Sam Rainsy faces 12 year in prison on the charges if he returns to Cambodia.
The refugee office has seen its operations vastly reduced after the influx of Montagnard refugees tapered off in recent years, following a change in the way the US grants asylum.
Despite the improved relations, the US still has concerns with Cambodia’s human rights abuses and flawed electoral system.
The government has said it plans to make 2013 a year in which it tackles corruption—ahead of a elections to be held in July.
National parliamentary elections are scheduled for July 28, and Cambodia’s land problems are emerging as a key issue.
Authorities are questioning the father- and mother-in-law of Laurent Vallier after the two filed a land title with the provincial government.
Protesters say the assailant was in fact Chhouk Bandith, but the courts have dropped charges against him.
Brother of slain activist Chea Vichea said he no longer believes the judiciary can provide justice for the murder of his brother.
Phnom Penh authorities have ordered 12 newspaper kiosks to leave a major road in the capital, saying they need them to relocate for 12 months for construction but giving them no other place to go.
Demonstrators against the Boeung Kak lake development gathered in front of the Phnom Penh court on Monday, demanding charges dropped against a woman and her husband who are activists against forced evictions.
“Red Wedding,” a documentary that explores forced marriage under the Khmer Rouge, has won an award from the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam.
Tan Song, who has made two previous visits under a similar program, said Cambodians rarely see doctors, and some have not seen a dentist in 15 years.