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The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld an 18-month prison sentence for a university student who called for a “color revolution” in a Facebook post last year.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng issued a warning on Wednesday to the governors of the provinces around the Tonle Sap lake: Stop illegal fishing or face losing your jobs.
The investigation into the July murder of popular political analyst Kem Ley has been closed, a Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman said on Wednesday, leaving his friends and family angry and the public with almost no answers about what many believe was a political assassination.
Three marijuana traffickers who claimed minor roles in a multinational syndicate, and an alleged Thai mastermind who remains on the run were slapped with life sentences as the government intensifies its crackdown on drug-related crimes.
CNRP President Sam Rainsy was handed a five-year prison sentence by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday, adding to a previous two-year term he has evaded in exile. He was convicted along with two of his Facebook managers over a video posted online last year.
CNRP President Sam Rainsy and two assistants who worked on his Facebook page were sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday as accomplices to an opposition senator who cited a false border treaty in a video criticizing the government.
The opposition CNRP on Monday urged the government to thoroughly investigate the assault charge laid against a party official in Banteay Meanchey province for allegedly driving into a police officer, who appeared to fall to the ground without actually being hit in video footage of the incident.
The National Assembly on Monday approved nine amendments to the traffic law, raising the minimum driving age, increasing penalties for some driving infractions and removing a license requirement for drivers of motorbikes with 125cc engines and smaller.
Almost three weeks after acting CNRP President Kem Sokha met with Prime Minister Hun Sen and reportedly put the wheels in motion for four officers from rights group Adhoc and an election official to be freed from prison, officials on Monday indicated that no progress had since been made.
A university student imprisoned for calling for a “color revolution” in a Facebook post appealed his sentence to the Supreme Court on Friday, the latest episode in a case that has raised alarms about the muzzling of Cambodians’ freedom of expression.
The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the more than two-year prison sentence the Phnom Penh Municipal Court gave opposition lawmaker Um Sam An for Facebook posts critical of the government’s demarcation of the country’s frontier with Vietnam.
Officials on Thursday further outlined the government’s anti-drug campaign to be rolled out on January 1, saying it would include stepped-up law enforcement, rehabilitation, anti-trafficking and education.
Cambodians who have fallen victim to human trafficking have not received sufficient protection against exploitation or support from the government in navigating the judicial system, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Wednesday.
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday called for the construction of a prison specifically to house drug offenders in an effort to prevent the use of illicit substances from spreading among inmates.
The National Election Committee (NEC) has received $11 million worth of cars, motorbikes, video conferencing equipment, computers and printers from China, surpassing the value of earlier aid from the E.U. and Japan for a computerized registration system.
The leader of the government-branded terrorist group Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) said on Monday that his 30-year-old brother had been poisoned while serving time at Prey Sar prison, where he died on December 14, a claim denied by authorities.
Three Cambodian men accused of trafficking almost 1.5 tons of marijuana through Cambodia from Laos downplayed their involvement in the smuggling on Friday, passing the buck onto two foreigners who remain at large.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced three men to life in prison for the fatal beating of the owner of a small Phnom Penh gambling den where they lost money.
The 30-year-old brother of Sam Serey, the exiled president of the Khmer National Liberation Front—a group branded as terrorists by the government—died in prison on Wednesday night from a heart attack, officials said on Thursday.
After meeting with an adoring crowd of Filipino expatriates in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got to work on Wednesday, meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen to sign four deals, boost trade and offer scholarships to Cambodians, an official said.