Royal Group executives, owners of Cambodia’s leading mobile phone operator Cellcard, vigorously denied the veracity of a London-based media report on Friday that claimed the phone company is looking for investors and wants to sell off its telecommunications towers because it is unable to raise new capital.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday warned that a union-led public forum scheduled for Freedom Park on Saturday morning would not be allowed to proceed, adding that a fresh wave of union marches next week are also banned.
A three-year-old boy from Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district passed away from bird flu this week after almost all poultry in his Choam Chao commune village died from the H5N1 virus, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization said Friday.
The International Federation for Human Rights on Friday released a briefing paper it sent to the European Union mission in Cambodia, in which it details a “deteriorating human rights situation” that should be addressed.
Cambodia has provided examples of “best practices” in the fight against human trafficking for a forthcoming Asean convention against the trafficking of people, experts said Friday at the close of a two-day conference in Phnom Penh on irregular migration and human trafficking.
As International Women’s Day is marked around the world on Saturday, calls are being made for more rehabilitative opportunities to be made available to female prisoners in Cambodia and, separately, for cultural norms that rank women below men to be challenged and overcome.
A Thai delegation led by Thirapat Serirangsan, chairman of the Thai Political Development Council, met with Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Wednesday to request the release of Veera Somkwamkid, a Thai “yellow shirt” activist currently imprisoned in Cambodia.
A 40-year-old Malaysian man who owns a recycling business was arrested on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district for allegedly having sex on three occasions with a 14-year-old worker he had hired, police said.
A commune police officer and two of his friends were attacked by 10 men wielding samurai-style swords in Ratanakkiri province’s Kon Mom district in the early hours of Wednesday morning, local police said.
Two Phnom Penh economic police officers were charged with misappropriation of public funds Tuesday by the municipal court and placed in pretrial detention at Prey Sar prison, according to court staff.
Six border checkpoints in Banteay Meanchey province were on Saturday closed unilaterally and without warning by Thailand, local officials and border police said.