Two Cambodian hackers who once sought to topple the government by infiltrating its websites to reveal sensitive information were on Tuesday handed a suspended sentence, released from prison and ordered to work for the Interior Ministry, according to their attorney and a ministry official.

October 1, 2014

The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday introduced the country’s first strategic cultural policy, an ambitious plan that includes setting up provincial cultural centers, launching arts education in schools, holding annual cultural events and promoting individual artists.

October 1, 2014

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier and a Thai counterpart were injured Monday in a shoot-out near the Ang Sas border checkpoint in Preah Vihear province, according to military officials, marking the first exchange of fire between the two countries since the Thai military ousted the elected government in May.

October 1, 2014
Disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov, center, stands outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. (Siv Channa)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday began a three-day hearing to re-examine a trio of cases involving disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov, who was convicted of a slew of crimes by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and is currently serving a 98-year prison sentence.

October 1, 2014

A former commune police chief in Takeo province suspected of murdering a woman in March is on the run following news reports that he paid off the victim’s family not to file a complaint, according to police.

October 1, 2014

A Cambodian soft tennis player who was disqualified from the Asian Games last week after testing positive for a banned substance blamed a popular energy drink and a lack of education on nutrition prior to the competition for her dismissal Tuesday.

October 1, 2014

In an address to the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong told the international community that industrialized nations should better address global threats that have a detrimental impact on developing nations.

October 1, 2014

About 100 villagers from Kompong Speu province protested Tuesday in front of the Phnom Penh headquarters of ANZ Royal Bank, which they blame for the loss of their farms to a pair of sugar plantations, and cursed the lender after bank officials refused to meet with them.

October 1, 2014

The Ministry of Mines and Energy sought to downplay the potential social and environmental impacts of a proposed hydropower dam in Koh Kong province Tuesday, countering some of the claims of nongovernmental groups that have been fighting the project along with ethnic Chong families living in the area.

October 1, 2014
IN BRIEF

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court questioned the head of the opposition CNRP’s local youth group Tuesday on charges of participating in an insurrection, the first of three days of scheduled testimony from three youth activists who were imprisoned for three weeks in August.

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced a security guard from the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital to two years imprisonment for intentional violence, but suspended the majority of the prison term.

Police in Kompong Cham province are questioning a 34-year-old man over claims that he raped a 9-year-old girl procured by her mother, officials said Tuesday.

The 28-year-old driver of a Toyota Camry who rear-ended a young woman on her motorbike in Phnom Penh on Monday and then attempted to flee the scene was released by traffic police Tuesday and will not be charged.

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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, left, and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng sign a deal at the Interior Ministry on Friday that will see refugees currently being held on the South Pacific island of Nauru resettled in Cambodia. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh on Friday sealing a deal to have refugees who sought asylum in Australia sent to Cambodia.

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An amateur photographer has handed over a remarkable collection of images from at least 13 Cambodian refugee camps on the Thai border to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.

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According to locals and festival organizers, the tradition of buffalo racing at Wat Vihear Suor on the final day of the Pchum Ben festival, which began in 1928 as a way to solicit good luck for the year ahead, is under threat.

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