Cambodia’s legal system is failing its youth, with juveniles being lumped into overcrowded prisons alongside adults, and child victims lacking proper protection from their perpetrators, the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia said Friday.
The National Democratic Institute became the latest U.S.-affiliated organization to face government allegations of wrongdoing on Wednesday night after its purported secrets spilled onto government-affiliated media.
Sameth Nhean’s travel documents, which Cambodia issues to authorize the repatriation of its nationals from the U.S., expired on August 8.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs is urging the media to “bear ethical responsibility” in reporting on news about violence against women, days after a TV host apologized for making what he later said was a joke about a teenager’s rape and murder.
Anti-terrorism police on Friday found at least 40 more Chinese nationals holed up in a Phnom Penh condo where authorities had earlier arrested about 200 Chinese men and women in an alleged extortion scheme using internet technology, officials said.
The lawyer for a woman accused of orchestrating a grenade attack on her former boyfriend rebutted the charges during the second day of her trial on Friday, saying the prosecutor had presented no evidence to support the charge, despite incriminating testimony from her co-defendants.
Cambodia’s highest academic institution, the Royal Academy of Cambodia, intends to publish a book on the ongoing creation of the border between Laos and Cambodia, the head of the academy said Friday.
A pair of armed robbers convicted of fatally shooting a university student who tried ram one of the men with his car in an effort to protect his sister and fiance from an attack were sentenced on Friday to life in prison.
About 40 people locked in a long-running land dispute in Koh Kong province on Thursday submitted a petition at Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum Park asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to prod the Land Management Ministry into resolving their situation.
A woman accused of orchestrating a Phnom Penh grenade attack that injured at least three people during a failed attempt to kill her boyfriend denied the charges on Thursday during the first day of her trial.
The U.N. envoy to Cambodia on Thursday lauded the development of the country’s electronic voter registration system ahead of recent commune elections as a step toward “more fair and transparent elections.”
Jailed KNUP president Nhek Bun Chhay, who was charged last week in connection with a 10-year-old drug case, is urging his colleagues to keep the party going after issuing a vague apology to Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ruling CPP.
Authorities have finished their investigation of an anti-sex trafficking NGO Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered closed earlier this month for what he called an “unforgivable” insult, and the group has apologized if it caused offense, an Interior Ministry official said on Thursday.
A report on the government’s efforts to install a new regulatory framework for a nascent mining industry paints an overall positive picture, while noting more than a dozen gaps in the rules that need to be addressed.
Activists said they accepted a second on-air apology on Thursday from prominent Hang Meas TV news commentator Meas Rithy for remarks he made last week saying that a rapist and murderer should leave his victim alive to “keep her for using again.”
An unlicensed medic jailed for infecting nearly 300 Battambang province villagers with HIV should be freed early because he did not intend to hurt anyone, his lawyer said on Thursday.
It’s a hard life for some tuk-tuk drivers in Phnom Penh, fighting for customers and a living, and often sleeping in the vehicles they call home.
Cambodia’s first gay dance company is using classical Khmer dance to break down cultural barriers and challenge society’s preconceptions.
Angelina Jolie has regularly described her first trip to Cambodia as “an awakening.”
nokor thom commune, Siem Reap province – Thoeun Chantrea’s cries of anguish pierced the calm forests of Angkor Archaeological Park on Thursday morning as authorities began to tear down a house she had begun building two months ago.
After 13 days of excavation that yielded artifacts beyond their dreams, archaeologists and researchers wrapped up work in Angkor Archaeological Park this week. After the excitement of their finds—which included a 1.9-meter statue of a guard and part of a Medicine Buddha—the team now have to get on with the job of assessing what they’ve found.
Threats to “eliminate” hundreds in order to maintain stability, warnings to former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to “prepare your coffin,” and vows to bury the corpses of those who seek his demise—Prime Minister Hun Sen’s rhetoric this year has been increasingly violent.