Cheam Yeap, a senior lawmaker from the ruling CPP, said Sunday that he has formally requested the Ministry of Interior to take action against opposition lawmakers-elect who continue to use what he described as “invalid” National Assembly license plates, which were issued during the last electoral term 2008 to 2013.
Freedom Park was placed under lockdown and a march by land rights activists was blocked Saturday morning as Phnom Penh’s security officials were out in force to ensure that peaceful rallies on International Women’s Day could not go as planned.
Families still waiting for promised land titles in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood said Sunday that the municipal government is offering to give them their long-awaited tenure rights only if they agree to give up part of their land.
As regional governments rallied to assist in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared Saturday over the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, officials said it was unlikely Cambodia could contribute to the effort.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia issued a statement on Friday applauding the Ministry of Labor’s decision to start requiring union leaders to prove that they have a clean criminal record before registering new branches.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned 10 witnesses, including several police officials and one reporter, as it begins investigating the brutal murder of Nguyen Vann Chean, an ethnic Vietnamese man who was beaten to death by an angry mob in Meanchey district last month.
The opposition CNRP met with civil society groups and NGOs on Friday and asked for recommendations ahead of resuming electoral reform talks with the ruling CPP on Monday.
Five people were killed and seven others injured in a traffic accident in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district on Thursday, traffic police said Sunday.
The Siem Reap Provincial Court last week acquitted Dutch national Sebastien Reuyl, who was arrested in December and charged with committing indecent acts against two young boys aged 6 and 9.
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.