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Oeut Ang, also known as Choub Samlab, or ‘meet to kill’, sits in a prison truck yesterday upon arrival at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of political analyst Kem Ley last July.

‘Choub Samlab’ gets life in prison

Eight months after firing two bullets point blank into political analyst Kem Ley, former soldier and ex-monk Oeut Ang wa

Fri, 24 March 2017 Niem Chheng, Shaun Turton
Opposition leader Kem Sokha and other members of the opposition CNRP vote in favour of new leadership at an extraordinary congress earlier this month in Phnom Penh.

CNRP congress ‘violated rules’: ministry

The future of the Cambodia National Rescue Party – and its participation in the upcoming commune elections – was left uncertain yesterday after the Ministry of Interior ruled that a party congress held this month to elevate Kem Sokha to the post of president was against an older set of the party’s internal bylaws. It also asked the party to change its unofficial election slogan – “replace commune chiefs who serve the party with commune chiefs who serve the people” – claiming the phrase wasn’t in compliance with the Constitution, election laws, and the spirit of a democracy.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Meas Sokchea, Ananth Baliga
Khy Srey Moa, 23, one of seven victims rushed to Preah Kossamak Hospital after she was injured in an explosion at a Chinese-owned factory on Wednesday in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.

One arrested for ‘negligence’ after blast at Levi’s supplier

Following the deadly explosion at Levi’s supplier Zhen Tai Garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday, authorities yesterday arrested a factory employee for alleged negligence. The blast, which occurred in an industrial boiler and sent large pieces of debris flying for some 100 metres, killed Kor Samon, 48, and injured seven others. “We have detained a worker … for being careless,” district police chief Mak Hong said yesterday, adding that he was unaware of the specifics of the boiler from which the blast originated.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Kong Meta
Cambodian orphans play together as they wait for adoption at Kien Klaing orphanage centre in Phnom Penh. A new study has found that as many as one in 100 Cambodian children live in residential care institutions. Philippe Lopez/AFP

More kids in care than thought: study

Almost one in every 100 children in Cambodia is living in a residential care institution, a number far higher than previous estimates, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal. Around 70 percent of the children in Cambodia’s orphanages are estimated to have at least one living parent, and the government has pledged to return 30 percent of orphanage residents back to their families by 2018. Researchers found that around 48,775 children live in residential care, a number far higher than the figure of 11,453 children the government previously presented.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Cristina Maza
Small bones under the care of Grandmother Lang in Phnom Neanglem, where the Buddhist inhabitants have created peaceful routines for engaging with Khmer Rouge victims’ bones.

The remote village finding ways to live alongside war’s human remains

When Nou Pharng, 48, found a skeleton in her garden still wearing the trademark red krama of the Khmer Rouge, the first thing she did was ask the dead body for winning lottery numbers.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Cristina Maza, Kong Meta
Two local reporters, suspects for arrested for allegedly transporting timber illegally, were placed in detention yesterday. Photo supplied

Self-described journos busted hauling timber

Officials confirmed yesterday that two self-described journalists were placed in detention in Stung Treng’s provincial Forestry Administration headquarters for allegedly smuggling timber.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Phak Seangly

RCAF receives South Korean equipment

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces yesterday took official receipt of 208 military vehicles, 14 pieces of engineering equipment, and other spare parts donated by South Korea’s defence ministry, gear Cambodia’s defence minister said wo

Fri, 24 March 2017 Mech Dara
Villagers walk through recently cleared forest inside a rubber concession belonging to HAGL, one of the companies linked to harmful investments by the IFC. Photo supplied

Report ‘misleading’: IFC representatives

The World Bank’s private investment arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), hit back yesterday at allegations by the NGO Inclusive D

Fri, 24 March 2017 Leonie Kijewski

Fireworks explosion kills woman

A woman packing explosives into homemade fireworks died in a blast in the house she and her husband ran as a pyrotechnics shop on Wednesday.

Fri, 24 March 2017 Kim Sarom
Police stand next to Oeut Ang last year at the Phnom Penh police headquarters after he was arrested for the murder of Kem Ley. Photo supplied

Breaking: Kem Ley killer gets life in prison

Former soldier Oeut Ang was this morning convicted of murdering

Thu, 23 March 2017 Niem Chheng, Shaun Turton