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Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Friday that the CNRP would attempt to secure the release of detained CNRP official Meach Sovan­nara by promoting him to become a lawmaker so that he can enjoy parliamentary immunity.

November 22, 2014

National Assembly First Vice President Kem Sokha sent a letter this week to Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia, Alison Burrows, requesting that she and the Australian government reconsider a controversial agreement signed last month to send refugees who intended to reach Australia’s shores to Cambodia instead.

October 31, 2014

The international co-investigating judge at the Khmer Rouge tribunal is expected to complete investigations into cases 003 and 004, which have been opposed by the government and conducted in almost complete secrecy, by the middle of next year, according to a work plan released Tuesday.

October 15, 2014

A group of civil society organizations will petition King Norodom Sihamoni today, calling on the king to withhold his signature from three judicial laws that they say will entrench the ruling CPP’s control of the courts and jeopardize citizens’ constitutional freedoms.

July 15, 2014

Anti-trafficking NGO Afesip has announced that funding from the Somaly Mam Foundation, which is the organization’s primary donor, was completely terminated without warning earlier this month.

June 27, 2014

A careless editor landed CNN in hot water with Cambodians and geography lovers alike this week after accidentally referring to Angkor Wat as a Thai temple.

June 23, 2014

More than 1 percent of Cambodia’s population has returned from Thailand since the country’s military took power in a coup d’etat late last month, fleeing a regime intent on cleaning the country’s labor force of illegal immigrants.

June 21, 2014

The Somaly Mam Foundation announced on Friday that it will change its name following the resignation of Somaly Mam, its former president whose stories of being trafficked for sex as a teenage girl have been exposed as a fabrication.

June 16, 2014

The government will host employers and union representatives Wednesday for the first round of consultations on the controversial Trade Union Law, which was shelved in 2011 and would in its current form impose increased restrictions on union registration, give the courts broad power to revoke union licenses and flout international labor conventions signed by Cambodia.

May 28, 2014

The first day of campaigning on Friday for the district, city and provincial council election was marked by violence, but ended with dancing in front of the Royal Palace after a CNRP rally meandered through Phnom Penh during the afternoon.

May 3, 2014
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