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In the first test of new, wide-reaching rules that give National Assembly President Heng Samrin the power to decide who is allowed to enter the assembly grounds, a prominent government critic was allowed to meet with the parliamentary Anti-Corruption Commission on Friday.

September 20, 2014

Three Thai nationals, including a military commander, were arrested Friday by Battambang provincial police for being in possession of more than $7 million in counterfeit U.S. dollars, police said.

September 20, 2014

Global fashion brands have waded into the fray over setting a new minimum wage for Cambodia’s 600,000 garment workers, committing for the first time to pay higher prices for stock so workers can receive “a fair living wage.”

September 20, 2014

Construction workers and police in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district on Thursday discovered on a jobsite three boxes of ammunition believed to be left over from fighting in the 1970s, police and a company representative said.

September 20, 2014

Holiday travelers will get a preview of Phnom Penh’s new Cambodia-China Friendship bridge during the final days of the Pchum Ben festival, according to City Hall.

September 20, 2014

The Khmer Rouge tribunal is set to open evidentiary hearings in the second phase of Case 002 on October 17, a year and a day after closing statements began in the first portion of the trial.

September 20, 2014

For Phout Chreach, a 66-year-old former rice farmer from Kompong Speu province, the 15-day Pchum Ben festival is a way to supplement her income after she had to give up her crop this year due to seasonal drought in her hometown.

September 20, 2014

On paper, the government is committed to monitoring the ever-expanding number of orphanages in the country, and even to reducing the number of children in institutional care. But in practice, it lacks the power and resources to implement meaningful change, and other ministries are doing little to help their cause.

September 19, 2014

Cambodian officials met Wednesday with Australian Ambassador Alison Burrows and visiting Assistant Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Keith Scott to discuss Australia’s financial assistance plans for the country over the next few years, state news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse reported Thursday.

September 19, 2014

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday delayed its sedition trial of Cambodian-American dissident Sourn Serey Ratha in order to give co-defendant and activist monk Luon Sovath time to return from abroad and defend himself in person.

September 19, 2014
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