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Political commentator Kim Sok sat through his trial on defamation and incitement charges at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with paper stuck in his ears, in protest over a case he dismissed as a political farce from the start.
The widow of slain political analyst Kem Ley said in a radio interview that she would not have taken the $60,000 her husband’s family accepted from Prime Minister Hun Sen to help pay for a memorial stupa and costs of a one-year anniversary ceremony.
Phnom Penh will begin measuring the homes of hundreds of families seeking land titles to stave off potential eviction by a massive real-estate project filling in a pair of lakes, a municipal government spokesman said on Tuesday.
A railway line that will transport passengers from the center of Phnom Penh to its airport is set to open in April, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol announced on Friday, adding that no evictions would be necessary to make way for the development.
About 70 percent of roads and bridges in Cambodia have been funded by China, with loans for their financing adding up to about $2 billion, government-affiliated Fresh News reported the transport minister as saying on Friday.
A railway system that would transport passengers from the center of Phnom Penh to its airport will open to the public in April, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol announced on Friday, adding that no evictions would be necessary to make way for the development.
Vietnam has pledged $25 million to Cambodia to build a new National Assembly secretariat building in Phnom Penh, while also promising greater cooperation on a range of issues between the two nations, officials said on Thursday.
More than 30 Boeng Kak activists delivered petitions to the E.U. and World Bank’s Phnom Penh headquarters on Wednesday morning asking the two bodies to lobby government officials for the release of prominent activist Tep Vanny ahead of a court appeal against her prison sentence next week, the activists said.
A convicted thief who allegedly extorted a woman for hundreds of dollars via Facebook from behind bars has been transferred from the Prey Veng provincial prison to Phnom Penh while an investigation to find involved prison officials continues, a government official said.
A man currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for theft allegedly extorted a woman for hundreds of dollars—and later demanded thousands more—over explicit videos she streamed to him over Facebook to his cell in Prey Veng provincial prison, a police official said on Tuesday.
Police destroyed more than 60,000 marijuana plants spread across 3 hectares of land in a well-known Takeo province hotspot for growing the illegal crop, officials said on Tuesday.
Two excavators turned bricks to rubble with ease on Monday as walls jutting out from the ground floor of Phnom Penh’s dilapidated White Building slowly tumbled to the ground.
After blocking a national road for eight hours on Thursday in protest over falling corn prices, farmers in Battambang province were promised on Friday that a tycoon will buy their crops, but at a price some found too low.
Five Cambodian migrants who served prison time in Malaysia over forest and wildlife crimes were returned to Cambodia this week, the Foreign Affair Ministry statement said on Friday in a statement.
A Laotian man accused last year in Phnom Penh of possessing more than 3 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and tablets of meth mixed with caffeine known locally as yama was sentenced on Friday to life in prison.
As lakes are filled around Phnom Penh, sewage and flooding problems worsen. It’s a familiar story and Boeng Tompun presents the next chapter.
A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly threatening the life of Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Facebook post, while a woman was charged with incitement for linking the premier to political analyst Kem Ley’s murder on the social media platform.
The demolition of Phnom Penh’s condemned White Building will start on Monday, the Land Management Ministry announced on Tuesday, though the fate of more than 20 families still living in the complex remained uncertain.
Fourteen Cambodian fishermen arrived in Phnom Penh on Sunday, six months after their escape from a Thai fishing boat that Malaysian authorities said was staffed by trafficked laborers, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The year since the assassination of political analyst Kem Ley has been a difficult one for his family. His widow is struggling to make ends meet, his children are not attending school and his extended family is fractured. His siblings have never met the son who was born in the wake of his death last July.