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Cambodia has a lot to answer for

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha should ask the Cambodian government to explain why former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently used a Cambodian passport to register a company in Hong Kong.

Blaze breaks out at casino building in Cambodia

At least two people were injured on Monday night when a big fire engulfed a 15-floor casino building in Cambodia's border town.

Southeast Asian Refugees Are the Latest Victims of Trump’s Deportation Crackdown

While the situation deteriorates at the border, thousands of Southeast Asian refugees who have lived in the US for years are facing renewed pressure.

Blessings of the Buddha

Monks in Bangkok on Sunday led hundreds of Thais in worshiping Buddhist relics and statues gathered from 13 Asian countries for a New Year blessing ceremony.

25 Thai call-centre gang members repatriated after being jailed in Cambodia

Cambodian authorities handed over 25 Thais to Thai police on Saturday after they had served 10 months in a Cambodian jail for working for a Taiwanese-led call centre scam gang.

Blood-hued Phayung almost gone as corrupt officials pave way for logging

At a waterfall in northeastern Buntrik-Yod Mon Wildlife Sanctuary a mature male elephant lay dead, with traces of a highly volatile bullet left in its mouth and its bud. Another AK47 bullet was found buried in its ribs.

HRW slams govt for extraditing labour activist

Thailand has totally ignored concerns raised by UN agencies and human-rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW)’s senior researcher Sunai Phasuk said yesterday, after the government deported a Cambodian asylum seeker, even though he is likely to face persecution and possible mistreatment.

Cambodia drops in WEF index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the latest version of its Global Competitiveness Index which saw differing fortunes for longstanding Asian giants.

Cambodia’s surrogacy law set to lift burden from ‘victims’

Hundreds of rights organisations from 18 countries campaigned for “a global ban on women’s womb rental” on Monday during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Cambodia eyes $5 bn mark in trade with VN

The bilateral trade volume between Vietnam and Cambodia continued to grow during the first seven months of this year, prolonging an increase after three years of declines that ended in 2016.

Pattaya businesswoman gets stolen motorbike back from Cambodia

In a very rare case, a Pattaya woman has got back a motorcycle stolen from her rental shop after doggedly tracking its GPS position for several months and eventually locating it in Cambodia.

Sugar mill rebukes Cambodia land grab reports

Thailand’s giant sugar mill Mitr Phol Group disputed news reports referring to land dispute claims and Thai Civil Court proceedings on Friday, claiming that the reports are unfounded.

Cambodian FB users rage over dance ownership

United Nations’ cultural agency Unesco’s Facebook page has hosted a heated debate between Cambodians and Thais over Bangkok's proposal for the inclusion of “khon" masked dance on the agency’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Skull-crusher murder suspect extradited from Cambodia

Cambodian authorities extradited a Thai man and his brother via the Sa Kaew border gate late on Friday night, about a month after he allegedly smashed in the head of his female boss in Bangkok.

Cambodia’s strongman is freeing his political prisoners. Why?

Activists and human rights campaigners in Cambodia have had a lot to celebrate in the past two weeks.

Police to ask Cambodia’s help finding murder suspect and brother

As police this week obtained an arrest warrant for Anuwat Chaipha, the younger brother of murder suspect Assaya Chaipha, for aiding Assaya to avoid arrest, Metropolitan Police Division 4 commander Pol Maj-General Theerapong Wongratthapitak on Wednesday vowed the hunt for both men would continue.

Re-imagining Cambodia today and beyond

Decades of internal conflict and brutality in Cambodia culminated in the deaths of some two million people in the late 1970s, and the destruction of its social fabric during the reign of terror wrought by the Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia’s ISP provider links up with Thai-based LXT Networks

EZECOM, Cambodia’s wholesale internet service provider (ISP), announced on Thursday that it has reached a partnership agreement with Thai-based LXT Networks to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge five countries in Asean.

Can Malaysia’s wind of change reach Cambodia?

After 60 years, Malaysia got its first change of leadership when voters at the weekend booted out the ruling Barisan Nasional party and premier Najib Razak.

Cambodia’s Women Affairs minister criticised after failing to name a female journalist

Women’s Affairs Minister Ing Kantha Phavi’s admission last week that she was unable to name a Cambodian woman journalist sparked a minor controversy on social media, with current and former journalists taking to social media to criticise her remarks.