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.

September 2, 2014

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.

September 2, 2014

Land Management Minister Im Chhun Lim intervened in a high-profile land dispute between villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district and a South Korean agribusiness firm over the weekend, announcing Saturday that the contested 1,562-hectare tract would be taken back from the company and awarded to local residents.

September 1, 2014
CLEARANCE SALE

On the Sesan and Srepok rivers in the northeast, boats of all shapes and sizes lug timber back and forth between the banks. Men wait on craggy land alongside the water with jerry-rigged winches and homemade vehicles to drag precious cargo up steep inclines. Fallen logs bob around in the shallows.

September 1, 2014

Military police on Saturday razed two marijuana plantations they found on a remote mountaintop in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district, a military police official said Sunday.

September 1, 2014

The Prey Veng Provincial Court charged two brothers with torture and acts of cruelty Saturday for holding a 14-year-old boy’s head underwater in an outdoor cistern after he stole four coconuts from their property, officials said Sunday.

September 1, 2014

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia and the opposition CNRP on Sunday called on the National Election Committee to suspend its annual update of the voter list until the new bipartisan election committee is created.

September 1, 2014

About 70 families living in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district protested outside their commune office Friday, accusing a businesswoman of attempting to bribe them to stop protesting over land they say she stole from them.

September 1, 2014

About 3,000 workers at the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province have agreed to return to work after two weeks of strikes and protests against what they claim was a deliberate effort by management to withhold part of their last paycheck.

September 1, 2014
IN BRIEF

A senior Thai military official is visiting Cambodia with plans to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and possibly discuss the two countries’ military standoff near the border-hugging Preah Vihear temple, according to Thai media.

About 100 villagers marched through Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district on Saturday, handing out leaflets in an effort to inform the public about their land dispute with Thailand’s Khon Kaen Sugar Industry Limited.

Thirty-eight garment workers were injured Saturday morning when a truck they were riding on collided head on with an oncoming vehicle on National Road 3 in Kandal province, according to police.

Police suspect two Cambodian Mine Action Center officials of driving one of the organization’s vehicles while drunk after they spent Friday night sleeping inside their car after it veered off the road and into a ditch in Battambang province.

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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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