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A Kampong Cham police has killed a man yesterday (Thursday) after a dispute broke out at a party. Hy Heang, 23, was shot dead by Penh Narith when he allegedly tried to run away from the police officer.***

Reporters Without Border, based in France praises the Cambodian government for decriminalizing defamation after the government released a jailed radio boss. Still, Cambodian journalists continue to receive threats and lawsuits for their investigation into corruption cases.***

Government spokesman and Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith warns a Cambodian newspapers called ‘Amata’, for publishing an article criticizing Chief Monk Tep Vong, for commemorating January 7- the day when Vietnam liberated Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge regime.***