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Police Attempt to Arrest Koh Kong Protesters During March

Military police attempted to arrest a group of protesters as they marched through Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City Thursday to demand the release of three jailed activists from an environmental NGO, a rights worker and an official said.

August 28, 2015

Five Men Get 7 Years for Theft of Buddha Relics

The Kandal Provincial Court on Thursday sentenced four security guards and a farmer to seven years in prison each for stealing relics of the Buddha from a stupa atop Oudong Mountain in 2013—despite the farmer’s insistence that he carried out the robbery alone.

August 28, 2015

Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan Blast Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Khmer Rouge tribunal defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in rare addresses to the court Thursday, both offered support to their defense teams while criticizing the Trial Chamber, a day after their lawyers walked out of a hearing in protest.

August 28, 2015

Report Raises Lack of Debate in ‘Mute’ National Assembly

There was almost no meaningful debate in the National Assembly in the first half of this year despite its lawmakers passing legislation creating a new electoral commission and regulating NGOs in the country, the Committee for Free and Fair Elections (Comfrel) said Thursday.

August 28, 2015

In 2nd Year of Stricter Exam, Only One Report of Cheating

There was one recorded case of cheating during this year’s grade 12 exam—held on Monday and Tuesday—down from about 20 last year, when the Education Ministry implemented sweeping reforms to stamp out bribes and cheats from the exam process, according to the education minister.

August 28, 2015

Woman to Receive $10,000 Compensation After Standoff

A woman who locked herself in her home with her children on Wednesday as excavators prepared to flatten her village for development will receive $10,000 in compensation, officials in Kandal province said Thursday, less than half of the amount she demanded after agreeing to end the standoff.

August 28, 2015

NEC to Test Digitized Voter Registration Nationwide

The National Election Committee (NEC) will in November start a pilot project testing its new computerized voter registration system in 43 villages across the country, NEC spokesman Hang Puthea said Thursday. Mr. Puthea said the pilot would be carried out in villages in 25 communes selected as a representative sample of the country, and would […]

August 28, 2015

Three Charged for Smuggling Marijuana From Laos

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday charged three men with drug trafficking for allegedly smuggling more than 1 ton of marijuana into the country from Laos, police said. Sary Botsatya, chief of the anti-drug trafficking bureau at the Interior Ministry’s anti-drug department, said the men were charged by Investigating Judge Ros Piseth under Articles […]

August 28, 2015
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