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A number of human rights organizations have expressed concerns over a lawsuit filed by a group of locals, over land grabbing issues in Koh Kong province. Ly Yung Phat, owner of a Sugar Company, is claimed to have been involved in land issues with the residents.

Phnom Penh court investigation judge Ker Sakhan has summoned former Funcinpec party secretary general prince Norodom Sirivudh to appear in court on January 29 for the sales of its party’s headquarters.

Former King Norodom Sihanouk states, in an electronic message, that the Cambodian prime minister is not too please with the country’s current King, because King Norodom Sihamoni is prone to his father’s counsel.

In a press conference Tuesday, a U.S. Embassy official in Phnom Penh has confirmed the arrival of Admiral Gary Roughead’s first visit to Cambodia. The U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet commander is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday, and is reported to talk about the country’s military manpower.