The European Parliament will vote today on a resolution calling on the CPP government to rescind the arrest warrant issued for opposition leader Sam Rainsy, while a similar motion was proposed in Australia’s Senate on Wednesday.
Former CPP lawmaker Chea Chamroeun called a press conference on Wednesday to declare his plans to officially form his own political party—less than a week after he announced his resignation from the ruling party.
Despite the cancellation of this year’s boat races in Phnom Penh, Water Festival revelers at Wat Phnom on Wednesday afternoon were provided with entertainment courtesy of City Hall, as municipal governor Pa Socheatvong shook loose grains of rice from stalks with his bare feet before pounding the grains flat with a large mortar and pestle.
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has released letters he exchanged with then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011 over a leaked U.S. Embassy cable that stated he headed the Khmer Rouge’s Boeng Trabek camp and “collaborated in the killing of many prisoners.”
A 31-year-old man who was arrested Monday for allegedly murdering an elderly woman escaped from his holding cell at the Kompong Speu provincial police headquarters on Wednesday along with another detainee by smashing a window, police said.
Pech Prum Mony, a military general who was jailed in February for judicial interference, is set to be freed next month, but a bottle of wine and a basket of fruit gifted to him during a lunch meeting could potentially extend his Prey Sar prison stay for up to 10 years.
A fire gutted 11 apartments in central Phnom Penh early on Wednesday morning, while a separate blaze destroyed more than 20 shacks along the railroad tracks in Tuol Kok district on Tuesday afternoon, according to officials, who reported no deaths or injuries.
The Asian Development Bank’s compliance review panel has ruled ineligible a complaint from some of the thousands of poor Cambodian families hurt by its railway project—saying it lacked new evidence—but urged the bank to address their grievances anyway.
It was Friday night and Parisians were out in the 10th arrondissement, a once gritty, working-class immigrant district now home to a lively cafe and bar scene. Across from popular bar Le Carillon, Le Petit Cambodge was serving bowls of rice noodles and curry to its young, urban clientele.
A few years ago, Benedicte du Cheyron Monroe read a book on Cambodia that so intrigued her that she immediately wanted to translate it into French.
In Preah Sihanouk province, farmers in the coastal lowland rely on dikes to protect their rice from the sea. This is the fourth in a 12-part series on Cambodia’s annual rice cycle, to be published monthly.
Returning to Cambodia alongside two opposition lawmakers beaten by pro-government protesters last month, CNRP Vice President Kem Sokha on Tuesday called for calm in the wake of recent political turmoil that peaked with an arrest warrant for opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
By 8 a.m. on Tuesday, ornately decorated boats were already gliding down the Siem Reap River while other paddlers lounged on its shaded banks in preparation for the races at the center of this year’s biggest Water Festival celebration.
Cambodian fishermen trafficked into Thailand are working as virtual slaves, isolated from the outside world on boats and in fish processing centers that supply Nestlé, according to a new report commissioned by the global food giant.