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Court Sends Third Summons to Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court summonsed opposition leader Kem Sokha for a third time Tuesday over comments he allegedly made claiming that Vietnam had fabricated the killings of thousands of people by the Khmer Rouge at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison.

Kem Sokha Summonsed Over Tuol Sleng Comments

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summonsed opposition leader Kem Sokha to appear for questioning later this week about claims he allegedly made that Vietnam had fabricated crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge at the Tuol Sleng prison.

Thousands Rally Against Comments Made by Kem Sokha

What was billed for weeks as a groundswell of popular anger against opposition leader Kem Sokha—for comments he allegedly made denying Khmer Rouge responsibility for Tuol Sleng prison—turned into a political rally of thousands in Phnom Penh on Sunday that had clear support from local authorities.

S-21 Survivor Says 2,000-Strong March Gets Approval

Tuol Sleng prison survivor Chum Mey said Thursday that the Phnom Penh Municipality had given him permission to lead a 2,000-strong march to the headquarters of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) to demonstrate against CNRP acting president Kem Sokha.

Tuol Sleng Survivor to March on Opposition Headquarters

Chum Mey, one of the few people to survive the notorious Khmer Rouge prison Tuol Sleng, said Tuesday that a mass demonstration will proceed Sunday against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who allegedly made claims that Vietnam fabricated the regime’s well-documented crimes at the prison camp.

Diary Illuminates Hardships Under Khmer Rouge Regime

Poch Yuonly's extremely rare account remains one of only four diaries in the Documentation Center of Cambodia's possession that were kept by Khmer Rouge victims.

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local technology business association.

CNRP Accuses Government of Misrepresenting Comments

A trio of opposition lawmakers on Wednesday tackled head-on a spate of allegations the government has leveled against them over the past week aiming to paint them as genocide-denying, monarchy-bashing terrorists, in turn accusing the government of twisting their words and misrepresenting events.

Kem Sokha’s CPP-Loyal Brother Given Police Promotion

Kem Sokhon, the estranged brother of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting president Kem Sokha, has been appointed to a senior role within the Interior Ministry’s national police department, a week after he gave a televised speech lambasting his sibling.

Factories Asked to Voluntarily Assess Safety

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) and the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia on Monday asked factory owners to voluntarily conduct structural audits on their build­ings in light of building collapses at two garment factories that killed two people and injured 23.

NEC Says Statement on Bloggers Not Attack on Free Speech

Despite fears that a warning to users of social media and Internet blogs will dampen free speech, the head of National Election Committee (NEC) has insisted the intention was not to limit expression ahead of July’s national election.

Factory Dining Hall Collapses in Phnom Penh; 23 Injured

The dining hall of a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district that supplies clothes to U.S. brand Gap collapsed into a pond Monday, injuring more than 20 workers who were eating lunch, workers and officials said.

Factory Orders Staff Back to Work Amid Safety Concerns

Employees at a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in Kompong Speu province where two workers were killed when one of the building’s floors collapsed on Thursday have been ordered back to work today, despite ongoing concerns from labor activists about the building’s safety.

Koh Kong Water Shortage Leaves Families Dry

Hundreds of families in Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City are suffering from a shortage of water, which is provided by a reservoir that dried up during the hot season, local officials said Wednesday.

In Separate Cases, Courts Charge Two Men With Raping Minors

Two different provincial courts on Tuesday charged two men in separate cases with raping minors, officials said.

Man Arrested for Rape of 7-Year-Old Girl

Kompong Thom provincial police on Saturday arrested a man accused of kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old girl in Stung Sen City.

New Kompong Thom Governor Vows to Give Land to Evictees

The newly appointed Kompong Thom provincial governor on Tuesday promised more than 500 families who were forcefully evicted by a Vietnamese rubber plantation more than three years ago that they would be given replacement land to farm on early next month.

Phnom Penh, Seoul See Joint Eviction Protests

($) Anti-eviction activists from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood on Wednesday held joint protests aimed at soliciting the help of South Korea, both at the country’s embassy here and at Cambodia’s embassy in Seoul.

Milled Rice Exports Rise in First Four Months

($) Milled rice exports have seen dramatic growth this year as the sector begins to take advantage of duty-free exports to European countries, an official and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

Ratanakkiri’s Taveng District Governor Drowns

The governor of Taveng district in Ratanakkiri province drowned Saturday after getting into difficulty while swimming in the Sesan river, police said Sunday.