Court Sentences Ex-Opposition Leader Kem Sokha to 27 Years Incarceration for Treason and Lifetime Ban from Politics

Kem Sokha, former president of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, leaves his home in Tuol Kork district on Friday morning to hear the verdict of his nearly three year treason trial announced at the Phnom Penh Municipality Court. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

A judge convicted former opposition leader Kem Sokha of treason, handing down a 27 year prison sentence and lifetime ban from politics on Friday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Candlelight Party Vice President Thach Setha Arrested

Candlelight Party Vice President Thach Setha speaks at the party’s office in Phnom Penh on April 4, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Candlelight Party Vice President Thach Setha was arrested Monday after the Phnom Penh municipal court issued a warrant for his arrest, according to police and court spokespersons.

Poipet Casino Fire Leaves At Least 25 People Dead and 90 Injured

A fire at Grand Diamond City Hotel and Casino in Poipet started around 11pm on December 28. (Banteay Menachey provincial police Facebook page)

A fire at a Poipet casino killed at least 25 people and injured 90 according to an estimate from Banteay Meanchey provincial spokesperson Sek Sokhom at 3 p.m. on December 30.

Garment Sector Minimum Wage to Rise to $200 a Month in 2023

Officials and industry and union representatives vote on the new monthly minimum wage for garment workers, $200 a month beginning in 2023, on September 21, 2022 in Phnom Penh. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness.

BREAKING: Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death

Cambodia reported it’s first COVID-19 death on Thursday, nearly 14 months after its first positive case in January 2020. Panaha Chhorpoan

Cambodia reported its first COVID-19 death as it grapples with fast-spreading community transmission and nearly 14 months after registering its first positive case in January 2020.