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The Ministry of Mines and Energy sought to downplay the potential social and environmental impacts of a proposed hydropower dam in Koh Kong province Tuesday, countering some of the claims of nongovernmental groups that have been fighting the project along with ethnic Chong families living in the area.

October 1, 2014

A senior Foreign Ministry official on Monday said Cambodia’s controversial handling of Montagnard asylum seekers from Vietnam more than a decade ago gave the government the necessary credentials to resettle refugees it will soon take off Australia’s hands as part of a deal signed Friday.

September 30, 2014

Bangkok has asked Phnom Penh to extradite a Thai student activist who is seeking asylum in Cambodia and is wanted for arrest for allegedly giving offense to the monarchy in his home country, a media report said Monday.

September 30, 2014

Refugees who resettle in Cambodia under a new deal with Australia will have to move out of Phnom Penh once they learn basic Khmer to continue receiving aid, and will get only 12 months of guaranteed assistance once they leave the capital, according to a copy of the agreement.

September 29, 2014

The Chinese company backing a controversial hydropower dam in Koh Kong province has hired another firm to build the structure and recently had a feasibility study endorsed in Beijing, fueling speculation the Cambodian government has given the project a green light.

September 29, 2014

On the eve of the signing of a controversial agreement between Phnom Penh and Canberra that will see Cambodia resettle refugees Australia is currently holding offshore, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday defended the deal against mounting international criticism.

September 26, 2014

Cambodia will sign a long-awaited agreement with Australia on Friday to resettle some of the refugees Australia is currently holding offshore, a deal that has drawn heavy rebuke from the U.N., rights groups and opposition lawmakers in both countries.

September 25, 2014

A Thai national wanted for arrest by the Thai Army for offending the country’s monarchy is hiding in Cambodia and has appealed to the government for asylum, an immigration official confirmed.

September 25, 2014

Cambodia will sign a long-awaited agreement with Australia on Friday to resettle some of the refugees Australia is currently holding offshore, a deal that has drawn heavy rebuke from the U.N., human rights groups and opposition lawmakers in both countries.

September 24, 2014

Cambodian officials met Wednesday with Australian Ambassador Alison Burrows and visiting Assistant Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade Keith Scott to discuss Australia’s financial assistance plans for the country over the next few years, state news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse reported Thursday.

September 19, 2014
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