The National Assembly’s newly formed bipartisan Human Rights Commission met with representatives from the embattled Lor Peang village on Monday, promising a prompt resolution to their 12-year-old dispute over 145 hectares of land in Kompong Chhnang province.

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Rights workers on Monday questioned the Defense Ministry’s plan to recruit an additional 700 soldiers to help military police contend with demonstrations in Phnom Penh, saying the proposal raised the risk that excessive force would be used against peaceful protesters.

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More than 5,000 workers from a footwear factory in Kompong Cham province went on strike Monday, calling on factory management to increase their benefits.

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A member of Cambodia's honor guard cleans his boot prior to a ceremony to welcome Tanasak Patimapragorn, Thailand's deputy chief of security affairs, at the Ministry of Defense in Phnom Penh on Monday. General Tanasak was on a one-day visit to Cambodia. (Reuters)

Visiting Thai General Tanasak Patimapragorn on Monday assured Cambodia that his country was stable despite a military coup in May, according to Defense Minister Tea Banh.

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More than 100 people protested outside the Chbar Ampov district police station Monday calling for the release of a 16-year-old they claimed was denied hospital treatment after being wounded by Vietnamese men accused of attacking a crowd of youths playing football on Sunday evening.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the pass rate of 25 percent in last month’s grade 12 national exam served as a warning that students could no longer pay their way through school and urged students who failed the exam to embrace their second chance.

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Last month, Prime Minister Hun Sen was mocked for claiming in a speech on August 18 that he was unaware of a land dispute in Kratie province’s Snuol district over which villagers had repeatedly petitioned his cabinet.

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Phnom Penh City Hall extended the city’s sole bus line Monday in the first stage of an expansion that will see two more lines added to the service by the end of this month.

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IN BRIEF

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.

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

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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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