Political analysists asked King Norodom Sihamoni to act as a mediator between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition figure Sam Rainsy to help ease political tensions and improve Cambodia’s standing on the world stage.
Cambodian prisons are overcrowded, and the country’s criminal justice system must begin granting bail to citizens awaiting trial, the Cambodia-based rights group Licadho says in a new report.
Human rights workers and labor leaders in Cambodia have said they are hopeful that the UN’s rights envoy to Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will raise abuses and judicial reform during her visit to the country this week.
Cambodian land rights activists have accused Chinese investors of fueling land disputes through unscrupulous land acquisition and development.
Challenging well-connected business interests, however, carries great risk in Cambodia and activists who do have often been targeted by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP). One of them is Hun Vannak, 36, a campaigner with environmental NGO Mother Nature Cambodia.
The victims of Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company development project in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said they are “happy” to hear that ANZ Bank had declared to the Australian Parliamentary Committee that it would consider compensating those affected by the project.
Nearly 100 families in two communes affected by flooding from the reservoir of the controversial Lower Sesan 2 mega-dam in northeastern Cambodia’s Stung Treng province said that authorities have failed to honor promises they made to rebuild their submerged communities and provide much-needed supplies and services.
A migrant worker who was sentenced to two years in jail after threatening Prime Minister Hun Sen on Facebook was released after serving his term in Prey Sar prison.https://bit.ly/2Oj5jrv;