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(30-June-2015 / Licadho Cambodia)

At 8 o’clock tomorrow morning, in protest against two draft laws, the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations (LANGO) and the Trade Union Law (TUL), hundreds of marchers will make their way towards the National Assembly from four locations in Phnom Penh. Both laws have been widely criticised in Cambodia and abroad for the threat they represent to Cambodian civil society. LICADHO will be livestreaming events from each of the marches throughout the morning.

(30-June-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

The first chapter of a review of the 2013 budget was approved over the heads of opposition lawmakers at the National Assembly yesterday, in spite of a host of alleged discrepancies between the budget and the government’s actual expenditures and revenue, an opposition lawmaker said.

(30-June-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities confirmed yesterday that they are creating a committee that will seek to help illegal Cambodian migrant workers expelled from Thailand land get back on their feet in Cambodia.

(30-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday sentenced a man and two accomplices to 10 and five years in prison, respectively, for their roles in the drugging and raping of a 14-year-old girl last year.

(30-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

A lawyer for a garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district, where four women were injured last week when a truck driver slammed into a group of protesters, said Monday the factory was not responsible because the workers had thrown themselves in front of the speeding vehicle.

(30-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

NGOs on Monday vowed to press ahead with a protest march through Phnom Penh on Tuesday against a draft law that threatens to rein in the country’s non-government groups and associations despite City Hall’s threat to stop them by “any means.”

(30-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Sixty-seven CPP lawmakers on Monday approved the government’s revenues and expenditures from 2013 despite the protest of 43 opposition CNRP lawmakers, who said reported revenues were inordinately low and called on the government to carry out a transparent audit.

(30-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

About 20 workers at an apparel factory in Kandal province fell unconscious Monday, police said.

(29-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday convicted a couple and their daughter of using violence against a property owner, although the plaintiff dropped his complaint against them last month.

(29-June-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

At least two people were injured on Friday when four employees of the Chinese-owned Hameniven Investment company clashed with villagers in Tbong Khmum province over a disputed plot of land, police said Sunday.