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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

Vietnam’s Metfone to Absorb Struggling Beeline

Metfone, Cambodia’s largest mobile phone provider by subscribers, will absorb Beeline, which has struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive telecoms market, Beeline announced Thursday in a statement posted to its Facebook page.

March 20, 2015

Lawmaker, Lawyer Given 2-Year Prison Sentences

The Kandal Provincial Court sentenced an opposition CNRP lawmaker, a lawyer and a CNRP district councilor to between 18 months and two years in prison on Friday, but lawyers for the defendants said they did not expect any arrests unless the decision is upheld on appeal.

March 14, 2015

Parties Sign Off on Final Draft of Election Law

The country’s two major political parties signed off on the final draft of a revised and highly controversial election law on Friday, with civil society groups arguing that the bill is unconstitutional due to a provision that restricts their activity during the election campaign period.

March 7, 2015

New Election Law to Strip Assembly Seats if Parties Boycott

The revised national election law—expected to come before parliament this month—includes a provision that allows National Assembly seats to be taken away from any political party that attempts to boycott parliament following an election, according to a draft of the law made public Thursday.

March 6, 2015

UN Hamstrung in Ratanakkiri as More Montagnards Arrive

Local officials in Ratanakkiri province are actively preventing a team of U.N. workers in the area from making any attempt to reach nearly 40 Montagnard asylum seekers now hiding in the province.

February 20, 2015

CNRP Lawmaker Resigns; Rainsy Denies Defection

One of the opposition’s 55 lawmakers handed in his letter of resignation on Friday, with CNRP President Sam Rainsy claiming that the exit was due to “personal problems” and was not a defection to the ruling CPP, as was reported on local news websites.

February 14, 2015

Rainsy Touts Rent Law Plan to Garment Workers

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy toured industrial zones in Phnom Penh on Thursday to tell workers about a new bipartisan plan to draft a law obliging landlords to keep their rental rates in line with inflation.

February 14, 2015

After More Shootings, Government Berates Thailand

Following reports that three Cambodians were shot dead earlier this month by Thai soldiers after illegally crossing the border to find valuable timber, Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry sent an irate letter to the Thai Em­bassy on Friday.

February 14, 2015

New Rules to Concentrate Migrant Votes in Capital

In the days before the 2013 national election, much of the country’s industrial workforce fanned out into the provinces surrounding Phnom Penh, returning home to cast their votes.

January 2, 2015
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