Eak Yuthea Reak went to Bak Touk High School in Phnom Penh on Friday clutching a small piece of paper inscribed with seven names. He was there to collect the national exam results of a group of friends who couldn’t bear the stress of finding out their scores in person.
In the early 1970s, Soy Sen, the illegitimate son of a local official, lived with his grandmother in a tiny house here. Too poor to attend school past the second grade, he spent his days running free through his family’s small rice field as he tended cattle.
Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Friday released on bail five villagers at the center of a high-profile land dispute with the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. The villagers’ arrests had sparked a series of recent protests in Phnom Penh.
Despite government efforts this week to stop land protesters from flooding into the capital to seek help from national-level authorities, dozens of aggrieved villagers involved in land disputes protested once again in Phnom Penh on Friday.
Two men were arrested in Prey Veng province on Friday for repeatedly dunking a 14-year-old boy’s head in a container of water after he apparently stole four coconuts from their property, according to local police officials.
Several major unions say their representatives must now seek what amounts to authorization from factory management before garment workers can form a new union or branch within the factory.
On April 3, during a confrontation with security forces after she attempted to gain access to Phnom Penh’s cordoned-off Freedom Park, CNRP lawmaker Mu Sochua whipped out a small yellow card and began to read out loud her rights in the event of an arrest.
Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Thursday handed out a total of $30,000 in cash gifts to about 1,000 military police at a ceremony praising their “perfect” service and discipline after a year that saw many violent, and at times deadly, protests.
Ratanakkiri provincial anti-drug police on Wednesday arrested a serial drug smuggler with more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, concluding a monthlong undercover operation that marked the unit’s biggest bust to date.
The UN and human rights groups called on the government Friday to honor its obligations as a party to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and thoroughly investigate the disappearance of 16-year-old Khem Sopath, who was last seen lying bloodied and injured during violent protests in January.
The Singaporean Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday issued a statement condemning the egging of its front gate on Wednesday by anti-eviction protesters, calling the act “unacceptable.”
Two people were found guilty of trafficking a 13-year-old deaf and mute girl into a brothel and handed 15-year jail sentences at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday.
Phnom Penh municipal economic-crime police arrested a man for possession of more than 300 bottles of counterfeit shower gel at his home in Sen Sok district on Thursday, a local official said.
Local rights group Adhoc on Thursday called on Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials to hold regular meetings with NGOs in order to better understand the human rights situation in the country.