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Police Arrest 17 at Protest in Koh Kong

Police in Koh Kong province on Wednesday arrested 17 people—including four rights workers—near the provincial courthouse as protesters continued to call for the release of three jailed environmental activists, according to officials. The group was released shortly after 6 p.m.

September 3, 2015

Children’s Hospitals to Get Extra $2M From Gov’t

The Finance Ministry on Wednesday announced that an additional $2 million from the 2015 national budget would go toward the five Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap City, which have provided free medical services to millions of Cambodians for more than two decades.

September 3, 2015

Hun Sen Calls Rainsy a Liar Over Still-Jailed Activists

Prime Minister Hun Sen returned to some familiar themes in his latest verbal assault on opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday, once again describing him as the “leader of the thieves,” a habitual liar and a stingy hypocrite.

September 3, 2015

Opposition Senator’s Request for Bail Rejected by Appeal Court

Opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour’s appeal against a decision to deny him bail on forgery and incitement charges was rejected Wednesday, with the judge saying that the 59-year-old presents a threat to social order, according to the senator’s lawyer.

September 3, 2015

Forty-Seven Migrant Workers to Be Deported

Nearly 60 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers were arrested by immigration police Wednesday during raids on six furniture workshops and a coffee shop in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, an immigration official said.

September 3, 2015

Police Officer, One Other Jailed Over Meth Ring

A border police officer and a moto-taxi driver were jailed on charges of drug trafficking in Stung Treng province Wednesday following a monthlong covert operation that culminated in the arrests on Tuesday, police said.

September 3, 2015

Two More Arrested Sending Brides to China

A young couple has confessed to trafficking Cambodian women to be sold to men in China after they were arrested at the Phnom Penh International Airport Tuesday night while preparing to board a flight to Shanghai with their two latest victims, police said.

September 3, 2015

Grassroots Party Hopes to Play Kingmaker in National Assembly

Grassroots Democracy Party secretary-general Sam Inn said Wednesday the new party is aiming to win enough National Assembly seats in the 2018 election to play kingmaker in a scenario in which neither the ruling CPP nor opposition CNRP win enough seats to form government.

September 3, 2015
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