The government released preliminary results from Cambodia’s first ever agriculture census Wednesday, hoping the flood of new, reliable figures will help planners boost the country’s critical agriculture sector, grow the economy and cut poverty.

August 21, 2014

In March, the Ministry of Labor for the first time began requiring union leaders to submit proof they had no previous criminal convictions before they would be allowed to register a new union or local branch.

August 21, 2014

National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun on Wednesday rejected reports in Vietnamese media that Assembly President Heng Samrin had assured the Vietnamese prime minister that protesters would be punished for burning the country’s flag in front of its embassy in Phnom Penh last week.

August 21, 2014

Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief General Pol Saroeun met Wednesday with General Vincent Brooks, the chief of the U.S. Army’s Pacific Command, to discuss cooperation between the two militaries in the region.

August 21, 2014

Villagers in Kompong Speu province claim they were harassed by authorities there after holding a protest in front of ANZ Royal Bank’s head office in Phnom Penh last week to demand that the lender help them because it had financed a sugar plantation they accuse of stealing their land.

August 21, 2014

Members of a wealthy family accused of torturing and holding captive a girl, now 18, for eight years and her brother, 12, for two years vehemently denied the charges to reporters at their Tuol Kok villa Wednesday as the boy appeared for questioning at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

August 21, 2014

Prey Sar prison officials are carting thousands of liters of water to the prison each day because a construction company smashed a water main and has yet to fix it.

August 21, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son, Hun Many, on Monday lodged a complaint with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court against a man who allegedly used his name to demand expedited customs clearance at the Sihanoukville port, his lawyer said.

August 21, 2014
IN BRIEF

Police on Tuesday seized a cache of 14 tons of rosewood hidden inside a fake Sokimex gasoline tanker truck driving through Oddar Meanchey province.

A 67-year-old woman from Kampot province was arrested Wednesday for attempting to prevent a construction company from clearing land she says belongs to her, police said.

Nine foreigners detained by immigration police for allegedly making fake visas and passports will be sent to court for questioning today, an official said Wednesday.

The Indian Embassy’s exhibition “Women by Women,” featuring the work of 60 Indian women artists, presents a vision of women that goes beyond the obvious themes.

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It started on Radio Free Asia’s morning political affairs program on June 6. A diplomat at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh denied that Cambodia’s historical claim over today’s Southern Vietnam had extended up to colonial France’s departure in June 1949.

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Sihanoukville has become a haven for high-end development in recent years, with private beach resorts, luxury island retreats, five-star hotels and casinos rising up along its coast. But as the town’s star grows brighter on the tourist map, Ochheuteal Beach and the adjoining backpacker hub Serendipity Beach retain their reputation as the perfect place to find trouble in paradise.

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Prosecutor Ros Sereysocheata drove home her point forcefully: The defendant, she said, was unquestionably guilty of human trafficking and having sex with a minor.

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