King Norodom Sihamoni pardoned deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday, absolving him of a conviction for refusing to appear in court for questioning over a related “prostitution” case involving his alleged mistress.
Cambodia’s disgraced former ambassador to South Korea, Suth Dina, continued to protest his innocence on Thursday while being led away from a Phnom Penh courtroom after receiving a five-year prison sentence for abusing his power and exploiting his position.
A report released today by local rights group Licadho, exposes the prevalence of child labor and debt bondage—both illegal and, in the latter’s case, punishable by hefty prison time—in Cambodia’s brick factories, unchecked by government authorities and trapping whole families in poverty one generation after another.
Ly Raksmey left her home in the heart of the country’s rice bowl in January and headed to a hospital on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The 34-year-old stayed there several nights, in a facility that was better and cleaner than any hospital she had slept in before.
A suggestion by Phnom Penh’s governor to ban used-car imports as a way to unclog the capital’s traffic congestion was quickly shot down on Thursday by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Unesco has added a unique Cambodian art form to one of its Intangible Cultural Heritage lists—a move years in the making—and provided $230,000 for the protection of the endangered tradition.
Cambodian embassy officials have opened three emergency shelters in South Korea for migrants embroiled in workplace conflicts or who face abuse at the hands of their employers.
A new study of young men in Kompong Cham City and Kompong Speu province’s Odong district found that many of the participants were grappling with changing identities and evolving cultural expectations around drinking, violence and gender equality.
In 1987, a young American photojournalist headed to Thailand to document the precarious life of Cambodians in refugee camps along the border. What his photographs captured were the dire circumstances of everyday life, and the tremendous fear and deep sorrow of those who survived the starvation, beatings and executions that had claimed so many lives.
Days before he committed suicide, Khmer Rouge leader Sao Phim told his comrade Heng Samrin, now president of the National Assembly, that Mr. Samrin should rise up if he failed to return from a trip to Phnom Penh, a witness told the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
In the latest boost to investment from Cambodia’s most prominent foreign backer, Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the signing of a $1.5 billion Chinese development project on Thursday, hours after he announced plans to roll out three-year business visas for Chinese nationals.
A recently imposed ban on surrogacy imperils a couple’s dreams of having children of their own, and leaves two pregnant women in limbo.
Unlike so many, his words live on—in essays, poetry, a novel and a documentary film, “A Tomb for Khun Srun,” to be shown Saturday at the Institut Francais.
On the outskirts of Phnom Penh, a crew of 63 gets ready for the Water Festival races.
At a crowded commune office in Phnom Penh on Tuesday afternoon, with last-minute voter registrants spilling out of its front doors, those waiting in line offered a common refrain: “I was busy.”
What appear to be leaked conversations between social media maven—and erstwhile opposition activist—Thy Sovantha and one of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons show the pair discussing plans for a protest against opposition leader Kem Sokha.
Sitting at a cluttered desk in a dark corner, a scientist pours brightly colored liquid from one vial to another. Scratching his head, he adds another ingredient, but his experiment is fruitless: He still hasn’t figured out the formula for ending sexual harassment.