Prince Ranariddh dies Sunday in France, body will be returned to Cambodia this week

Prince Norodom Ranariddh gives an interview with media at his home in Phnom Penh. Picture taken October 14, 2017. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Royalist Funcinpec party president and former first Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh died from illness Sunday morning in France. He was 77 years old.

After two decades, Lor Peang villagers continue to push for a resolution in their land dispute

Villagers from Lor Peang arrive at the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, Picture taken October 20, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Late last month, 20 villagers from Lor Peang community traveled from Kampong Chhnang’s Kampong Tralach district to Phnom Penh to attend an Appeal Court hearing in a case that has dragged on for more than two decades. When they arrived, they learned the hearing would be delayed because one of the three judges is a relative of the company’s lawyer.

Relatives of suspected human trafficking victims urge police intervention

A general view of downtown Sihanoukville, picture taken October 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Sorn Sarath

A relative of three Cambodians allegedly trafficked for work in online gambling is sounding an alarm in another possible case of forced labor in the city of Sihanoukville.

PM Hun Sen announces national reopening after nearly two years of pandemic woes

A girl lifts her brother for a temperature check before entering class in Phnom Penh. November 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced Monday morning a “new normal” for Cambodia, including an official reopening of all economic sectors, though it remains to be seen how quickly the economy will rebound after struggling through nearly two years of COVID-19.

Court hands prison sentences to eight journalists in timber extortion case

Eight journalists were convicted Thursday of extortion and sentenced to imprisonment after taking photos in a private area of a timber warehouse in June in Preah Vihear. Photo credited by The Association of Freedom for Cambodian Journalists

The Preah Vihear provincial court on Thursday sentenced eight small-time journalists to prison after convicting them of extorting the owners of a timber warehouse in June.