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Judge Pushes on Lawmaker’s ‘Jailbreak’ Case Heard

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

A judge in Kandal province yesterday heard evidence against an opposition lawmaker-elect accused of helping someone escape from prison, despite the accused requesting a delay and having no lawyer present, a rights group said.

Easing Sex Trade Laws ‘Could Lower’ HIV Rate

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

Decriminalizing sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study.

Eyes Turn to Legislation Passed Without CNRP

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

After months of decrying the one-party National Assembly as illegitimate and vowing to amend any flawed legislation passed during a parliamentary boycott, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, by agreeing to take its seats yesterday, is about to get its chance.

Krom Protests End for Now

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

Two days of roadblocks in front of the Vietnamese Embassy by Kampuchea Krom activists ended yesterday after intervention from the Phnom Penh Municipality.

Acid Attack Victim Won’t Talk

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

Police in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town are searching for the perpetrator of an acid attack who the victim so far refuses to identify.

One year in the making

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

The deadlock is over. Nearly a year after the disputed July 2013 national election, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday agreed to end its 10-month-long parliamentary boycott and “work together” with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in the National Assembly.

Analysts Sift Through Meaning of Political Deal

( 23-July-2014 by Voice of America )

Analysts say Monday’s political deal resolved a deadlock between Cambodia’s dueling political factions but fell short of the opposition’s original goals—and still leaves room for problems in the future.

Khmer Krom Protesters Blocked From Vietnamese Embassy

( 22-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 75; Page 14 )

Thousands of ethnic Khmer Krom monks and supporters marched through Phnom Penh yesterday delivering petitions to six embassies with little interference before being met by barricades and riot police at their final destination – the Vietnamese Embassy.

Villager Arrested Over Recent KDC Land Dispute Clashes

( 22-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 75; Page 14 )

A 36-year-old villager was arrested at his home in Kompong Chhnamg province yesterday on allegations of destroying public property and causing injuries during one of several recent clashes in a long-running land dispute between farmers and the powerful connected KDC International.

Environmental Activists Deny Property Damage Charge in Court

( 22-July-2014 by The Cambodia Daily ;Vol 58; Issue 75; Page 14 )

Nine environmental activists on trial for the destruction of private property in Kompong Thom province denied allegations in court yesterday that they ravaged a local farmer’s cassava field in 2011.

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