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Draft law on unions worries labor leader

Cambodia is drafting a law to regulate trade unions and defend the interests of workers and employers, a government official said on Wednesday, but...

No Response From Minister On Police Rape Case, Says Opposition

SRP lawmaker Mu Sochua on Monday once again requested that Interior Minister Sar Kheng re­lease details of October’s alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman...

Expropriation Law Passes Amid Criticism

After two days of heated debate, the National Assembly yesterday passed the draft law on expropriation, a law critics fear will do little to...

SEA Games Medalists To Be Paid Cash Rewards by Gov’t

Cambodian sports officials yesterday said the government will pay out some $200,000 in reward mon­ey for the 40 medals the country’s athletes and coaches...

Border Chief Questioned Over Vietnam-Cambodia Demarcation

Var Kimhong, chairman of Cam­bodia’s Joint Border Committ­ee, is scheduled to answer questions Thursday before the National As­sembly over contentious demarcations efforts along the...

Journalist Charged, Jailed for Disinformation

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court charged freelance journalist Ros Sokhet with spreading "disinformation" yesterday and put him on immediate trial for allegedly sending text...

Journalist Detained for Allegedly Threatening Publisher Via Text

Police in Phnom Penh detained a local journalist yesterday over allegations that he threatened television anchor and newspaper publisher Soy Sopheap, Deputy Nat­ional Police...

Pursat Court Releases Two on Bail in Car Robbery Killing

Pursat Provincial Court on Monday freed on bail to two men, including an RCAF soldier from Brigade 70, who were charg­ed with shooting two...

Assembly OKs Trade Pacts, Debates China

The National Assembly on Fri­day voted to approve two comprehensive trade agreements with China and South Korea, but debate around the new legislation focused...

Police Captain Detained After Providing Fake Motorbike Plates

An Interior Ministry police captain has been detained for allegedly producing fraudulent motorbike license plates, National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith said yesterday. Mr Chantharith...

Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping His Teenage Daughter

Police arrested a 45-year-old man in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district on Monday for allegedly raping his teenage daughter since she was 9 years...

Tension Builds in Disinformation Suit in Takeo Province

More than two dozen villagers scuffled with military police inside the Takeo Provincial Court compound yesterday in a vain effort to prevent authorities from...

Judge Driving Truck Confiscated as Evidence

Police and rights groups yesterday accused Ratanakkiri Provincial Court Judge Thor Saran of illegally using a pickup truck confiscated by police last year after...

Two Men Arrested in Separate Rape Cases Involving Minors

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court questioned two men Mon­day over separate sexual abuse cases involving minors in Russei Keo district, municipal anti-trafficking police chief...

Woman Jailed For Forging Land Petition

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced a CPP village chief from Kompong Chhnang province to 16 months in prison after the court found...

Acid Attack Family Speaks of Fear and Intimidation

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision on Monday to drop charges against Chea Ratha, a former senior military police official accused of orchestrating a...

Acid Attack Family Speaks of Fear and Intimidation

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court's decision on Monday to drop charges against Chea Ratha, a former senior military police official accused of orchestrating a...

Ex-Military Police Official Cleared in Acid Crime

After more than a yearlong hunt for Chea Ratha, the former senior military police official sought for her alleged involvement in a brut­­al acid...

Total, Gov’t Oil And Gas Deal In Jeopardy

Nearly a month after the Council of Ministers announced that the French petroleum giant Total would be allotted more than 24,000 square km of...

US Man Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse on Young Girls

Phnom Penh police arrested a 57-year-old US national on Sun­day for allegedly sexually abusing at least five young girls at his home in the...

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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