The Cambodia Daily

Police Arrest 17 at Protest In Koh Kong

Police in Koh Kong province on Wednesday arrested 17 people—including four rights workers—near the provincial courthouse as protesters continued to call for the release of three jailed environmental activists, according to officials. The group was released shortly after 6 p.m.

A police officer examines a document during a raid in Phnom Penh's Chamkar Mon district on Wednesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
A police officer examines a document during a raid in Phnom Penh's Chamkar Mon district on Wednesday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Forty-Seven Migrant Workers to Be Deported

Nearly 60 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested by immigration police Wednesday during raids on six furniture workshops and a coffee shop in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, an immigration official said.

Two More Arrested Sending Brides to China

A young couple has confessed to trafficking Cambodian women to be sold to men in China after they were arrested at the Phnom Penh International Airport Tuesday night while preparing to board a flight to Shanghai with their two latest victims, police said.


Nita: A Short Story

It was just before planting season when father decided I should drop out of school. We’d finished dinner, and mother was putting away the uneaten rice for breakfast. I was looking out the window; somebody’s cow had gotten loose and was wandering between the houses, and the fields beyond the village were turning purple in the dusk. Suddenly, father stood up from where he’d been sitting on the floor, with no shirt on, and said, “Daughter, I want you in the fields with me tomorrow.”

Bittersweet Scars

A painting by Chath Piersath (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

The trees bursting with red flowers lining Phnom Penh’s Sihanouk Boulevard—giving a vibrant hue to the view from Java Cafe’s balcony—are reflected in “The Flame Tree of Knowledge,” Chath Piersath’s favorite painting in his current exhibit, “Scar,” showing at Java.

Thai army officers walk with a suspect, believed to be involved in the August bombing that killed 20 people in Bangkok, after his arrest near the Thai-Cambodian border in this handout picture released Tuesday. (Reuters)

Bangkok Bombing Suspect Arrested Near Poipet

The chief suspect in the deadly August 17 bombing of Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine was arrested about 500 meters from the Poipet International Checkpoint Tuesday afternoon, according to officials, just hours after Thai media reported that he and another suspect had fled to Cambodia.

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at his 'Peace Palace' on Wednesday during the launch of the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025. (Khem Sovannara)

PM Launches Grand Plans to Transform Industry

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday launched an ambitious 10-year development plan that the government hopes will transform Cambodia’s “weak” and labor-intensive industrial sector into one comprised of diversified businesses with a highly skilled workforce.

Prison guards escort Sieng Sarin, left, and Ka Sak from the Kandal Provincial Court on Thursday after they were handed seven-year sentences for their role in stealing relics of the Buddha from a pagoda in 2013. (Jens Welding Ollgaard/The Cambodia Daily)

Five Men Get 7 Years for Theft of Buddha Relics

The Kandal Provincial Court on Thursday sentenced four security guards and a farmer to seven years in prison each for stealing relics of the Buddha from a stupa atop Oudong Mountain in 2013—despite the farmer’s insistence that he carried out the robbery alone.

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