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Political repression by strongman Hun Sen puts further support in jeopardy.
With 2018 elections, neighbors tug ASEAN in opposing political directions
Fast-growing Sihanoukville harbor thrives amid Tokyo-Beijing rivalry.
Disbanded party activists to confront hardship of increasingly authoritative state.
Fresh challenges loom for long-ruling Hun Sen.
A 54-year-old factory reflects tumultuous history.
Thailand gets tough on migrants but keeps absorbing labor needed for development
Smart Axiata to offer new services with help of Japanese trading house.
Voters apathetic after opposition party outlawed; turnout will hint at legitimacy
As Cambodia tilts ever further toward Beijing, looming western sanctions are making many of its leaders, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, nervous.
It is late afternoon when Paul Ferber scans the horizon and detects his number one enemy -- approaching Vietnamese seine trawlers. He knows that their kilometers long, fine mesh, bottom-dragging nets will in just one or two passes sweep away years of conservation efforts. "Dolphins, turtles, tiny sea creatures, seagrass -- there's no way anything can escape,'' he says.
End nears for minority group whose local history stretches back centuries
Modern dancers dispel doubts as art forms diverge from country's traditions
Japanese rice cracker maker Kameda Seika will set up a joint venture in Cambodia, in an effort to ship products to the U.S. and other countries. The company aims to cash in on the Southeast Asian country's quality rice and stable workforce.
Toong, the leading Vietnamese startup in co-working spaces, will expand into Laos and Cambodia this year by partnering with property developers and service suppliers in the region.
Extravagant and questionable projects risk overwhelming Phnom Penh
Beijing has used international tensions to cultivate partners in Southeast Asia.
Political opponents have been jailed or driven into exile, the media is muzzled and the voices of civil society are barely heard these days. Cambodia's authoritarian regime has swept clear the field of potential political rivals as Prime Minister Hun Sen prepares for general elections in July.