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After Deal, Unions Expect Support

( 24-July-2014 by The Phnom Penh Post )

News of an end to a year-long political deadlock has labor union leaders believing the opposition party can bring their interests to parliament, but a lack of follow-through could cost the Cambodia National Rescue Party vital support from one of its key interest groups.

Back to your seats

( 24-July-2014 by The Economist )

AN INTENSE political deadlock, played out against a backdrop of protests and deadly state violence, has come to an end. For nearly a year Cambodia’s national assembly was without an opposition; struggle in the streets had replaced normal politics and was starting to look like a permanent feature of the capital, Phnom Penh.

Eight CNRP Officials Are Freed on Bail From Prey Sar Prison

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 3 )

Seven opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party official who are charged with leading an insurrection and incitement to commit a felony were released on bail from Prey Sar Prison at about 5pm yesterday.

Court Hears Years-Old Case Against CNRP Officials, Lawyer

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 16 )

The Kandal Provincial Court yesterday tried two opposition CNRP officials and their lawyer – two of them in absentia – over a case dating back to 2011 that was abruptly scheduled a week ago.

Police Hunt Female Perpetrator After Acid Attack in Poipet

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 16 )

A woman was recovering in hospital yesterday after being doused with acid in an attack in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet City on Monday as police said they are searching for the attacker and a motive for the year’s second acid attack case.

Villagers Charged With Destruction of Property in KDC Clashes

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 16 )

Two villagers embroiled in a long-running land dispute with the well-connected KDC company were charged yesterday with intentional destruction of property and causing injuries during clashes with workers at the disputed development site in Kompong Chhnang province last week.

Fired Drivers Delay Protests Against Bus Company

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 17 )

Former drivers for the Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation company who were fired after striking for higher wages agreed to delay further protests as negotiations over their sacking reopened yesterday.

Khmer Krom Community Calls Off Protest

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 17 )

After spending all day Monday protesting ta the Vietnamese Embassy to demand their complaint regarding comments made by a Vietnamese diplomat be directly accepted by the embassy, Khmer Krom monks and supporters yesterday settled for having a City Hall representative be the messenger.

Farmers Ask Hun Sen for Help, Told to Go Home

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 17 )

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet yesterday refused to accept a petition from some 200 farmers who traveled from Kratie province to Phnom Penh to ask for help in settling their land dispute with a plantation owner, urging them to try settling the case with their local authorities first.

Jailbreak Cop Asked to Clarify Status of Appeal

( 23-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 76; Page 18 )

Disgraced penal police officer Hang Vuthy was questioned yesterday over a verdict of damaging public property during a 2006 escape from Prey Sar prison, municipal judge Leang Samnath said.

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