A court in Cambodia has granted bail to seven people including four Britons who were held in the tourist town of Siem Reap on charges of making pornography. Another Briton and two others remain behind bars.
Phnom Penh – WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Naoko Yamamoto led a high-level visit to understand Cambodia’s progress and challenges towards universal health coverage from 2-4 February 2018.
Read the full story: http://www.wpro.who.int/cambodia/mediacentre/releases/20180205-uhc/en/
A German court has charged a man with fraud for allegedly siphoning more than $2 million from private bank accounts while living in Cambodia.
Read the full story: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/german-living-cambodia-charged-fraud
Phnom Penh, Feb 8 – Cambodia launched a $262 million cement production facility on Thursday in Kampot province in the southwest. The plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia’s Supreme Court today upheld the 30-month sentence imposed last year by a lower court on prominent land rights activist Tep Vanny, sending her back to prison to serve out her term in a case widely seen as politically motivated.
Read the full story: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/rejects-02072018145819.html
Neth Savoeun said the police will continue to work to prevent any future attempts to overthrow Hun Sen’s regime.
Questioning the success of the UN’s peacebuilding blueprint.
Read the full story: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/the-state-of-human-security-in-cambodia/
Cambodian opposition leader-in-exile, Sam Rainsy, is trying to mount a strong challenge to long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen in Cambodia’s upcoming elections – from and with the help of Europe. Kris Janssens reports.
Read the full story: http://www.dw.com/en/cambodian-politics-opposing-pm-hun-sen-from-afar/a-42477541
The Australian Parliament is considering a motion to condemn Cambodia’s political crackdown, with lawmaker Mark Butler declaring Australia has “a solemn duty” to take action to defend Cambodia’s “fledgling democracy”.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has written to her Cambodian counterpart raising concerns about the detention of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson.