A “shadow cabinet” will be created inside the National Assembly once the CNRP’s lawmakers-elect swear into office, senior opposition party officials said Thursday, in a move that nine years ago saw an opposition lawmaker imprisoned on charges of inciting a rebellion.

July 25, 2014

While the Daun Penh district security guards have established a reputation this year for their brutal attacks on protesters, the security force assembled for the July 15 protest was also composed of less seasoned guards from other precincts, according to Daun Penh district governor Kuoch Chamroeun.

July 25, 2014

Government officials on Thursday said they are still waiting for the U.S. Embassy to make good on a 2012 offer to clean up several barrels of the riot control agent CS that were dropped on Cambodia during the U.S.’ war with Vietnam and which the U.S. has admitted supplying.

July 25, 2014
Tep Vanny teaches protesting tactics to families in Phnom Penh's Chroy Changva district yesterday. (Matt Blomberg/The Cambodia Daily)

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.

July 25, 2014

About 160 villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district embroiled in a land dispute with a plantation owner are the latest evictees to take residence in Phnom Penh’s Samakki Raingsey pagoda.

July 25, 2014

A Japanese publisher has withdrawn from circulation a Vietnamese language textbook that pictured Angkor Wat on the front cover following a protest from the Cambodian Embassy in Japan, according to an official.

July 25, 2014

Environment Minister Say Sam Al on Thursday met with U.N. and NGO representatives to discuss the ongoing dispute between the powerful Chinese-owned Union Development Group and villagers in Koh Kong province who say they were kicked off their land and had their shelters torched.

July 25, 2014

A military police officer was detained and questioned after allegedly beating a man and pulling his gun on him following a minor traffic accident in Prampi Makara district, police officials said.

July 25, 2014

About 250 villagers protested against development firm Phanimex on Thursday as their commune chief faced questioning in Kandal provincial court over an ongoing land dispute.

July 25, 2014
IN BRIEF

Police and deminers in Kandal province on Wednesday removed from a riverbank a 241-kg Mark 82 bomb, of the kind the U.S. dropped on Cambodia in the heavy bombing that took place during its war against neighboring Vietnam.

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured late on Wednesday night when he was beaten by a large crowd in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district after attempting to steal a motorcycle, police said.

Police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet City said on Thursday that they have identified the suspected perpetrator of an acid attack on Monday afternoon that left a 30-year-old woman hospitalized, and that they are looking to make an arrest as soon as possible.

Rat hunter Lak Han prepares several kilograms of rats outside his home at the Stung Meanchey dumpsite. (Holly Robertson/The Cambodia Daily)

Just after sunrise in the slums surrounding the Stung Meanchey dump, Lak Han, 45, sits in the dirt outside his home methodically chopping up a large pile of rodents.

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Before the Thai junta seized power in late May, Pich, a 45-year-old teacher from Banteay Meanchey, used to join a queue of about 400 cars every morning lined up at the Poipet International Checkpoint to enter Thailand.

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At a press event on Friday aimed at “enhancing social understanding,” officials from Thailand’s military government met with nearly 100 Cambodian journalists to defend the junta’s handling of a crackdown on illegal labor that began earlier this month.

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