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The appointment of General Sok Phal to head the Interior Ministry’s newly formed department to monitor migrant workers has raised concerns over his close familial connection to a labor recruitment industry fraught with human rights abuses.

April 24, 2014

A group of ethnic minority Kreung villagers in Ratanakkiri province filed another complaint with rights group Adhoc on Tuesday against loggers they accuse of illegally clearing their community forest on behalf of a local businessman.

April 24, 2014

The Royal Cabinet on Tuesday called for a statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk to be removed from the facade of a building near the Royal Palace that has flouted height restrictions.

April 23, 2014

A familiar figure has popped up atop a building that authorities in Phnom Penh ordered demolished in October for violating height restrictions around the Royal Palace: a statue of late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.

April 22, 2014

A police officer who has been implicated in a fatal hit-and-run has been asked by local police in Kandal province to come to their office and negotiate a settlement for the victims’ families, police said Sunday.

April 21, 2014

Four people died and six were injured in a three-vehicle pileup on Friday night in Battambang province’s Mong Russei district, local police said.

April 21, 2014

Dozens of villagers gathered outside the Samlei commune office in Svay Rieng province Thursday to demand the ouster of the deputy police chief, who used his AK-47 to break up a brawl involving his sons on Wednesday.

April 18, 2014

Security guards at the center of a yearlong land dispute between families in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community and the Khun Sear Import Export Company on Wednesday accused the families of attacking them during a late-night Khmer New Year drinking party.

April 17, 2014

The government is planning to create two new departments within the Ministry of Interior that will be charged with handling immigration issues and the provision of identity documents, a police spokes­man said Tuesday.

April 16, 2014

Ath Thorn, the embattled president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), said yesterday that he plans to call on his members—mostly garment factory workers—to help fund a $25,000 bail order that would keep him from being detained on allegations of incitement.

April 16, 2014
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