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CNRP Reports Voter List Irregularities

CNRP observers at voter registration offices have witnessed 600 out-of-town soldiers registering in current opposition strongholds and 400 mostly Vietnamese foreigners being put on the voter list despite lacking citizenship papers, party officials said on Sunday.

Underage Girls Freed in Raids On Two Phnom Penh Brothels

Anti-human trafficking police raided two Phnom Penh brothels on Tuesday, freeing eight girls believed to be underage, officials said on Wednesday.

US Passes Resolution Slamming CPP Regime

A U.S. resolution condemning the oppression of Cambodia’s political opposition and human rights groups passed on Tuesday in Washington as the U.N. Human Rights Council convened in Geneva to highlight recent rights abuses in Cambodia and elsewhere.

Trump Campaign’s LA Home is Disputed Cambodian Center

U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose hard-line immigration policies have won him a loyal following in some circles, has found an apparent ally in a Cambodian community in southern California.

Immigration Department to Introduce New Visa for Retirees

Immigration officials say they will introduce a new visa category for foreign retirees as soon as Monday—the latest push in a campaign to encourage more expatriates to settle in Cambodia.

Ministry Wants Tourism Businesses to Accept Chinese Yuan

The Tourism Ministry has started urging businesses and tour operators to accept Chinese yuan notes as part of a drive to attract tourists from China, sparking concern among some business owners who fear losses and fake currency.

Anti-Zaman Campaign to Continue Amid Global Crackdown

The Turkish Embassy on Wednesday declared that it would continue its pursuit of Phnom Penh schools alleged to have “terrorist” links amid Turkey’s intensifying global crackdown on institutions perceived to have ties to controversial cleric Fethullah Gulen, which has seen schools shuttered across Central Asia and 15,000 educators sacked this week.

Zaman Pushes Back Against Envoy’s Claims

Phnom Penh’s Turkish-run Zaman International School took to the airwaves and internet on Tuesday to hit back against claims that its four campuses are overseen by a “terrorist organization” with links to last week’s attempted coup in Turkey.

Phnom Penh School Has Terrorist Ties, Diplomat Says

Turkey’s ambassador to Cambodia alleged on Monday that a top international school in Phnom Penh is overseen by the “terrorist organization” behind last week’s thwarted coup in Turkey—prompting a threat of legal action by the school.

South China Sea Verdict Final, Japan’s Abe Tells Hun Sen

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared to rebuke Cambodia’s position on the South China Sea dispute over the weekend, saying that an international tribunal’s ruling on China’s territorial claims should be respected.

Boys Killed After Grenade Launcher Explodes

Three boys were killed in Oddar Meanchey province on Friday after a grenade launcher they were playing with exploded, officials said.