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Welcome to ‘Tourism Vacation Town’: China to build $1.2bn holiday hotspot in Cambodia

Vast project follows a similar $3.8bn project, raising concerns about Beijing’s dollar diplomacy in the region.

James Ricketson to seek Cambodian king’s pardon after spying conviction

Jailed Australian film-maker’s son says six years in prison ‘will kill’ his father and pleads for the king to show mercy.

James Ricketson’s daughter pleads for release of film-maker jailed in Cambodia

Daughter says the health of the 69-year-old Australian, who was sentenced to six years jail, is failing and he could die in prison.

Australian director James Ricketson a good man, Cambodian court told

The Australian film-maker and alleged spy James Ricketson is a good man who helps the poor and is not involved in politics, a Phnom Penh court has been told.

James Rickeston: Cambodia trial of Australian director begins – video

The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.

Keisuke Honda to coach Cambodia national team while playing in A-League

Former Japan international Keisuke Honda has been named general manager of Cambodia’s national team just a week after signing for Melbourne Victoryin the A-League.

‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville

The once-sleepy beach town of Sihanoukville has been transformed by Chinese investment – and the sheer speed of development has divided locals.

Cambodia: Hun Sen re-elected in landslide victory after brutal crackdown

Election widely condemned as a sham by human rights groups and political observers.

‘Democracy has died’: Cambodia’s exiled politicians call for election boycott

Scared and on the run, members of the opposition mount campaign against legitimacy of strongman leader Hun Sen.

Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring

Police say a Chinese manager appears to be the mastermind behind an illegal “rent a womb” operation at two Phnom Penh apartments.

Australian film-maker ‘learned of Cambodia espionage charges on grapevine’

James Ricketson granted trial delay he asked for after telling judge it was not clear he had been indicted.

Rangers find 109,217 snares in a single park in Cambodia

Snares – either metal or rope – are indiscriminately killing wildlife across Southeast Asia, from elephants to mouse deer. The problem has become so bad that scientists are referring to protected areas in the region as “empty forests.”

A Cambodian Spring – engrossing portrait of grassroots protesters

There’s gripping human drama in this documentary about a Buddhist monk and two ‘housewife activists’ leading a battle against forced evictions.

Leaked report warns Cambodia’s biggest dam could ‘literally kill’ Mekong river

Government-commissioned report says proposed site at Sambor reach is the ‘worst possible place’ for hydropower due to impact on wildlife

Now the Post is muzzled, Cambodia’s free press is gone

There are no reliable sources of information left. Not for ordinary people, diplomats or NGOs

Newspaper takeover is ‘staggering blow’ to Cambodia’s free press

Phnom Penh Post was seen as last bastion of independence in media under fire from PM

Expats say Australian woman on drug charges in Cambodia criticised Hun Sen

Rachel Prins had openly and publicly criticised prime minister and that could have been catalyst for her arrest, expats post on blog

The town that breeds resistance to Malaria drugs

As new waves of the disease threaten the globe, worried scientists want to conduct a mass inoculation in a Cambodian region where new vaccines always seem to stop being effective

Australia joins UN condemnation of Cambodia but refugee deal remains

Australia has joined 44 other nations at the UN human rights council in condemning growing political violence and repression in Cambodia ahead of elections there this year

Briton in Cambodia ‘pornographic’ images case apologises in court

Daniel Jones could face up to a year in prison if convicted of breaking indecency law to promote pool party.

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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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