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CNRP in Kampong Thom seek park venue for rally

Cambodia National Rescue Party’s Kampong Thom provincial director once again appealed to provincial authorities for permission to hold a rally at a location previously used for a campaign event by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party

Fri, 26 May 2017 Meas Sokchea

Opposition candidate killed in accident while campaigning

A Cambodia National Rescue Party commune council candidate was struck and killed by a motorbike on Wednesday morning while campaigning in Pursat’s Roleab commune, according to police.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya

EU meets rights body

A European Union election expert mission yesterday met with the government’s Cambodia Human Rights Committee in a closed-door meeting as part of its visit to the Kingdom, at the end of which it will submit recommendations to the Cam

Thu, 25 May 2017 Leonie Kijewski

Fishermen file appeal in Thailand trafficking

Cambodian plaintiffs in a Thai trafficking case lodged an appeal against a provincial court’s judgment dismissing all charges against the suspects accused of tricking them into slave-like working conditions.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Leonie Kijewski

Soldiers held in shooting

Four soldiers were arrested following a fatal shooting at the Krang Skea Forestry Administration office on Tuesday, resulting in the death of a forestry official and injuries to the District Military Police commander.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Detention upheld: Court denies appeal by Adhoc staff

The Appeal Court yesterday rejected an appeal by four Adhoc staffers against a decision in April to further extend their p

Thu, 25 May 2017 Kim Sarom

Daily ‘intimidation’ slammed

Independent groups representing journalists yesterday criticised as “intimidation” the posting of a reporter’s passport photograph by Information Minister Khieu Kanharith, following a complaint against the journalist and his colleag

Thu, 25 May 2017 Chhay Channyda, Shaun Turton

Nauru refugee quietly arrives

The Australian government has quietly transferred another refugee from Nauru to Cambodia, the Kingdom’s refugee director confirmed this week.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Erin Handley
A teenage boy smokes a cigarette as he walks in a street in Kingdom's border town of Poipet yesterday.

Poipet children face abuse

The trend of Cambodian workers flocking to Thailand can have a devastating ripple effect on children living on the margins in the border town of Poipet, where they face a litany of risks such as drug use, sexual abuse and physical violence, according to a recent report. The study, On the Border, from Swiss anti-violence NGO up! International, surveyed 80 children between the ages of 8 and 18 about their experiences of life on the streets of Poipet, where the vast majority had migrated in the hopes of finding economic opportunity, most of them with their families.

Thu, 25 May 2017 Erin Handley