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(15-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Two men died and three others were seriously injured when a truck they were using to smuggle illegally logged wood overturned in Kratie province’s Prek Prasap district early Saturday morning, police said Sunday.

(15-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Friday said the National Police was planning to swap land with the Royal Palace in order to build a new headquarters near NagaWorld Casino.

(14-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The National Assembly’s human rights commission met on Friday with Environment Minister Say Sam Al to deliver its recommendation that the government review private land concessions held by four companies locked in land disputes with villagers in Koh Kong province, officials said.

(13-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

As money has flooded into Phnom Penh in the past few years, so have legions of rural poor who take up low-paying jobs servicing the needs of the wealthy.

(13-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Court of Appeal on Friday de­nied bail to Meach Sovannara, an opposition CNRP official who was de­­tained last month for his role in a violent clash at Freedom Park on July 15, and Ouk Pich Samnang, a po­­litical activist who was arrested for driv­­ing his tuk-tuk through a security barricade during a protest in October.

(13-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The opposition CNRP on Friday called for the Council of Ministers to be removed from a process that determines the number of National Assembly seats—but came up against resistance from the ruling CPP.

(13-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

The U.N. says its efforts to meet a group of Montagnards hiding in Ratanakkiri province were stalled yet again Friday after authorities said any attempt to locate the group would require the approval of the provincial governor, who was not available to meet with the U.N.

(13-December-2014 / The Cambodia Daily)

A five-hour search Friday of three villas owned by fugitive Defense Ministry official Thong Sarath, who stands accused of orchestrating the murder of a prominent businessman in Phnom Penh last month, produced evidence that implicates him in the crime, according to police.

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

A strong gathering of mourners turned out yesterday to pay their respects to high-profile human rights worker Chan Soveth, who passed away in the capital on Wednesday. Land dispute victims, fellow NGO workers and opposition lawmakers were among those who came to a Phnom Penh pagoda for Soveth’s funeral. Soveth, 51, was a senior investigator at rights group Adhoc, where he had worked for almost two decades.

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

Nearly a year after the contested 2013 national election, a majority of Cambodians believed the Kingdom’s democracy was headed in the “wrong direction”, according to a report released on Wednesday. “Democracy in Cambodia”, The Asia Foundation’s third national public opinion poll on democracy, says that 59 per cent of Cambodians thought that the country was taking a turn for the worse in the wake of the election and amid the opposition’s ongoing boycott of the National Assembly due to claims of voter fraud.