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Remembering New Khmer Style and Vann Molyvann’s Legacy

With the White Building nearly razed, there are few remaining structures in central Phnom Penh attesting to the city’s past as a showcase for the sinuous forms of New Khmer Architecture.

Dozens More Faintings Occur at Factory With No Clear Cause

For the second day in a row on Thursday, more than 60 workers fainted at a Phnom Penh garment factory that supplies Swedish fashion giant H&M.

Mass Fainting in H&M Garment Factory, No Problems Found

An H&M garment factory that has consistently received top marks from the U.N. was the site of a mass fainting on Wednesday in Phnom Penh, though no problems with the factory were found during an ensuing inspection.

Migration Charges Trial Ends for Man Linked to Thai Murder

The trial of a U.K. man suspected of being involved in a murder in Thailand and charged with immigration-related crimes in Cambodia wrapped up on Tuesday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Court Upholds Sentence for Opposition Senator

The Appeal Court yesterday upheld an 18-month prison sentence against opposition senator Thak Lany for allegedly accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of ordering the assassination of political analyst Kem Ley.

Man Admits He Killed Girlfriend, Disputes Motives

A 26-year-old man on trial for premeditated murder at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Sunday admitted to strangling his girlfriend with electric wire and dumping her body in a trash pile.

Preacher Drowns in Mekong Ferry Car Accident

A Christian preacher drowned on Sunday morning on her daily commute after her car plunged into the Mekong River as she tried to board a ferry in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district.

KPP Politician Defends Facebook Posts at Trial

Political party leader Sourn Serey Ratha denied any ill intent behind a series of Facebook posts critical of the military and Prime Minister Hun Sen during his trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday.

Husband Admits Killing Wife, Hid Body in Well

A husband has confessed to concealing his wife’s body in a well after allegedly killing her by accident during a quarrel about selling some of their land in Kompong Chhnang province, a police chief said.

Protesting Villagers Claim Guards Turned Violent

Villagers from Koh Kong province claim they were pushed and kicked during a run-in with security guards on Tuesday as they attempted to walk to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house in protest about a land dispute.

CNRP Seminar Blocked by Kompong Chhnang Governor

The CNRP was forced to hold a downsized version of a seminar for incoming elected officials led by party president Kem Sokha at its headquarters in Kompong Chhnang province on Monday after provincial authorities refused to allow a larger gathering.

Two Shootings, 1 Fatal, Within Hours in Capital

Two people were shot in different Phnom Penh districts within hours on Friday night and early Saturday morning, according to officials.

Girlfriend Denies Arranging Hit in Grenade Attack Case

A woman accused of orchestrating a Phnom Penh grenade attack that injured at least three people during a failed attempt to kill her boyfriend denied the charges on Thursday during the first day of her trial.

Medic in HIV Outbreak Appeals His Sentence

An unlicensed medic jailed for infecting nearly 300 Battambang province villagers with HIV should be freed early because he did not intend to hurt anyone, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Pawn Shop Clampdown Aims to Reduce Theft Across Phnom Penh

In an effort to reduce theft, district authorities across Phnom Penh have been instructed to clamp down on pawn shops and those accepting goods from sellers without receipts or other documents to prove ownership.

RCAF Officer Sentenced to 5 Years for Hawking Fake Unit Jobs

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a five-year prison sentence to a major in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces who made more than $10,000 by peddling access to a nonexistent military unit he claimed was headed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son.

Pizzeria Manager Gets 8 Years for Sex Trafficking

The former manager of a Phnom Penh pizzeria was on Tuesday convicted of “unlawful removal with purpose” in relation to a sex trafficking case and jailed for eight years.

Police Officer Sentenced for Revenge Porn, Abuse of Singer

Pop singer Sok Chenda took to Facebook on Tuesday to hail her “good news” after the Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced her former boyfriend to one year in prison for physical abuse and posting her nude photographs online.

Activists Reject TV Boss’s Apology for Rape Remark

Activists rejected an apology on Monday from a prominent television news host for remarks he made that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again,” saying he was not genuinely sorry.

Petition Calls for TV Boss to Apologize Over Rape Remarks

A prominent morning television news host has promised an apology today following public outrage over his recent on-air remarks that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again.”

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