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Hun Sen Moves National Election Back to July

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Monday that the next national election would be moved back to July 2018 and appeared to warn seven CNRP lawmakers charged with “leading an insurrection” last year to present themselves in court when summoned or risk being convicted in absentia.

August 4, 2015

Pedophile Molodyakov Guilty in Russia

Russian serial pedophile Stanislav Molodyakov—who preyed on Cambodian street children for years before he was deported to his home country in 2012—has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping dozens of schoolgirls, according to Russian media.

August 4, 2015

CPP Claims Hundreds of Defections From Opposition

The ruling CPP held a ceremony on Saturday in Oddar Meanchey prov­ince to welcome 564 new members in what it says was a mass defection from the CNRP due to dissatisfaction with the opposition party.

August 4, 2015

More Rain, Widespread Flooding Expected in a Week

A low-pressure system over Burma will bring heavy rain and widespread flooding to Cambodia in a week’s time, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology on Monday.

August 4, 2015

Lawmaker, NGO Want Gov’t to Probe Dredging

As an environmental NGO held a press conference in Phnom Penh on Monday to present evidence against a company it accuses of illegally extracting sand from an estuary in Koh Kong province, opposition lawmaker Son Chhay called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to order an investigation into the reports of unchecked dredging.

August 4, 2015

Military Police Who Freed Loggers Were Working for Plantation

A group of military police in Mondolkiri province, who allegedly forced local police to release the drivers of four trucks laden with illegally logged wood at gunpoint on Friday, were moonlighting as security guards for a Vietnamese-owned rubber plantation, according to authorities.

August 4, 2015

After Charges Laid, Monks Say They Were Framed for Activism

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday laid charges against two former monks who were arrested in Pur Senchey district on Saturday for possession of drugs, fake documents and weapons, but the duo maintains that they were framed in retaliation for their political activism.

August 4, 2015

Rosewood-Laden Car Crashes Into Motorbike; Driver Flees

Police in Kompong Cham province are searching for the driver of a Toyota Camry who rear-ended a moto-taxi driver and his passenger on Sunday while speeding toward the Vietnamese border with a haul of illegally logged rosewood, police said Monday.

August 4, 2015

NOCC Draws Up Plan for 2023 SEA Games

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) has drawn up a master plan for the 2023 SEA Games, kick-starting official preparations to ensure that the country is ready to host the region’s most important sporting event, NOCC Secretary-General Vath Chamroeun said Monday.

August 4, 2015
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