A Cambodian woman who was allegedly murdered in South Korea by her Korean husband in an attempt to cash in on 26 life-insurance policies he took out on her was Thursday identified by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, which said the government was taking steps to secure compensation for the woman’s family.
November 28, 2014
A market fire in Prey Veng province’s Kompong Trabek district destroyed more than 200 stalls early Wednesday morning, spreading to more than 20 adjacent houses and causing almost $3 million in damage, officials said.
November 27, 2014
As a beaming Luon Sovath walked into the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for his sedition trial Tuesday, dozens of flag-waving supporters lining the sidewalk called for the charges against the activist monk to be dropped, while a throng of reporters pressed in on him.
November 26, 2014
A fire tore through Phnom Penh’s Phsar Chas early Monday morning, incinerating hundreds of stalls in the historic market and damaging hundreds more before a fleet of fire trucks brought the blaze under control more than two hours later.
November 25, 2014
The battered and strangled bodies of a local government official, his wife, and their 6-month-old daughter were found on Friday inside their home in Pailin province, which had been set on fire and burned to the ground in the early hours of the morning, police said.
November 22, 2014
Since activist monk Soeung Hai was arrested and defrocked for protesting peacefully outside City Hall on Tuesday, Wat Samakki Raingsey, a popular residence for dissident monks, has been under surveillance.
November 15, 2014
About 100 protesters gathered outside the National Assembly on Friday to call for lawmakers to intervene following the recent spate of arrests involving activists, monks and opposition officials.
November 15, 2014
The Cambodian Red Cross has rejected a donation of $4,000 from a senior government official who obtained the cash by demanding compensation from a taxi driver who crashed while she was in his vehicle last month, according to a statement from the organization.
November 14, 2014
A day after prominent CNRP official Meach Sovannara was arrested and jailed for his alleged role in clashes at the July 15 protest at Freedom Park, the Appeal Court on Wednesday denied a bail request for the only other opposition official still in prison over the confrontation.
November 13, 2014
Authorities in Sihanoukville on Tuesday let pass a deadline they had set for a group of families to vacate the state land they are living on but warned them to leave voluntarily or face a forced eviction.
November 12, 2014