Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Today’s Top News

The Trump Administration Is About To Deport Nearly 50 Cambodian Immigrants. Attorneys And Activists...

A plane of detained Cambodian immigrants is set to take off from the US Monday in what attorneys believe is the largest deportation flight to Phnom Penh under the Trump administration.

Khmer Rouge: Leaders Convicted 40years after Genocide

Lou Aubay reports on the guilty verdict of the genocide in Cambodia and reflects on the legacy left behind by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.

Lawyer for Khmer Rouge’s Nuon Chea was practising illegally, says Cambodian bar association, casting...

Victor Koppe is dismissed by a UN-backed tribunal in Cambodia after the bar association reports he was unregistered as a lawyer in the Netherlands in 2016.

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban

Self-exiled co-founder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

Cambodia’s Opposition Begins to Crack

After 2018’s election, Cambodia’s once united opposition veers toward a split.

Cambodia union leaders convicted over protests, jail terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’

Several hundred participants gathered in the capital’s Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Girls’ Deaths Alert Cambodia to Human Cost of Economic Migration

Ol Thida and her husband were sure they had no choice but to leave their tiny rural village.

QASTIC proposes arched tree houses for affordable housing in Cambodia

Qastic lab’s proposal for affordable housing in Cambodia takes advantage of the local construction techniques, available materials, climate, thus facing the site limitations, sustainability considerations, the energy usage savings and the overall desirable low cost of the project.

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Must be Allowed to Finish its Work

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, otherwise known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, is confronted to a strategic, legal and political challenge: to try and hold more trials, or to close shop.

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election deemed by the international community as illegitimate, his message to the gathered dignitaries was one of fire and fury.

Cambodian Court’s Appeals Review a ‘Ploy’ to Weaken Political Opposition

Observers call the move an attempt to divide exiled CNRP leader Sam Rainsy and former party chief Kem Sokha, now detained in Cambodia.

Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”.

Rainsy ‘Assumes Control’ of Cambodia’s Opposition in Exile

The announcement was made at a gathering of overseas party members in Atlanta, GA, this week, which was billed as the first Cambodia National Rescue Party world congress outside the country and supporters of Sokha had opposed.

Analysts Question Motives Behind Cambodia’s Plan to ‘Strengthen Democracy’ After Divisive Election

Cambodia’s government on Monday outlined a plan to “strengthen democracy and political space” in the country following a divisive election, but observers said the proposal is aimed at alleviating international pressure and does not go far enough in rolling back restrictions put in place ahead of July’s ballot.

Cambodian dream islands offset nightmare coast

Amid luxury eco-haven, Australian-run charity seeks to restore nature's balance.

Will justice heal Cambodia’s grievous wounds?

Those who believe that justice will be done, no matter how late, and that the oppressor will be punished, found this manifest earlier this month.

Cambodian Authorities Move to Amend Laws in Effort to Protect Forests

Widespread illegal logging in Cambodia’s forests is making the government reevaluate existing laws intended to protect the country’s natural resources.

Cambodia Seeks to Drop Pending Charges Against Unionists in About-Face on Labor

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor on Thursday asked all union leaders and labor activists who have court cases pending against them to report to the ministry so it can work with justice officials to have the charges dropped, in a move by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s authoritarian regime to alleviate pressure from the international community over his human rights record.

Judges Split on Whether Cambodia Tribunal Can Pursue Khmer Rouge Commander

Cambodian and foreign investigating judges issued conflicting rulings on Wednesday on whether a United Nations-backed tribunal, which this month convicted two senior leaders of genocide, should move forward with prosecution of the next potential defendant.

MEDIA FEEDS

Latest Headlines

Police conduct raid on Orchid massage parlour

Thirty-seven people, including three minors, were detained after Phnom Penh Municipal Police and the Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection raided the Orchid massage parlour in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Penh Thmey commune on Monday.