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Only 23 Rapes Recorded in Phnom Penh Last Year in Crime Spike

Police tallied only 23 rapes in Phnom Penh last year despite an overall spike of 20 percent in criminal cases, prompting experts to caution that the data posted on the Cambodian National Police website provided only a partial picture of the city’s crimes.

Mosque Road Splits Imam and Worshippers

Cham Muslim meatball vendor Ly Nasy is loyal to his imam, his faith’s high religious leaders and the ruling party. But plans for a new road through the land surrounding the country’s largest mosque has put him at odds with all three.

Facebook in Frenzy Over Surveillance Footage

Surveillance footage emerged on Friday on Facebook showing a man whom many identified as Chhean Pisith happily strolling through a Thai guesthouse, giving ammunition to skeptics who say he staged his fall in front of CNRP official Mang Puthy’s SUV last week.

Canada Denies Pledging New Aid to Cambodia

An official at the Canadian consulate said on Wednesday that his country did not commit to restarting aid projects in Cambodia—as claimed by Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry after a meeting with visiting Canadian officials on Friday.

Third Man Arrested in Fishing Trip Double Murder

A 21-year-old logger will be questioned today over the murders of two friends who were hacked to death with a machete and a meat cleaver during a weekend fishing trip in Stung Treng province, officials said on Thursday.

North Korean Attackers Sent to Cambodia, Paper Reports

North Korean operatives have been dispatched to Cambodia with instructions to carry out terrorist attacks on defectors from the North and South Koreans visiting and living here, the South’s Korea JoongAng Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Fields & Fresh Blood—The Songs of Angkar

The songs of the Khmer Rouge served as the inescapable soundtrack to the regime's brutal reign, but also acted as a failed attempt to inculcate the proper revolutionary mindset, according to new research.

NEC Rejects CNRP’s Migrant Polling Station Request

The National Election Committee (NEC) has rejected a request from the opposition CNRP to establish polling stations along the Thai border that would allow migrant workers to more easily cast their ballots in upcoming elections.

Disgraced Education Ministry Official Censured

A senior Education Ministry official who was charged with sexual assault during a work trip to South Korea in May has been stripped of his position, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.