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Kem Sokha says Melbourne speech aimed to dispel ‘CPP puppet’ talk

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha said at his trial on Thursday that his 2013 speech in Australia was an attempt to dispel a notion among overseas opposition supporters that he was a puppet of the ruling party.

At 16th anniversary, unions criticize stalled investigation into labor leader Chea Vichea’s murder

Unions on Wednesday criticized the lack of action by a governmental committee set up in 2017 in part to investigate the murder of labor leader Chea Vichea, as gathered unionists and rights workers marked 16 years since his death.

Two words the only difference in edited Kem Sokha video, government lawyer says

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday showed the full video of Kem Sokha’s 2013 speech that is at the heart of his treason trial, according to lawyers present.

Appeal Court holds ‘inconclusive hearing’ into RFA case’s reinvestigation

The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.

Sokha faces more questioning over past activities

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha told the court on Thursday that he did not bring foreigners to invade Cambodia’s territory, nor did he make Cambodia lose any land, according to his lawyers.

Kem Sokha trial begins amid criticism over lack of transparency

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday began the trial of former opposition leader Kem Sokha on a charge of treason, with rights groups and journalists barred from the proceedings and the government seeking the suppression of the names of foreign states allegedly involved.

Hun Sen orders arrests of officers who beat land activists

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday ordered national military police commander Sao Sokha to find and arrest the people who beat five land activists in detention in Banteay Meanchey, leading to the death of one man on Jan 1.

Journalists, NGO monitors could be kept out of Kem Sokha trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has capped the number of observers for opposition leader Kem Sokha’s treason trial on Wednesday at 30, raising concerns that no journalists or NGO officers will be allowed to monitor the proceedings.

NagaWorld agrees to reinstate union representative, raise workers’ salaries

NagaWorld on Friday afternoon agreed to reinstate union representative Chhim Sithar and raise salaries between 18 and 30 percent for all staff, following two days of strikes.

Naga casino workers strike in support of union leader

Almost 2,000 NagaWorld workers protested in front of the casino in Phnom Penh on Thursday on the first day of a strike demanding the reinstatement of their union representative as well as higher wages.

Cambodia, US mark 70 years since diplomatic relations established

Cambodia and the U.S. on Wednesday marked 70 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1950, with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy looking ahead to areas of future cooperation.

Owners of collapsed Kep building released on bail

The Kampot Provincial Court has released on bail the couple who owned an under-construction building in Kep province that collapsed on Friday killing 36 people, including six children.

Rescue ends with 36 dead, including 6 children, after Kep building collapse

Rescue efforts were called off just before midday Sunday with 36 bodies recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kep province, while 23 survivors were sent to hospital.

Rescue ends with 36 dead, including 6 children, after Kep building collapse

Rescue efforts were called off just before midday Sunday with 36 bodies recovered from the rubble of a building that collapsed in Kep province, while 23 survivors were sent to hospital.

Rescuers pull bodies from collapsed building in Kep; building owner arrested

Seven people are dead and 18 injured following the collapse of an under-construction building in Kep city on Friday, with the building’s owner arrested and being questioned at the provincial police headquarters on Saturday.

Appeal Court rejects request to halt reinvestigation of RFA case

The Appeal Court has upheld the reinvestigation order into a pornography case against two former Radio Free Asia journalists who are also accused of espionage.

Disabled CNRP activist to be released after sentence reduced

The Appeal Court on Thursday reduced the prison term of a disabled opposition activist jailed for insulting Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook, with his release expected on Friday or Saturday.

As fish disappear from rivers and lakes, fishers struggle with livelihoods

Nhem Sophal gets up shortly after midnight every night to fish the Tonle Sap lake, trying to support his family.

Kem Sokha summoned for treason trial

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday received his summons to attend a trial at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Jan. 15 over treason charges related to allegedly working with the U.S. to topple the government.

RFA journalists maintain innocence as they appeal reinvestigation

Two former Radio Free Asia journalists on Monday asked the Appeal Court to reject the reinvestigation of their case as ordered by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in October.