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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.

Spotlight: Cambodia aims to be mine-free by 2025

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said Thursday that the country is committed to clearing by 2025 all anti-tank and anti-personnel landmines that are a legacy of three decades of war and internal conflicts.

Gov’t Mocks Human Rights Watch Over Appeal for Journalists’ Release

The Cambodian courts are due to announce a verdict for the two jailed journalists on Friday.

The collapse of Cambodia’s free press

The Cambodian free press has entered the darkest days in recent memory.

A Cambodian Spring review: remarkable story about a community trying to save itself from...

Director Chris Kelly took nine years to complete this remarkable film about land-rights protests and political skullduggery in Cambodia. The subject matter may seem of marginal interest for a western audience but the documentary works not just as investigative journalism but also as a universal story about a community trying to save itself from destruction.

Cambodian Electoral Watchdog Group Decides Against Monitoring General Elections

The Committee on Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia (Comfrel), a respected independent vote monitor, will not sign up observers for July’s parliamentary elections in face of government restrictions on NGO activities, a senior election observer told RFA’s Khmer Service on Tuesday.

Cambodia PM Hopes Trump Meeting Can Bring Peace to Korean Peninsula

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he hoped that the forthcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would bring peace to the region.

Scores of Indigenous Villagers Fall Ill After Drinking Stream Water in Cambodia’s Mondulkiri Province

Scores of indigenous ethnic Phnorng residents of four villages in east Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water, a representative said Tuesday, as the death toll from a similar incident in neighboring Kratie province increased to 18.

Vietnamese hackers trigger software trap after Australian sale of newspaper in Cambodia

A Vietnamese state-linked hacking group has used a Cambodian newspaper website to attack a local human rights organisation, according to a leading cyber security firm.