Cambodia morning news for August 28

Cambodia morning news for August 28

Cambodia morning newsJames Ricketson: Australian filmmaker says he was held by Cambodian police for six days without charge
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was dragged from the busy Phnom Penh riverside, hurled into a police vehicle and detained for six days before being told that he had been charged with espionage in June last year.
ABC News

Cops seize five tonnes of illegal whitening cream
The Anti-Economic Crime Department arrested a man on Saturday, allegedly involved in producing fake cosmetic products in a warehouse in Por Sen Chey’s Chom Chao II commune.
Phnom Penh Post

KPP refuses to reinstate president
The Khmer Power Party on Sunday said that it will not consider reinstating former party president Sourn Serey Ratha after he was released from prison last week following a royal pardon.
Khmer Times

Seven-year-old held in capital after cops find him trafficking
A seven-year-old boy was sent to the Phnom Penh municipal social affairs department for correction and rehabilitation on Monday after he was caught distributing drugs in Meanchey district’s Steung Meanchey commune.
Phnom Penh Post

Ex-CNRP members receive pardons
King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday granted royal pardons to 14 ex-CNRP jailed for the past three years after being convicted of leading an insurrection.
Khmer Times

Wildlife busts in Kingdom’s north
The Mondulkiri provincial Environment Department launched a campaign among the Banong, Krueng and Tumpuon ethnic communities to create awareness about the importance of wildlife to the ecology and tourism sector.
Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen asks bar association to dispatch lawyers to provinces and rural villages
Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the Bar Association of Cambodia to assign its lawyers to provinces and rural areas across the country in a move to provide free legal assistance to the poor.
Khmer Times

Adhoc five trial delayed until September 18
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday postponed the trial for five human rights defenders charged with bribing a witness to September 18 after several witnesses failed to appear.
Khmer Times

Firms back loan relief measures for victims
Representatives from the Kingdom’s microfinance sector on Sunday said the industry was keeping a close watch on those impacted by the Mekong River flooding, and that they were willing to take measures to reduce the financial burden on the victims.
Phnom Penh Post

Australian filmmaker accused of spying ‘made enemies’
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has testified in his espionage trial that his films were made to inform the world about the plight of poor Cambodian children.
9News

Chinese charged over pornography
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court yesterday charged four Chinese nationals for distributing pornography in the province via leaflets promoting sex services and products.
Khmer Times

Cambodia: Last Hope for Indochina, or on its Last Breath?
Cambodia, which contains within its borders some of Southeast Asia’s most important virgin forest, is under attack.
Asia Sentinel

Cambodian King to Preside over the First Assembly Session on Fifth September
Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over the first plenary session of National Assembly on the fifth of September 2018, according to National Assembly’s announcement dated on 27 August 2018.
Fresh News

Over 2,000 Japanese Companies Investing in Cambodia
Some 2,070 Japanese companies have been investing in Cambodia to date, according to local media report.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry warns against exam leaks
The Education Ministry yesterday pleaded to social media users to cease sharing national exam questions and answers online.
Khmer Times

Villagers block land survey
Kandal provincial authorities on Sunday attempted to measure wetland in Sa’ang district’s Roka Kpuos commune but were stopped by about 100 villagers who said the measurement overlapped with their flooded land.
Phnom Penh Post

Arbitration Council’s future funding
The Arbitration Council (AC) has seen a decline in the funding it requires to continue resolving disputes between workers and employers.
Khmer Times

Real estate sector convenes in the capital
Capital investment in the construction sector totalled over $23 billion in the last five-and-a-half years, the Cambodia Constructor Association (CCA) said.
— Phnom Penh Post

 

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