National Assembly President Heng Samrin has given himself the power to deny access to the assembly compound, including the offices of all lawmakers, to anyone not employed by the government and has barred all private citizens from testifying before—or sitting in on—assembly commission meetings.
September 19, 2014
Artist Phok Sopheap has a knack for reinterpreting Cambodia’s centuries-old images into paintings that are both contemporary and respectful of tradition.
September 18, 2014
Six Cambodian women trafficked to China to become brides and seven Cambodian victims of labor exploitation in Saudi Arabia will be repatriated by the end of the month, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday.
September 16, 2014
The premise may sounds familiar: Three women private detectives shadow suspicious characters, use cutting-edge spy equipment to gather evidence, can unlock any door in seconds, and of course are attractive.
September 15, 2014
The National Assembly’s Human Rights Committee has laid out its plan to mediate negations to settle a more than decade-long land dispute between villagers and a powerful development company in Kompong Chhnang province’s Lor Peang village.
September 13, 2014
The National Assembly will vote on a proposal to make the National Election Committee a Constitutional body in early October, opposition lawmakers said on Thursday, honoring part of a deal the ruling CPP struck with the CNRP in July to get the opposition to end its boycott of parliament.
September 12, 2014
Following the election of parliamentary leadership last month, the National Assembly’s 13-member permanent committee will meet for the first time Thursday to discuss the agenda for an upcoming plenary session of parliament, scheduled for early next month, according to opposition members of the committee.
September 11, 2014
Negotiators for the ruling CPP and opposition CNRP say they have hammered out several details of a new law governing the National Election Committee after talks on Monday and expect to have the draft finished as early as the end of the month.
September 10, 2014
On the same day the National Assembly’s Human Rights Commission urged villagers and a development firm to withdraw their legal complaints against each other over a land dispute in Kompong Chhnang province, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday summonsed two villagers for questioning over their claims against the company.
September 9, 2014
When a teenage girl from Kompong Cham province escaped the Shanghai home of the abusive Chinese man she had been sold to, her journey home was only half complete.
September 6, 2014