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Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Chhit Sokhon ordered three construction sites near Sihanoukville’s O’Tres Beach to scale back their projects on Friday after the owners overstepped building limitations, officials said Sunday.

September 1, 2014

On the Sesan and Srepok rivers in the northeast, boats of all shapes and sizes lug timber back and forth between the banks. Men wait on craggy land alongside the water with jerry-rigged winches and homemade vehicles to drag precious cargo up steep inclines. Fallen logs bob around in the shallows.

September 1, 2014

Military police on Saturday razed two marijuana plantations they found on a remote mountaintop in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district, a military police official said Sunday.

September 1, 2014

Land Management Minister Im Chhun Lim intervened in a high-profile land dispute between villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district and a South Korean agribusiness firm over the weekend, announcing Saturday that the contested 1,562-hectare tract would be taken back from the company and awarded to local residents.

September 1, 2014

Sichan Siv, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., was summoned by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month and ordered to remain in Cambodia following allegations that he and two business partners defrauded a Phnom Penh dentist out of $1 million, officials have confirmed.

September 1, 2014

Defense Minister Tea Banh on Saturday said he would add some 700 additional soldiers to the ranks of the military’s Phnom Penh-based Brigade 70 next year so the unit can better help local military police quell protests.

September 1, 2014

A senior Thai military official is visiting Cambodia with plans to meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and possibly discuss the two countries’ military standoff near the border-hugging Preah Vihear temple, according to Thai media.

September 1, 2014

The Prey Veng Provincial Court charged two brothers with torture and acts of cruelty Saturday for holding a 14-year-old boy’s head underwater in an outdoor cistern after he stole four coconuts from their property, officials said Sunday.

September 1, 2014

The Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia and the opposition CNRP on Sunday called on the National Election Committee to suspend its annual update of the voter list until the new bipartisan election committee is created.

September 1, 2014

About 70 families living in Kandal province’s Ponhea Leu district protested outside their commune office Friday, accusing a businesswoman of attempting to bribe them to stop protesting over land they say she stole from them.

September 1, 2014
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