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(16-January-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The governor of Ratanakkiri province is not cooperating with efforts by the U.N. to negotiate safe passage for five Montagnard asylum seekers who crossed the border from Vietnam nearly two weeks ago, a U.N. official said Thursday.

Wan-Hea Lee, the country representative for the U.N.’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said in an email that her office had attempted to open a line of communication with the governor, Thorng Savun, to discuss allowing the Montagnards to apply for asylum.

(15-January-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Thousands of people at a Kampong Cham province garment factory reignited a strike yesterday, protesting the factory’s refusal to reinstate three fired union representatives, one of those representatives said.

(15-January-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

Villagers in Kampot town have filed a complaint against a businessman who has allegedly ordered the filling in of a pond dug during the French protectorate, which they rely on for their water supply.

(15-January-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A Siem Reap family held a corpseless burial for relatives they are certain were killed by the Thai military last week, even though officials continue delaying and denying any identification of two charred bodies recovered along the border.

(15-January-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

A teenage monk was charged in Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday over the fatal stabbing of a senior monk at the capital’s Samaki Rainsy pagoda on Monday, according to deputy prosecutor Chea Meth.

(15-January-2015 / The Phnom Penh Post)

After promising in September to quickly resolve a years-long land dispute involving villagers and the politically connected development company KDC International, a member of the National Assembly’s human rights commission visited affected families in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday.

(15-January-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that he had forgotten that it was 30 years to the day that he came to power until reminded by a journalist, and urged his many critics to reconsider their opinions of him.

(15-January-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged an 18-year-old former monk with intentional violence following his arrest Monday for stabbing an older monk to death at Phnom Penh’s Wat Samakki Raingsey, a court official said.

(15-January-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Representatives of 75 families living on land granted to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces for a planned barracks, armory and training grounds in Siem Reap province’s Svay Loeu district said Wednesday that they boycotted a meeting about a recent dispute over the plot after military officials ominously requested that the talks be held in the forest and that a single villager attend.

(15-January-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Seven ethnic Bunong villagers in a land dispute with a Vietnamese-owned rubber plantation in Mondolkiri province have been summoned by the provincial court for questioning after the company accused them of illegally occupying its land in Keo Seima district.