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(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Officials from the CPP and CNRP met Tuesday at the National Assembly to discuss making changes to the Law on Commune Council Elections before the next poll in February 2017.

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

As work moves ahead on the controversial Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng province, the Ministry of Mines and Energy met Tuesday with representatives of more than 250 families still refusing to make way for the dam’s reservoir.

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Eight more rescued Cambodian fishermen were repatriated Tuesday from Indonesia’s Ambon Island, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, following the return of 230 others two weeks ago.

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Police in Takeo province on Tuesday arrested nine union officials during a protest outside an electronics factory where workers have been striking for almost three weeks, demanding wages equal to their peers in the garment sector

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Phnom Penh City Hall made good on its promise to stop a set of planned protest marches Tuesday against a draft law aiming to regulate the country’s NGOs, deploying hundreds of security guards and police around the capital to stop the demonstrators in their tracks.

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

When an anti-human trafficking group recently reported a 73 percent drop in the sale of children for sex, another referenced its list of 15 establishments offering minors to predators as evidence to the contrary.

(01-July-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

More than 180 female garment workers have fainted at two factories in Phnom Penh and Kandal province since Monday, officials said Tuesday.

(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.