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Governor warns pets from parks

Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong warned dog owners at a meeting on Friday that an existing ban on their furry friends in the city’s parks will soon be enforced, with measures that may include temporary confiscation of offending pe

Mon, 24 April 2017 Kong Meta, Jovina Chua

Actress reveals tale of abuse

One of Cambodia’s most prominent actresses, who most recently appeared in Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father, yesterday revealed her harrowing tale of alleged abuse at the hands of her husband. Sveng Socheata, 38, on Saturday filed a complaint to police against Thong Sokhom, 27, her husband and a traditional healer, alleging he threatened to “behead” her and their toddler son with a meat cleaver and an axe. “He threatened to kill me . . . He intended to kill me many times,” she said yesterday, explaining she had kept quiet out of shame.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Chhay Channyda, Erin Handley

Shamed and exploited

Kneeling on the wooden floorboards of the Cambodian Prostitute Union’s (CPU) “drop-in” centre, Bopha’s voice began to tremble as she spoke of the obstacles her daughter faced at school.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Martin de Bourmont, Kong Meta

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

No White Bldg consensus

Most residents at the capital’s White Building opted on Friday to lower their demands for compensation from more than $2,000 per square metre to around $1,800 per square metre as the dilapidated structure’s redevelopment looms. The structure will be torn down and rebuilt by Japanese firm Arakawa for $70 million, with almost all residents opting to sell their apartments in return for compensation rather than accept temporary resettlement and apartments in the new structure. Land Management Minister Chea Sophara earlier this month offered $1,260 per square metre.

Mon, 24 April 2017 Sen David

Police nab timber warehouse boss

The manager of an illegal timber warehouse owned by Lieutenant General Chheng Long was arrested in Kampong Speu on Wednesday, although Long and his son-in-law remain at large.

Fri, 21 April 2017 Phak Seangly

Chased by police Turkish man arrested for stealing car

After chasing him through two districts, authorities apprehended and interrogated a Turkish man suspected of stealing a Toyota Camry and a motorcycle in Preah Sihanouk province on Wednesday evening.

Fri, 21 April 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Out of sight, out of mind?

Construction on the new controversial Freedom Park along National Road 5 will finish next month, according to Phnom Penh’s City Hall.

Fri, 21 April 2017 Meas Sokchea

Ley murderer appeals for reduced sentence

The lawyer for the man convicted of murdering political analyst Kem Ley filed an appeal against the severity of his client’s life sentence at the Appeal Court yesterday, while the investigating judge refused to say whether any progr

Fri, 21 April 2017 Niem Chheng

Border official injured in shooting in R’kiri

A border police official was shot by an unknown assailant while asleep in a hammock in Ratanakkiri province on Wednesday.

Fri, 21 April 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya