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(24-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Police to Start Enforcing Traffic Ticket Fines Motorists who have not paid their tickets since the new traffic law came into force in January will be sent to court if they do not produce the cash in the next 15 days, according to the National Police.

(24-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Don’t Compare Me to Suu Kyi, Sam Rainsy Tells Supporters Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has pleaded with supporters to not compare him with Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying he fears he might needlessly be killed if he returns to Cambodia.

(24-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Disgraced Education Ministry Official Censured A senior Education Ministry official who was charged with sexual assault during a work trip to South Korea in May has been stripped of his position, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

(24-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Real Estate Tycoon Bonna Released on Bail Real estate mogul Sung Bonna, who was jailed earlier this month after allegedly issuing a bad check to fellow tycoon Keo Hun, was released on bail on Thursday, according to court officials.

“He was released from the prison at about 11 a.m., but I don’t know why,” said Yoeun Thanrath, chief of administration at Phnom Penh’s minimum-security PJ Prison.

(24-June-2016 / Khmertimeskh)

CNRP Admits Petition Had Some Irregularities The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acknowledged there may have been some minor irregularities in the thumbprints on its petition submitted to the King, but said the document has lost none of its validity and the government should address the demands in the petition rather than overtly scrutinizing it.


During a press conference yesterday, CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said the petition was not a public document and urged the government to ignore what he called minor irregularities and instead focus on resolving the current political crisis that has led to the opposition party boycotting the National Assembly.

(24-June-2016 / Khmertimeskh)

Official Demoted for Sexual Harrassment After sexually assaulting a South Korean interpreter assigned to him during an official three-day visit to South Korea, the head of the Ministry of Education’s Professional Development Department was demoted yesterday.


Kry Seang Long was in Seoul from May 23-25 for the Asean+3 HRD Forum when he molested his female interpreter, local media reported.

(24-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Duch, defence teams spar Former S-21 chief Kaing Guek Eav told the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday that if he had known the true threat Vietnamese troops posed to the regime in 1979, he would have destroyed the deadly prison.

Eav, better known as Duch, said he was instructed by Case 002 defendant and Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan to continue working as usual, and not to destroy the slew of photographs and documents produced at the prison where more than 12,000 were sent to their deaths.

(24-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Capital residents seek info on new road plan Residents of Russey Keo district delivered a petition to Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday demanding a public forum be held to discuss plans to transform a railway line in Kilometre 6 commune into a road.

Community representative Meas Sreymom said trackside residents have been kept in the dark about the development, despite requesting information since the end of May.

(24-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Real estate industry figure out on bail Sung Bonna, director of the board of the Bonna Realty Group, was released on bail yesterday, two weeks after he was arrested for allegedly issuing a check with insufficient funds to another businessman, a Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman confirmed yesterday.

“The investigative judge decided to let the charged person, Sung Bonna, be released on bail according to his lawyer, but [he is] under the surveillance of the court. The investigative judge will continue the investigation of the case,” said court spokesman Ly Sophanna.

(24-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

NEC's Chakrya back in court Jailed election official Ny Chakrya faced court for additional questioning yesterday, with the interrogation centring on his communications with four jailed Adhoc staffers and a UN official.

Sam Sokong, the National Election Committee official’s lawyer, said investigating judge Theam Chanpiseth’s tone during the two-hour interrogation was accusatory, especially when asking questions relating to Chakrya’s interactions with his fellow accused and salon worker and complainant Khom Chandaraty’s lawyer at the time, Try Chhun.