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Koh Kong Authority Announces Plan to End Land Disputes with Chinese Corporation

Chinese corporation Union Development Group (UDG) has forced more than 1,000 families from their homes over the past 10 years.

Rights Workers Welcome Dismissal of Charges Against Unionist

A President of the Cambodian Youth Party claimed Moeun Tola had stolen $300,000 of donations collected for Kem Ley’s funeral.

Two Years after Assassination, Cambodians Remember Slain Political Analyst Kem Ley

Kem Ley, one of Cambodia’s most prominent and respected political commentators, was gunned down as he had his morning coffee at a gas station in Phnom Penh two years ago this week.

Supreme Court Hears Case of Detained Environmentalists

The Supreme Court on Friday heard the appeal case of three environmentalists who were sentenced on charges of “intimidation” and “causing damage” while investigating an alleged illegal sand dredging operation in Koh Kong province in 2016.

Sixteen Brides, Maids Rescued From Abusive Conditions Abroad: Gov’t

Seven brides were returned from China, four en route to China in Vietnam and three girls between 13 and 16 years old were rescued in Thailand.

Parties Begin Election Campaigning Without Main Opposition

The CNRP was banned by the Supreme Court late last year and will not be able to field any candidates to contest seats in the July 29 election.

Mayaguez Rescuers Not Properly Honored, Researcher Says

The final battle between U.S. forces and the Khmer Rouge took place on the tiny island of Koh Tang on May 15, 1975, nearly a month after Phnom Penh fell to the regime. A brief but fierce battle, U.S. forces had been sent to rescue the passengers of a U.S. merchant ship: the Mayaguez.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Criticized Over Suspect Case’s Dismissal

The Khmer Rouge tribunal has come under criticism for dismissing the case against Im Chaem, a former district chief in the Khmer Rouge regime.

PM Orders Facebook Surveillance Over Reported Rumors of ‘Fatal Election Ink’

Hun Sen has said that people posting online messages online saying they will not vote in the election on July 29 could face legal action.

From Dancer to Royal Consort to Aspiring MP: A Princess’s Life Remembered 

Ouk Phalla was one of the country’s most prominent Apsara dancers.

To Get a Passport, Cambodians Asked to Pass Cash 

At Cambodia’s central passport office, those seeking identity papers are routinely solicited for bribes by officials offering private document processing services—for a fee.

Telecoms Firms Told to Ensure All SIM Card Users Registered Before Election

Representatives of major mobile phone operators covered by the order could not be reached for comment.

Cambodia Sends Envoys to Europe to Lobby EU Over Preferential Trade Agreement

The agreement provides Cambodia with easy access to EU markets for its products, but the EU has threatened to remove Cambodia over the dissolution of the country’s main opposition party ahead of a general election in July.

Cambodia Rejects Report Alleging Military Rights Abuses

Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior military figures have rejected the findings of a report published on Thursday that alleged serious and systematic human rights abuses by a group of top generals close to the premier.

PM Urges Cultural Figures, Officials to Step Up Anti-Drugs Efforts

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Cambodian cultural figures and officials to step up the campaign against illegal drugs in a public letter released this week.

Top Generals From Cambodia, Thailand Meet to Discuss Border Security

General Thanchaiyan Srisuwa was appointed to the position in September and this was his first official visit to Cambodia since assuming the role.

Youth Engagement Can Help Save Cambodians’ Democratic Rights: Analysts

Cambodia’s energized youth activists and large demographic of young voters could become key actors in halting the country’s democratic backsliding, political analysts said, though they warned that challenging the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) could also put youths at serious risk.

Interview: Mory Sar Says Cambodian Youths Are Voices of Change

Mory Sar, co-founder, and vice-president of the Cambodian Youth Network was one of the panelists discussing on Cambodia’s human rights at the Stimson Center, Washington, DC, May 29. Sar suggested three ways that Cambodian youths could make a difference in their country. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.

Guards Fired By US Embassy Allegedly Shared “Dozens” of Explicit Pictures of Toddlers

A group of former US Embassy security guards who were fired in March for sharing child pornography appeared at the Labor Ministry on Friday to seek assistance from the government in pressing their claims of unlawful dismissal against the embassy.

Police Dismiss Claims of Foul Play in Accident Involving Opposition Party Leader

Police investigating a deadly traffic incident that caused the death of the wife of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the head of the opposition Funcinpec party, leaving the political veteran seriously injured, have found no evidence to back up claims of foul play.

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