The White Building on Sothearos Boulevard in Phnom Penh has been slated for demolition by City Hall. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building has been condemned and must be demolished, municipal Governor Pa Socheatvong said Tuesday.

September 3, 2014

At least five of the country’s most prominent union leaders have been charged in connection with massive garment sector strikes and demonstrations in December and January and have been called to appear in court this month, according to court officials and documents obtained Tuesday.

September 3, 2014

Police in Ratanakkiri province said they arrested at least three Vietnamese nationals Tuesday morning illegally living in Cambodia, days after six others were deported as a result of the Interior Ministry’s ongoing census of foreigners.

September 3, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday questioned the president of RSL Global Logistics following a complaint last month by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son, Hun Many, that his name was used to fast-track customs clearance at the Sihanoukville port.

September 3, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday questioned seven Vietnamese men arrested Sunday evening in Chbar Ampov district for allegedly attacking a 19-year-old man, officials said.

September 3, 2014

Land mines and other old ordnance killed or injured 120 people from January to the end of July, already more than were killed or injured in all of 2013, according to the latest figures from the Cambodia Mine Action Authority.

September 3, 2014

Thousands of striking workers protested in front of a shoe factory in Kompong Cham province for a second day Tuesday after factory management refused to take part in negotiations organized by provincial labor department officials.

September 3, 2014

The children of Cambodian migrant workers detained in Thailand spend weeks at a time in a squalid Bangkok detention center, where they face hunger, overcrowding and violence, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.

September 3, 2014

Despite being awarded a social land concession, more than 300 families involved in a protracted land dispute in Kratie province’s Snuol district on Tuesday threatened to continue protesting in Phnom Penh after authorities on Saturday promised a better deal to another community in the same district.

September 3, 2014

Police arrested a 23-year-old man for murder Tuesday after the body of a naked woman was found dumped on a street in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samraong city on Monday night, a police official said.

A Chinese foreman overseeing preparations for the construction of the controversial Chinese-backed Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in Stung Treng province died on Saturday after being electrocuted, an official said Tuesday.

Two Nigerians, a Cambodian and a Filipino charged with conspiring to traffic cocaine from Brazil to Cambodia told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday that they were unknowingly complicit in the alleged crime.

More than 30 activists from two communities impacted by land-grabbing demonstrated together in front of Phnom Penh City Hall on Monday to demand that authorities intervene in their cases.

A senior Asian Development Bank official promised Monday to organize a meeting between the government and families affected by an ADB-funded railway rehabilitation project in Phnom Penh’s Toul Kok district.

King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday formally appointed Austrian Judge Claudia Fenz to the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s five-person Trial Chamber.

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Phnom Penh residents walk past the White Building, which many fear is slowly being bought up by the powerful development company 7NG. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

After the development company 7NG completed the violent eviction of more than 1,400 families from Phnom Penh’s Dey Krahorm community in 2009, it set its sights on the adjacent White Building.


Even within the country’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, inmates in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey live in particularly harsh conditions.


The goals of Project Manusastra were bold from the start. Initiated by a French-Cambodian linguist, this university program aims to produce a new generation of Cambodian researchers capable of conducting independent research on the humanities, rather than merely supporting foreign scholars.

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