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Brisbane hairdresser Bronwyn Ball had always wanted to volunteer overseas but when the day finally came and she left for a remote corner of Cambodia, high on her list of concerns was the humidity — 99 per cent, according to her weather app.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was dragged from the busy Phnom Penh riverside, hurled into a police vehicle and detained for six days before being told that he had been charged with espionage in June last year.
The legal defence team of Australian filmmaker and accused spy James Ricketson have hit hurdles in Cambodia, with key witnesses unavailable and the accused claiming his prison cell had been raided and his case file confiscated.
The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson began in Cambodia on Thursday, with a panel of judges grilling a character witness over the accused spy's finances and links to the Australian Government.
A Labor MP has launched a blistering attack on Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, calling on the Federal Government to slap sanctions on corrupt members of his regime who have assets in Australia.
Cambodia's opposition leader is in jail and his party has been dissolved.
Cambodia's opposition has called on the Australian Government to reject this week's election results and send a "clear signal" to Prime Minister Hun Sen "that he cannot destroy democracy".
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says his country is "preparing" to receive more refugees from Australia in a controversial deal that has already been labelled a failure and cost the Federal Government almost $50 million.
The Federal Government is being urged to reject the results of Cambodia's elections and impose sanctions on the Hun Sen regime, after his ruling party declared victory in yesterday's vote that was widely seen as a sham.
Cambodia's Information Minister has been seen giving local journalists $US200 just minutes after voting in an election labelled a "sham" by rights groups.
South-East Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane sits down to interview a woman with a badly scarred face he has seen for years in a Cambodian market, and her story is not what he expected.
A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighboring Thailand after being injured in a road crash that killed his wife, said a fellow politician and a Cambodian news agency.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson will stand trial this Friday, facing espionage charges that carry a possible 10-year prison sentence.
The son of an Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia for 12 months without trial says now is a "critical juncture" for the Australian Government to put diplomatic pressure on the Hun Sen regime.
A Perth scientist has spent more than a decade helping sick children in Cambodia. The testing and treatment set up by Robyn Devenish has saved the lives of more than 1,000 children suffering from crippling blood disorders.
The sun is barely up when Thoeun Theap pulls into a clearing in the thick Cambodian bush with a giant African rat on the seat beside him.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has met with supporters of James Ricketson — an Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on spying charges — and called for his release.
A Vietnamese state-linked hacking group has used a Cambodian newspaper website to attack a local human rights organisation, according to a leading cyber security firm.
The Australian CEO and five senior staff at The Phnom Penh Post have quit in protest over editorial interference at Cambodia's last independent newspaper.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been transferred to a prison hospital in Cambodia with various health complaints as he awaits trial on espionage charges.