Cambodian authorities are tracking down a network of traffickers after three suspects were arrested in Japan over the exploitation of seven Cambodian women lured to Japan with the promise of waitressing jobs and instead forced into sex work.
If it wasn’t already clear, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday let an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos know how he really felt about former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration’s “pivot” to Asia.
U.S. intelligence agents described Prime Minister Hun Sen in 1986 as unpredictable, hotheaded and “wary of strangers,” predicting that Vietnam would maintain a hold on Cambodia once they had pulled troops out of the country, according to declassified files.
Kem Sokha, the acting president of the opposition CNRP, began a nationwide tour over the weekend marking his first foray into the provinces for party activities since being taken out of action for most of last year by a government-driven court case.
Thirteen years after the murder of union leader Chea Vichea sent shockwaves across the country, his younger brother on Sunday called for the investigation into the killing to be scrapped so the government can stop pretending that it is trying to find the gunman.
A textile dealer from Nigeria was arrested at an airport in the west African country with 4.4 kg of methamphetamine destined for Cambodia, according to Nigerian news outlets.
Prime Minister Hun Sen described Global Witness as ignorant, stupid and crazy on Friday after the anti-corruption NGO criticized the World Economic Forum for allowing the premier to host an investment event at this year’s conference in Switzerland.
The government’s latest move in its crusade to keep blind and disabled performers off Phnom Penh’s streets saw a group of almost 200 singers and musicians sign a contract banning them from appearing at their usual spots during a meeting with City Hall on Friday.
Beating his wife was part of a daily routine for a 31-year-old rice farmer from Kampot province, police said.
A university student was shot dead in his car early on Saturday morning in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district after trying to save his sister and fiancee from armed robbers by ramming his car into one of the men, police said.
After fleeing captivity, trampling its owner and fatally piercing him with its tusks in a frightening rampage, Bak Mai was chained up and left to starve in a Mondolkiri province forest. Branded a savage, the 32-year-old bull elephant, once popular with tourists, but unable to earn his keep, faced a bleak future.
Near Sihanoukville’s Kbal Chhay waterfall, mass evictions of the poor at the hands of the powerful expose the divide between beliefs and reality around who owns Cambodia’s land.
From social media stardom to public embarrassment: the ruling party’s rocky ride toward the future.
Lon Nol was a delusional leader who sobbed during a meeting with an American general while desperately requesting assistance in fending off the communist insurgency that would eventually result in the Khmer Rouge overthrowing him, according to declassified U.S. intelligence files.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has a message for the world: Cambodia wants your investment and acquiescence. He has spent much of the past year telling foreign countries to stay out of Cambodia’s business, but spent the past week in Davos wooing global dealmakers.
The total value of construction projects approved last year more than doubled to $8.5 billion, according to figures released by the Land Management Ministry this week, amid heightened concerns of a credit bubble due to rapid growth in construction and real-estate loans.