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Jarai Minder Tells Montagnards to Stop Coming

An ethnic Jarai man who has assisted the more than 90 Montagnards who have fled Vietnam since October said Thursday that he has started warning the asylum seekers not to attempt to cross into Cambodia, explaining that they will likely be arrested and deported.

April 17, 2015

Major US Seizure Included Cambodian Artifacts

At least $3 million worth of Cambodian artifacts are part of a massive cache of smuggled antiquities that have been seized by New York authorities after being smuggled into the U.S. by an art dealer, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.

April 16, 2015

With One Visit, Hun Sen Ends Twenty-Year Land Dispute

A 20-year-old land dispute effectively came to an end Wednesday for hundreds of families in Siem Reap City after Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the government would grant them the plot, which it awarded to the Apsara Authority in 1995.

April 16, 2015

Jailed Protest Leaders Claim Police Tried to Cut Deal

A man who was jailed on child sex charges in Mondolkiri province on Saturday told a group of his neighbors on Monday that police said they would help get his sentence reduced if he promised to stop protesting against a Vietnamese rubber plantation, the villagers said Tuesday.

April 15, 2015

ACU to Question Ousted Top Judge After New Year

Anti-Corruption Unit chief Om Yentieng said Monday that he planned to continue questioning ousted Phnom Penh Court director Ang Mealaktei following the Khmer New Year holiday, which begins Tuesday and ends Thursday.

April 14, 2015

Protest Leader Jailed Over Alleged Sex With Minor

The Mondolkiri Provincial Court on Saturday charged a man with having sex with an underage girl, but a rights worker and the girl’s father said Sunday the man was framed for opposing a Vietnamese rubber plantation.

April 13, 2015

RCAF Officer Arrested for Selling Fake Counterterrorism Jobs

A lieutenant colonel in the military has been arrested and charged with fraud for posing as the deputy head of the army’s counterterrorism department and extorting money from job-seekers hoping to work alongside the department’s commander, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son, police said Sunday.

April 13, 2015

SUV Runs Into Trouble at City Hall

Prampi Makara district governor Lim Sophea sustained minor injuries Thursday when the driver of his Lexus SUV accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake while exiting City Hall and accelerated into a gatepost, officials said.

April 10, 2015

Official Says ‘Joking’ About Ousted Judge Arrest

A day after making—and quickly retracting—claims to the media that disgraced Phnom Penh Municipal Court director Ang Mealaktei had been arrested, national military police spokesman Kheng Tito said Thursday that his comments had been made in jest.

April 10, 2015

Body in Ratanakkiri Found to Be That of Local Boy

The body of what villagers had suspected was a Montagnard asylum seeker, found partially buried in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district earlier this week, was determined to be the remains of a local teenager who had drowned in a river, a villager said Thursday.

April 10, 2015
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