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(27-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Villagers threatened with forced evictions in two districts of the capital marched yesterday to government offices and protested against the impending loss of land.

(27-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The Culture and Fine Arts minister said yesterday that she will assign a team to investigate the alleged religious activities and living arrangements of Vietnamese nationals on Bokor mountain, close to the border in Kampot province.

(27-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

More than 100 soldiers in Pursat province have threatened to resign en masse after being ordered to bulldoze their own lands, which are claimed by tycoon Try Pheap’s MDS import export company.

(27-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The Anti-Corruption Unit is drafting a new law to solely protect whistleblowers reporting corruption in the Kingdom, ACU chief Om Yentieng revealed after an hour-long meeting with the parliament’s anti-corruption commission yesterday.

(27-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

As the deadline set by City Hall for residents of a village in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district to vacate the area draws near, about 100 of them delivered a petition to the National Assembly on Wednesday in a last ditch effort to convince lawmakers to intervene on their behalf. The petition was delivered to CNRP lawmakers Chea Poch and Chan Cheng outside the Assembly building, and also to Kong Chamroeun, a secretary in Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet, as the villagers marched past Wat Botum park.

(27-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

National Election Committee (NEC) Secretary-General Tep Nytha said Wednesday that imprisoned CNRP official Meach Sovannara could be named as one of the opposition’s 55 lawmakers even though he stands charged with insurrection. Mr. Sovannara was arrested earlier this month on charges laid by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over a violent July protest that has seen more than a dozen CNRP officials and members imprisoned, with all but three since released.

(27-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

South Korean police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of murdering his pregnant Cambodian wife in order to collect about $8.5 million from 26 life-insurance policies he had taken out on her, according to a report in Thursday’s Korea JoongAng Daily. The 45-year-old man, identified only by the common surname “Lee,” is alleged to have fed sleeping pills to his wife before deliberately driving his car into a parked truck while she was in the passenger seat, the article says.

(26-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A trafficked Cambodian woman was taken into Malaysia immigration police custody after a raid on Karaoke bars on Saturday night, Cambodian embassy official confirmed yesterday.

(26-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Medical students are up in arms about a tuition hike that would double costs and prevent some from gaining their degree, they told the Post yesterday.

(26-November-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The committee that runs Old Market in Phnom Penh told the owners of stall that were gutted by a fire on Monday that they would receive no compensation and would have to rebuild their business themselves.

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