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Police Investigate Death Threat Against Border Researcher

Police are investigating a death threat made via Facebook over the weekend to “shoot the head of Sok Touch,” a high-profile academic conducting research into the government’s politically fraught work demarcating Cambodia’s border with Vietnam.

August 31, 2015

Thailand, Cambodia Meet Over Migrants, Railroad

In a wide-ranging meeting on border issues in Bangkok last week, Interior Minister Sar Kheng and his Thai counterpart agreed to work together to curb illegal migration and human trafficking, and discussed progress on a railroad connecting their two countries, a police official said Sunday.

August 31, 2015

Police Attempt to Arrest Koh Kong Protesters During March

Military police attempted to arrest a group of protesters as they marched through Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City Thursday to demand the release of three jailed activists from an environmental NGO, a rights worker and an official said.

August 28, 2015

Gov’t Warns of Lawsuit Over New Illegal Logging Report

Environment and agriculture ministry officials Wednesday warned the authors of a new report accusing the government of colluding with timber magnate Try Pheap to illegally log the protected forests of northeastern Cambodia that they could be sued unless they made changes to the text.

August 27, 2015

After Arrests, Environment NGO Defends Tactics

When Sam Samnang’s son decided to join the ranks of environmental NGO Mother Nature, she knew he was in for trouble. Her worries, it turned out, were well founded.

August 26, 2015

Rector Says Student Was Warned Against Activism

After a Khemerak University student was jailed in Phnom Penh on Saturday over a social media post calling for a “color revolution” in Cambodia, the school’s director Monday claimed that politics had “poisoned” students at his institution.

August 25, 2015

Police, Military Show Support for Hun Sen on Maps Issue

With public statements of their own over the weekend, the national police and armed forces dutifully fell in behind Prime Minister Hun Sen’s call on Friday for swift legal action against anyone who still dared to dispute that his government was using the right maps to demarcate the country’s border with Vietnam.

August 24, 2015

Fish Smugglers Escape After Ramming Pursuing Police Car

Police are seeking the arrest of a snakehead-fish smuggler who fled from Pursat City on Thursday morning after ramming his van into a car driven by officers from the Interior Ministry’s anti-economic crime police department and causing it to crash, an official said.

August 21, 2015

Koh Kong Protesters Continue to Rally Outside Court

About 85 people continued protesting outside the Koh Kong Provincial Court in Khemara Phoumint City on Thursday, demanding the release of three activists from environmental NGO Mother Nature who were arrested on Monday, a rights worker said.

August 21, 2015
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