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Political analyst Kim Sok, seen in July through a fenced police vehicle outside Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Jailed commentator Kim Sok’s appeal rejected

Tue, 21 November 2017

The Appeal Court on Friday upheld the conviction and 18-month sentence of political commentator Kim Sok, who last year had

Illegally logged timber seized after a bust on Sunday night in Kratie province.

Convoy of vans carrying timber seized in Kratie

Tue, 21 November 2017

A convoy of nine vans hauling dozens of cubic metres of illegal timber was stopped by Kratie provincial forces Sunday night, but none of the drivers were caught, authorities said.

Motorbikes and wheelchairs donated by the Chinese Embassy are displayed at a meeting on demining yesterday in Phnom Penh.

China gives demining supplies after pledge of support

Tue, 21 November 2017

The Chinese Embassy donated equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) yesterday, marking the beginning of a new pledge to

Authorities inspect a massive haul of 40 tonnes of illegal timber seized in a raid on a warehouse in August in Kandal province.

Forestry official under investigation

Tue, 21 November 2017

Officials confirmed yesterday that the top forestry officer in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district has been suspended on suspicion of involvement in the illegal timber trade.

A Kru Khmer healer looks through a medicine shelf at a pagoda last year in Phnom Penh. The Health Ministry is considering a sub-decree to regulate traditional medicine practice within the Kingdom.

New rules for traditional healers

Tue, 21 November 2017

The Ministry of Health is in the process of passing a sub-decree to regulate traditional medicine practitioners, with a six-page draft aiming to increase the quality, safety and effectiveness of the services.

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak, seen at an event last year, confirmed yesterday the government is ‘monitoring’ certain civil society organisations and individuals.

Government ‘monitoring’ civil society organisations named in CNRP hearing

Tue, 21 November 2017

The Ministry of Interior yesterday confirmed that certain civil society organisations and their members are being “monitored” following accusations, levelled during the

National Election Commission officials Kuoy Bunroeun (left), Te Manyrong (centre) and Rong Chhun (right) resigned from the election supervision body in an announcement yesterday.

Three CNRP-nominated elections officials resign from NEC after party dissolution

Tue, 21 November 2017

Three National Election Committee (NEC) members, all Cambodia National Rescue Party nominees, have quit the electoral body, intensifying the fallout from the Supreme Court’s

Former RFA reporters Yeang Sothearin (left in blue shirt) and Oun Chhin (centre, back) are escorted by officials after being detained for questioning in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district last week.

Local journalism organisations silent on ex-RFA pair’s case

Tue, 21 November 2017

Even after a group of 60 Cambodian journalists thumbprinted an open letter calling for the release of two former Radi

Pedestrians pass the headquarters of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party as a supporter paints over the party’s logo last week in Phnom Penh.

Defectors to CPP trickling in

Tue, 21 November 2017

More Cambodia National Rescue Party elected officials are heeding Prime Minister Hun Sen’s calls to defect to the ruling party following the dissolution of the opposition last week, but the defections still represent less than 10 pe

The National Election Committee holds a meeting in September.

Breaking: CNRP-nominated elections officials resign from NEC

Mon, 20 November 2017

Three National Election Committee members, all Cambodia National Rescue Party nominees, have quit the electoral body, intensifying the fallout from the Supreme Court’s dissolution of the opposition party last Thursday.