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Cambodia rejects joint statement of human rights concern

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday rejected a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council endorsed by 45 nations that urges improvements in the Southeast Asia nation’s rights situation ahead of a general election this July.

Did ASEAN protests seal the fate of an Australian filmmaker held in Cambodia?

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's hardline comments on political prisoners could jeopardise the jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's bid for freedom.

Cambodia exiles bid to buy influence in Washington

Money well-spent or a sign of desperation? The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM), an organization created in January by exiled opposition politicians, this month retained American public relations firm BerlinRosen to manage a publicity campaign.

Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy

The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.

Cambodia presents Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to officials, university students

In the celebration of the first annual Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Week, Cambodia on Thursday introduced the LMC to approximately 400 officials and university students here.

UN council to discuss ‘deteriorating’ rights situation in Cambodia

The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hear strong criticism of Cambodia's government at a Thursday meeting in Geneva that will include statements from NGOs concerned about increasing repression of politicians and civil society.

‘Democracy is dead in Cambodia’: deputy opposition leader speaks out

For Mu Sochua, life in exile is a series of airports and interviews. This week, she is in New Zealand. Next week, Canada, where she will again be welcomed by Cambodian expatriate communities.

Japan has a role to play in Cambodia’s future: The Yomiuri Shimbun

In its editorial, the paper says that Japan should use its good relationship with Cambodia to improve the latter's situation and stability in the country.

‘It’s not political’: Phnom Penh Post CEO on $3.9m tax bill

A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.

Rumours of demise exaggerated says Phnom Penh Post chief executive

The chief executive of Cambodia's oldest independent news outlet, Marcus Holmes, says the Phnom Penh Post is not in danger of closing down, despite reports to the contrary.

Cambodian military won’t investigate Australian death at gun range, says it’s a ‘private case’

The Cambodian military will not investigate how an Australian was killed on a shooting range last week, after allegedly trying to "cover up" the nature of the incident.

Cambodia election monitors say Russia’s election ‘free, fair’

Cambodian election observers declared Russia’s presidential elections to be “free, fair and transparent” in a statement released on Monday

Briton in Cambodia given suspended sentence over ‘pornographic’ images

A Cambodian court has given a British man a 10 month suspended sentence after he was found guilty of producing pornography in connection with a party in the town of Siem Reap.

Australian charged in Cambodia with locking up three women

An Australian man in Cambodia has been arrested and charged for allegedly locking up his girlfriend, her younger sister and her niece.

Spike in Adolescent Pregnancy Brings Nutrition Challenges in Cambodia

Hut Tey knew she was going to struggle to provide for herself and her daughter following Nita’s birth 15 months ago. Employed by a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, the 18-year-old wasn’t planning to get pregnant. When she realised she’d missed her period, she decided to see it through, even as her anxiety increased.

China-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Military Drills

Over the weekend, China and Cambodia kicked off this year’s iteration of a new military exercise. The engagement was just another demonstration of the significance of the defense ties between the two sides and Cambodia’s greater drift towards China as the ruling party under Prime Minister Hun Sen looks to further consolidate its power in upcoming elections later this year.