Landmines and other ordnance killed or injured 40 people during the first two months of the year, according to the latest figures from the government’s Cambodian Mine Action Authority.
The government is planning to create two new departments within the Ministry of Interior that will be charged with handling immigration issues and the provision of identity documents, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
As far as Prey Sar prison authorities are concerned, the three days of Khmer New Year are just like any other days. But for two prisoners—a rogue Cambodian-American lawyer locked up for assaulting journalists and a British businessman accused of defrauding millions from U.K. pension funds—the average day can be quite odd.
Killings over environmental and land disputes around the world are on the rise and Cambodia ranks near the top, according to a new report by Global Witness.
Ath Thorn, the embattled president of the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (CCAWDU), said yesterday that he plans to call on his members—mostly garment factory workers—to help fund a $25,000 bail order that would keep him from being detained on allegations of incitement.