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(29-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

After weeks of denying any knowledge of the dozens of Montagnard asylum seekers waiting in Phnom Penh to register their claims, an immigration official yesterday admitted that the government was well aware of the new arrivals.

(29-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Widely condemned NGO laws like those ratified in Russia on the weekend and in neighbouring Indonesia two years ago should serve as a warning of the potential “chilling effect” Cambodia’s highly controversial draft NGO law could have on civil society should it pass without consultation, international experts said this week.

(29-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

The former manager of a Phnom Penh garment factory was tried in absentia at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for allegedly attempting to rape three women who worked there. The current whereabouts of Bangladesh national Faruk Amed, 41, who worked as the deputy director and general manager at Ocean Garment factory in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district, are unknown to Cambodian authorities. The alleged attempted rapes at the factory occurred in 2011.

(29-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s year-long boycott of parliament slashed the amount of constituent outreach performed by the National Assembly in 2014, and resulted in a vastly diminished voice for the opposition in legislative debate, according to new reports from election watchdog Comfrel.

(29-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

More than 20 labour groups said yesterday that they are sending a petition to the government regarding changes to the contentious trade union law currently being drafted by the Ministry of Labour.

(29-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

After the latest arrival of Montagnard asylum seekers to Phnom Penh brought the total to 74, the Interior Ministry’s spokesman said Thursday the government was “fed up” with Montagnards and there were no plans to allow them to apply for asylum.

(29-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The portion of the Cambodian population that is undernourished has been reduced by half since 1990, meeting a U.N. Millennium Development Goal ahead of the deadline at the end of the year, according to a report released Thursday.

(29-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

City Hall has rejected a request from the Khmer Krom community to allow them to hold a ceremony at Freedom Park next month because that area is for “advocacy,” and not Buddhist ceremonies.

(29-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The opposition CNRP has called for the prompt replacement of the secretary-general of the National Election Committee, Tep Nytha, who has remained in his position despite an overhaul of the body in April.