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Rainsy told to ‘respect forfeit’

Publication date 15 February 2019 | 15:05 | ICT

A senior former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official has said he believed Prime Minister Hun Sen would win the wager on the legal status of party co-founder Kem Sokha that Sam Rainsy made with him.

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    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 11:45 | ICT

    A prosecutor on Thursday asked the Appeal Court to reduce the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence handed down to a cashier after she admitted stealing more than $60,000 from a Phnom Penh private clinic at the end of 2017 to pay for

  • NEC releases council candidates

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 08:58 | ICT

    The National Election Committee (NEC) issued a press release on Wednesday on the candidates who are to take part in the third-mandate council elections in May.

  • Malaysian group on fact-finding mission

    Publication date 15 February 2019 | 08:54 | ICT

    A Phnom Penh Post reporter was removed from the entourage of a Malaysian diplomatic delegation on Thursday after his article on its efforts to assist 47 of its nationals held on gambling and fraud charges was deemed to be “spoiling

  • Government: Education is priority

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 13:22 | ICT

    As over one million Cambodians migrate to work abroad, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said improvements in education is a priority for the Kingdom in order to stem migration and create jobs.

  • Malaysia MP accused of ‘influencing law’

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 11:34 | ICT

    Malaysian Member of Parliament (MP) Larry Sng arrived in Siem Reap early on Wednesday, in what was slammed by one NGO as efforts by Kuala Lumpur to “influence Cambodian law”.

  • Court hears case of Japanese trafficker

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 13:16 | ICT

    The appeal court on Wednesday heard the case of a Japanese man and a Cambodian woman charged with trafficking six Cambodian women to Japan to act as sex workers.

  • Prisoners in Kandal, Kampong Chhnang jails die

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 11:44 | ICT

    Two prisoners, both convicted of rape, have died over the past few days, one in Kandal province, the other in Kampong Chhnang province. One died in hospital due to high blood pressure and one in prison from a heart attack.

  • Pursat man charged for allegedly raping a pregnant woman

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 13:04 | ICT

    A fifty-nine-year-old man was put in pre-trial detention at Pursat provincial prison on Wednesday after he was alleged to have raped a pregnant woman inside a farm hut in Phnom Kravanh district on Monday, the spokesperson for the in

  • Battambang narcotic bust nets three

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 09:54 | ICT

    Battambang provincial Military Police on Tuesday arrested three suspects in possession of more than 16kg of illegal drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, known as “ice”, and “yaba” pills.

  • ‘Commune development budget to double in 2020’

    Publication date 14 February 2019 | 09:48 | ICT

    Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that commune development budgets will double to more than $70,000 in 2020, excluding administrative costs, and more than triple in 2023, in response to public needs – but an NGO has r