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Lawyer Sam Sokong

CNRP Lawyer Says Court Toying With His Clients

Sam Sokong, a defense lawyer for former opposition party activists summoned for questioning in Battambang over illicit noodle lunches, has decried the provincial court’s handling of the cases after nine of his clients were upon arrival at the court informed their scheduled questionings had been pushed to another day.

Arrests Threatened Over Unlawful Sihanoukville Casino

The Chinese owners of a Sihanoukville casino leaking streams of wastewater into the ocean have been threatened with arrest by provincial authorities, who say the resort complex is being built illegally and despite repeated official warnings.

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Four More Testify in Battambang Interrogations

Four more former opposition commune officials were questioned at the Battambang Provincial Court on Tuesday about meeting at colleagues’ homes for meals, the latest in a series of interrogations against 35 members of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Day of Remembrance Used to Extol Hun Sen’s Firm Rule

For Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Khmer Rouge genocide is evidence of progress and security under his rule — a doctrine he repeated again on Monday, the National Day of Remembrance. For some political observers, however, the lesson lies less in the virtues of his firm grip over the country’s politics, and instead in the dangers of unrivaled power.

General of the National Police

Police Chief Urges Vigilance Against Popular Uprisings

National Police Chief Neth Savoeun has added to ongoing government rhetoric raising fears of popular uprisings by announcing on Thursday that Cambodia was under threat from revolutionary movements and calling for police to stay alert.

Cambodia and Nepal Hope for Direct Flights

Cambodia and Nepal will press for direct flights between the two countries to encourage tourism, Prime Minister Hun Sen said after a meeting on Monday.

Hun Sen at the National Assembly's 6th mandate on September 5, 2018. Image: Chorn Chanren

Hun Sen Ponders How to Prevent a Gov’t Overthrow

Prime Minister Hun Sen last week issued a letter to officials that seemed to reveal concerns that changes in the political situation at the grassroots level in Cambodia could cause risks for his usual mechanisms for maintaining control and power.

Sok Touch

Border Expert Sok Touch Sued by Anti-Immigrant Party

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court summoned Royal Academy of Cambodia president Sok Touch for questioning after the Khmer Rise Party complained that he illegally interfered with its petition imploring the country to reclaim a southern island from Vietnam.