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Adhoc staffers’appeal against extended detention rejected

The Appeal Court yesterday rejected an appeal by four Adhoc staffers against a decision in April to further extend their pre-trial detention by six month

Wed, 24 May 2017 Kim Sarom

Opposition’s Kampong Thom rally request denied

Kampong Thom provincial authorities have rejected the opposition party’s request to host rallies in two locations in the province, claiming the campaign events would negatively affect public order.

Wed, 24 May 2017 Meas Sokchea
CPP lawmaker Chheang Vun speaks to the press about colour revolutions yesterday at the National Assembly in Phnom Penh.

CPP calls out foreign NGOs for stirring ‘colour revolution’

Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker Chheang Vun yesterday accused the United States and four NGOs that run or fund programmes in Cambodia of working to foment “colour revolutions” in a detailed power-point presentation delivered at the National Assembly. Titled “Colour Revolution and War Destruction”, the presentation was made to about 100 parliamentary staff members and aimed to encourage youth to “protect peace and stability”, according to Vun.

Wed, 24 May 2017 Shaun Turton

Rare timber seized in sanctuary

A truck full of high-grade timber was seized in Kampong Speu’s Oral district on Monday afternoon by District Military Police forces and the NGO WildAid’s crime interception team, but the driver remains at large.

Wed, 24 May 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Community members gather outside the Banteay Meanchey Provincial Hall demanding a resolution to long-standing land disputes. FACEBOOK

Banteay Meanchey villagers seek dispute resolution

Almost 100 people from Boeung Snor village gathered at Banteay Meanchey’s Provincial Hall yesterday, demanding that provincial authorities resolve a 13-year-old dispute involving land promised to a group of Khmer Rouge defectors by

Wed, 24 May 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya
A health worker takes a sample of blood from a patient for a malaria test at his home in Pailin province in 2012. TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP

New methods needed for malaria treatment: study

A study published in the Malaria Journal last week suggests that to combat malaria, the outmoded approach of mass anti-malarial drug administration may be effective, but only if local community leaders play a prominent role

Wed, 24 May 2017 Leonie Kijewski
Officials open boxes of counterfeit products during a raid in the capital's Toul Svay Prey commune yesterday.

Ministry seizes 30 tonnes of cosmetics

In the latest in a string of counterfeit cosmetics busts this year, the Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Counterfeit Committee seized 30 tonnes of what are believed to be fake skincare products at their alleged owner’s home and warehouse

Wed, 24 May 2017 Kong Meta

Three children drown in separate incidents

Three children drowned in two separate cases on Monday morning in Kampong Thom and Battambang provinces.

Wed, 24 May 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Keo Remy, head of the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC), speaks to the press after giving a speech on the Kingdom's human rights sitatuation yesterday in Phnom Penh.

Government deflects blame over lack of human rights committee

Officials from the government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) yesterday appeared to lay the blame for the delayed establishment of an independent rights body at the feet of civil society.

Wed, 24 May 2017 Touch Sokha

Intervention sought in land dispute

Claiming that district authorities destroyed their crops with bulldozers in February to evict them from their land, villagers representing 25 families from Oddar Meanchey’s Anlong Veng district yesterday petitioned the National Asse

Tue, 23 May 2017 Hong Menea