When Prime Minister Hun Sen and CNRP President Sam Rainsy emerged from the talks that ended the opposition’s boycott of parliament on July 22, Mr. Rainsy said the party’s 55 lawmakers-elect would swear into the National Assembly the following week.

July 30, 2014

On Wednesday, with one week to go before a verdict is rendered in the first phase of the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Case 002, the initial hearings are opening into the expansive case’s second trial.

July 30, 2014

The former owner of a Phnom Penh garment factory gutted by a fire on Monday has agreed to provide loans to about 900 out-of-work employees until the current owner decides whether and how to pay them due wages and severance.

July 30, 2014
HAND IN HAND
Defense Minister Tea Banh, left, meets with General Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of Thailand's military government, at the Army Headquarters in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Khaosod English)

Defense Minister Tea Banh, left, meets with General Prayuth Chan-ocha, head of Thailand’s military government, at the Army Headquarters in Bangkok on Tuesday. (Khaosod English)

July 30, 2014

Workers at a Taiwanese-owned sandal factory in Kompong Cham province on strike since last week over an eight-point list of demands agreed to go back to work Tuesday after reaching a deal with management that included a monthly lunch stipend.

July 30, 2014

Villagers representing families in Kratie province petitioned the South Korean Embassy for help Tuesday in their dispute with a South Korean agribusiness firm, after hearing that the embassy had lodged a complaint against them.

July 30, 2014

The 35-year-old son of a Kandal provincial official was arrested on Monday after he borrowed a friend’s car and fraudulently pawned it at NagaWorld casino for $12,000, police and the car owner said Tuesday.

July 30, 2014

Border police in Banteay Meanchey province were unable to stop 30 Thai farmers from plowing land inside Cambodia territory on Monday and had to wait for Thai officials to arrive and order the farmers back across the border, according to local officials.

July 30, 2014

The news editor of the country’s only 24-hour news television channel will be questioned in court today after allegedly pointing a gun at a colleague, according to the complainant’s lawyer.

July 30, 2014
IN BRIEF

Defense Minister Tea Banh expressed confidence in the Thai junta’s leadership in the first meeting between top-ranking military officials from the two countries since Thailand’s army seized power two months ago, according to Thai media reports.

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court on Tuesday charged a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier with murder and unauthorized possession of a weapon after he shot and killed an 18-year-old man with an AK-47 assault rifle on Saturday in Kulen district, a prosecutor said.

Police in Stung Treng province on Tuesday arrested a man who had smuggled over 900 grams of crystal methamphetamine across the border from Laos, local anti-drug police said.

A couple appeared at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday accused of cheating 130 people out of an estimated $200,000 as part of a tong tin community savings ring in Phnom Penh’s Kandal Market.

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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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