The Ministry of Health will begin moving staff from its headquarters on Kampuchea Krom Boulevard to a new six-story building in Tuol Kok district on Monday after cutting a deal with well-connected businesswoman Choeung Sopheap, who will take over the ministry site, a senior official and ministry staff said on Thursday.

August 29, 2014

The attention of researchers at the Documentation Center of Cambodia has been sharply focused on Koh Tang since January, when a Vietnamese military official claimed it had been the site of a large-scale massacre of Vietnamese citizens at the hands of Khmer Rouge captors.

August 29, 2014

Workers at the center of a land dispute between villagers in Kompong Chhnang province and a company owned by the wife of the mines and energy minister on Thursday pressed forward with a campaign against the release of five villagers who were imprisoned over violence and property damage.

August 29, 2014
Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, left, inspects military police officers during a ceremony on Thursday in which he handed out about $30,000 to the force as a reward for what he called its 'perfect' performance over the last year. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Thursday handed out a total of $30,000 in cash gifts to about 1,000 military police at a ceremony praising their “perfect” service and discipline after a year that saw many violent, and at times deadly, protests.

August 29, 2014

Ratanakkiri provincial anti-drug police on Wednesday arrested a serial drug smuggler with more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, concluding a monthlong undercover operation that marked the unit’s biggest bust to date.

August 29, 2014

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday said that important details of a pending deal that would see asylum seekers detained by Australia sent to Cambodia still had to be worked out before transfers could begin, dispelling speculation that an agreement was imminent.

August 29, 2014

The Ministry of Interior will pay $5.8 million to complete a half-constructed building in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district—previously abandoned by the Ministry of Environment for being too far from the city center—where two new departments will be housed.

August 29, 2014

With scores of protesters flooding into Phnom Penh from the provinces every few days, Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong on Thursday urged villagers in land disputes to stop seeking intervention at the national level.

August 29, 2014

Several dozen representatives of a Kompong Chhnang province garment factory involved in a labor dispute rallied outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh home on Thursday, while about 1,000 of their colleagues marched in the province.

August 29, 2014

The Singaporean Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday issued a statement condemning the egging of its front gate on Wednesday by anti-eviction protesters, calling the act “unacceptable.”

Two people were found guilty of trafficking a 13-year-old deaf and mute girl into a brothel and handed 15-year jail sentences at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday.

Phnom Penh municipal economic-crime police arrested a man for possession of more than 300 bottles of counterfeit shower gel at his home in Sen Sok district on Thursday, a local official said.

Local rights group Adhoc on Thursday called on Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials to hold regular meetings with NGOs in order to better understand the human rights situation in the country.

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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.


Even within the country’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, inmates in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey live in particularly harsh conditions.


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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