The Senate today passed controversial amendments to the Constitution and Penal Code despite an appeal from the United Nations to reconsider their impact on free speech and political participation. The amendments include a ban on insulting the king, which carries a punishment of one to five years in prison and a fine of 2 million riel to 10 million riel (about $500 to $2,500).
The wife of slain political analyst Kem Ley, Bou Rachana, yesterday said she was grateful to begin a new life with her five sons on Australian shores, where she vowed to continue to seek justice for her husband.
Cambodia, the country with quite possibly the most public holidays of any nation in the world, has just added one more – and a controversial one at that.
Bou Y Molita, sister of murdered analyst Kem Ley's widow, on the Ley family making it safely to Australia as refugees.