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U.S. congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, third from left, watches as a deminer from the HALO Trust organization demonstrates a technique in Siem Reap province on Sunday, in a photo posted to her Twitter account.
U.S. congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, third from left, watches as a deminer from the HALO Trust organization demonstrates a technique in Siem Reap province on Sunday, in a photo posted to her Twitter account.

Nancy Pelosi Leads US Delegation to Cambodia

Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, is expected to meet with human rights groups in Phnom Penh on Monday during the first stop on a five-nation Asia tour that will focus on human rights, trade and security cooperation.

Defrocked monks Lach Hean, left, and Hem Panha (Prak Sokun)
Monks Defrocked After Partying At Karaoke Parlor in Kompong Cham

Four monks from three separate pagodas in Kompong Cham province, including two chief monks, were arrested and defrocked on Saturday morning after they snuck out of their pagoda in civilian clothes and spent Friday night carousing at the Tida Karaoke Club in Choeung Prey district, according to district police chief Prak Sokun.

Transport Ministry Calls for Crackdown on Illegal Checkpoints

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has urged local authorities to step up the elimination of illegal checkpoints in their jurisdictions amid a high-profile probe of military police who opened fire on a truck that sped through two checkpoints in Tbong Khmum province earlier this month.

Six Vietnamese Charged Over Logging; Military Collusion Alleged

The Mondolkiri Provincial Court on Friday charged six Vietnamese nationals with illegally logging in the province’s O’Reang district, where they were caught felling first-grade Sokrom trees after allegedly crossing into Cambodia with the help of a local military officer, officials said Sunday.

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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