Council of Ministers endorses draft constitutional amendment barring those holding dual citizenships from top leadership posts

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting at the Office of the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh, October 8, 2021. Picture via SPM

Cabinet ministers on Friday endorsed amendments to the constitution that would bar those holding multiple citizenship from holding top offices.

A son of Ex-CNRP trialed for the incitement charges, and insulting public officials

Kak Sovann Chhay's mother Prum Chantha waves to her son in the prisoner's van in front of the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh after his hearing, September 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday tried the 17-year-old son of a former CNRP official who was charged with incitement and insulting government leaders in a private Telegram group — a case that has been decried by civil society as a surveillance overstep. 

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court questioned four Lor Peang villagers over attempted murder accusation

Villagers from the Lor Peang community submit a petition at Ministry of Interior to approve Boeng Pur lake as a protected site. The ministry rejected their petition and referred them to the Ministry of Environment. Photo taken on September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court on Wednesday questioned four land activists over a complaint of attempted murder and intentional damage after the group allegedly used knives to damage fishing nets in Kampong Tralach district’s Taches commune when the plaintiff went fishing in a part of the lake they considered to be a protected site. The activists maintain part of the lake, Boeng Pur, is a protected site, though local authorities disagree.

Lor Peang villagers appeal against in absentia land dispute verdict

People from the Lor Peang community submit a petition to the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh, September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

A group of villagers from Lor Peang village in Kampong Chhnang province brought a complaint appeal against the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision on July 8 to sentence four villagers in absentia to one year in prison for incitement to commit a felony, intentional damage and use of violence on property occupied by a person in 2012.

Defrocked monk reinstated after police questioning

Reinstated monk Pang Soda stands in front of a monks' house in Kirivongkot Boreyserey Phnom Penh pagoda, in a photo posted on his Facebook page on August 25, 2021.

A recently defrocked chief monk from a pagoda in Kampong Cham province was restored to his position August 4 after he was cleared of allegations of violating measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.