William Rust reveals Americans’ clumsy attempts to manage Prince Sihanouk during the 1950s and early 1960s in his upcoming book “Eisenhower & Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War.”
In a significant escalation of Cambodia’s unfolding political crisis, a provisional charge was laid against deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday, provoking his party to announce a boycott of parliament and threaten mass protests backed by the country’s largest union.
Three members of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s personal bodyguard unit were found guilty of aggravated intentional violence on Friday for savagely beating two opposition lawmakers last year but were handed suspended sentences that will see them walk free in less than six months.
A major recruitment fraud case came to a close on Friday as the Phnom Penh Municipal Court convicted six people—five in absentia—on human trafficking charges for swindling dozens of prospective migrant workers out of hundreds of dollars each.
An Interior Ministry official who fatally shot a Phnom Penh village chief, his son and grandson during a bloodbath provoked by a petty financial dispute pleaded self-defense during his trial on Wednesday.
A rubber plantation worker was arrested in Tbong Khmum province on Wednesday for raping his 11-year-old neighbor at her home earlier in the day, according to district police.
Between 2009 and 2012, the Ministry of Environment went on nationwide leasing spree, signing over vast swaths of the country’s nominally protected areas to private companies for rubber plantations and other agribusiness ventures.
Firefighters were urged by Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday to act in the interest of victims and not demand bribes before putting out blazes.
For centuries, the lives of villagers in a central pocket of Pursat province have been filled with the presence of an all-powerful spirit named Khleang Moeung. In school, students learn that he was a military commander who fought and defeated the Siamese army toward the 16th century.
Two young circus artists from Battambang are taking the world stage.
The worst drought in decades is choking the country, and single-crop rice farmers are hurting the most. This is the ninth in a 12-part series on Cambodia’s rice cycle, to be published monthly.
The country may still be feeling the effects of the worst drought in recent memory, but farmers of rice, beans and corn can be assured of a bountiful harvest in the coming year, according to Royal Palace astrologer and Brahmin priest Kong Keng.
It wasn’t until the sun set on the third “Black Monday” on Monday that activists calling for the release of a group of jailed human rights officers again scuffled with state security guards, after the guards descended on a candlelight vigil being held in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood.
The Ministry of Health ordered the closure of a large private medical clinic in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district on Monday, one day after the sudden death of a man who received treatment there, according to a government statement and the man’s wife.