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Second Cambodian man arrested for insulting king on Facebook

Cambodian police have arrested a 70-year-old barber for allegedly insulting the king, the second such case since a controversial lese majeste law was introduced this year.

Cambodia’s election committee releases code of conduct for electoral observers

Cambodia's National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday released the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.

Are Cambodia and Laos Really Any Closer to Resolving Their Border Dispute?

Despite some incremental progress, deeper questions remain unresolved.

Today in History: May 22,1993 — Sihanouk returns to Cambodia

Head of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk flew home to a Cambodia still suffering political assassinations, ambushes and shelling on the eve of the country’s first multiparty election in decades. “They need me,” the former king said of his people, who have suffered authoritarian rule, bloody revolutionary experimentation, American bombing, Vietnamese invasion and civil war — all since the late 1960s.

Minor Opposition Parties Speak Out Against Calls for Election Boycott

Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.

5 killed in Cambodia lightning strike

Five people, including a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said on Friday (May 18), as the onset of the rainy season draws near.

Cambodia court extends detention of radio journalists

A Cambodian court on Friday extended the pre-trial detention of two Radio Free Asia journalists who have been in prison for six months while espionage charges, which critics say are part of a crushing crackdown on independent media, are investigated.

Injustice continues: Cambodian court extends detention of two journalists (Opinion)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) has condemned the continued detention, which has now exceeded six months, of two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists, Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, since their arrest on November 14, 2017.

New owner of Phnom Penh Post denies Cambodian government launched crackdown on independent press

The Malaysian businessman refused to reveal the price of the sale of the newspaper or how a US$3.9 million tax bill was settled as part of the purchase

House Committee Advances Sanctions Bill Against Cambodian Officials

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposed bill that would place further sanctions on senior Cambodian officials following the months-long crackdown on the opposition and civil society ahead of July’s national elections.

Can Malaysia’s wind of change reach Cambodia?

After 60 years, Malaysia got its first change of leadership when voters at the weekend booted out the ruling Barisan Nasional party and premier Najib Razak.

Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II hydropower project brings better life for resettled villagers

Driving along National Road No. 78 here in Sesan district of Stung Treng Province in northern Cambodia, one will see orderly rows of new houses in the new Kbal Romeas village that the Lower Sesan II Hydropower Company had built for resettled villagers.

Former Phnom Penh Post journalist describes state of press freedom in Cambodia as ‘dire’

The acquisition of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian businessman made the newsroom “apprehensive” and “concerned” according to one of the paper’s former journalists, Erin Handley.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen ‘Violating Law’ by Asking For Votes Outside of Campaign Period:...

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is in breach of the country’s electoral laws by urging people to vote for him in an upcoming general ballot, election observers said Thursday, because he is rallying for his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) outside of the official campaign period.

Jury finds US man guilty of abusing Cambodian orphans

US authorities said nine Cambodian children disclosed Daniel Stephen Johnson’s abuse in lengthy interviews with trained child-forensic interviewers

Disappointed in Election Preparations in Cambodia, House Committee to Meet on Possible Sanctions

The lawmakers were set to discuss the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could see Phnom Penh handed further sanctions over its crackdown on the opposition, civil society, and independent media.