2015-07-04 The Front Page

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Source: Cambodia Daily
A delegation of Cambodian officials including Foreign Affairs Min­ister Hor Namhong will meet with Thai counterparts in Bangkok next week to sign off on an agreement that will open an international border checkpoint in Preah Vihear province, the ministry said Friday. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
Chan Vichet, a representative of the former Dey Krahorm community, whose homes were bulldozed in 2009 to make way for development in Phnom Penh, was acquitted on Friday of defamation and forgery charges brought against him in 2005 by fellow evictees. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily

2015-07-04 Trying Guilt

"The truth is a hard thing to articulate, let alone take responsibility for..." So says Thierry Cruvellier in his book, "The Master of Confessions: The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer," a depiction of Kaing Guek Eav—better known by the alias Duch—and a gripping account of Duch’s 2009 trial. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
A man who entered a Phnom Penh high school and slapped a teenager who had been fighting with his daughter told the municipal court on Friday that he was mentally ill and had lied about working at the Council of Minis­ters, hoping it would protect him. Write a comment
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A military police officer is on the run after he drunkenly discharged his weapon in a beer garden in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district on Thursday night, with a bullet grazing the back of another patron, according to police. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
The Appeal Court on Friday upheld a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision to throw out the case of an NGO staffer who claims his life was threatened by security guards working for property magnate Khun Sear at a disputed site in Tuol Kok district. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
As appeal hearings continued on Friday against the guilty verdicts handed down to Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in the first phase of Case 002, the son of a former Lon Nol soldier told the Khmer Rouge tribunal how he played dead among corpses massacred for their links to the U.S.-backed regime. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to create a joint working group to investigate the CNRP-led trip to a disputed border mark­er in Svay Rieng province late last month, where opposition lawmak­er Real Camerin claims he was as­saulted by Vietnamese civilians backed by soldiers. Write a comment
Source: Cambodia Daily
Cambodian-American businessman Richer San, one of four men accused of defrauding a Phnom Penh dentist of $1 million, sat alone at the stand in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday as lawyers delivered their closing arguments. Write a comment
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