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‘Insurrection’ Trial Begins for Opposition Figures

The trial of 11 opposition figures accused of leading or participating in an insurrection began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday, with the prosecutor questioning just two of the suspects.

March 28, 2015

KRT Charges Second Suspect in Case 004

Former Khmer Rouge official Ao An, better known by his alias “Ta An,” on Friday became the third mid-ranking cadre to be charged this month by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia over alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Pol Pot era.

March 28, 2015

New $2.9M Mosque Inaugurated in Phnom Penh

At the edge of a sand-filled Boeng Kak lake in Phnom Penh on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the country’s newest—and largest—mosque, which was privately funded by a Dubai-based businessman at a cost of $2.9 million.

March 28, 2015

Coca-Cola Guides ‘Rebranding’ Cambodia Event

Commerce Minister Sun Chan­thol evoked the late U.S. President John Kennedy on Friday at a seminar about “rebranding” Cambodia that quickly turned into a promotional event for Coca-Cola.

March 28, 2015

Woman Gets 15 Years for Kidney Trafficking

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced a woman to 15 years in jail for convincing her two cousins and a neighbor to sell their kidneys in Thailand last year.

March 28, 2015

UN Due to Announce New Human Rights Envoy

The U.N. was due to appoint its new human rights envoy to Cambodia on Friday night at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, with British academic Rhona Smith expected to be selected from a three-person shortlist.

March 28, 2015

Another Montagnard in Phnom Penh, UN Says

Another Montagnard asylum-seeker has arrived in Phnom Penh, joining 10 others who are still in the capital after having their requests to have their refugee claims processed rejected, according to the U.N.

March 28, 2015

National Assembly Begins Recruiting NEC Members

The National Assembly on Friday put out a public call for applicants to fill nine seats on the new National Election Committee, which will be composed of four members selected by the ruling CPP, four by the opposition CNRP and a ninth “neutral” member approved by both parties.

March 28, 2015

CNRP Will Not Protest at Meach Sovannara Trial

The opposition CNRP will neither protest at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday nor send any senior officials there to oppose the scheduled hearing of 11 of its members who stand charged with “insurrection,” opposition spokesman Yem Ponhearith said Thursday.

March 27, 2015
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