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 Philippine defense chief expresses optimism of ending armed conflict in Marawi by June 1

MANILA, May 29 (Xinhua) — The Philippine defense chief expressed optimism on Monday that all Islamist militants inside Marawi City will be flushed out by June 1, or by Thursday this week. In a text message to defense reporters, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the target is to clear the southern Philippine city on Mindanao [...]

 Amnesty International Criticizes Country’s ‘Corrupt’ Court System

Amnesty International today accused the ruling CPP of using its grip on the judiciary to systematically harass and intimidate civil society and urged the government to drop cases against opposition activists and human rights defenders. In response, a government spokesman branded the global rights group the “enemy of the government,” and maintained that jailed members [...]

 Portraying Cambodia, Art Spans Worlds of Politics and Nature

Deep in the Wood When: Opens tonight at 6 p.m. Runs through July 3 Where: Meta House, #37 Sothearos Blvd. Free admission Artist Hour Seyha recalls a village chief addressing local residents at a recent meeting. “The villagers did not seem to understand what he was saying, but they looked as if they really believed [...]

 Customs Recorded Less Than 1% of Singapore Sand Imports

Cambodia’s customs department counted less than 1 percent of the sand Singapore reported importing from Cambodia last year, according to trade statistics. The new data is the latest addition to a more than 77 million ton gap from 2007 to last year that the governments of both countries have attributed to differing international reporting standards, [...]

 Expert View: Do policies or personalities win elections?

—Commune Election 2017— Cham Bunthet, Political analyst and adviser to the Grassroots Democracy Party Greed, hatred and fear of losing power have dominated Cambodia’s political sphere for the last five decades. Leaders who possess these unwholesome qualities do whatever possible to destroy their opponents and win all alone. To ask me whether policies or personalities win the [...]