Lawyers for Nuon Chea on Thursday told judges at the Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal that “the only avenue forward” for the regime’s former deputy secretary is an acquittal, due to weak evidence that fails to implicate him and a trial that the defense deems to have been inherently unfair.
More than 100 people on Thursday protested and stopped a bulldozer belonging to businessman Try Pheap from clearing their land next to a rubber plantation he owns in Preah Vihear’s Rovieng district, villagers and local officials said.
Opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha on Thursday led more than 1,000 supporters to deliver petitions to the French, British and U.S. embassies before settling in for a second day of demonstrations at Freedom Park, where crowds were significantly smaller than on Wednesday, peaking at about 7,000 in the early evening.
Bellicose warnings of suppression by riot and military police in the lead-up to the opposition CNRP’s three days of marching through the streets of Phnom Penh left many predicting clashes that would lay bare the CPP government’s authoritarian tendencies.
The government has ordered Ang & Associates Lawyer Co. Ltd., a company headed by well-known businessman Kith Meng, to cease logging in an area of Stung Treng province where a hydropower dam will be built.
The Thai military has set up loudspeakers near Preah Vihear temple to communicate with Cambodian soldiers on the opposite side of a disputed piece of borderland, the fate of which the International Court of Justice is scheduled to decide on November 11, according to Thai media.
Northbridge International School Cambodia (NISC) on Wednesday hosted its second annual NGO fair to raise pupils’ awareness of the social and environmental issues affecting Cambodia.
The government of Japan will donate about $9.13 million to the Cambodian Mine Action Center to further their efforts in clearing Battambang province’s Bavel and Ratanak Mondol districts, two of the most heavily mined areas nationwide, officials said Wednesday.
Danish beer giant Carlsberg, a partner in Cambodia’s largest brewery, Cambrew, said it is not concerned by a call to boycott its popular Angkor Beer brand over a partner company’s investment in a Laos dam.
A newborn baby who was allegedly abducted on Monday just six hours after being born at Meanchey district referral hospital in Phnom Penh was reunited with his 18-year-old mother last night after his kidnapper was allegedly identified by neighbors who had heard a radio report describing the suspect’s clothes.
Construction on Phnom Penh’s CamKo City project will resume after a year’s suspension following a fraud scandal that left its original financial backer bankrupt, an official at the Ministry of Land Management said Wednesday.
A van carrying journalists and Red Cross staff from Phnom Penh to a flooded area in Battambang province crashed into a bus Wednesday afternoon, killing two people and leaving at least two more in a critical condition, police said.
Since July’s disputed national election, the opposition CNRP has turned outward for support and called for intervention from the U.N. and signatory countries on the grounds that their work is not yet done, and Cambodia is far from being the democracy that was once hoped for.
More than 10,000 opposition CNRP supporters marched from Freedom Park to the U.N.’s human rights office in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to deliver a petition urging signatories of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreement to intervene in the country’s current political deadlock.
Despite the return of police checkpoints around Phnom Penh on Wednesday morning ahead of the opposition CNRP’s latest protest against July’s still-disputed national election, most demonstrators coming in from the provinces were let through.
The National Election Committee on Wednesday closed the official voter registration period, which lasted for 20 days and saw more than 170,000 people added and nearly 100,000 names struck from the voter list.
The governments of Japan and Thailand as well as the Thai community in Cambodia have decided to donate goods and cash totaling about $520,000 to flood relief in Cambodia, officials said Tuesday.
A man has been arrested for his alleged role in the killing of a landowner following a dispute over a boundary at a rubber plantation in Ratanakkiri province, deputy provincial police chief Phen Dina said Tuesday.
Phnom Penh Municipality will provide land titles to 33 more families living in the city’s Boeng Kak neighborhood, a municipal official said Tuesday, roughly a third of those still seeking property rights in the area that has seen some 3,000 forced evictions.
An 8-year-old girl from Kompong Thom province’s Baray district has become the 21st person this year to contract the H5N1 virus, also known as bird flu, officials said Tuesday.