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The Khmer Rouge tribunal’s investigation into the regime’s navy commander, Meas Muth, has concluded after almost eight years, although the aging former cadre said on Tuesday that he was unfazed about the possibility of ending up in the dock.
The opposition CNRP said on Tuesday it was preparing to submit complaints to the National Election Committee (NEC) about almost 5,000 Vietnamese voters it says were registered to vote without citizenship, a move criticized as continuing the party’s tradition of populist Vietnam-bashing.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, Bun Rany, was awarded an honorary doctorate from China’s Guangxi University for Nationalities on Monday, bringing her total number of honorary Ph.D.s to five.
More than 650 people were arrested for drug-related crimes nationwide in the first week of the government’s anti-drug campaign, which officials say aims to suppress drug trafficking while boosting rehabilitation services for drug users.
Police are investigating a hack of Cambodia’s newly launched voter-list website, a National Election Committee (NEC) official said on Thursday.
When drug czar Ke Kim Yan announced on Monday that the government would soon start construction on what would be Cambodia’s largest detention center for drug addicts, he was dusting off plans from six years ago.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry helped repatriate three Cambodians from Malaysia late last month, including a maid who said she was raped by her employer, according to a ministry statement.
Police have arrested 71 people across 10 districts in Phnom Penh in the opening salvo of the government’s promised 2017 crackdown on drugs, officials said on Monday.
As the government prepares to implement a new anti-drug campaign in the new year, officials announced proposals this week for new drug rehabilitation centers nationwide, aiming to provide improved detoxification and social services to recovering users.
A Defense Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that reporters had no right to ask why two of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguards, convicted of savagely beating a pair of opposition lawmakers in October last year, were promoted last month to the rank of colonel.
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn sang the praises of his government in a meeting with the ambassador of the E.U. on Tuesday and asked that his delegation give Cambodia a “correct” evaluation.
In the first year of the country’s new traffic law, police recorded a more than 10 percent reduction in accidents and fatalities, and reported collecting just over $5 million in traffic fines, according to the latest National Road Safety Committee report.
A nine-day joint Chinese-Cambodian military exercise involving 1,000 soldiers kicked off on Thursday, signaling the closest ties between the two countries’ militaries since the Khmer Rouge was in power.
The number of identified drug addicts in Cambodia has increased by nearly 30 percent this year compared to last year, spurring plans to crack down on drug traffickers and ramp up rehabilitation of users, according to a statement signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday.
The Court of Appeal upheld a verdict on Wednesday in one of two cases against senior election official Ny Chakrya, and the opposition party urged patience for a political deal it suggested was forthcoming.
In the two years after Phnom Penh’s iconic White Building was condemned, in September 2014, the hundreds of residents and small business owners occupying the low-income housing block received little information of the site’s fate.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has agreed to the opposition CNRP’s request to let the National Assembly interrogate two ministers under fire for presiding over alleged corruption, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
Labor Ministry officials said on Monday that the final details of a plan to resume the legal migration of Cambodian maids to Malaysia could be approved by both countries by the end of the month, a year after they signed a memorandum of understanding to lift a five-year-old ban.
Cambodia is set to receive a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award this week, in recognition of the country’s success in reducing traffic accidents nationally, officials said on Monday.
Organizers of Saturday’s rally in Phnom Penh to mark International Human Rights Day backed down from plans for a public march following warnings from the government it would take unspecified “measures” if the march went ahead.