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PM’s threat under microscope

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

Political watchdog yesterday hit out at Prime Minister Hun Sen’s threat on Tuesday to boot opposition deputy leader Kem Sokha out of the first deputy presidency of parliament.

Police Commander’s Death Settled Out of Court

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page16)

Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Chreang Sophanna has given $12,000 to the family of the former military police commander who fell to his death down an unfinished elevator shaft at a hotel Mr. Sophanna owns, according to officials and relatives of the officer.

Vietnamese Woman Sentenced for Pimping

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page17)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced a Vietnamese national to seven years in. prison for prostituting girls aged between 13 and 16

Police Describe Role in Swede’s Hacking Trial

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page16)

A police official yesterday detailed his department’s cooperation with Swedish and Danish authorities to collect evidence from Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm’s life in Cambodia.

Adhoc to Appeal to Gov’t for Help in Shooting Case

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page15)

Right group Adhoc yesterday said it would lodge complaint with the government and courts over the case of an armed security guard working for rubber company in Mondolkiri province who injured a local trapper when he fired AK-47assault riffle into the group

Journalist Extortion Case Resurfaces in Kampong Chhang

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page15)

The Kompong Chhang provincial court on Tuesday heard the case of five reporters accused of extorting money from an illegal-timber dealer, nearly four years after they were first charged , a court official said yesterday

Researchers Detained After Visit to Resettlement Community

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page15)

Land-right NGO Equitable Cambodia yesterday Condemned the overnight detention of two of its researchers, including a dual Japanese-American citizens, following their visit to families that have been evicted by a Thai sugar company.

Sickle-Wielding Landowner Faces Down Police

(11-September-2014 / The Cambodia Daily,Volume59,lssue20,page2)

A 68-year-old woman faced down dozens of military and district police ordered to protect villagers attempting to demarcrate her land in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district after they sold it to a cousin of Prime Minister Hun

Lessons from returning women migrant workers

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

In June, more than 250,000 Cambodian migrant workers returned from Thailand over the border at Poipet, responding to the Thai authorities’ crackdown on illegal migrant worker

Unions threaten mass demo

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

The garment industry will devolve into chaos if any of the six labour union presidents summonsed to court for questioning are taken into custody, independent union leaders said.