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(30-January-2018 / PPP)

Kem Ley’s legacy on pause? Supporters say political climate makes it hard to celebrate analyst When Kem Ley was gunned down in broad daylight more than a year and a half ago, it sparked the Kingdom’s largest outpouring of grief since the death of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, the architect of Cambodia’s independence.

(30-January-2018 / PPP)

Ruling party touts hundreds of defections over weekend The ruling party continued to tout purported defections to its ranks over the weekend, months after the Cambodia National Rescue Party – the nation’s only viable opposition – was dissolved at the government’s behest.

(29-January-2018 / Khmer time )

Mother Nature activists handed one year suspended sentence and a fine Koh Kong Provincial Court has sentenced two activists from the NGO Mother Nature to one year in prison, with seven months suspended, for incitement and violating privacy.

(26-January-2018 / Khmer time)

Svay Rieng villagers protest About 100 farmers representing more than 140 families in Svay Chrom district yesterday gathered in front of Svay Rieng provincial hall asking authorities to solve and provide compensation over a land dispute relating to the construction of a reservoir.

(26-January-2018 / PPP)

‘Lack of proof’ in Mother Nature activists’ hearing Two activists from the conservation group Mother Nature were tried yesterday in Koh Kong for photographing a vessel at sea, with their lawyer asking the court to dismiss the charges due to a lack of evidence that they had committed any crime.

(26-January-2018 / PPP)

Despite legal hurdles, Cambodia’s LGBT couples are adopting – and changing minds When Heng Ny laughs, hundreds of lines run across his face. Sitting in front of his simple house with cats and chickens at his feet, discussing his relationship is what brings out a smile. He and his wife seem like an average couple, but one thing is different: Ny is transgender.

(24-January-2018 / ppp)

Holdouts in Borei Keila accept compensation A handful of holdout families have accepted compensation to leave their homes in Borei Keila, following individual negotiations with district authorities yesterday.

(23-January-2018 / PPP)

After suffering years of abuse, a former migrant worker now helps others get out Sitting on the white tile floor in his home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, 29-year-old Yan Muon switched back and forth between Khmer and English as he remembered four years spent working at an electronics factory in Malaysia.

(23-January-2018 / Khmer time)

New petition for Vanny’s release A group of Boeung Kak villagers yesterday submitted a petition to City Hall calling for activist Tep Vanny to be released from prison and for an expedited solution to their land dispute case.

(22-January-2018 / Khmer time)

Locals call for an end to land dispute About 175 families locked in a land dispute with sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province have asked an inter-ministerial group and provincial authorities to speed up the resolution process and end the conflict.

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