Two local journalist associations are planning to file a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) this week accusing the Preah Vihear Provincial Court’s acting chief prosecutor of charging journalists with extortion because they reported on an illegal-logging racket inside his family.
A former messenger for the Khmer Rouge told the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on Wednesday how reports he delivered resulted in purges at Kraing Ta Chan security center once responses were returned from Takeo province’s Tram Kak district office to the prison’s chiefs.
A defrocked monk who was handed a one-year jail sentence for obstructing officials during a wave of arrests of activists and opposition figures in Phnom Penh last year was on Wednesday questioned over an additional charge of “joining a criminal association,” a human rights monitor said.
The Tbong Khmum Provincial Court has not issued an arrest warrant for the nephew of a senior Royal Cambodian Armed Forces general despite police naming him as the suspect in the shooting of another man more than five months ago, according to officials and rights workers.
The body of a fisherman was discovered floating in the Tonle Sap lake in Kompong Chhnang province’s Boribor district on Tuesday after a vicious boating attack, police said Wednesday, in what is the fourth such incident on the lake this year.
Following a deal struck to amend the election law on Saturday, the National Assembly will be expanded by two seats for the next national election, official campaign periods will be reduced from 30 days to 21, with four days for public rallies, and NGOs will be banned from “insulting” political parties during campaigns.
Despite bitter government opposition to pursuing cases against mid-ranking Khmer Rouge officials, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on Tuesday laid charges in absentia against former regime navy chief Meas Muth and former district commander Im Chaem.