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Hun Sen Marks 25 Years as Country’s Prime Minister

Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province - Twenty-five years ago today, Hun Sen was appointed by the Cambodian National Assembly to become, at 33,...

Cambodia Takes on Sotheby’s to Reclaim Looted Sculpture

About four decades ago as Cambodia's civil war spread and the countryside fell to Khmer Rouge forces, two statues of Bhima and Duryodhana—mythical warriors...

Forest Destruction Gives Rise to Widespread Community Activism

Faced with the rapid loss of vast tracts of forest across Cambodia, local communities have begun to fight back, and a growing number of...

Hun Sen’s Second Son In Meteoric Rise Through RCAF Ranks

Prime Minister Hun Sen's children are continuing their rapid rise towards key positions in the military, as Hun Manith—the premier's second son—was promoted to...

After Floods, Farmers Struggle to Replant Rice

Two months after severe flooding devastated much of the Cambodian countryside, rural communities have only managed to replant a quarter of the de­stroyed rice...

After Thai Floods, Flow of Migrant Labor Soars

Thailand’s ongoing recovery efforts from recent flooding have led to a resurgence in the country’s demand for labor, resulting in a record number of...

Despite Deal, Mekong’s Future Still a Concern

The agreement by Mekong River Commission (MRC) countries to conduct more studies before they decide on Laos’ proposal for the first Lower Mekong dam...

Decision on First Mekong Dam Delayed

Mekong River Commission agrees to let Japan conduct impact studies siem reap city - The Mekong River Commission (MRC) agreed yesterday to delay a decision...

Nations Convene to Consider First Mekong Dam

The water and environment ministers of the four Mekong River Commission (MRC) countries are scheduled to meet in Siem Reap City today and tomorrow...

US Senate Calls For Delay of Mekong Dams

Thousands sign petition  against Laos’ Xayaburi As Mekong River Commission (MRC) countries prepare for a cru­cial meeting next week to de­bate Laos’ proposal to build...

Prey Long March Ends; Villagers Still Resolute

sandan district, Kompong Thom province - After walking and camping in the jungle for more than a week, Tha Sros and hundreds of other...

Striving to Save the Forest, Prey Long Villagers Launch Patrols

Exposure to the elements is causing villagers to fall ill sandan district, Kompong Thom province - For the several hundred villagers who have been camping...

Raped Maids Sent Back to Labor Agencies

The Cambodian Embassy in Ma­­laysia returned abused Cam­bodian maids, including women who were raped by their employers, to work at maid recruitment agencies in...

Families Evicted After Fires May Be Evicted Again

Nineteen families who were evicted following the burning down of their communities in 2001 and 2002 in Chamkar Mon district's Tonle Bassac Commune may...

Agencies Put Full Maids Halt Into Effect

Labor Ministry said to be ‘powerless,’ as agencies regulate themselves Labor Ministry said to be ‘powerless,’ as agencies regulate themselves Despite having negotiated a loophole in...

Labor Minister Defends Loophole in Maids Ban

At Phnom Penh agency, recruits say they are confined and forcibly sent abroad The Minister of Labor yesterday defended his ministry’s much-criticized interpretation of Prime...

Maids Ban Loophole Allows Thousands to Be Sent Abroad

Just two days after Prime Min­ister Hun Sen personally or­dered an immediate ban on sending Cambodian maids to Malaysia, the Ministry of Labor offered...

Maids Ban Flouted, Rights Group Claims

Despite Prime Minister Hun Sen’s indefinite ban on sending Cambodian maids to Malaysia, two recruitment agencies continued to send maids there yesterday, ac­cording to...

Rights Groups Say Maid Ban Only First Step

Human rights groups have welcomed the government’s temporary freeze on sending Cambo­dian domestic workers to Malay­sia, but said the government should now push for...

Prey Veng Flood Victims Struggling for Survival

Surrounded by a sea of water, tens of thousands still wait on aid peam chor district, Prey Veng province - A vast expanse of water...