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Pung Chhiv Kek Declines NEC Nomination

Pung Chhiv Kek, the president of rights group Licadho, has declined her nomination as the “neutral” member of the bipartisan National Election Committee, forcing the CPP and CNRP to select a new candidate for the key final position on the body.

Rights Group Asks Gov’t to Disclose True Land Figures

At least 272 companies own plantations covering some 2.14 million hectares across the country, more than when Prime Minister Hun Sen placed a freeze on the approval of new economic land concessions three years ago and despite a spate of recent cancellations, according to rights group Licadho.

CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha pays his respects Monday at a shrine honoring the 16 people who were killed in a grenade attack on an opposition rally in Phnom Penh on March 30, 1997. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha pays his respects Monday at a shrine honoring the 16 people who were killed in a grenade attack on an opposition rally in Phnom Penh on March 30, 1997. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Kem Sokha Says Judicial Laws Need Changing

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha told supporters Monday that the CNRP’s 55 lawmakers will soon ask to revisit the three controversial judicial reform laws passed by the National Assembly last year during the opposition party’s post-election parliamentary boycott.

Activist Demands Plaintiffs Show Up in Court

A judge at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court suspended the trial of an opposition activist Monday after the defendant demanded that his alleged victims face him in court and declared that his trial was a politicized sham.

After Kampot Cockfight Raid, Police Fail to Seize Motorbikes

Police officers in Kampot province raided a cockfighting match on Sunday and confiscated fighting cocks and related equipment, but were thwarted in their attempt to seize dozens of motorbikes from the venue when angry villagers confronted them with weapons and water buffalos, police said Monday.

Former Boeng Kak residents submit a petition at the World Bank's office in Phnom Penh on Monday. (Satoshi Takahashi)
‘Same Faces’ Protest Against PM’s Comments

Incensed by the prime minister’s assertion last week that the “same faces” always show up at protests, a group of Phnom Penh’s most prominent anti-eviction activists picketed City Hall on Monday to vent their anger.

Pich Thavy adjusts a head piece on a model during rehearsals at The Plantation hotel on Wednesday. (Aria Danaparamita/The Cambodia Daily)
Pich Thavy adjusts a head piece on a model during rehearsals at The Plantation hotel on Wednesday. (Aria Danaparamita/The Cambodia Daily)

Fashion Forward

In its fourth iteration, Phnom Penh Designers Week considers the theme “Now is the Future,” inviting avant-garde experimentation along with ready-to-wear basics from eight local and international labels.

Lens Romance

Wat Phnom and the Naga Bridge as seen in 1929 (Georges Portal)

The photo exhibition opening Tuesday at the Sofitel hotel in Phnom Penh gives an insight into Cambodia as it appeared to visitors in the late 1920s.

A New Hero

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In a politically daring new comic book, “Captain Cambodia,” a cartoonist uses a classic comic-book clash of good versus evil to comment on the country’s politics.

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Ukrainian Politician Off Wanted List

A Ukrainian member of parliament sought by Cambodian authorities over allegations of child-rape was removed from Interpol’s most-wanted list last week because, according to Cambodia’s Interpol office, “the case involves politics in Ukraine and Russia.”

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