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On a series of rock ledges situated high in the Cardamom Mountains sit collections of earthenware jars containing human remains, the only known link to an enigmatic ancient culture that has long intrigued archaeologists.
As disgraced anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam steps up efforts to attract international funding for her flailing NGO Afesip, she continues to have prominent supporters in the Cambodian government—including the prime minister.
A third round of testing at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh has confirmed that about 90 people from Roka commune in Battambang province are, in fact, infected with HIV, a day after Prime Minister Hun Sen said he did not believe the outbreak was actually AIDS.
Judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have referred Khieu Samphan’s defense team to their respective bar associations for “unethical or unprofessional” behavior, making good on an earlier threat to report the lawyers over a protracted boycott of proceedings which the trial chamber says amounts to misconduct.
Australian researchers have just wrapped up a field visit of a different kind to Battambang, Kompong Speu and Kandal provinces, where they spent nearly two weeks studying techniques used by Cambodian mango farmers.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia will on Thursday sign an agreement to work with the International Labor Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia program to stamp out the use of child labor in the garment sector, the organizations announced Tuesday.
As money has flooded into Phnom Penh in the past few years, so have legions of rural poor who take up low-paying jobs servicing the needs of the wealthy.
The World Wildlife Fund on Thursday said it would boycott a regional public consultation today over Laos’ controversial Don Sahong hydropower dam, accusing those behind the project of ignoring the potentially devastating impact it could have on Cambodia’s communities, fisheries and endangered Irrawaddy dolphins.
After months of negative publicity surrounding its disgraced founder Somaly Mam, anti-trafficking NGO Afesip has taken the first tangible steps to resurrect itself, with a handful of remaining international donors traveling to Cambodia over the past week for “future strategy meetings.”
A new report on the risk of accidents in garment factories highlights the inadequacy of regulations intended to prevent fires, along with a complete lack of building standards and a failure by authorities to conduct thorough inspections.
After a four-day journey across the country—and more than 30 years working on the capital’s streets—Phnom Penh’s former resident elephant finally returned to the jungle this week, arriving at her new home in Mondolkiri on Wednesday.
Prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge tribunal have filed an appeal against the trial chamber’s refusal to consider Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan’s responsibility for crimes that regime leaders did not directly order or oversee.
A volunteer from housing-rights NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut and a tuk-tuk driver were detained by district security guards Friday morning during a protest outside the National Assembly calling for the release of 19 recently arrested activists, monks and opposition figures.
Rin Phirun, 32, was one of 55 graduate students at the Royal Academy for Judicial Professions to take part in the life-changing lottery, where he plucked out a paper emblazoned with the word “Judge.”
A government plan to introduce long-awaited legislation that will protect whistle-blowers in corruption cases was on Thursday lauded by members of the opposition CNRP and civil society, who expressed hope that the law would come into force swiftly.
The Khmer Rouge tribunal has capitulated to a sustained boycott of Khieu Samphan’s genocide trial by his defense team, adjourning proceedings until next year so the lawyers can prepare an appeal against his recent conviction for crimes against humanity.
Abuse, discrimination and extortion await refugees who are sent to Cambodia from Nauru under a $35 million deal signed by Interior Minister Sar Kheng in September to take Australia’s asylum seekers, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch.
Following months of fraught negotiations that led to the Labor Ministry setting the minimum wage in the garment sector at $128 last week, debate has begun over just how much garment workers will have in their pockets at the end of each month as a result of the increase.
Two people suspected of dousing a woman with acid as she fed her toddler daughter at Tonlab market in Takeo province’s Kiri Vong district on Wednesday are on the run, according to police.
A cosmetics seller at a market in Takeo province suffered serious burns Wednesday after another vendor doused her with acid, an attack that also left the woman’s 2-year-old daughter with minor injuries.