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Expert Has New Numbers on Deaths Under KR

An American university professor and demographer says he has come up with the most accurate estimate yet for the number of people killed under the Khmer Rouge, putting the figure between 1.2 million and 2.8 million, according to a statement released by the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jarai Minder Tells Montagnards to Stop Coming

An ethnic Jarai man who has assisted the more than 90 Montagnards who have fled Vietnam since October said Thursday that he has started warning the asylum seekers not to attempt to cross into Cambodia, explaining that they will likely be arrested and deported.

Cham Students Evacuated From Yemen

Sixteen Cambodian students studying in war-torn Yemen were scheduled to fly out of Oman’s capital, Muscat, late Monday night and were expected to arrive in Phnom Penh at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Malaysian Company to Build $92M Power Lines

A Malaysian company this week began construction on a $92.21-million power transmission line project and will charge Cambodia’s state-run electricity company $437.5 million to use the lines for 25 years, the company said in a statement.

Twelve More Students Located in Yemen

As eight Cambodian students wait to be evacuated from the embattled Yemeni capital of Sanaa, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said Wednesday 12 others have been located in the country.

Cambodian Students Trapped in Yemen Capital as Battles Rage

Eight Cambodian nationals studying in Yemen remained trapped in the capital of Sanaa on Monday as sectarian violence continued to consume the country, officials said.

City Hall Shuts Down Rally Against Consumption of Dog Meat

A planned demonstration against the consumption of dog meat was shut down before it could begin in Phnom Penh on Sunday after city authorities said the group did not have permission to gather.

Foreigners Reminded to Get Their Work Permits

The head of the Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration issued a statement on Wednesday reminding foreigners working in Cambodia that they are required to hold a work permit—and will face fines if they do not.

Female Passenger Dies While Boarding Cruise Ship

A female passenger was killed Wednesday after an accident that occurred as she attempted to board the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship while it was moored off the coast of Sihanoukville, according to a statement from the cruise line.

Minister Tells Police to Target Drug Gang Bosses

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday ordered police across the country to focus on investigating and arresting the leaders of illegal-drug syndicates rather than low-level traffickers and users.

Fewer Airport Arrests Lead to Drop in Drug Seizures

Despite a 72 percent increase in the number of drug-related arrests last year compared to 2013, 50 percent less drugs were seized during the same period, an official from the National Authority for Combating Drugs’ said Tuesday.

Hun Sen Meets With Nancy Pelosi, US Delegation

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday met with a visiting delegation of U.S. Congress members, including House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi, a government spokesman said.

Nancy Pelosi Leads US Delegation to Cambodia

Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, is expected to meet with human rights groups in Phnom Penh on Monday during the first stop on a five-nation Asia tour that will focus on human rights, trade and security cooperation.

American Man Convicted Over Child-Sex Trips to Cambodia

A Cambodian-American man was convicted by a U.S. federal jury in Alaska on Monday of attempting to travel to Cambodia to have sex with underage girls, U.S. media reported.

Court Charges Swiss Man for Having Sex With Boys

The Siem Reap Provincial Court on Friday charged a Swiss national with having sex with three underage boys in Siem Reap City earlier this year, according to police and anti-pedophile NGO Action Pour Les Enfants.

Government Considering National Oil Company

The Ministry of Mines and Energy is in the early stages of developing a national oil company, a ministry spokesman said Wednesday.

Thailand Extends Deadline for Migrants on Temporary Permits

More than 600,000 migrant workers in Thailand who would have faced deportation at the end of the month when their temporary work permits were set to expire now have until the end of June to apply for a one-year renewal, an NGO said Tuesday.

Cambodia Joins Treaty To Protect Trademarks

Cambodia last week became the 95th member of the Madrid System, an international agreement that allows businesses to register their trademarks in more than 110 countries, according to a statement posted to the website of the U.N.’s World Intellectual Property Organization.

Montagnard Minder Tells of Ordeal in Vietnam

As police closed in on Montagnard asylum seekers hiding in the forests of Ratanakkiri province last week, Klan Hoeun, 42, said Wednesday that he knew he had to at least try to get the group to Phnom Penh, to safety.

Gov’t Recognizes 13 Montagnards as Refugees

Less than a week after the arrest and deportation of 36 Montagnard asylum seekers in Ratanakkiri province, the interior minister on Tuesday recognized 13 others in Phnom Penh as refugees, the ministry’s spokesman said.