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(29-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

No Plans for More Refugees From Nauru Almost three months after four refugees arrived in Cambodia from Nauru as part of a controversial resettlement deal with Australia, the Interior Ministry said on Friday that it had no plans to receive more refugees being held in the South Pacific island nation.

(29-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Suspect Arrested in Rape and Murder of Tbong Khmum Teenager A 41-year-old man was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on Friday as the lone suspect in the rape and murder of a teenage girl whose body was found submerged in a pond the day before, police said.

(29-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Suspect Arrested in Rape and Murder of Tbong Khmum Teenager A 41-year-old man was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on Friday as the lone suspect in the rape and murder of a teenage girl whose body was found submerged in a pond the day before, police said.

(28-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Woman to Receive $10,000 Compensation After Standoff A woman who locked herself in her home with her children on Wednesday as excavators prepared to flatten her village for development will receive $10,000 in compensation, officials in Kandal province said Thursday, less than half of the amount she demanded after agreeing to end the standoff.

(28-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Police Attempt to Arrest Koh Kong Protesters During March Military police attempted to arrest a group of protesters as they marched through Koh Kong province’s Khemara Phoumint City Thursday to demand the release of three jailed activists from environmental NGO Mother Nature, a rights worker and an official said.

(28-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan Blast Khmer Rouge Tribunal Khmer Rouge tribunal defendants Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in rare addresses to the court Thursday, both offered support to their defense teams while criticizing the Trial Chamber, a day after their lawyers walked out of a hearing in protest.

(28-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

Mondolkiri Man Charged for Raping 12-Year-Old The Mondolkiri Provincial Court on Thursday charged a 32-year-old plantation worker for raping a 12-year-old girl in Keo Seima district on Monday, police said. Deputy provincial police chief So Sovann said the court charged Lem San with aggravated rape, which is punishable by between seven and 15 years in prison. “The court charged him with.....

(28-August-2015 / Cambodia Daily)

NEC to Test Digitized Voter Registration Nationwide The National Election Committee (NEC) will in November start a pilot project testing its new computerized voter registration system in 43 villages across the country, NEC spokesman Hang Puthea said Thursday. Mr. Puthea said the pilot would be carried out in villages in 25 communes selected as a representative sample of the country ...

(28-August-2015 / PPP)

Defence airs disgust with court A tense atmosphere permeated the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, as proceedings adjourned ahead of schedule for the second day in a row amid disagreements surrounding the court’s legal procedures.

Both Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan were present for the beginning of yesterday’s hearing after walkouts by both their defence teams the previous day over the prosecution’s use of “written records of interviews” (WRIs) in document presentations.

(28-August-2015 / PPP)

Mother Nature backers clash with authorities Demonstrators in the southeastern province of Koh Kong clashed briefly with security forces yesterday, as they marched on the local town hall and court to demand the release of three detained activists.

A villager who was at the protest said that when the group reached Khemarak Phumin town’s Domg Tong Market, they were met by about 20 mixed security forces who blocked their path.

“They grabbed us and tried to arrest one of us, but we dragged that protester away. My child was beaten . . . [but] we arrived at the court and will continue to protest,” villager Phav Nhemg said.