The not so happy Kingdom?

Cambodia ranked toward the bottom of the list in the annual World Happiness Report released this week, though it improved on its scores from earlier years.

Thu, 23 March 2017 Yesenia Amaro

CPP keeps up slogan controversy

The ruling party outcry over the CNRP’s so-called “slogan” continued on Tuesday, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng reportedly suggestin

Thu, 23 March 2017 Meas Sokchea
US Democratic Representative from California Alan Lowenthal speaks at a press conference last year in Washington DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

With Trump, Congress takes lead on Kingdom

US President Donald Trump’s evident lack of interest in promoting human rights abroad will put Congress’s own Southeast Asia policies to the test as Prime Minister Hun Sen continues his pre-election crackdown, according to a new art

Thu, 23 March 2017 Cristina Maza
Former Phnom Penh municipal police chief Heng Pov, is escorted by authorities to the Supreme Court for a hearing last week in Phnom Penh.

Ex-chief’s case postponed amid heightened security

Wielding AK-47s, a beefed-up security contingent yesterday kept disgraced former Phnom Penh police chief Heng Pov away from reporters, following his threat last week to reveal who was behind the 2004 killing of prominent unionist Ch

Thu, 23 March 2017 Mech Dara
A group of workers from Bodykids Fashion Wear Co Ltd protest for back pay in front of their factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district last week. Photo supplied

Workers still seeking severance from firm

More than 600 workers at the capital’s Bodykids Fashion Wear factory will receive the wages owed them from last month after the previous owner left without paying employees, though they are still demanding severance pay.

Thu, 23 March 2017 Sen David

Foreign Ministry hits back at critical report

The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday released a strongly worded, albeit vague, rebuttal to a harsh report released by ASEAN parliamentarians on Monday, which chided the government for its legal onslaught against the opposition and

Thu, 23 March 2017 Ananth Baliga

Boy drowns in pagoda pond on day off

A 13-year-old drowned yesterday while swimming with his friends in a 5-metre-deep pond within Kork Bachoan pagoda in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district, according to local authorities.

Thu, 23 March 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya

No more jail for first-time road offences

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday signed a sub-decree stipulating that first-time traffic violations will no longer be punishable with jail time, yet another softening of the ostensibly tougher

Thu, 23 March 2017 Niem Chheng
Political analyst Kim Sok walks with Buddhist monks to the Phnom Penh municipal court last month, where he was arrested for defamation and inciting unrest.

Appeal Court denies Kim Sok’s bail request

The Appeal Court yesterday rejected political analyst Kim Sok’s request for bail, arguing that he might flee the country or repeat his alleged cri

Thu, 23 March 2017 Lay Samean
A tractor used to haul illegal timber by Vietnamese nationals seized in Mondulkiri last month. The case prompted an investigation, with an anti-logging task force questioning officials accused of corruption. Photo supplied

Task force grills officials over allegations of graft

Two military commanders, a military police commander and a provincial police chief in Mondulkiri were questioned by the national military police’s anti-logging task force yesterday for their alleged involvement in a Vietnamese timbe

Thu, 23 March 2017 Phak Seangly