Hun Manet has hired a law firm to contest a lawsuit that has been brought against him in the US by the family of an opposition activist imprisoned in Cambodia.
In emotionally charged testimony at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, a witness revealed she was raped by her unit commander after refusing to consummate her forced marriage – a crime she had never disclosed before – while prominent transgender activist Sou Sotheavy testified through tears about being compelled to father a child.
Defence lawyers for 11 CNRP activists found guilty of “insurrection” yesterday successfully lobbied the Appeals Court to split the activists’ appeal into two cases – one contesting the verdict and the other challenging flaws in the lower court’s procedures.
Freed Boeung Kak lake activist Bov Sophea vowed to continue the group’s weekly Black Monday protests despite her and fellow activist Tep Vanny being arrested and convicted for conducting a “cursing ceremony” last week.
Cambodia's Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is updating its “code of ethics” to promote “moral behaviour, virtue and dignity” among the country’s artists and celebrities, though observers yesterday suggested the move seemed to be unfairly targeting female performers.
Government officials and union groups yesterday cast doubts on the findings issued by the industry body for the nation’s garment and footwear manufacturers, challenging its claim that mounting investor concerns had forced dozens of local factories out of business and resulted in a sharp decline in garment and footwear orders.
The National Assembly has knocked back a set of proposed amendments by opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to legislation regulating the Kingdom’s judiciary because the submission did not follow procedure, a parliamentary official said yesterday.
Representatives of Cambodia’s rice sector and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) met yesterday with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss the implementation of a five-year program to promote the Kingdom’s agricultural products.
A Koh Kong agriculture department official was demoted and a land management official is under investigation for using an unwitting woman’s identity to forge documents and sell state-owned land for $300,000.
Central bank officials met yesterday with representatives from the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) to discuss strategies on how to deal with the high risk of money laundering and financial terrorism in the country.
National Police deputy chief Kirth Chantharith will head a team to handle security during upcoming elections, with the group to decide upon the placement of “national security agents” for voters’ protection, according to a statement.
In a bid to diversify its revenue stream, Phnom Penh SEZ will restructure its business model by injecting capital into building its own factories that can be leased to tenants of its flagship industrial park, a company representative said yesterday.
Protesters descended on Banteay Meanchey Provincial Hall yesterday to seek the governor’s intervention in a nearly decade-old land dispute.
China has developed the county’s first-ever commercial passenger jet, but finding buyers for what one aviation expert described as a “stunningly obsolete” aircraft outside its own command economy is proving a lofty challenge.
While the second and final day of the national Grade 12 exit exams wasn’t entirely free of would-be cheaters, the high-stakes testing was the smoothest yet since the introduction of tough new standards in 2014, officials said.
The latest government fuel pricing revision raised the price ceilings on fuel sold at all Cambodian petrol stations from August 22 through September 1.
Land Management Minister Chea Sophara met with US Ambassador William Heidt on Monday evening to discuss the progress of recently established land dispute working groups and to request funding for an initiative to incentivise the resolution of such disputes.
While local petroleum prices have dropped by nearly a quarter of their value since the start of the year, companies operating in the Kingdom’s highly competitive transportation sector insist they have not been able to convert lower fuel costs into higher profits – even when maintaining their fees.
A child-sex trafficking trial concluded yesterday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court with all three defendants denying guilt, according to one of the lawyers of the accused.
Industrial park operator Phnom Penh SEZ, which became the fourth company on Cambodia’s stock exchange when it listed in May, released its audited 2015 annual report and 2016 half-year financials yesterday, reporting declines in revenue and net profit over the past 18 months on slower land sales.
Religious authorities in Preah Sihanouk province have defrocked a monk after he injured two people in a traffic accident on Monday night, according to provincial traffic director Prom Pov.
Investors in Cambodia’s garment industry are increasingly purchasing modern equipment as they look to produce higher value-added products to compete in the international market and counter rising labour costs, an industry insider said yesterday.
Billed as a Cambodian first, the invitation of 500 civil society and community representatives to a forum on environmental issues with Prime Minister Hun Sen proved largely a platform for the premier to hold forth on policy and politics, with many observers bemoaning the sidelining of community voices.
Despite traditional barriers to investment, including endemic corruption, weak rule of law and the high cost of electricity, Cambodia’s fast-growing economy and liberal investment climate continue to attract US companies and provide solid returns for those already here, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia said yesterday.
Boeung Kak lake activists Tep Vanny and Bov Sophea were convicted yesterday of insulting a public official, a sharp reduction from the far more serious charge of incitement initially brought against them, and sentenced to just six days in prison.
Cambodia’s impressive tourism growth has seen new records set year after year at the Kingdom’s three international airports. Cambodia Airports, the French majority-owned company that operates these airports, recently completed major expansions at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to accommodate the anticipated growth in tourist arrivals by air. The Post’s Kali Kotoski sat down with Eric Delobel, the CEO of Cambodia Airports, to discuss the future of air connectivity.
Though the legally prescribed campaigning period is still more than eight months away, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday acknowledged his recent whistle-stop nationwide tour was to attract votes for his Cambodian People’s Party.
Cambodia's first independent association for promoting intellectual property (IP) is seeking closer cooperation with government agencies to help the private sector better understand IP, its benefits and the importance of registering their products.