Kem Sokha insists he has no connection to Sam Rainsy

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha waves to supporters as he arrives at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to attend a hearing on treason charges, January 25, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

At his hearing Wednesday, former opposition leader Kem Sokha said he no longer had any affiliation with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, and said there was no basis for the treason charges filed against him.

Legislature passes long-awaited food safety bill hoped to improve street vending

A woman sells food on a street in Phnom Penh. Photo taken on May 23, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A long-awaited draft law on food safety now heading to the desk of the king for signature after winning approval in the legislature could elevate Cambodian street food to compete with regional neighbors, say advocates of the bill.

Appeal Court upholds “Adhoc 5” guilty sentences over bribery case

Former senior Adhoc official Nay Vanda arrives at the Appeal Court to attend his appeal hearing in Phnom Penh, April 28, 2022. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Court of Appeal on Monday upheld a lower court decision in the case dubbed the “Adhoc 5,” where members of the rights group were found guilty of bribing a woman alleged to be having an extra-marital relationship with former opposition figure Kem Sokha.

Youth Activists Cycle 600-km to Mark World Environment Day

A group of environmental activists take part in a 600 km cycling event in O’Por village, Romney commune, Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province on May 11, 2022. Photo: World Environment Day Festival - Cambodia

Twenty-five members of a youth group who are marking World Environment Day with a 600-kilometer cycling campaign, say that although local authorities allowed the event to go ahead they were questioned and monitored, which some took as a form of intimidation.

As commune elections approach, Cambodian foreign affairs minister promises U.S. full commitment to human rights and democracy

Cambodian Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn with his counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during a bilateral meeting in Washington. Picture taken May 13, 2022. Posted to the Facebook page of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

During a meeting with the U. S. Secretary of State, Cambodia’s foreign affairs minister responded to the host country’s concerns of a deteriorating rights situation in the country by stating the Kingdom is fully committed to an inclusive political process and freedom of expression.