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Cambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats

In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector.

Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia’s farmers fight debt bondage

Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh - a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a booming industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia's farmers.

Cambodia seizes record three-tonne haul of African ivory

Discovery of 1,026 tusks at Phnom Penh port follows a tip from the US embassy.

Cambodia genocide verdict a signal to other perpetrators: US

The US has welcomed Cambodia’s landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, "even those at the highest levels", will eventually face justice for their crimes.

Cambodia sets new record for world’s longest dragon boat

Cambodia breaks the Guinness World Record for building a 87.3 meters-long wooden dragon boat. The previous record was set by China in 2016.

Cambodia to raise minimum wage for garment workers by $12

Cambodia hiked the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on Friday from the current $170 following an election promise from Premier Hun Sen.

Cambodia PM warns at UN against questioning of one-party election

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Friday against any questioning of the legitimacy of his controversial reelection after a top UN official doubted whether the polls could be regarded as democratic.

Cambodia’s First Reptile-themed Cafe Slithers into People’s Hearts

As customers sip on their lattes and hang out with the reptiles, "they will love them like I do," the 32-year-old told AFP while stroking the scaly neck wattle of an iguana.

Chinese man arrested as Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

Zao Zeye was charged with drug trafficking and faces up to life imprisonment if convicted, as police look into possible accomplices.

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears to die if vote numbers inflated

Cambodia's strongman Premier Hun Sen Monday rejected claims the results from last month's widely criticised election had been falsified, saying he would stake his life on their accuracy.

One-party rule ‘terrible setback’ for Cambodia: opposition chief

The co-founder of Cambodia's disbanded opposition has decried the landslide victory of Hun Sen's ruling party in an uncontested poll as a "terrible setback", urging a campaign of non-cooperation with the next government.

Cambodia’s Buddhist clergy divided over controversial poll

Buddhist monk Sao Chanthol will cast his ballot for Cambodia's ruling party on Sunday, but the vote has exposed a deep fracture in the 60,000-strong clergy with some planning to stay home to protest a ban on the opposition in what is now effectively a one-party state.

Cambodia PM hails ‘elimination’ of opposition, warns against poll boycott

Cambodia's strongman Hun Sen on Friday hailed his success in eliminating "traitors" ahead of an election he cannot possibly lose, with no credible opposition left to challenge his 33-year rule of what has become a virtual one-party state

Haircuts and songs: Cambodia ruling party draws colourful support before poll

Comedian Khan Mae was thinking of creative ways to show his devotion to Cambodia's ruling party ahead of Sunday's controversial elections, so he had its logo -- an angel -- shaved onto his head.

Cambodia opposition shrivels as Hun Sen’s network branches out

Change had felt so close, says opposition activist Khem Chan Vannak wistfully. But then the decades-old networks of Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen showed their teeth, dissolving the rival party and cowing its base into silence.

Cambodia’s ruling party dangles jobs, new schools ahead of vote

Cambodia's ruling party has thrown resources at a weak education system ahead of elections on Sunday as it tries to entice young voters and drain resentment over low-paying jobs.

Cambodia strongman delights as orangutans dance and kickbox

Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen took a brief break from electioneering on Saturday to watch orangutans roller skate, kickbox and dance provocatively as he opened the first major zoo in the capital.

Cambodia’s Fresh News: is it journalism with Chinese characteristics?

Though far from Beijing’s sophisticated control of information, Cambodia’s media landscape is starting to echo China’s, according to Reporters Without Borders

5 killed in Cambodia lightning strike

Five people, including a four-year-old child, were killed instantly in a lightning strike in southwestern Cambodia, officials said on Friday (May 18), as the onset of the rainy season draws near.

Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making ‘historic’ rebound

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservationists said on Monday (April 23), hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.