurateur Yen Yunthoy unwrapped a gift from a recently fired employee to discover a grenade concealed inside a Nokia mobile phone box, officials said.

July 28, 2014

A company that villagers say owns land that was illegally grabbed from them in Kandal province asked more than 100 residents of Ponhea Leu commune to leave the firm out of their dispute and focus their ire on Phanimex, which is owned by powerful businesswoman Suy Sophan.

July 28, 2014
IN BRIEF

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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