Concerning Thursday’s story “CMAC Closes Probe into Fire Amid Allegation of Corruption,” which contained groundless and misleading information, I would like to provide the following clarifications: The article mentioned that “the investigation closed and found no wrongdoing.” Actually, the investigation into the fire at the CMAC workshop is still in progress.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday fined a 29-year-old hairstylist and make-up artist 2 million riel, or about $500, and ordered her to pay 5 million riel, or about $1,250, in compensation to a rival beauty parlor owner she defamed on Facebook.
Sadly, domestic violence against women is one of the nation’s most prevalent human rights abuses. The U.N.’s Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific found that 12 percent of 1,812 Cambodian men in the survey reported committing physical violence against women. About 21 percent of those who had been in a relationship said they had raped a partner.
Maina Kiai, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on the freedom of assembly and association, met with a Foreign Affairs Ministry official Thursday and raised concerns about the government’s blanket ban on gatherings in Phnom Penh.
Trash collectors were working overtime Thursday to clean the vast piles of garbage that had accumulated in Phnom Penh this week after their four-day strike for higher wages.
The government of Prime Minister Hun Sen has accepted the results of a recent public opinion poll carried out by the International Republican Institute, which found that fewer people support the direction the country is headed, the organization said Thursday.
Six garment worker unions and two general labor unions said Thursday that they will march on Monday along Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay and to various foreign embassies to protest the government’s inaction to address their calls for a higher minimum wage.
Richard Rogers, the lawyer retained by the opposition CNRP to potentially submit a case against Prime Minster Hun Sen’s government with the International Criminal Court at The Hague, said Thursday that letters were hand-delivered to two military police chiefs requesting information about the fatal shooting of garment strike protesters last month.
On the second day of Phnom Penh’s monthlong public bus experiment, there was a visible uptick in passengers Thursday traveling the single route along Monivong Boulevard.
Prime Minister Hun Sen left Phnom Penh on Thursday morning for a two-day trip to Laos at the invitation of Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, where they will hold high-level talks and sign a series of agreements on cooperation in the fields of health, law, culture and education, according to a press statement from the Foreign Ministry.
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday acquitted Chan Sophon of the 2007 murder of union leader Hy Vuthy, overturning a 2012 conviction and an 18-year jail sentence that rights groups and Mr. Vuthy’s own union believe was cover for the real perpetrators.
About 140 villagers in Koh Kong province set up a roadblock for the second consecutive day Thursday, demanding compensation from a Chinese company they say burned down their homes to make way for part of a multibillion-dollar tourist resort, according to a rights worker and the villagers.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced a Vietnamese national to 28 years in prison and fined her $20,000 after she was found guilty of smuggling almost 2 kg of drugs from India to Cambodia.
Police failed in their attempt to keep an estimated 200 vendors from entering Kratie City’s Pheloeu market on Thursday, erecting barricades to keep the fish and vegetable seller out in a bid to force them to move to a newly-built market 50 meters away.
Municipal and Meanchey district authorities on Wednesday informed dozens of families living in small wooden houses along the side of National Road 1 in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov 1 commune that they will have to move in order to make way for a road expansion.
The International Labor Organization’s widely praised project to support communal land title registration for Cambodia’s ethnic minorities will end this month due to a lack of funding, a staff member said.
The U.N. special rapporteur on the freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai, began a three-day unofficial visit to Cambodia on Wednesday, just one month after military police shot dead five protesters in Phnom Penh and the government imposed a ban on public gatherings.
Khmer Krom people fleeing persecution in Vietnam and denied refuge in Thailand are being sent to Cambodia, where the government does not ensure that their rights are protected, the Minority Rights Organization has said in a new report.
A report by the Center for Asia-Pacific Aviation says Philippine Airlines should abandon its joint venture with local conglomerate Royal Group to create Cambodia’s second national airline, Cambodia Air, and that establishing another carrier in the country would be “risky.”
About 500 monks gathered Wednesday morning on Odong mountain in Kandal province for a two-hour ceremony commemorating the eleventh anniversary of the death of Sam Bunthoeun, the former president of the Buddhist Meditation Center of Odong.