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Abuse, discrimination and extortion await refugees who are sent to Cambodia from Nauru under a $35 million deal signed by Interior Minister Sar Kheng in September to take Australia’s asylum seekers, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch.

November 22, 2014

A 48-year-old Singaporean man was arrested at the Phnom Penh In­ter­na­tion­al Airport on Thursday afternoon attempting to board a flight to Aus­tra­lia carrying about 85 grams of heroin concealed inside a choc­o­late bar wrapper, an official said.

November 22, 2014

Hundreds of tech-savvy Cambodians flocked Friday morning to the official sales launch of Apple’s new iPhone 6 in Phnom Penh, but many were left empty-handed due to stock shortages, while some of those who did pick up the gadget feared the Thai packaging meant their phones were inferior to the Singaporean imports they were expecting.

November 22, 2014

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Friday that the CNRP would attempt to secure the release of detained CNRP official Meach Sovan­nara by promoting him to become a lawmaker so that he can enjoy parliamentary immunity.

November 22, 2014

Four years ago Saturday, 353 mostly young men and women were killed on the final day of the Water Festival in a stampede on a packed bridge leading to Koh Pich island. The government has said the tragic event was the single largest loss of life since the fall of the Khmer Rouge.

November 22, 2014

The battered and strangled bodies of a local government official, his wife, and their 6-month-old daughter were found on Friday inside their home in Pailin province, which had been set on fire and burned to the ground in the early hours of the morning, police said.

November 22, 2014

In a last-ditch effort to force Khieu Samphan’s lawyers to come to court and participate in their client’s genocide trial, judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal issued a ruling Friday reclassifying them as “court-appointed counsel.”

November 22, 2014

Srey Bandaul’s latest installation at Romeet gallery in Phnom Penh, which opened on Friday, is both a reflection on the ambiguity of life, and a tribute to Cambodia’s poor.

November 22, 2014

The organization Kdei Karuna Friday launched a new traveling history exhibition on mass evacuations during the Khmer Rouge regime, one of eleven reparations projects approved by judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in August when they handed down a verdict against regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

November 22, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday told those who have claimed that a spate of recent arrests were politically motivated to “be careful” with their words, and raised the prospect that the seven CNRP lawmakers released from jail on July 22 could still be prosecuted.

November 21, 2014
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