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SE Asia microcosm: 2 contrasting leaders address the UN

Two veteran Southeast Asian leaders who appeared at the United Nations on Friday present a microcosm of a dynamic region enjoying rapid economic growth but struggling to fan away egregious human rights problems that follow it like a bad smell.

Honda says he is preparing Cambodian soccer for the future

Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda, recently named general manager of Cambodia's national team, said Sunday he will concentrate on building up its players for the future.

Cambodia’s longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term

Cambodia's one-party legislature on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term, cementing his status as one of the world's longest-serving leaders.

Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader

A court in Cambodia on Thursday extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.

Friday verdict for Australian filmmaker’s Cambodian trial

The trial of an Australian filmmaker accused of endangering Cambodia’s national security concluded Wednesday with the prosecution insisting that he had engaged in journalism in order to carry out spying.

Cambodia pardons more jailed opposition members

Fourteen anti-government activists were given pardons Monday that will free them from long prison terms, the latest in a series of releases engineered by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen after his party's election sweep last month.

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas

At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

Cambodia court views work of accused Australian filmmaker

A court in Cambodia on Friday viewed some of the work produced by an Australian filmmaker charged with endangering national security by flying a drone over an opposition party rally last year.

Australian on trial in Cambodia testifies he is not a spy

An Australian filmmaker on trial in Cambodia on charges of endangering national security defended himself Thursday under cross-examination, declaring the evidence shows he is a journalist, not a spy or political operative.

Hun Sen considering amnesty for Cambodian prisoners

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that he is considering a “huge amnesty” for prisoners so that those released will have a chance to correct their mistakes.

30 people deported by United States arrive in Cambodia

Thirty Cambodians who had been living in the United States arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday after being deported under a U.S. law that allows the repatriation of immigrants who have been convicted of felonies and have not become American citizens.

Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon.

Melbourne Victory fine with Honda coaching Cambodia

Melbourne Victory are comfortable with an arrangement which will see midfielder Keisuke Honda take over as coach of Cambodia's national team.

Hun Sen plays hardball to keep his grip on Cambodia

Determined to extend his 33 years as Cambodia's strongman ruler, Prime Minister Hun Sen was not about to let an election derail what he believes is his destiny.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Coasts to Victory in Election With No Viable Opposition

Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term.

Cambodia’s election a sure thing for long-serving leader

Cambodians voting in the general election on Sunday will have a nominal choice of 20 parties but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33 years in power or not vote at all.

Cambodian leader wraps up campaigning blasting boycott calls

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday wrapped up campaigning for re-election by attacking an opposition call to boycott the polls and calling those who heed it "destroyers of democracy."

Questions raised following deadly Laos dam collapse

Authorities in Laos ordered closer monitoring of hydroelectric facilities as they investigate why a dam in the country's southeast collapsed earlier this week, killing at least 27 people and leaving 131 missing.

Exiles seek global scrutiny of Cambodia political crackdown

Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh.

Cambodian spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed again

The trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone over a campaign rally last year was postponed Monday for a second straight month to allow his new lawyer to get acquainted with the case.