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Minister Backs Legal Action Over Online Insults

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said Sunday that he supports the prosecution of social media users who insult government officials, after a government spokesman requested such action last week in letters to the ministries of interior and telecommunications.

May 25, 2015

UN Continues Campaign Against Draft NGO Law

Following a meeting on Thursday in which Foreign Minister Hor Namhong scolded four U.N. representatives for their public criticism of the drafting process of a new NGO law, the U.N. released a statement Friday doubling down on its concern over the law, the last draft of which was released in 2011.

May 23, 2015

Cambodian Red Cross to Donate $10K to Nepal

The Cambodian Red Cross has pledged $10,000 to assist relief efforts in Nepal, where more than 3,700 people have died and about 6,500 have been injured following an earthquake on Saturday.

April 28, 2015

On Anniversary of KR Victory, Sam Rainsy Touts Peace

At a ceremony marking 40 years since the Khmer Rouge seized Phnom Penh and began their bloody rule of Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Friday that he and Prime Minister Hun Sen had, for the time being, ended the country’s long history of conflict.

April 18, 2015

Cambodia to Face Japan, Syria in World Cup Qualifier

After beating Macau last month in the first round of qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Cambodia was on Tuesday placed in a pool with Japan, Syria, Afghanistan and Singapore as one of 40 teams vying for 12 spots in the final tournament for the Asian region.

April 15, 2015

18 Activists to Be Released Monday, Lawyer Says

Following negotiations between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy, the country’s courts are preparing to release 18 activists who have been imprisoned over the past year on protest-related charges and convictions, a lawyer for the CNRP said Friday.

April 11, 2015

US Nominates New Ambassador to Cambodia

U.S. President Barack Obama this week announced his nomination of William Heidt to replace Ambassador William Todd as the U.S. government’s top diplomat in Cambodia.

April 9, 2015

Kem Sokha Summoned to Appear at Court

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha has been summoned to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday in relation to a case from last year, a Ministry of Justice spokesman said Friday.

April 4, 2015

Another Montagnard in Phnom Penh, UN Says

Another Montagnard asylum-seeker has arrived in Phnom Penh, joining 10 others who are still in the capital after having their requests to have their refugee claims processed rejected, according to the U.N.

March 28, 2015
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