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The Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted Mai Hongsreang, 38, for “incitement to commit a felony’’ after he posted several messages on Facebook criticising the long-ruling prime minister, the Khmer Times reported.

Cambodian activist bags 18 months imprisonment for insulting premier online

Local media reported on Friday that Cambodian opposition activist has been sentenced to 18 months in prison over Facebook posts deemed incendiary and insulting to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives at the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS-Piroschka van de Wouw

Cambodia cuts public holidays to 22 days

Cambodia’s nearly full month of public holidays will be cut to 22 days next year, with International Human Rights Day, a Buddhist festival and four others set to be axed, local media reported on Wednesday.
President Quang is lying in state at the National Funeral Home at 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi, for people to pay their respects.

Hundreds pay tribute to Vietnam’s Tran Dai Quang at state funeral

Hundreds of black-clad mourners, weeping or lighting incense and laying wreaths, gathered Wednesday at a state funeral for Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang who died last week after a prolonged illness.

Cambodia premier deplores opposition election boycott, challenges critics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday lashed out at an election boycott by the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

Cambodian premier’s party claims election victory

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) on Monday said it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair.

Cambodian premier leads huge rally on anniversary of Khmer Rouge’s fall

Cambodian premier Hun Sen led a huge rally on Sunday marking the anniversary of the fall of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, seizing the opportunity to burnish his image as saviour of the nation.

Cambodia celebrates water festival with boat races

Tens of thousands of spectators flocked to the riverfront in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Thursday for an annual boat race -- the centrepiece of the kingdom's water festival.

Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason, espionage

A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason and espionage over an alleged conspiracy with unnamed foreigners, as strongman premier Hun Sen intensifies his assault on his political enemies.

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Man bags six months imprisonment for stealing yams

A Dutse Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Aliyu Musa, to six months imprisonment for stealing yams valued at N100,000.
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Governor Wike lobbying to join APC – party leaders

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Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday booked a spot in the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 2-1 away win against South African side TS Galaxy.

Enyimba chase consolidation points against Agadir

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VP Osinbajo: Finance act will stimulate Nigerian economy

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