The Supreme Court on January 20 denied bail to former Battambang provincial deputy governor Sou Arafat who remains jailed over allegations of corruption while awaiting trial on three charges stemming from this case.
The Appeal Court denied bail for a man who was charged with “public insult and incitement to commit a felony” in connection with writing a Facebook post defaming the words of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon.
A former Pailin deputy provincial governor says two under-secretaries of state at the Justice Ministry and Council of Ministers defrauded him of $100,000 over a Phnom Penh land deal as the two men were handed preliminary charges and summoned to court.
Sihanoukville’s centrally located administrative buildings are being relocated to the city’s outskirts in a move that will open up parcels of land each worth a few million dollars.
The number of violent crimes increased significantly in 2020, with murders, suicides and weapons-based violence all rising in Cambodia. The severity of the crimes, it appears, also escalated with financial difficulties, unaddressed mental health issues and substance abuse linked to many cases.