The Khmer Rouge tribunal has issued a misconduct warning to lawyers for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, accusing them of obstructing proceedings for staging a boycott of their clients’ genocide trial.

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the convictions of disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov and two accomplices for a failed conspiracy to murder national military police commander Sao Sokha in 2003, but acquitted a former municipal police officer as there was no evidence linking him to the plot.

Members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, who were arrested this week, leave the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday after being questioned for allegedly plotting to incite violence. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, who were arrested this week, leave the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday after being questioned for allegedly plotting to incite violence. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Ten members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, who were arrested this week for allegedly plotting to incite violence, were questioned in court Friday and appealed to the international community for support, claiming the accusations against them are politically motivated.

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A Cambodian national from Kandal province was shot dead Thursday by Thai soldiers while allegedly attempting to steal a motorbike across the border, officials and a rights group said Friday.

The Apsara Authority on Thursday returned a statue of the Buddha to its place in Bayon temple at the Angkor Archaeological Park after a tourist smashed it earlier this month.

Twenty Cambodian fishermen forced to work on a trawler in Indonesia have been rescued, while a pair of Cambodian brides extricated from abusive relationships in China have been repatriated, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

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Traffic backs up as some 2,500 workers from the Grand Twins garment factory blockade National Road 4 in Phnom Penh's Pur Senchey district. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Thousands of workers from the Grand Twins International garment factory—one of two companies listed on the Cambodia Stock Exchange—blocked a major highway leading out of Phnom Penh on Friday morning to protest for better working conditions and higher wages.

Cambodia has reached out to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for help with resettling refugees it has agreed to take from Australia under a controversial deal signed last month, according to an IOM spokesman.

Pieces from Bruce Gundersen's 'Beyond the Rational Horizon' exhibition, which opened this week, hang in the gallery at Meta House. (Aria Danaparamita/The Cambodia Daily)

A green snake entwined around a cosmic tree billows on the wall, while on another piece of cloth, a scene from Thai folklore flutters.

Each year, the Art+ Foundation’s annual Western classical music festival presents old favorites alongside less common, if not esoteric, pieces of music.

In the latest development in a fraud case involving a U.S. diplomat, New York assemblyman and a high-profile Cambodian-American businessman, the dentist who accuses the group of duping her into investing $1 million in a company that never launched appeared at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday to answer questions about a counter-lawsuit accusing her of defamation.

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Displaced villagers from Preah Vihear province protest near Wat Botum park in Phnom Penh on Monday before attempting to deliver a petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen's house. (John Vink)

Eighteen land rights protesters from Preah Vihear province were injured during a clash with district security guards in Phnom Penh on Monday after they attempted to deliver a petition at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, a rights group said.

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A feud between the eldest daughter of CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha and a teenage opposition activist who shot to fame during last year’s election has once again come to a head with claims the student activist is being used in a new effort to split the opposition.

Two garment workers who were injured Tuesday when a floor collapsed at the Nishiku Enterprise factory in Takeo province lie outside Bati District Referral Hospital. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

At least eight workers sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning after the floor of a clothing factory in Takeo province collapsed, once again raising concerns about a lack of oversight of building standards in the crucial garment sector.

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