Two members of Anonymous Cambodia, an arm of the global hacking group, were arrested this month on charges of infiltrating government websites and stealing sensitive data, following an eight-month operation by local authorities and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the National Police website.

April 23, 2014
A man walks past the future site of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation adjacent to the international airport on Russian Boulevard. (Siv Channa)

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation has swapped its headquarters on Norodom Boulevard and will move to a location adjacent to Phnom Penh International Airport by next year, civil aviation officials confirmed Tuesday.

April 23, 2014

A heightened global profile for the opposition CNRP since last year’s disputed election has brought with it a new challenge: balancing multiple foreign relations.

April 23, 2014
Union leader Ath Thorn speaks outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday. (Siv Channa)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday ordered embattled union leader Ath Thorn to stay away from the SL garment factory and its workers and to avoid any public gatherings that could “damage public order,” drawing a tight circle around one of the country’s most influential independent union bosses.

April 23, 2014

A day after union leaders conceded that a nationwide stay-at-home strike in the garment sector had failed, fresh strikes raged in Svay Rieng, Kandal and Kompong Speu provinces, with workers claiming bosses reneged on agreements for extra Khmer New Year vacation days.

April 23, 2014

Nearly 500 women were tested this month in a screening drive at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital for human papillomavirus, two strains of which are known to cause cervical cancer, but the free Pap smear was advertised as being available only to married women.

April 23, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday handed down a one-year suspended sentence to a 31-year-old Chinese man and fined him two million riel, or about $500, two days after he crashed his SUV into a garbage truck while drunk and gravely injured a young trash collector, court and police officials said.

April 23, 2014

The Royal Cabinet on Tuesday called for a statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk to be removed from the facade of a building near the Royal Palace that has flouted height restrictions.

April 23, 2014
IN BRIEF

Police in Kompong Speu province on Monday night stopped three container trucks on National Road 4 bound for Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, seizing more than 100 logs of illegal luxury wood, officials said.

A group of bus drivers and representatives of the Cambodian Labor Confederation (CLC) on Tuesday submitted a petition to Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng to intervene in their dispute with the Sorya Bus Transportation Company.

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and U.S. Army Pacific Command began a 10-day training exercise in Kompong Speu province Monday.

Military police and local forestry officials in Stung Treng province confiscated more than 90 pieces of luxury-grade Thnong wood from a private farm on Sunday, but only after the suspected owner escaped, according to officials.

The government is on the verge of signing a multi-year contract worth at least $50 million with a Malaysian defense contractor to overhaul and maintain its fleet of T-55 tanks, according to Malaysian state news agency Bernama.

Musician Salvatore Fodera demonstrates the technique for playing classical guitar. (Lauren Crothers/The Cambodia Daily)

The classical guitar has yet to develop a following in Cambodia. But that does not discourage Italian musician Salvatore Foderà—it is the reason he found the time to come back here.

This photo taken in the early 2000s shows the heavy damage caused to National Road 11 in Prey Veng province during the 2000 floods that devastated the country. This 1970 jeep was Mr. Gascuel’s vehicle at the time. (Alain Gascuel)

When Alain Gascuel produced his first atlas in 2003, it was a matter of necessity. Cambodia’s roads had been mapped in the 1980s. Then, with the country engulfed in conflicts through the 1990s, no update had been done for years.

One of the exhibits at the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. (T. D. Bhutia)

It was textiles that brought Indian traders to Southeast Asia over a millennium ago, and it was textiles that brought India and Cambodia together this week for the opening of the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem Reap City.

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