In April 2010, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly threatened to put the Agriculture Ministry’s new Forestry Administration chief, Chheng Kim Sun, behind bars if he failed to curb the country’s rampant illegal logging trade.
The opposition CNRP will have a permanent new president by the end of the week, replacing recently resigned opposition leader Sam Rainsy, in order to ensure that the party can officially endorse candidates for commune elections in June.
The Environment Ministry on Sunday held a press conference to showcase its newest tactic for promoting environmental awareness—beauty queens. “One of the things we enjoy as beauty queens is we are given the opportunity to state our opinions,” said Maya Rotha Gilliss-Chapman, who represented the Philippines in the 2016 Miss Global pageant.
Settling a drawn out, yearlong discussion on what Cambodia should do with its millions of dollars worth of seized trafficked animal parts, Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the haul will be exhibited and not destroyed.
A Phnom Penh municipal judge on Friday sentenced a 27-year-old man migrant laborer to two years in prison over a post to his Facebook page that threatened the life of the prime minister.
The lawyer tasked with defending Oeuth Ang, the man accused of gunning down government critic Kem Ley in July, confirmed on Sunday that he would attend the trial’s first hearing on Wednesday without seeking a delay because the case file “is not complicated.”
The Environment Ministry is working with Phnom Penh authorities to stem the flow of smelly wastewater from the city’s overloaded sewage system into the waterway behind its new headquarters, officials said on Sunday.
Presiding over a meeting about a massive memorial to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s “win-win policy,” which is about half finished on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar peninsula, Defense Minister Tea Banh called on his commanders to build similar—if smaller—memorials in other provinces.
A foreign journalist and aid workers recall a ‘country in shock’ when they began their lives in Cambodia during the 1980s
Guns first entered Mr. Nee’s life in the late 1960s, in a village in Svay Rieng province where he grew up. The Vietnamese border 10 km away had become porous as the Second Indochina War raged next door. Vietcong soldiers hid in the village while convoys carrying Chinese armaments snaked through its bamboo trees.
The son of the ruling party’s No. 3 man is attempting to make his mark as the environment minister, amid apparent machinations by rivals resisting change
He makes all the big decisions, has friends and family in all the right places, and personally controls armed forces larger than Senegal’s national army. Supplicants and diplomats alike refer to him as Samdech—or “The Greatest.”
In what some are calling one of the most significant threats to democracy that Cambodia has faced in a generation, the CPP-controlled National Assembly on Monday voted to give the government and courts sweeping new powers over political parties.
Watching the premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new film “First They Killed My Father” in the shadows of the ancient ruins of Angkor on Saturday night, Riem Vet was transported back to his teenage years living under the Pol Pot regime.