Sam Rainsy was charged in June with lèse-majesté after he suggested that a letter from King Norodom Sihamoni calling on Cambodians to vote was actually “fake.”
Kem Sokha was not present at the hearing, which lasted for nearly one hour.
Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved by court last year for alleged complicity in treason plot.
Famous land activist Tep Vanny freed in Cambodia as post-election pardons are granted while two former RFA journalists get a sniff of freedom.
Sorpong Peou recently talked to VOA Khmer about political trust, how power is accumulated, and his new article “Cambodia’s Hegemonic-Party System.”
On July 23, a saddle dam in the large-scale Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project in southern Laos burst its walls and flooded a vast swath of land in Attapeu province.
Recently, authorities have arrested 10 people and confiscated more than 80 tons of fake products in Phnom Penh, including fake beer and bottled water.
The two-day exam will conclude on Tuesday evening, and the results will be released in September.
According to an order issued Tuesday evening by Judge Pich Vicheathor, the two journalists will be freed on bail but will have stringent conditions placed on their release.
No reason specified for pardons, but they come just days after a sweeping election victory by Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party was officially certified.
General Hing Bun Heang told VOA Khmer on Monday that his meaning had been misunderstood.
Laos is planning to build about 140 hydropower dams but in the wake of the disaster there are increasing calls for a rethink on hydropower.