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‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

A few families in Cambodia's southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen tells world: Leave Indochina alone

Mekong Delta nations can solve their own problems, controversial leader says while defending Myanmar's government.

Cambodia opposition figure Kem Sokha under house arrest 

Kem Sokha of the dissolved CNRP placed under house arrest after more than a year in jail pending treason trial.

‘I used to talk about politics on Facebook, but now it’s scary’

As Cambodian critics are targeted online, an offline forum provides space to discuss issues such as a cybercrime law.

Hun Sen’s CPP wins all parliamentary seats in Cambodia election

Ruling party sweeps up all seats in parliament in last month's poll overshadowed by forced absence of viable opposition.

Cambodia blocks 17 media websites before vote

Independent media sites taken offline for 48 hours as Cambodians prepare to vote on Sunday in a controversial election.

Fear in the rice fields – Cambodia’s controversial election

Sunday's vote has been widely criticised as rural voters fear reprisals for going against Hun Sen's long-ruling CPP.

Is democracy dead in Cambodia?

Cambodians will go to the polls on 29 July but these are clearly not free and fair elections.

Five things to know about Cambodia’s general election

Hun Sen, who has led the country for 33 years and is accused of eliminating the opposition, is expected to retain power.

Thousands of Cambodians evacuated as floods hit

Water from Laos' dam breach streams into neighbouring Cambodia with floodwaters reaching 11.5 metres in some areas.

Observers to monitor Cambodia elections after calls for boycott

Critics deride government's move to deploy 'fake' observers as opposition leaders call on voters to boycott.

Threats and corruption: Behind the scenes of Cambodia’s election crackdown

Is corruption among Cambodia's ruling party elite reaching all the way to Australia?

Cambodia’s Election Crackdown

A look at alleged corruption by Cambodia's elite as the ruling party cracks down on critics leading up to elections.

Cambodian PM’s son gets military roles amid human rights concerns

Move seen by rights groups as a bid to undermine democracy and to entrench the PM's power before this month's polls.

Cambodia: Borei Keila residents vow to fight on for land rights (video)

Remaining families view the dispute in Phnom Penh's Borei Keila as a battle for their rights and a battle between rich and poor.

Cambodia’s opposition threatens to withdraw from election

Officials within the Grassroots Democracy Party are threatening to pull out of the national elections in July.
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Cambodia’s Kampot pepper immune to price slump

The price of pepper around the world has fallen and is forecast to stay low because of over-supply from Vietnam and India.

Cambodia questions US aid cut: ‘There is no aid’

Response follows US move to cut aid for what White House called Southeast Asian country's recent democratic 'setbacks'.

Cambodia dissident in jail after Thailand deportation

Human rights groups have condemned Thailand for deporting a Cambodian woman who fled her country to avoid prosecution after a video shared on social media showed her throwing a shoe at an image of Prime Minister Hun Sen

Cambodia: Media blackout by design

With an election that's just five months away, Cambodia is at a tipping point. The government of Hun Sen, the world's longest-serving prime minister, is fearing the prospect of losing its parliamentary majority, after having been in power in various guises since 1979.

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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