Ancient jewellery to return: ministry

A set of ancient gold jewellery, which once adorned an Angkorian statue before finding its way to a London art dealership, will be returned to the Kingdom, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts announced on Friday.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Touch Sokha, Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

Reporter for RFA called to court

A prominent Radio Free Asia journalist who allegedly hid his identity to get in to Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison to interview what activists see as a key political prisoner has been called to court to potentially face charges. Chun Chanboth was served a court summons on Friday and will appear in court in May for allegedly falsely declaring his identity as he joined a delegation of opposition lawmakers to enter the prison. Radio Free Asia reporters use pen names and Chanboth used his real name, Huot Vuthy, to register at the jail.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Niem Chheng, Ananth Baliga

Cambrew accused of forcing out unionists

A food workers union yesterday accused Cambrew of buying off 21 union members on the beer company’s staff with secret and inadequate payments as part of what they characterised as ongoing attempts to weaken worker representation.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Ananth Baliga, Sen David

Drought ‘unlikely’ in ’17

This year’s early rains and a swift response to drought-like conditions in two provinces will spare Cambodia the searing droughts that plagued it in 2015 and 2016, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) said yesterday

Mon, 24 April 2017 Martin de Bourmont, Khouth Sophak Chakrya

No White Bldg consensus

Most residents at the capital’s White Buildingopted on Friday to lower their demands for compensation from more than $2,000 per square metre to around $1,80

Mon, 24 April 2017 Sen David

Three will face court for alleged bride trafficking

Two Chinese nationals and a Cambodian broker will face Phnom Penh Municipal Court this morning on allegations of trafficking women into China’s bride trade, after arrests were made through careful police work and a pinch of luck.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Kim Sarom

ACU arrests staffer of gov’t investment body

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has detained a staffer from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) for allegedly demanding bribes from foreign and domestic investors.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Andrew Nachemson

No investigation: Teen shot in Pursat fishing raid

A 16-year-old boy was shot and seriously injured by a joint force of military police, soldiers, fisheries officials and provincial police officers last Wednesday night in Pursat province’s Bakan district.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Mech Dara

Parties’ funding plans differ

The two main political parties contesting the upcoming commune elections revealed disparate campaign budget plans yesterday, with the opposition pledging to spend over $1 million and a spokesman for the ruling CPP saying his party w

Mon, 24 April 2017 Meas Sokchea

Illegal logging Six arrested for clearing R’kiri forest

Five Chinese nationals and a Cambodian man were charged on Saturday at the Ratanakkiri Provincial Court for illegally clearing protected forest land in an area known to have gold deposits, a court official and a police officer said

Mon, 24 April 2017 Mech Dara