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Bangkok Seeks Activist’s Return, Thai Paper Says

(30-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue36,page16)

Bangkok has asked Phnom Penh to extradite a Thai student activist who is seeking asylum in Cambodia and is wanted for arrest for allegedly giving offense to the monarchy in his home country, a media report said yesterday.

CNRP Councilor Arrested Over Alleged Role in July Street Brawl

(30-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue36,page15)

A CNRP councilor in CHbar Smpov district is being held in Prey Sar prison after being arrested by police yesterday for his alleged role in an opposition protest in July that turned violent, according to police.

Despite ELC Ban, Minister Talks of New Land Deals

(30-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue36,page2)

Two-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Hun Sen imposed a freeze on granting of economic land concessions (ELCs), Environment Minister Say Sam Al yesterday appeared to leave the door open to the government giving more companies access to the often-controversial land holdings.

Refugees in Nauru protest

(30-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Refugees in Nauru protest Refugees on Nauru have said they will reject Australia’s offer of resettlement in Cambodia after a protest on the island was staged at the Australian Embassy yesterday amid reports of three-more incidents of self-harm and attempted suicide.

Junta requests extradition of Thai dissident in Cambodia

(30-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

During a military ceremony on Sunday, Thailand publicly requested that Cambodia repatriate a student activist wanted on charges of offending monarchy.

Chea, Samphan appeal verdicts

(30-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The Noun Chea and Khieu Samphan defence teams fomally appealed the verdict in th recently wrapped Case 002/01 at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, with each laying out myriad grievances with lengthy trial that saw the two defendants handed life sentences in August.

Land Dispute aired in Capital

(30-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Nearly one hundred people from three provinces gathered at Freedom Park yesterday to demand that government help them solve their long-running land dispute.

Villagers refuse relocation

(29-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Villagers whose homes will be destroyed if the controversial Lower Sesan 2 Dam is built will today deliver a letter to provincial authorities announcing that they refuse to be resettled.

Painful tools exported here

(29-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

China’s production and trade of law enforcement equipment explicitly for torture is flourishing, and some of the device are making their way into Cambodian police’s arsenal, Amnesty International said in a new report.

Energy minister plays down Areng concern

(29-September-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Minister of Mine and Energy Suy Sem has issued a letter to the national assembly commission on the environment, offering assurances that the planned Stung Cheay Areng Hydropower Dam will Meet the high environmental and social standards.