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Verdict Due in Kandal Judge Corruption Case

The Kandal Provincial Court on Friday tried a former provincial judge, Huoth Heang, and his clerk, Lim Kompheak, both of whom stand accused of corruption. On January 20, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officials arrested Judge Heang during a sting operation in which the judge was caught accepting a ...

Prey Long Forest Patrol Ends With Huge Illegal Wood Haul

The Prey Long People’s Network yesterday said it found 121 cubic meters of cut wood and seven chainsaws belonging to illegal loggers after a coordinated patrol across four provinces that was prematurely aborted due to heavy rains. In a statement, the community group said it discovered ...

Registered business numbers increased

The number of businesses registered with the Ministry of Commerce climbed by more than 10 per cent year on year during the first half of 2012, ministry data showed. Officials credited the government’s piecemeal efforts to institute a transparent investment policy and gross domestic product growth, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757450/Business/registered-business-numbers-increased.html

NGOs feel ignored by ASEAN rights council

Despite renewed criticism from civil society and a call for its drafting to be postponed, finalisation of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) was well under way, officials said yesterday at the beginning of a week of ASEAN meetings. Speaking to reporters after a meeting between ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957300/National-news/ngos-feel-ignored-by-asean-rights-council.html

Kok An case back in court

Heng Chheang, former deputy general director of the Anco Brothers Company, was brought by prison security guards yesterday for questioning to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over fresh allegations of defamation and fraud filed by Senator Kok An last year, officials said. “Although I have already ...

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Regional courts of appeal on horizon

A new system of regional appeal courts is moving closer to reality as the Ministry of Justice attempts to resolve the bottleneck of appeals in the justice system, officials said yesterday. Currently, appellants can wait up to five years or more to have their cases heard ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070257145/National-news/regional-courts-of-appeal.html

Pay Off Officials, Risk Prison Stint, New Law Says

The government has brought into force a new law that makes all illegal payments to officials punishable by up to 15 years in jail for those who accept such payments and up to 10 years for those who make payments. Im Oudom, a member of ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

North Koreans talk rice

North Korea aims to import rice from Cambodia, as well as explore for mineral resources, officials said yesterday. High-ranking officials from Pyongyang met with their Cambodian counterparts in Phnom Penh yesterday, signing agreements on economic and trade cooperation.The two countries had signed seven cooperation agreements beginning ...

(By Vong Sohkeng, pg. 7)
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850685/Business/north-koreans-talk-rice.html

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