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Agriculture Firm Fraud Case Draws to a Close

Cambodian-American businessman Richer San, one of four men accused of defrauding a Phnom Penh dentist of $1 million, sat alone at the stand in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday as lawyers delivered their closing arguments.

July 4, 2015

Sok An to Respond to Summons in Writing Only

Deputy Prime Minister Sok An will respond to a summons to appear before the National Assembly in writing rather than in person, a spokesman said Wednesday, with an opposition lawmaker saying the move could prompt a bid to impeach Mr. An.

July 2, 2015

Opposition Chief Whip Calls Sok An to National Assembly

CNRP chief whip Son Chhay has written to Prime Minister Hun Sen asking that Deputy Prime Minister Sok An be summoned to the Na­tional Assembly to answer questions over a recent directive regarding corruption probes and the government’s airport contracts with French company Vinci.

June 27, 2015

Ambassador Nominee Says US to Prioritize Fair Elections

The nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Cambodia told the U.S. Senate foreign relations committee this week that fair elections would be his priority, while a Cambodian government spokesman said he hoped the new ambassador would repair “bad” diplomatic relations between the countries.

June 25, 2015

Post-Election Work ‘Diplomacy at Its Best’: US

The U.S. State Department said in congressional testimony on Thursday that its involvement in ending the political deadlock following the 2013 election was “diplomacy at its best,” and also claimed partial credit for this year’s raise in garment worker wages and the release of activists from prison.

June 13, 2015

Government Approves NGO Law

The Council of Ministers approved a much-criticized draft NGO law on Friday—removing two articles to make registration “simple and easy for NGOs”—and plans to send the law to the National Assembly next week, a government spokesman said.

June 6, 2015

IOM Joins Mission to Indonesia’s Ambon Island

A global migration body Thursday began working to identify victims of human trafficking on Indonesia’s Ambon island, where 199 Cambodian fishermen are awaiting repatriation.

June 5, 2015

Nearly 200 Fishermen Rescued in Indonesia

Nearly 200 Cambodian fishermen have been rescued from Thai fishing boats operating from the Indonesian island of Ambon in a joint operation between Cambodian and Indonesian authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.

May 30, 2015

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
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