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Environment Ministry to Reduce ELC Terms to 50 Years

The Environment Ministry announced Tuesday that it has slashed the contract periods of 16 companies granted economic land concessions (ELCs) and said that all concession-holders in the country would soon see their lease terms reduced by decades.

July 29, 2015

Activists Board Dredging Barges in Koh Kong

About 80 villagers and activists in Koh Kong province on Monday boarded and attempted to tow away five sand-dredging barges as part of their ongoing campaign against two firms they accuse of polluting a local waterway and causing riverbank collapses, activists and officials said.

July 28, 2015

PM Rebukes Prince Over King Claims

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday warned Prince Norodom Ranariddh against dragging King Norodom Sihamoni into politics following the prince’s claims that the king plans to host a meeting about border issues that have recently broken out between Vietnam and Cambodia.

July 28, 2015

Lawmaker Asks Heng Samrin for Forgiveness; Punishment Stands

Responding to an apology from opposition lawmaker Um Sam An, who was punished last week for a critical Facebook post, National Assembly President Heng Samrin wrote on Saturday that the dispute would end with the decision to sanction the outspoken parliamentarian.

July 27, 2015

King to Hold Border Meet, Prince Says

King Norodom Sihamoni has plans to call Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh to discuss recent border tensions with Vietnam, Prince Norodom Ranariddh said on Saturday.

July 27, 2015

Soldiers Monitor Border-Crossing Thai Farmers

Thai farmers protected by armed Thai soldiers crossed the border in Banteay Meanchey province and spent Thursday plowing fields for rice cultivation, a military commander and district official said.

July 24, 2015

At Awards Ceremony, Chief of ACU Discusses Role of Media

A new award honoring the media’s role in combating corruption was on Wednesday presented to five local journalists, whose stories uncovering various corrupt activities show how investigative reporting can help break the shackles holding back Cambodia’s development.

July 23, 2015

Farmer Arrested for Fighting Police Officers

Police in Kratie province on Sunday arrested a farmer—accused of trying to squat on a new social land concession for poor families—after he allegedly struck the officers when they arrived to tell him and his wife to leave.

July 22, 2015

Farmers Ask Lawmakers to Settle Land Disputes

About 250 farmers representing more than 700 families from Preah Sihanouk and Svay Rieng provinces traveled to Phnom Penh on Monday to protest in front of the National Assembly, where they handed petitions to lawmakers asking them to intervene in their land disputes.

July 21, 2015

One-Time ‘Terrorists’ Get Political Party

The Interior Ministry officially registered the Khmer Power Party on Friday, after years of insisting—despite a lack of evidence—that its parent group, the Khmer People Power Movement, was a terrorist organization.

July 20, 2015
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