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(23-March-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Residents of the dissident Samaki Rainsy pagoda in the capital have rejected a summons from Phnom Penh Municipal Court for Abbot Thach Hasam Ang and four monks to appear this week on charges of violence and defamation.

Hasam Ang could not be reached yesterday, but Thach Saray, who is acting abbot while Hasam Ang is away on business in France, said that the monks at the pagoda had unanimously decided to return the summons letter to the court.

(23-March-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

National military police are launching an investigation into units in Tbong Khmum and Prey Veng provinces, following an incident in which authorities shot at, arrested and allegedly tortured two men transporting rice along National Road 11, military police spokesman Kheng Tito said yesterday.

(23-March-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A 20-year-old woman who suffered serious burns earlier this month after being doused with acid passed away on Saturday, marking the first reported acid-attack fatality in Cambodia since 2012.

On March 6, security guard Meas Vanny was walking from her rented room to begin a shift at Por Sen Chey district’s Ho Hsin Tai shoe factory, when 40-year-old Sroeun Nann approached her on a motorbike and asked her where she worked.

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Some 200 monks, villagers and land rights activists came together in Siem Reap province’s Chi Kreng district on Saturday to mark the six-year anniversary of the day that police opened fire on a group of farmers protesting their impending eviction.

Four men were injured in the March 22, 2009, shooting, while 12 villagers were arrested and jailed after the protest for various offenses. Those who shot the farmers were never apprehended or brought to justice.

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Authorities in Prey Veng province are searching for a group of rogue military police officers who shot at, tied up and beat two local truckers who drove through a pair of checkpoints without stopping while transporting a load of rice along National Road 11 on Thursday night, officials said Sunday.

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Cambodian and Vietnamese police are investigating the suspected murder and kidnapping of an 8-year-old Vietnamese schoolgirl who was found dead in Svay Rieng province last week after going missing on her way to school in Ho Chi Minh City in January, a Cambodian official said Sunday

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

A woman who suffered severe burns to her face and body in an acid attack at the hands of a jealous wife died of her injuries at Phnom Penh’s Calmette Hospital on Saturday, according to her father.

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned five monks from the city’s restive Samakki Raingsey pagoda for questioning over a complaint filed last month by a fellow monk who accused them of violently attacking him.

(23-March-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama left Cambodia on Sunday following the first-ever visit to the country by the wife of a sitting U.S. president, during which she called for greater freedom and equality in education and for the empowerment of young women

(22-March-2015 / DailySabah)

A new documentary hopes to highlight the plight of remote Cambodian villagers as they strive to combat the construction of a dam. The 17-minute film highlights an ethnic minority in the northern province of Stung Treng as it fights alongside rights and environmental groups to stop the Lower Sesan II dam project, which was given the green light July 2, 2012.

The villagers say its completion would have a devastating affect on their livelihoods, 39,000 hectares of forest, ecosystems and biodiversity in the region.