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(17-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The U.N. has failed in its efforts to access a group of Montagnards hiding in Ratanakkiri province for the second time this month after the provincial governor refused to authorize a meeting with the asylum seekers without a permission letter from the ministries of interior and foreign affairs.

(17-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Six-year-old Sarey Virak Bot, who died of internal injuries Saturday caused by a series of severe beatings, had returned home with bruises after visiting his stepmother in the past, his family said Tuesday.

(17-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Anti-human trafficking police on Monday arrested two men at the Phnom Penh International Airport as they attempted to traffic a woman to China to marry a man there, police said Tuesday.

(17-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday suggested eventually extending a controversial new provision banning dual nationals from sit ting on the National Election Committee to also apply to the National Assembly and executive branch, but said there is no pressing reason to do so.

(17-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has ordered fugitive Russian oligarch Sergei Polonsky to vacate his home on Koh Dek Koul, a tiny private island off the coast of Sihanoukville, in response to a request to the court by his rival, Nikolai Doroshenko.

(16-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Garbage was beginning to pile up on Phnom Penh’s streets yesterday, after workers at the city’s sole rubbish removal contractor again went on strike. Truck drivers for Cintri walked off the job on Sunday because the company would no longer allow them to siphon petrol from company trucks and sell it for profit after shifts, a privilege previously allowed, said worker representative Prak Sokha.

(16-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Vendors at the foot of Bakheng Mountain, near Angkor Wat, have refused to relocate, saying that new stalls promised by the Apsara Authority are too small and the site is too far away. Thirty-nine of 60 vendors protested yesterday against the authority’s plans to move their businesses – which mostly sell souvenirs, food and drinks – to about 50 metres behind their current location.

(16-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

The stepmother of a 6-year-old boy who died on Saturday was arrested yesterday after an autopsy showed the boy had been badly beaten, an allegation to which she reportedly confessed, police said. Choun Narin, deputy chief of Phnom Penh Municipal Police, said yesterday that Seng Srey Tin, 29, stepmother of deceased Sary Vireakbuth, confessed after the examination revealed severe exterior and interior bruises to the abdomen, and a puncture to the colon, which led to ulcers, seizures and ultimately death.

(16-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A woman doused with acid while feeding her toddler suffered a miscarriage following the horrific attack, her husband has revealed, as the parents of the attackers are summoned for questioning. Moung Srey Mom, 31, has undergone two operations since the attack last month in Takeo province’s Kiri Vong district, which left her with burns to 44 per cent of her body and saw her 2-year-old daughter Sok Met Molita splashed with acid.

(16-December-2014 / The Phnom Penh Post)

More workers may be sent to South Korea if a request from Prime Minister Hun Sen to his Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye is approved. Hun Sen had been on a four-day official visit to South Korea, arriving back in Phnom Penh yesterday. Speaking of the scale of the proposal, Kao Kim Hourn, a minister attached to the prime minister, said “there is no limit to the number”. “For example, now we have 35,000 workers and we are asking for an increase of perhaps 40,000 to 50,000,” he said.