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Cambodia’s Festival of the Dead: Rice offerings and Buddhist chants

Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday (Sep 25) to mark the "Festival of the Dead" or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.

Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation on Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety.

US urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

The United States urged Cambodia's government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest.

Disease, disgust and dollars: Growing demand for dog meat in Cambodia

The dog meat trade is on the rise in Cambodia with more restaurants serving a growing demand for the controversial food. Despite progress in halting the industry in other parts of Asia, activists in Phnom Penh are puzzled by the phenomenon.

Cambodia king pardons jailed opposition lawmaker

An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday (Aug 25), the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election.

Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail despite flurry of jail releases

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail on appeal on Wednesday (Aug 22), despite a string of high-profile figures being shown leniency by authorities in the aftermath of the country’s general elections.

Cambodia PM’s Facebook account hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’

Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Friday and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, after the leader swept last month's election virtually uncontested.

Cambodia’s parliament to convene in September after controversial vote

Cambodia's parliament will convene on Sep 5, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, after his ruling party claimed victory in what critics say was a sham general election last month due to the lack of a viable opposition.

Cambodia PM slams ‘failed’ election boycott campaign

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition calls to boycott elections failed as he celebrated his "crystal clear" victory in the uncontested vote in a speech to thousands of garment workers Thursday.

Sovantha and Rozeth: Two opposite sides of the same Cambodian coin

They are two young women full of hopes for their nation: High profile, energetic and not afraid to speak their mind.

Hidden opposition networks bide time waiting to end ‘nightmare’ in Cambodia

Even on a crackling line from Africa to Asia, Mu Sochua sounds determined.

Cambodia accuses former opposition members of urging poll boycott

Cambodian authorities are investigating former opposition officials after accusing them of encouraging a boycott of controversial elections, one of the officials said on Monday.

Cambodia calls campaign to boycott election a ‘crime’

Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on Jul 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote.

A Singaporean girl, a tuk-tuk driver from Cambodia and their unexpected friendship

When Sofia Goh made a friend on her trip, she began a journey she will never forget. The new series Across Asean explores these special bonds formed by ordinary individuals from the countries in this region.

Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

Cambodia on Wednesday (Jul 4) reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand, the first time the line has been operational in 45 years.

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records on Sunday for a 1,100m long version of the country's popular krama scarf.

With Cambodia ‘drowning in a wave’ of waste, plastic could be banned at Angkor...

Siem Reap - A future ban on plastic in Cambodia’s world renowned Angkor Archaeological Park will be considered by authorities, in what could be...

Powerful, cheap and Cambodian: Computer dreams being born in the kingdom

When Thul Rithy first moved to Phnom Penh as a young man he lived in a simple pagoda with monks and exercised his keen thirst for knowledge. 

Cambodia warns against ‘clean finger’ election boycott

Cambodia's ruling party on Friday (Jun 15) threatened legal action against opposition figures leading a "clean finger campaign" that is encouraging voters to boycott a national election in July.

Cambodian schools told to stop improvising bells from war-era bombs

Cambodia's government has told schools across the country to stop converting war-era ordnance into school bells to prevent possible explosions.