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Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Friday released on bail five villagers at the center of a high-profile land dispute with the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. The villagers’ arrests had sparked a series of recent protests in Phnom Penh.

August 30, 2014

Local rights group Adhoc on Thursday called on Prime Minister Hun Sen and other government officials to hold regular meetings with NGOs in order to better understand the human rights situation in the country.

August 29, 2014

Workers at the center of a land dispute between villagers in Kompong Chhnang province and a company owned by the wife of the mines and energy minister on Thursday pressed forward with a campaign against the release of five villagers who were imprisoned over violence and property damage.

August 29, 2014

Following a tumble in the number of women elected as members of the National Assembly in last year’s national election, a group of civil society organizations Wednesday called on the newly formed parliament to take action to ensure that women have due representation in future ballots.

August 28, 2014

A prominent representative from the embattled Lor Peang village in Kompong Chhnang province Tuesday accused a CPP lawmaker of cheating him out of promised compensation by blocking the cashing of a check she had given him in exchange for an end to his activism.

August 27, 2014

The National Assembly will convene this morning to select the members and heads of its 10 parliamentary commissions, which were divided equally between the CPP and the CNRP under the deal the two parties forged last month.

August 26, 2014

A Royal Cambodian Armed Forces captain fatally shot his wife Thursday night in Strung Treng province before turning the gun on himself, according to police.

August 16, 2014

A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district.

August 14, 2014

Three men embroiled in a land dispute with a company owned by the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem were arrested Tuesday while marching with about 50 fellow villagers from Kompong Chhnang province’s Lor Peang village to Phnom Penh.

August 13, 2014

The charges of “leading an insurrection” brought against seven CNRP lawmakers-elect after a violent protest last month now appear dead in the water, with their lawyers saying a Phnom Penh judge has told them he cannot question them over the case because they have sworn in as lawmakers.

August 12, 2014
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