Cambodia’s already overstretched prisons are being pushed to the “point of collapse” by an influx of inmates from the government’s six-month war on drugs, a human rights advocate said on Thursday.
A group of about 1,000 families living in Siem Reap province’s Phnom Kulen National Park will be relocated to prevent them from continuing an environmentally detrimental trend of clearing land, building homes, selling and repeating, the environment minister said on Thursday.
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan remained defiant in his final stand in court on Friday, claiming accusations that his regime exterminated its own people were false Vietnamese propaganda.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday announced an investigation into firearms Thai officials found in a crashed pickup truck just beyond a border checkpoint in early June, saying the weapons “could have been smuggled” from Cambodia, officials said.
A 22-year-old Malaysian man on Friday was sentenced to life in prison for trying to smuggle more than a kilogram of heroin — with a street value of around $700,000 — out of Cambodia last year.
Four people received sentences ranging from two to 10 years in absentia on Friday for their roles in attempting to traffic two sisters and another woman to be brides in China.
A monk who was defrocked and arrested in Battambang City for posting a photograph of himself on Facebook supposedly holding a toy gun was charged on Thursday with illegal weapons possession and incitement, a Battambang Provincial Court spokesman said.
It was “raining lies” in the Khmer Rouge tribunal courtroom when the Nuon Chea defense gave its closing statement this week, and its claims that interrogations in the regime’s prisons did not amount to torture were “Orwellian,” the prosecution said in its rebuttal on Thursday.
More than a month after confirming its investigation into new reports of rampant timber trafficking between Cambodia and Vietnam, the Environment Ministry remains tight-lipped about what—if any—progress it is making, but says the U.K. NGO that exposed the scale of the problem is itself being scrutinized.
A select group of Phnom Penh’s tech enthusiasts have been let in on a secret: Uber, the massively popular ride-sharing app, has officially dipped its toe into Cambodian waters.
Phnom Penh’s head of police has told the capital’s 12 district police chiefs to be on the lookout for a group of citizen watchdogs who have been filming and stopping drivers who violate traffic laws and posting the videos online.
CNRP President Kem Sokha suggested on Thursday that the ruling party was scared of the opposition but had nothing to fear from a potential CNRP government, while his exiled predecessor Sam Rainsy said that many voters who preferred CPP commune chiefs to opposition candidates would turn against the ruling party in national elections.
But the drivers on Sisowath Quay, stretching along Phnom Penh’s riverside, on Wednesday afternoon were either oblivious to its meaning or choosing to ignore it. The traffic continued to flow as smoothly as the Tonle Sap river running adjacent to the road.
With at least 16 of its members in jail, the Khmer National Liberation Front is on the government’s radar. But just what is this obscure group?
For the past few months, Mr. Long, who owns a car repair shop on the side of the road about 100 km southeast of Phnom Penh, has been building, flying, and crashing his homemade airplane.
Thma Puok commune, Banteay Meanchey province – During the 2017 election season in Cambodia, two faces dominated the campaign. Posters of Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Kem Sokha were plastered everywhere across the country’s communes. Except in this commune on the Thai border. Here the face of Nhek Bun Chhay ruled.
Opposition lawmakers spun an otherwise banal National Assembly session on Tuesday into a fiery debate on parliamentary immunity, with Assembly President Heng Samrin claiming the Constitution only protected those who obeyed the law.
The people of Cambodia were sacred and “akin to gods” in the eyes of the Khmer Rouge leadership, and the country was in better shape by the end of communist rule than it was before, the defense team for Nuon Chea argued on Monday in court.
Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong and three provincial governors are set to be replaced and become advisers to the government, according to a royal decree signed over the weekend, making way for the country’s first female provincial governor to be appointed in Koh Kong province.