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(24-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Three weeks after becoming the first Cambodian-American legislator in the U.S., Rady Mom joined hundreds of protesters in Phnom Penh on Sunday to demand the release of 17 imprisoned activists, opposition figures and monks from Prey Sar prison. Mr. Mom, 45, who was elected as a Massachusetts state representative in the November 4 U.S. midterm elections, arrived in Cambodia last week for a two-week visit to the country.

(24-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Abuse, discrimination and extortion await refugees who are sent to Cambodia from Nauru under a $35 million deal signed by Interior Minister Sar Kheng in September to take Australia’s asylum seekers, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a series of interviews conducted last week, 10 refugees currently living in Cambodia told the advocacy group that they have difficulty obtaining jobs, are denied access to education and receive substandard health care.

(21-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The mother of a young ex-monk who was arrested and defrocked last week for bringing a bag of flags to protesters at a Phnom Penh pagoda claims she was prevented from visiting her son at Prey Sar prison Tuesday after traveling there from Vietnam. Khit Vannak, 26, and fellow former monk Sang Kosal, 19, were arrested on November 12 while attempting to bring two bags of Cambodian and Buddhist flags to villagers from Preah Vihear province ahead of a planned march to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to bring attention to their land dispute.

(21-November-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday told those who have claimed that a spate of recent arrests were politically motivated to “be careful” with their words, and raised the prospect that the seven CNRP lawmakers released from jail on July 22 could still be prosecuted. Speaking at a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh, Mr. Hun Sen said the July 22 political deal with CNRP President Sam Rainsy, which led the opposition to end its 10-month parliamentary boycott, had not brought an end to criminal justice.

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

In line with the global trend of infections becoming increasingly resistant to even the strongest medications, Asia’s once powerful antibiotics are being rendered ineffective by misuse, experts at Asean warned yesterday.

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

A 24-year-old student was sentenced to 10 months in prison by Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for posting 14 nude photos of his girlfriend on Facebook in an attempt to extort money from her in exchange for deleting them.

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

The Garment manufacturers Association in Cambodia said in a statement this week that under new minimum wage workers can actually earn up to $250 per month, though others were quick to label the figure exaggerated.

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

Wading into the debate for the first time, PM Hun Sen dismissed allegations yesterday that the recent arrestsw of land activists, monks and opposition members were politically motivated, and said there is nothing he can do to secure the detainees’ release from prison.

(20-November-2014 / VOA)

Reacting to major criticism over arrests and jailing of activists this month, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said he does not have “any power” over the judiciary to interfere in their cases. “If I had the power, I would order the courts to release them,” Hun Sen said, while then warning activists “not to block the road” with their demonstrations. In fact, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party is widely and frequently criticized for using the courts as a tool against dissidents.

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

In a three-hour meeting yesterday, parliamentarians grilled Minister of Tourism Thong Kong about the lack of transparency surrounding Angkor Wat’s ticket sales and the amount shared with Cambodia’s national budget.

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