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National Assembly First Vice President Kem Sokha sent a letter this week to Australia’s ambassador to Cambodia, Alison Burrows, requesting that she and the Australian government reconsider a controversial agreement signed last month to send refugees who intended to reach Australia’s shores to Cambodia instead.

October 31, 2014

About 500 villagers involved in a protracted land dispute with a rubber company blocked National Road 7 in Tbong Khmum province’s Memot district on Thursday to demand titles to land they say they have lived on since 1980.

October 31, 2014

Representatives of 273 ethnic Bunong families from Mondolkiri province submitted a petition on Thursday to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet in Phnom Penh, seeking the cancellation of an economic land concession they say has infringed on their ancestral lands.

October 31, 2014
'Khmer for Khmer' founder Kem Ley speaks to disgruntled CNRP supporters during a forum in Kompong Speu province on Thursday. (Alex Willemyns/The Cambodia Daily)

Kem Ley’s “Khmer for Khmer” network has all the trappings and rhetoric of a group building a base for an electoral run.

October 31, 2014

A member of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ elite Brigade 911 paratrooper unit was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly stealing a motorbike in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district earlier this week, police said on Thursday.

October 31, 2014

The Ministry of Defense blamed faulty fireworks for the death of one man and injuries sustained by seven others during a fireworks show Wednesday night to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s coronation.

October 31, 2014

A court on Thursday sentenced a disabled former senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officer to five years in prison for the rape and attempted rape of two girls, an official and lawyers for the victims said.

October 31, 2014
Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, and his Thai counterpart, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, walk past an honor guard prior to bilateral talks at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Thursday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday laid out the red carpet for Thai Prime Minister general Prayuth Chan-ocha as Thailand’s leader paid his first visit to Cambodia after seizing power in a military coup in May.

October 31, 2014

After setting up a working group specifically to include some of the country’s more militant unions in wage negotiations for the garment sector, the Labor Ministry said on Thursday that it has thrown out the unions’ demand for a $140 minimum wage in favor of lower recommendations coming from the government and factory owners.

October 31, 2014
Two Vietnamese women are escorted into a police van in Phnom Penh on Thursday after they were deemed to be living in the country illegally. (Sek Odom/The Cambodia Daily)

A convoy of police vehicles snaked through Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak II commune on Thursday afternoon, stopping at three different locations to arrest a total of 12 Vietnamese nationals living illegally in the country, as part of an ongoing nationwide census of foreigners.

October 31, 2014
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