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Vietnamese Man Killed In Racist Mob Attack

A racist mob attacked and killed a Vietnamese man after he crashed his motorcycle in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district on Saturday night, police and the district governor said Sunday.

Two Borei Keila Women in Hospital From Clash

Two residents of the Borei Keila community remained hospitalized Sunday after a Valentine’s Day clash with authorities on Friday that left 19 people injured, a community representative said.

Police Officer Arrested for Setting Friend On Fire

A police officer was arrested in Kratie province on Friday for killing his friend by setting him alight in order to steal his gold necklace in Kompong Cham City last week, police said Sunday.

Arrests Made Following Container Truck Heist

Police arrested three men on Friday night for the theft of a container truck full of garments that was on its way to Sihanoukville Autonomous Port from Phnom Penh, the second heist in a week of goods bound for the overseas market, police say.

CPP and CNRP to Discuss Electoral Reform

Senior officials from the ruling CPP and opposition CNRP will meet on Tuesday to negotiate the creation of a “mechanism” for electoral reform, according to statements released by the two parties over the weekend.

Preah Vihear Villagers Continue to Protest

More than 30 families continued to demonstrate in Preah Vihear province’s Chheb district on Friday and Saturday over what they say is the illegal clearing of land by a Chinese company, villagers said Sunday.

Group Says Police Officer Ordered Boy Shot

A local police official in Banteay Meanchey province allegedly ordered a villager to shoot a 16-year-old boy with an assault rifle during a crackdown on illegal fishing on Tuesday, a rights group said Friday.

Buddhist Art Marks Transient Nature of Life

As a new exhibition of Buddhist art opened Friday morning at Wat Ounalom, four Indian monks were already hard at work on an elaborate mandala—perhaps the art form that best reflects Buddhist teaching about the impermanence of life.

Australian Senate Calls For Election Investigation

The Australian Senate has passed a motion that calls for an international investigation into the conduct and disputed result of last year’s national election.

Meak Bochea Holiday Observed at Oudong

Thousands of people flocked to Oudong mountain in Kandal province on Friday to observe Meak Bochea Day, which marks the day the Buddha prophesied his own death.

Six Injured As Police, Borei Keila Villagers Clash

At least six people were injured on Friday when a small group of Borei Keila villagers were evicted from the grounds of an unfinished building in Phnom Penh that they began occupying this week in a bid to draw attention to a years-long fight for proper replacement housing.

Hundreds of Students Join Valentine’s Day Blood Drive

The National Blood Transfusion Center on Friday took Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to call on students to “show love” by donating blood, a drive that collected 400 units of blood.

Unlikely Takeo Farmer Pulls Off Major Buddha Relics Heist

To pull off one of the biggest heists in Cambodia’s recent history—the theft of the country’s only relics of the Buddha—the perpetrator had to sneak past five security guards, climb more than 500 steps to the top of Oudong mountain, break open the $4.5 million stupa, remove the relics, carry them back down and disappear into the night.

Project to Detail Lives of Cambodian Sorcerers

A new project aims to raise $7,500 in donations to produce an ebook about practitioners of traditional magic across Cambodia.

Japanese Architect Who Worked at Angkor Dies

Architect Hiroyuki Suzuki, who passed away on February 3 in Tokyo, was one of a handful of independent experts who work in the background in the Angkor Archeological Park so that the highest standards are maintained in monument restoration.

Men Accuse Ratanakkiri Police of Torture

Three men from Ratanakkiri province’s Lumphat district Thursday filed a complaint with the provincial court and rights group Adhoc against a police official they accuse of torture for beating them while they were detained.

Government Sets Deadline for Trade Union Law

Representatives of the International Labor Organization on Thursday met with Labor Ministry officials to discuss the draft trade union law, which the government plans to put into effect by the end of 2014, an ILO representative said.

Villagers Want Compensation for Lower Sesan 2 Dam Construction

A group of eight villagers from Stung Treng and Ratanakkiri provinces facing displacement by the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 dam lodged a petition Thursday with the Chinese Embassy and three ministries demanding that the developer negotiate with them.

Paul’s BrewHouse a Contender for Coffee Crown

Paul’s BrewHouse is hot on the heels of Brown Coffee for the title of Cambodia’s biggest coffee shop chain as it opens its sixth store in Phnom Penh on Friday, with the company looking to open another branch later this year in the capital’s rapidly expanding cafe market.

Rattan Exports Hampered by Bureaucracy

Cambodia still has a long way to go before its rattan sector is sustainable and the product is profitable to export, the WWF and industry experts said Thursday at the launch of Cambodia’s first comprehensive book on rattan species in the Mekong region.

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Election Body Issues Text Messages Warning of Election Law Prosecutions

The national election body has warned Cambodians in a series of text messages that they could face prosecution if they are found to have violated the election law, which extends to calls to boycott the vote.

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