Phnom Penh City Hall has rejected the CNRP’s request to hold three simultaneous marches to the National Assembly to mark International Human Rights Day on Tuesday, saying the opposition party could gather a maximum of 10,000 people only at Freedom Park.
The National Assembly will vote this month to decide whether the ruling CPP’s recently removed Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Suy Sem, will be appointed as the new Minister of Mines and Energy, CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun said Friday.
Air pollution from vehicles and electric generators inside the Angkor Archeological Park and in Siem Reap City is soiling and darkening the monuments at the World Heritage Site, an official at the Apsara Authority, which is responsible for the park, said Friday.
Harassment of monks and their supporters, who are marching to Phnom Penh to participate in International Human Rights Day rallies in the capital, continued Friday when three suburban utility vehicles were used to block the entrance to a pagoda in Kompong Speu province where marchers had planned to rest for the night.
The government will break ground on two new prison facilities in Oddar Meanchey and Pailin provinces next month in a bid to tackle a mounting overcrowding problem in the country’s jails, said Kuy Bunsorn, director-general of the General Department of Prisons, on Friday.
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Thursday warned Cambodians to prepare for a cold snap that is expected to last until mid-January, while the Health Ministry on Wednesday suggested precautions citizens should take against common winter diseases such as influenza.
The Ministry of Interior’s general department of prisons has been advised to address prison overcrowding and transportation issues between prisons and courts as it begins to tackle its 2013 to 2018 strategic plan for the country’s jails.
An indigenous Bunong minority community in Mondolkiri province’s Keo Seima district on Wednesday filed a complaint claiming that authorities had destroyed their homes, but authorities allege that the villagers are living on land owned by a private company.
Cambodian television audiences will soon be introduced to “Killer Karaoke,” an international reality TV show that requires contestants to sing along to popular tunes while overcoming a series of bizarre obstacles such as water-filled snake pits, after Hang Meas HDTV signed a deal with London-based production company Zodiak Rights to produce a local version of the show, representatives said.
CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha is considering asking authorities to investigate the credibility of a death threat posted to Facebook, an opposition spokesman said Thursday.