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UN Rights Envoy to Make First Official Visit

More than five months after being appointed as the U.N.’s new special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith will make her first official visit to the country later this month, according to the government’s Human Rights Committee.

Traffic police pull over a motorist on Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Traffic police pull over a motorist on Norodom Boulevard in Phnom Penh on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Interior Minister Orders Strict Enforcement of New Traffic Law

Interior Minister Sar Kheng held a “solidarity dinner” with some 500 traffic police on Wednesday, ordering them to be strong in dealing with infringing motorists ahead of the implementation of the new Land Traffic Law, officials said Friday.

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Nita: A Short Story

It was just before planting season when father decided I should drop out of school. We’d finished dinner, and mother was putting away the uneaten rice for breakfast. I was looking out the window; somebody’s cow had gotten loose and was wandering between the houses, and the fields beyond the village were turning purple in the dusk. Suddenly, father stood up from where he’d been sitting on the floor, with no shirt on, and said, “Daughter, I want you in the fields with me tomorrow.”

Bittersweet Scars

A painting by Chath Piersath (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

The trees bursting with red flowers lining Phnom Penh’s Sihanouk Boulevard—giving a vibrant hue to the view from Java Cafe’s balcony—are reflected in “The Flame Tree of Knowledge,” Chath Piersath’s favorite painting in his current exhibit, “Scar,” showing at Java.

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Bangkok Bombing Suspect Arrested Near Poipet

The chief suspect in the deadly August 17 bombing of Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine was arrested about 500 meters from the Poipet International Checkpoint Tuesday afternoon, according to officials, just hours after Thai media reported that he and another suspect had fled to Cambodia.

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