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Twelve men and one woman were found guilty of plotting to overthrow the government and sentenced to between five and nine years in prison after a fifteen-minute-long hearing on Friday. Rights groups denounced the verdicts as politically motivated and based on scant evidence as well as testimony extracted via torture.

April 12, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Thursday failed to reach a deal on the date of the next national election but reaffirmed that the point remains the last hurdle to a deal that would end the country’s political deadlock.

April 11, 2014

Russia’s Ministry of Interior on Wednesday said it has prepared a new extradition request for Russia’s fugitive former billionaire Sergei Polonsky, who now lives in Phnom Penh.

April 10, 2014

The Cambodian Red Cross, which bills itself as the country’s largest humanitarian organization, is building a six-story luxury hotel in Preah Vihear City.

April 9, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday urged Cambodians to keep safe as they celebrate Khmer New Year this weekend and instructed law enforcement officers to be vigilant during a period renowned for causing an annual spike in traffic accidents.

April 8, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that an end to the country’s political deadlock could come before Khmer New Year, which begins Monday, while also warning that opposition leader Sam Rainsy could be imprisoned within the week over a letter he wrote to King Norodom Sihamoni.

April 8, 2014

The building that housed USA Fully Field Garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district stands empty now. The grounds are littered with garbage and boxes full of dusty brand labels that were stitched onto clothes by almost 400 workers before the factory owner fled in December and work ceased.

April 7, 2014

Preah Vihear provincial governor Oum Mara has sent a letter to inform Interior Minister Sar Kheng that he is ordering an NGO to close its local offices, on the grounds that the organization is inciting villagers to destroy sugarcane farmed by a Chinese company.

April 4, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has written to King Norodom Sihamoni responding to, and appearing to rebuke, a letter from the King that was read aloud at the National Assembly earlier this week.

April 4, 2014

Around 400 people in Banteay Meanchey province on Thursday joined a religious ceremony to welcome a purported relic of the Buddha to a pagoda in Serei Sophoan City.

April 4, 2014
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