Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said Wednesday that the government will cooperate with the CNRP to review the country’s immigration laws and provide estimates of the number of Vietnamese migrants in Cambodia once the opposition’s 55 lawmakers swear into office.

July 31, 2014

Eight years ago, Lo Koon Piu left Hong Kong to set up a garment factory in Kandal province, leaving behind his family. Living more than 1,000 km from home, the owner of Wing Ying garment factory struggles to stay focused on his business.

July 31, 2014

Initial hearings opened Wednesday in the second phase of the trial against two of the most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who are being tried on charges ranging from genocide to forced labor and other crimes against humanity.

July 31, 2014
Phnom Penh Police Chief Chuon Sovann hands an envelope containing 100,000 riel (about $25) to a member of the city's 'intervention' police during a ceremony at Olympic Stadium to congratulate the municipal police force for maintaining order and security since last year's disputed national election. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong and municipal police chief Chuon Sovann hosted a ceremony at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday to award about $25 to each of the city’s police for keeping order in the year following last July’s disputed national election.

July 31, 2014

After eight months of confinement and rape—and two forced abortions—Ratha, then 17, says she escaped from the home of the Chinese man she had been sold to and found her way to the Cambodian Consulate in Guangzhou.

July 31, 2014

A dispute between staff members at two of the country’s major television networks, both owned by mogul Kith Meng, sparked an incident in which a news editor held a gun to the head of another executive inside the headquarters of Cambodian News Channel (CNC), according to the alleged victim.

July 31, 2014

The patriarch of a wealthy family and two of his employees were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly holding captive an 18-year-old girl for eight years and and beating her 12-year-old brother, who was also held captive, according to police. Three other members of the family were called in for questioning over the allegations.

July 31, 2014

Police shot dead a man who killed his 6-year-old nephew with a machete while holding him hostage during a 12-hour standoff in Tbong Khmum province on Tuesday, police said Wednesday.

July 31, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday denied bail to two suspected and charged accomplices of a British man accused of embezzling millions of dollars from investors in the U.K., even though they have reached the limit of their sanctioned pretrial detention, according to their lawyer.

July 31, 2014
IN BRIEF

A Cambodian woman who brokered a deal that saw two other Cambodian women sold into a brothel in China was sentenced to two years in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday.

Five families among a community of 40 that have been fighting a powerful developer for land they live on in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district accepted compensation packages on Monday, the first cracks in a previously united community.

A 21-year-old man was Wednesday found guilty of raping his girlfriend and sentenced to five years in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. Phon Dara was convicted of rape after taking his drunken girlfriend, 19, into the forest to have sex with her after drinking palm wine with her and a friend, Yin Chan Socheat.

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In the aftermath of the covenant struck between Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, the opposition was fast to frame the deal as a grudging and rare concession from an authoritarian party deeply protective of its power.

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When two middle-aged novices emerged with signs protesting the development of disputed land near the tip of the Chroy Changva peninsula on Thursday, one of the country’s foremost anti-eviction activists was there to tell them they were doing it all wrong.

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Behind the walls of the nondescript Hung Tak garment factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, more than 400 workers have been toiling in substandard conditions to cut and stitch clothing for some of the world’s biggest brands.

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