A Filipino woman was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for attempting to smuggle 2.5 kg of cocaine into Phnom Penh from Brazil, while her Nigerian and Cambodian accomplices received jail terms of up to 30 years, court officials said.

September 17, 2014

Representatives across industries, from restaurants and hotels to auto dealers, said during a conference in Phnom Penh this week that wage increases for the country’s 600,000 garment workers affected them all.

September 17, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday heard the case of a Cambodian volunteer for a Christian anti-sex trafficking NGO who is charged with raping four boys who were under his care.

September 17, 2014

Cambodian-American businessman Richer San, who was jailed earlier this month over a $1 million fraud case, complained to the Ministry of Interior in May that Phnom Penh dentist Eng Lykuong was attempting to extort money from him and demanded to be paid $150,000 in compensation, according to documents obtained this week.

September 17, 2014

All 11 activists who were detained by police in Koh Kong province on Monday for preventing a convoy of government vehicles from reaching the Areng Valley, where villagers have been protesting a controversial hydropower dam project, were released early on Tuesday morning but vowed to continue fighting the project.

September 17, 2014

A 25-year-old American man arrested in Sihanoukville on Saturday for holding an expired visa will be extradited to the U.S. to face child-rape charges there, an immigration police official said on Tuesday.

September 17, 2014

About 1,000 workers from a Phnom Penh footwear factory got an early start on Tuesday on a cross-union campaign for a $177 minimum wage, set to start today, protesting in front of their factory over internal workplace grievances.

September 17, 2014

Two teenage farmhands were arrested Monday evening in Tbong Khmum province for the murder and robbery of cashew farm owner Thai Huoy, whose body was found in a well in Kompong Cham province on Sunday, according to police.

September 17, 2014

Interior Minister Sar Kheng told an audience of university graduates on Tuesday that recent efforts to clean up the education system would extend to his ministry to combat claims that the civil service is plagued by nepotism.

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday returned from his one-day trip to China, where he met with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli and requested the country keep its interest rate low for Chinese loans to Cambodia, as well as provide concessional loans to advance Cambodia’s rice industry and assist in the country’s national defense, an official said.

An enormous python that had escaped from a private zoo belonging to Nhim Vanda, first vice chairman of the National Committee for Disaster Management, in Kampot province on Tuesday turned up at a farm 7 km away, where it strangled two pigs to death and swallowed a third.

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is scheduled to address the U.N. General Assembly in New York a week after the country’s outgoing human rights envoy, Surya Subedi, delivers his account of the situation in Cambodia before the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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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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