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Family of Woman Trafficked to China Seeks Help

The relatives of a 25-year-old Ratanakkiri woman married to an abusive husband in China have filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc seeking help in her repatriation, Adhoc and the family said Wednesday.

Three More Police Officials Promoted to General

Three lieutenant generals from the national police have been promoted to the rank of general, according to a Royal Decree signed by King Norodom Sihamoni.

Vietnamese Embassy Keeping Close Watch on Mob Killing Case

The Vietnamese Embassy said Wednesday that it is closely following the investigation into the mob killing of Nguyen Vann Chean on Saturday, and that embassy representatives were meeting with Cambodian police to monitor their progress in identifying the killers.

Ex-Police Officer Faces Court for Shooting

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday heard the case of a former police officer accused of shooting a female motorist in the foot after she collided with the officer’s wife.

Printing Shops’ Refusal to Print Strike Leaflets Delays Unions

A coalition of labor unions will today begin distributing leaflets calling on supporters to attend a nationwide strike in March, two days after the planned distribution date due to the fact the majority of printing houses in the city refused to print the flyers.

Brands Meet With Gov’t Over Labor Unrest

Representatives of global clothing brands Puma, Gap and H&M met with senior government ministers in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to discuss the lethal repression of a nationwide strike of garment workers last month as well as growing labor instability in the country.

Three Missing After Mekong Riverbank Collapse in Kandal

A 39-year-old woman and two young children are missing and presumed dead after their home in Preah Prasap commune collapsed into the Mekong River on Tuesday night, a tragedy villagers are blaming on illegal sand dredging of the riverbed.

Interior Ministry Blames Country’s Increased Crime on CNRP

The total number of serious and minor crimes in Cambodia increased by 1 percent, or 27 cases, in 2013 compared to the previous year, while Phnom Penh’s crime rate rose by 62 percent, a report released by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday says—laying the blame for the increase on the opposition CNRP.

Lawyers for Officials Questioned Over CNRP Complaints

Lawyers for Phnom Penh’s governor and deputy governor were questioned at the municipal court Wednesday over complaints filed by their clients against opposition CNRP leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha as well as Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association, over last month’s violent garment protests, officials said, though details of the complaints remained unknown.

Councilors to Get Payouts Before Vote in Upcoming Elections

The ruling CPP will pay a bonus of 500,000 riel (about $125) to each of its commune councilors just weeks before they go to the polls to vote in the next elections for district, city and provincial councilors in May.

New Bird Flu Case Confirmed in Village Where Two Recently Died

The year’s third case of human avian influenza has been confirmed in a 4-year-old boy in the same village in Kratie province where two siblings died of the virus earlier this month, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

200 International Artists To Be Featured in Siem Reap Festival

More than 200 artists from seven Asian countries will take part in an eight-day arts festival in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap town this...

Government Tries to Solve Land Dispute by Taking From Others

Several dozen families in Banteay Meanchey province involved in a land dispute were given 100 hectares of replacement land in O’Chrou district on Tuesday, but have refused to accept it because it is already claimed by more than 230 other families, two village chiefs said.

New Futuristic Tuk-Tuks Arrive on the Streets of Phnom Penh

Most tuk-tuk drivers have to continuously vie with each other to attract tourists’ attention, but Oung Hour gets it without even trying. As he stands on the sidewalk near the riverside, groups of tourists point at his bright mustard-yellow tuk-tuk, its smooth fiberglass body shaped like a jellybean—a slick, sci-fi-like model that’s a far cry from the traditional wooden kind.

Villagers Protesting Eviction Forcibly Removed

Forty villagers on Tuesday were forcibly removed from outside the Pursat provincial office, where they have been camping for the past five days to protest what they say was the burning down of their homes by district officials, villagers and a rights group said.

NagaCorp to Buy Planes, Fly in Gamblers

NagaCorp, the country’s largest operator of gambling facilities, is set to expand its grip on the betting market by taking control of a fleet of airplanes that would fly gamblers to Phnom Penh direct from Macau and China, the Macau Business Daily reported Tuesday.

Government Discusses Anti-Terrorism Decree

Officials at the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Tuesday met with representatives from the National Bank of Cambodia, the Council for the Development of Cambodia, and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to discuss the draft of a sub-decree on freezing the assets of terrorist organizations and the institutions that finance them in compliance with U.N. regulations.

Bosnian Lawyer Appointed for KRT Suspect Ta Tith

As the judicial investigation in two politically sensitive cases draws to a close, the Khmer Rouge tribunal announced Tuesday that a Bosnian lawyer has been appointed to represent crimes against humanity suspect Ta Tith.

Hun Sen Unveils New Roadmap for Foreign Trade Policy

Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over a ceremony at his Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to unveil a new report that assesses the government’s foreign trade policies over the past seven years and lays out a policy roadmap for the next five.

Phnom Penh Bus Service Expanding by Two Routes

City Hall is drawing up plans to roll out an expanded public bus service after more than 20,000 passengers took the limited service along Monivong Boulevard during the first two weeks of a month-long public transport experiment, Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong said Tuesday.