As far as Prey Sar prison authorities are concerned, the three days of Khmer New Year are just like any other days. But for two prisoners—a rogue Cambodian-American lawyer locked up for assaulting journalists and a British businessman accused of defrauding millions from U.K. pension funds—the average day can be quite odd.
Killings over environmental and land disputes around the world are on the rise and Cambodia ranks near the top, according to a new report by Global Witness.
Ath Thorn, the embattled president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), said yesterday that he plans to call on his members—mostly garment factory workers—to help fund a $25,000 bail order that would keep him from being detained on allegations of incitement.
Cambodia urgently needs public finance reform to address its persistent budget deficit, which is caused by one of the lowest tax revenues in the developing world, according to a report from the Deloitte University Press.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has written to King Norodom Sihamoni to wish him luck on the occasion of Khmer New Year, less than two weeks after the government condemned him for supposedly disrespecting the King.
Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung has been awarded this year’s John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award, an annual prize worth $50,000 given by the New York-based Asian Cultural Council.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy was scheduled to depart for the Netherlands last night to attend a Liberal International conference in Rotterdam with other leaders of liberal parties from around the world.
Two men were seriously injured on Friday when an anti-tank mine exploded beneath them as they plowed their farmland in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district, local police said yesterday.
The Geneva-based Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders yesterday called for intervention in the Preah Vihear governor’s effort to shut down an NGO that supports ethnic Kuoy people who are fighting a land-battle with a Chinese sugar company in the province.
Nine Cambodian workers returning home from Thailand died Friday in a car crash, the first major traffic disaster in the lead up to Khmer New Year.
Cambodia and Japan signed a joint agreement Friday to work toward lowering carbon emissions in Cambodia with the help of Japanese technology.