In a 2012 letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, then-Banteay Meanchey Governor Oung Oeun wrote that a trio of provincial officials had colluded to “illegally” confiscate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of machinery belonging to a British businessman’s company, International Green Energy.

October 2, 2014

The National Assembly unanimously passed a bill Wednesday turning the country’s National Election Committee into a constitutional body, with CPP lawmakers making good on one of the key promises the ruling party made to the opposition CNRP in a July deal that broke the country’s 10-month political stalemate.

October 2, 2014

Police identified the owner of the Range Rover as Hou Sila, deputy chief of the tourist police in Preah Vihear, and said his daughter is suspected of being the driver at the time of the crash.

October 2, 2014
A protester displays a hand covered in red paint Wednesday outside of ANZ Royal Bank's Phnom Penh headquarters. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Villagers from Kompong Speu province protested for a second day in front of the Phnom Penh headquarters of ANZ Royal Bank on Wednesday, smearing the building’s exterior with red-painted handprints after the lender once again refused to help them resolve their land dispute with a sugar plantation it helped finance.

October 2, 2014

As his hearing at the Supreme Court continued Wednesday, disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov gave testimony related to his 2009 conviction for conspiring to murder national military police commander General Sao Sokha in 2003.

October 2, 2014

The Anti-Corruption Unit on Tuesday detained the police chief of Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district, as well as two subordinates, for questioning over a case that remained shrouded in secrecy.

October 2, 2014

Police are searching for a 30-year-old inmate who broke out of the Kompong Chhnang Provincial Prison in the early hours of Tuesday morning, officials said Wednesday.

October 2, 2014

Days after the National Assembly’s bipartisan Human Rights Commission visited the site of a land dispute between families in Kompong Chhnang province and a private development firm, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday questioned two villagers over complaints they filed against the company.

October 2, 2014

About 500 striking workers from the Y&W garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district on Wednesday destroyed potted flowers and burned tires after Chinese managers placed mannequins dressed in military uniforms outside the facility to mark China’s National Day.

October 2, 2014

FIFA, football’s international governing body, will fund a project that will see the playing surface of Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium torn up and replaced with artificial grass, officials confirmed Wednesday.

October 2, 2014

Pen Siman, director-general of the department of customs and excise at the Ministry of Finance, will retire this month and be replaced by his deputy, Kun Nhim, according to a Royal Decree dated Monday and signed by King Norodom Sihamoni.

Forestry officials in Banteay Meanchey province raided a rental home on Tuesday and confiscated 500 kg of luxury-grade rosewood being stored in a chicken coop, officials said Wednesday.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court questioned the head of the opposition CNRP’s local youth group Tuesday on charges of participating in an insurrection, the first of three days of scheduled testimony from three youth activists who were imprisoned for three weeks in August.

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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, left, and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng sign a deal at the Interior Ministry on Friday that will see refugees currently being held on the South Pacific island of Nauru resettled in Cambodia. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh on Friday sealing a deal to have refugees who sought asylum in Australia sent to Cambodia.


An amateur photographer has handed over a remarkable collection of images from at least 13 Cambodian refugee camps on the Thai border to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.


According to locals and festival organizers, the tradition of buffalo racing at Wat Vihear Suor on the final day of the Pchum Ben festival, which began in 1928 as a way to solicit good luck for the year ahead, is under threat.

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