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77 Families in Kraya Get Land While Others Resort to Protest

Kompong Thom provincial au­thorities yesterday handed over new farmland to 77 Kraya commune families with disabled family members who were forcibly evicted from their...

Rape Case Proceeds Without Warrant: Officials

No arrest warrant has been is­sued, but court and police officials claimed Monday they are pushing ahead with the case against Ouk Sopy, a...

Licadho Calls for Detention Centers’ Full Closure

Local human rights group Licadho issued an official statement Saturday calling for the “immediate and complete” closure of Koh Kor and Prey Speu social...

Complaints Filed After Alleged Land Grabbing

More than 100 villagers from four provinces arrived in Phnom Penh earlier this week to file complaints with the Council of Ministers and Agriculture...

Siem Reap Province Villagers Protest Land Clearing: Group

About 400 villagers in Siem Reap province protested Friday and Saturday, accusing Ministry of Defense engineering soldiers of clearing their land, according to a...

Kratie Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse

A 25-year-old primary school teacher in Kratie province has been accused of sexually abusing five young female students, two of whom he allegedly raped...

New Mangrove Forest Directive Orders Report

The Council of Ministers last week overturned an earlier directive that placed a 21-hectare mangrove forest in Kampot province, which is inhabited by 300...

Adhoc: Complaints Yet To Be Filed in Rape Case

Human rights workers in Kratie province have intervened in the case of a 25-year-old primary school teacher accused of sexually abusing five young female...

Dentists Must Register or Risk Closure: Gov’t

Hundreds of unlicensed dental businesses must register with the Ministry of Health or shut down, ministry officials warned this week. While several top-end dental...

Kampot Returns Mangrove Land to Villagers

Kampot provincial authorities reversed themselves this week, returning 72 hectares of coastal fish spawning grounds in a Kampot district mangrove forest to 640 families...

Speech Contest Celebrates Ties With Japan

High school students from across the country competed in the first ever Japanese-language contest Sunday afternoon in Phnom Penh. The contest, which was held...

Students Stay Home or Arrive Late as Breakfast Programs End

oudong district, Kompong Speu province - In the remote villages of Kraing Ta Som and Kraing Sleng, some primary school students are going to...

Protesters Rally for Access to Mangrove Forests

About 600 fishermen from Si­hanoukville and the provinces of Koh Kong and Kampot held a march Wednesday through Kam­pot town to demand continued ac­cess...

Students Stay Home as Breakfast Programs End

oudong district, Kompong Speu province - In the remote villages of Kraing Ta Som and Kraing Sleng, some primary school students are going to...

Mock Vote Gives Monitors a Lighthearted Lesson in Election Rules

The election was a mess.  One voter tried to use a fake ballot. Another brashly refused to ink his index finger. Two others snuck...

Some Land-Grab Protest Marchers Turn Back

Some of the 200 villagers taking part in a 300-km protest march from Battambang province to Phnom Penh over an alleged land-grab have turned...

Poor Attendance Reports Swirl Amid Feeding Cuts

When the UN’s World Food Program announced in April that it was being forced by high rice prices to curtail its school-feeding program, the...

NACD: Training Needed for Violent Drug Arrests

The National Authority for Combating Drugs said Wednesday Cambodian authorities plan to offer additional training to police who face the risk of violence in...

Gender Gap in Cambodian Politics Remains Wide

The roster of lawmaker hopefuls competing in July’s national election was officially finalized Wed­nesday, but the host of candidates who will fan out across...

Gender Gap in Cambodian Politics Remains Wide Before Election

The roster of lawmaker hopefuls competing in July’s national election was officially finalized Wed­nesday, but the host of candidates who will fan out across...

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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