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Prime Minister Hun Sen is seen through a door at a National Assembly session yesterday where controversial changes to the Law on Political Parties were approved.

CPP amends Party Law, opening door to dissolving opposition

In less than an hour, ruling party members of Cambodia’s National Assembly yesterday passed contentious amendments to the Law on Political Par

Tue, 21 February 2017 Meas Sokchea, Erin Handley
Soil digging continued yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district despite a 2005 government ban on the practice.

Plans to excavate in capital dug up

A large-scale digging project is taking place in the capital in seeming direct contradiction of a longstanding government ban on the practice, a letter obtained by The Post and first-hand observation by reporters suggests.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Yesenia Amaro, Kong Meta
Boats dock on the bank of the Mekong River in northern Laos last year at the planned construction site for the Pak Beng Dam. International rivers

Pak Beng inquiry sought

Environment Ministry official Eang Sophalleth said yesterday that he has made a request to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that Laos adequately investigate the potential impacts of the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam ahead of a meeting this week.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Andrew Nachemson
Ny Chamrouen, 29, and her newborn baby rest at the Stung Meanchey Referral Hospital after she delivered the baby on Monivong Bridge yesterday morning in Phnom Penh.

Woman delivers baby on Phnom Penh bridge

Twenty-nine-year-old expectant mother Ny Chamroeun was rushing to the hospital yesterday morning when congestion on the Monivong Bridge slowed her down, forcing her to deliver her baby in the middle of Phnom Penh traffic.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Sen David
ECCC interns protested yesterday demanding to get paid for their internships at the United Nations. Photo supplied

Khmer Rouge tribunal interns push for pay

More than 30 United Nations interns at the Khmer Rouge tribunal staged a short-term “strike” yesterday in response to a call by the Global Intern Coalition for an end to the “exploitative and exclusionary” practice of unpaid internships. The interns gathered for an hour in the cafeteria of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Cristina Maza, Leonie Kijewski

Toddler drowns in water jar in Kandal

An 18-month-old toddler drowned in a water jar in Kandal province on Sunday afternoon while his parents were busy farming, Anlong Romiet commune police chief Keath Vanna said yesterday.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya

NEC lays out timeline ahead of local election

The National Election Committee yesterday announced registration deadlines for political parties, candidates and election observers for this year’s upcoming commune elections.

Tue, 21 February 2017 Lay Samean
Chinese-flagged fishing trawlers are seen floating last year near Krao Island, off the coast of Koh Kong province, where they have been held for more than six months

Chinese vessels still moored off Koh Kong

More than six months after being detained by authorities in Koh Kong, 18 Chinese fishing trawlers moored off Cambodia’s

Tue, 21 February 2017 Mech Dara
Political analyst Kim Sok raises his hands at Phnom Penh court last week, where he was arrested for defamation and inciting unrest

Prominent attorney to oversee analyst’s case

Political analyst Kim Sok will be represented by lawyer Choung Choungy in the two defamation and incitement cases that were filed against him by Prime M

Tue, 21 February 2017 Touch Sokha

CPP lawmaker Yeap suffers minor stroke

Longtime CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap suffered a minor stroke on Saturday and is currently recovering at the government-run Calmette Hospital, according to a

Tue, 21 February 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya