The Council of Ministers on Friday signed off on a potentially sweeping draft law that would regulate the country’s telecommunications sector, which a rights group warned in May could effectively nationalize private service providers.
The ruling CPP and opposition CNRP on Friday finished negotiating a package of amendments to the commune election law and the internal rules of the National Assembly, agreeing that the campaign period for the 2017 commune elections would be extended from 10 days to two weeks.
Two mainstays of the Phnom Penh arts scene are working to transform a decrepit ship moored on the Tonle Sap river into a huge floating arts center that will attract locals and tourists alike. As those in charge of the project explained on Friday, the 80-meter-long vessel’s five-story superstructure will house art galleries, studios, theaters, dance and theater rehearsal rooms, and spaces for special events.
A young man was killed and four others injured in a brawl at a pagoda in Pursat province on Thursday night, local police said.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday acquitted a land broker of allegedly defrauding a businessman out of $2.5 million over a 9,000-hectare economic land concession in Mondolkiri province that was eventually revoked by the government.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced two Vietnamese women to five years in prison for attempting to send pseudoephedrine—a common precursor in the synthesis of methamphetamine—to Australia in a box of bras.
The U.N.’s silence over government interference in the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s cases 003 and 004 illustrates that the international body is unwilling to uphold principles of judicial independence, a group that monitors the court said in a report released Thursday.
A controversial Facebook platform that offers users free Internet —but a limited choice of websites and apps—was launched in Phnom Penh on Thursday in cooperation with mobile operator Smart Axiata, its CEO said on Friday.
Over the past few years, Leang Seckon has been using his art to explore the turmoil that engulfed every Cambodian in the 1970s and ’80s. Now, with the mural-size works he created for his first New York exhibition next week at the Sundaram Tagore Galleries, Mr. Seckon will seek to bring artistic closure to those decades of misery, using the recent repatriation of a looted Cambodian antiquity to symbolize the spiritual end of decades of civil war.
When he finishes his upcoming psychological thriller, “Mind Cage,” Indian director Amit Dubey says he hopes local audiences will be entertained by their first taste of a genre new to Cambodia.
On a sweltering afternoon at Phnom Penh’s Choam Chao market this week, people on motorbikes crowded around a bright green tuk-tuk. Surrounded by stalls offering mobile phones and other electronics, Phe Sophon was selling iced coffee, fruit sodas and ice cream.
The closed-door trial of a former director of anti-pedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants, who stands accused of sexually abusing 11 boys under his care at an orphanage he headed, began Tuesday with the testimony of a 22-year-old alleged victim, according to the defendant’s lawyer.
More than 1,000 demonstrators from about 50 communities across the country gathered Monday to mark U.N. World Habitat Day and protest against widespread land and housing evictions, but found their march blocked by municipal authorities, who claimed the protesters posed a risk to security.
The seeds of China and Vietnam’s bloody rivalry for influence in Cambodia were already apparent to foreign observers in the weeks and months after the April 1975 fall of Phnom Penh, Australian diplomatic cables given last month to the Documentation Center of Cambodia show.