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Phnom Penh memorial marks third anniversary of Thai activist’s abduction

Cambodian activists called for government accountability at events held on Sunday to mark the disappearance of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a Thai activist who was allegedly abducted in Phnom Penh in 2020.  ...

Sovann Sreypich and Leila Goldstein

Three CCFC members released on bail after confessing crimes

Three detained land rights activists from the Coalition of Cambodian Farmers Community (CCFC) were released on bail Tuesday evening after confessing to plotting and incitement and publicly apologizing to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Khuon Narim

Farmer activist case probed

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court is investigating the case against Theng Savoeun, director of the Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC), who has admitted to wrongdoing including “causing unrest” and “undermining public order”. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar sentenced to two years in prison

Phnom Penh municipal court sentenced NagaWorld union president Chhim Sithar to two years in prison after convicting her of incitement and social unrest on Thursday for leading a strike which has been ongoing since December 18, 2021. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook

Government remains committed to protecting press freedom

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed the Royal Government’s continued commitment to protecting the freedom of expression, freedom of the press in accordance with the country’s Constitution and Press Law. ...

Khmer Times Staff

In closing arguments, prosecution frames NagaWorld gatherings as incitement, union leaders claim lawful strike

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar and eight union co-defendants requested acquittal for their lawful strike during Wednesday closing statements, while prosecutors compiled a collage of evidence to portray the labor struggle as an act of incitement. ...

Khuon Narim

Government urged to promote freedom of the press

Cambodia marked the 30th Press Freedom Day with the participation of civil society organizations, diplomats, journalists and Ministry of Information representatives. ...

Yatt Malai and Sim Chansamnang

Lao delegation on Kingdom visit to discuss mine action

A delegation from Laos visited Cambodia and exchanged experiences on mine action and relevant work experiences on management, information gathering, planning and prioritising mine action in the Kingdom. ...

Post Staff

CHRC calls int’l human rights reports ‘biased, groundless’

Dismissing “biased and groundless” international   human rights reports that came out last year about the situation in the Kingdom, the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) released a document explanating what exactly has had happened in the country. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

UNICEF sees progress in Cambodia for improvement of child rights

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that progress has been made in Cambodia in the protection of child rights. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia slams U.S. for its “double standard” human rights report

Cambodia said on Thursday that the “U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Human Rights Report on Cambodia” was downright unfounded, biased, and prejudicial as to its political nature. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry demands corrections to ‘abridged, misleading’ quote

The Ministry of Information has demanded that CamboJA News correct the content of its March 18 article which excluded key points made by the ministry’s spokesperson regarding the revocation of three media licences. ...

Neang Sokunthea

EU’s Sokha resolution ‘a sovereign rights breach’

The National Assembly (NA) said the European Parliament (EP) did not respect the Kingdom’s independence and sovereignty when it passed a resolution strongly critical of the recent conviction and sentencing of former opposition leader Kem Sokha for “treason”. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Detained ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha blocked from meeting with his lawyers

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s lawyers said in a Tuesday statement that they were denied access to their client in violation of his rights, preventing them from discussing a planned appeal against his treason conviction. ...

Sorn Sarath and Sovann Sreypich

Cambodia committed to stop human trafficking

Cambodia has not relented on cracking down on human or sex trafficking, illegal detention, torture, illegal online gambling and other related crimes, General Khieu Sopheak, Ministry of Interior spokesman said yesterday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Report points to inadequate enforcement, legal flaws as reasons for entrenched domestic violence

 A new LICADHO report detailing the murders of 26 women and five children between January 2020 and June 2022 by current or former intimate partners reveals the persistence of domestic violence and flaws in law enforcement. ...

Seoung Nimol

Women journo safety project starts

UNESCO and the Women’s Media Centre are promoting media freedom through the project “Strengthening Media Development and Freedom of Expression in Cambodia”, having seen women journalists and media workers face increasing offline and online attacks that make them subject to disproportional, and often specific, threats. ...

Long Kimmarita

DNA test confirms one Cambodian died in Poipet casino fire, but more still missing

DNA testing last week revealed one Cambodian died in the December Poipet casino fire, Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities told CamboJA Monday. ...

Khuon Narim and Runn Sreydeth

Incitement trial begins for NagaWorld union leader and eight strikers

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar and eight co-defendants appeared for their first day of trial in Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday. Sithar and all her colleagues, except for one, denied the incitement charges against them. ...

Khuon Narim and Sovann Sreypich

Over 20 VOD ex-employees have applied for government jobs ahead of Feb 28th deadline

More than 20 former employees of shuttered radio station VOD – closed by order of the Prime Minister last week – have now applied for government jobs in ministries and institutions. ...

Khmer Times Staff

The Post justified in response to unsubstantiated reports: pundits

The Phnom Penh Post’s weekend editorial about a recent BBC report that included an interview with former staff Mech Dara has drawn heated reactions from across the board among journalists, civil society organisations and members of the public. ...

Post Staff

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