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The legacy of Ieng Thirith: The ‘First Lady’ of the Khmer Rouge

By Tue, Aug 25, 2015 1:02PM UTC 0 Comment

By Alexandra Demetrianova Silently and out of the spotlight, Ieng Thirith passed away in Pailin province in Cambodia at the weekend. She was 83 – an age most people of the Khmer Rouge era never had a chance to reach. Ieng Thirith was the ‘First Lady’ of the bloody regime, which exterminated roughly a quarter...

Court chief’s arrest exposes Cambodia’s selective justice

By Wed, Aug 19, 2015 8:58AM UTC 0 Comment

The former head of the Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Ang Maltey, was arrested and charged with embezzlement at the weekend after Cambodia's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) accused him of confiscating an Audi SUV from a convicted drug trafficker and giving it to his son....

Cambodian opposition senator faces up to 17 years in prison

By Mon, Aug 17, 2015 3:57PM UTC 0 Comment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A lawyer says Cambodian opposition senator has been charged with three counts that carry penalties of up to 17 years in prison for Facebook comments that criticized a 36-year-old border agreement with Vietnam....

Opposition senator arrested in Cambodia for Facebook posting

By Sat, Aug 15, 2015 2:38PM UTC 0 Comment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities have arrested an opposition senator two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen accused him of treason for comments posted on Facebook. ...

Fugitive Cambodian ex-governor who shot garment workers surrenders

By Sun, Aug 09, 2015 11:51AM UTC 0 Comment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former Cambodian governor convicted of shooting three female garment workers during a 2012 protest has surrendered to police after more than two years on the run....

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