OHCHR: ‘Mob justice’ cases since 2002 total 73

Publication date 19 July 2019 | 13:32 | ICT

Since 2002, there have been 73 cases of “mob justice”, leaving 57 people dead and 16 wounded, according to an Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report released on Thursday on deaths, beatings and abuse carried



  • ‘Space for fundamental freedom remains restricted’

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 13:27 | ICT

    The space to practice fundamental freedom continues to be restricted in the Kingdom, a joint report by three civil society organisations (CSOs) which was published on Thursday revealed.

  • Speed cameras to be set up on four national roads

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 09:59 | ICT

    Speed cameras will be installed on four national roads and other main thoroughfares in a move to reduce the appalling death toll on the Kingdom’s roads.

  • Gov’t to discuss garment wage

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 09:59 | ICT

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, and employer and union representatives will meet next month to discuss the 2020 minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear sectors, where unions expect an increase of between

  • Government: MEP blacklist ‘fake news’

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 09:57 | ICT

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Ket Sophann has dismissed a media report claiming Cambodia has placed six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on a blacklist as “completely fake news”.

  • Four held for ‘destroying’ property of Chinese firm

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:27 | ICT

    Four villagers were arrested following violent protests in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district on Thursday after they allegedly destroyed a checkpoint erected by a Chinese-owned company and injured one of its employees.

  • Timber firms face action

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:25 | ICT

    The government has said it will revoke the business licences and immediately halt the operations of five companies in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district if they are found to be involved in forestry crimes.

  • Synthetic drugs SE Asia’s lucrative crime

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:18 | ICT

    The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report on Thursday detailing new patterns of organised crime in Southeast Asia.

  • Seven provinces hit by drought, ministry uses pumps to save crops

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:14 | ICT

    Some 39,966ha of paddy fields across seven provinces have been hit by drought, with the Ministry of Water Resources and authorities using pumps to save crops in areas near sources of water.

  • Unlicensed clinics shut down

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:11 | ICT

    Preah Vihear provincial authorities are looking to shut down more than 20 medical clinics found to have operated without a licence and sold expired medicines to patients in Choam Ksan district.

  • Dengue death toll hits 25

    Publication date 19 July 2019 | 08:05 | ICT

    The Ministry of Health is pressing ahead with its campaign to wipe out the Aedes aegypti, mosquitoes and educate people to be careful about their health, as there has been little decline in dengue fever diagnoses since January in ni