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(01-July-2016 / Khmer Times)

Journalist Guilty in Extortion Case The guilty verdict in the case of a journalist who extorted $1,000 from a deputy governor in Kampot province in exchange for not reporting the governor’s land grabbing activities in 2014 was upheld by the Appeal Court yesterday.

(30-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Hun Sen Says Sokha Will Be in Prison ‘Forever’ Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at CNRP Vice President Kem So­kha and Phnom Penh’s foreign diplomatic corps on Wednesday, threatening to imprison Mr. Sokha “forever” and warning diplomats not to get too close to the opposition or risk relations with Cambodia.

(30-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Anti-Corruption Unit Wants New Protection Laws Drafted by Year’s End Long-awaited legislation to protect whistleblowers and witnesses will include “clear mechanisms” for authorities to ensure the safety of those who assist in the government’s anti-corruption investigations, officials said on Wednesday.

(30-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Illegal Wood Seized on Sugarcane Plantation Authorities in Kompong Speu province say they have found a pile of illegally logged wood on a local sugarcane plantation that has previously been caught processing illicit timber, although they have yet to lay blame this time around.

(30-June-2016 / Cambodia Daily)

Drug Trafficking ‘Reporter’ Gets 25 Years A purported reporter was convicted of trafficking more than 400 grams of crystal methamphetamine and sentenced to 25 years in jail by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday.

(30-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

PM Hun Sen again blasts foreign donors As the government comes under continued pressure to normalise relations with the opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at the diplomatic community for trying to use aid money to leverage influence on internal matters.

(30-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

PM bodyguard ‘pulls gun’ in workplace row A member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Unit, who also works as a security guard at Golden Sorya Mall in Phnom Penh, was arrested yesterday for pulling his gun on a colleague during an early morning altercation at the venue in Daun Penh district.

(30-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

ACU pushes whistleblower, witness protection laws Draft laws to protect whistleblowers and witnesses are expected to be completed by the end of the year, it was announced yesterday at a workshop to solicit public input on the legislation.

(30-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

Unions told to abide by dictates of new law With its passage by the National Assembly nearly three months in the rearview, the Labour Ministry this week offered unions and employers alike a friendly reminder that the contentious Trade Union Law is now fully in effect.

(30-June-2016 / Phnom Penh Post)

PM defends graduation speeches Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday hit back at critics who complained about his practice of delivering speeches at university graduations.

“They say that because I join the graduation ceremonies, the minister of education has to work as a cyclo driver because I do the work of the Ministry of Education,” Hun Sen said during a customs department ceremony.

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