Opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who on Tuesday struck a deal with Prime Minister Hun Sen to end the CNRP’s boycott of the National Assembly, said on Friday the party will swear its 55 elected lawmakers into parliament on Tuesday only if details of the plan to overhaul the country’s electoral commission are hammered out beforehand.
After the Phnom Penh Municipal Court decided last week to place CNRP lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua in prison, she says she was welcomed into the “sisterhood” of Prey Sar’s Correctional Center 2 for women and juveniles.
Instead of wearing her hijab to high school in Phnom Penh, Sles Sadry would stuff the veil into her bag when she reached the school gates, only wrapping it back around her head and shoulders for the journey home.
CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha was questioned by Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday over an opposition protest that erupted into violence on July 15 and provided a pretext for the court to charge seven opposition lawmaker-elects and a party activist with insurrection and incitement to commit a felony.
A teenager was allegedly raped and a woman sexually assaulted by men in Thai military attire after crossing illegally into Sa Kaeo province in search of work Monday, officials said.
Villagers from Koh Kong province delivered petitions in Phnom Penh on Friday seeking international intervention in their land dispute with powerful businessman and CPP senator Ly Yong Phat, alleging that his Koh Kong Special Economic Zone was encroaching on their farmland.
Students, sex workers and beer promoters are expected to gather at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium on Saturday afternoon to highlight the need for better street lighting and more gender-focused urban planning in order to stamp out violence and abuse faced by women in cities.
City Hall is digging a new eight-hectare landfill near Prey Sar prison as the city’s current dumpsite, which receives about 1,500 tons of garbage a day, is set be filled to capacity by December, according to local officials.
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.
A military captain shot dead his pregnant wife and then turned the gun on himself following an argument in a beauty salon in Daun Penh district on Thursday afternoon, according to police. Eng Sorphea, chief of the municipal police serious crime bureau, said the incident happened around 4:40 p.m. in Golden Sorya Mall.
The destructive threat posed to Angkor Wat by pollution is being taken seriously, the Apsara Authority said in a statement it released Friday in response to recent media coverage of the issue.
Police and deminers in Kandal province on Wednesday removed from a riverbank a 241-kg Mark 82 bomb, of the kind the U.S. dropped on Cambodia in the heavy bombing that took place during its war against neighboring Vietnam.