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
The government has agreed to review its resettlement agreement with families relocated from railways as part of an Asian Development Bank-funded rehabilitation project, but has refused a recommendation to set up a debt-relief scheme for the evictees, according to an action plan released by the ADB last week.
April 30, 2014
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Belarusian counterpart, Mikhail Myasnikovich, agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment between the countries during a meeting of top-level delegations yesterday in Minsk.
April 25, 2014
Seven members of the Khmer National Liberation Front, who were present in court on Friday, are set to spend the next five to seven years of their lives in jail. But Sam Serey, the group’s leader, is living in Denmark, where he claims to have been granted political asylum.
April 15, 2014