If Cambodia’s long-awaited domestic violence law passes, it would be the country’s first law to allow police to enter private homes without a warrant—a provision that, while necessary to protect victims, would open the door to abuses by authorities, women’s rights advocates said on Tuesday.
Health officials warned recently that popular diet pills can lead to early deaths if taken without a doctor’s instructions.
The Ministry of Health on Monday attacked baby-food companies’ alleged strong-arm marketing tactics during a seminar held at the National Maternal and Child Center.
More than 164 squatter families will have to move from Boeng Salang lake, Tuol Kok district, to a plot of land near Pochentong International Airport early next year to make room for an urban development project, municipal officials said recently.
The opposition criticized a municipality decision to remove a sewage drainage system installed by the Sam Rainsy Party in Tuol Kok district, saying the city removed the canal for political reasons.
The teachers union says that all students who scored 100 percent on the geography portion of last week’s national examination will have their grades changed to zero on the assumption they copied a cheat-sheet, by order of the Ministry of Education.
The verdict on a long-delayed Phnom Penh Municipal Court underage sex trafficking case has been put off until next week because the court has yet to hear testimony from the four suspects, court officials said.
The publisher of a small weekly newspaper said his wife fatally set herself on fire to protest their eviction from a high school where the couple had rented a home and established the newspaper’s offices.
A few meters away from the Mekong River’s eroding current, heaps of scrap lumber, stubby concrete pilings and other remnants of hastily removed dwellings litter the bank. Cracks in the baked dirt mark the next slabs of earth to collapse and wash away.
In some traditional Cambodian dance the hands tell a story. The music starts, the dancers appear, and as fingers arch impossibly back the story begins, the shapes formed by the fingers showing the timeless cycle of agriculture: birth, death, rebirth.