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Hun Sen rails against traffic scofflaws, calls for crackdown on offences

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to fire Daun Penh District Governor Sok Penh Vuth over growing disregard for traffic laws among the public as local authorities scrambled to enforce a new crackdown on offenders. Hun Sen urged motorists to obey traffic laws, appealing specifically to ...

Kuoch Masy and Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-rails-against-traffic-scofflaws-calls-crackdown-offences

Minister to address beatings

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith has pledged to meet with Daun Penh District Governor Sok Sambath to discuss the targeting of journalists by hired district security guards, said UNESCO country representative Anne Lemaistre, who met with the minister on Friday. The minister is also keen on ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-address-beatings

CNRP lawmaker files suit against official

Opposition lawmaker-elect Lim Kim-Ya filed charges with Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday morning against a government official he claims led an attack on a peaceful crowd at Freedom Park last Monday. Ket Khy, a Cambodia National Rescue Party lawyer, told the Post that Kim-Ya was seeking financial compensation ...

Chhay Channyda and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-lawmaker-files-suit-against-official

UN envoy hits out at Freedom Park cutoff

The United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of assembly has called the Cambodian authorities’ continuous blockade of Freedom Park, the enforcement of which saw security guards attack journalists and supporters of opposition lawmaker-elect Mu Sochua on Monday, “deeply disturbing”. “The authorities have no legal basis for ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/un-envoy-hits-out-freedom-park-cutoff

Video can’t be trusted: district gov

Video footage of Daun Penh district deputy governor Sok Penh Vuth bashing a defenceless man with a bullhorn on Monday has sparked outrage and demands for his ouster, but his boss told the Post yesterday that people shouldn’t be too hasty to judge, suggesting the footage may ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/video-can%E2%80%99t-be-trusted-district-gov

Union leader released

Phnom Penh Municipal Police this morning released a union leader they scooped off the street yesterday evening for allegedly leading a protest despite a ban on public demonstrations. Sok Chhun Oeung, acting president of the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA), left the police station ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/union-leader-released

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