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Cambodia election monitors say Russia’s election ‘free, fair’

Cambodian election observers declared Russia’s presidential elections to be “free, fair and transparent” in a statement released on Monday

The state of political freedom in Cambodia

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry

American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police.

New faces and stars blend in Cambodia squad to face Laos, Afghanistan

National head coach Prak Sovannara has called up eight new faces, including two goalkeepers, in his 23-member squad, while summoning four experienced stars currently involved in the Malaysian top flight this season for Cambodia’s international friendly against Laos on March 21.

Cambodia to get $40M from ADB’s green fund

The Asian Development Bank has announced an additional $30 million in grants and $10 million in loans to Cambodia as part of the organization’s Green Climate Fund.

Cambodian ambassador to UN criticises human rights report

Cambodian ambassador to UN criticises human rights reportCambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations has attacked a human rights report by the organisation that highlighted the Kingdom’s intensified political friction, including the forced dissolution of its main opposition party and the shrinking of individual freedoms.

Classical opera comes to Cambodia for the first time as local and international cast...

In an auditorium off Mao Tse Toung Boulevard, dozens have gathered from countries all over the region. Some have been working together for years, others for mere days. On the corner of the stage are nine musicians with traditional Cambodian instruments, like the roneat and trom, and in front of them is an orchestra – from the Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music – with four adopted Cambodian players among their ranks.

Cambodia’s ride hailing apps have few women on board

The ride-hailing industry employs thousands of drivers in Cambodia, but a survey of the four largest firms revealed that less than a dozen of those drivers are women, while none of the companies had undertaken specific programs to train or recruit female drivers.

China’s budget carrier to expand network in Cambodia and other Belt and Road Initiative...

Spring Airlines, China’s first and largest budget carrier, plans to further consolidate and expand its flight network in the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including Cambodia, as it is seeing increasing traveling demand to those destinations.

Investment in Cambodia nearly doubles in 2017

Investment in Cambodia nearly doubled to $6.3 billion last year, up from $3.6 billion in 2016, an official at The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) said today.

UN report highlights escalation of tensions in Cambodia

Shrinking political and civic space in the Kingdom is highlighted in a new report from the United Nations’ human rights commissioner and secretary-general ahead of a UN Human Rights Council discussion this month on Cambodia.

Highlights of the Cambodia International Film Festival

In sheer size, variety and star power, little in the Kingdom compares to the Cambodia International Film Festival, now in its eighth year.

Six months on, government says Kem Sokha’s arrest a matter of ‘life or death’...

As the six-month anniversary of the arrest of former opposition leader Kem Sokha on treason charges nears, Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry is criticising what it characterizes as “endless” foreign interference in the country.

Russia and Cambodia in nuclear talks

Cambodian and Russian government officials met in Moscow on Tuesday and agreed on “accelerating the establishment of the Nuclear Energy Information Center” in the Kingdom.

Foreigners working in Cambodia face permit fines

About 100,000 foreigners working without permits will be fined after Khmer New Year and potentially face jail time and deportation if they fail to get paperwork or pay their fines, the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour announced yesterday.

Australia asked to ensure PM Hun Sen’s dignity is respected during upcoming trip

Cambodia's Foreign Ministry yesterday called on Australia to make assurances that the “honour and dignity” of Prime Minister Hun Sen will be “respected” during his upcoming trip to Australia, after the premier threatened to beat up protesters on Australian soil if they burned his image.

Spokesman vows Cambodia will fight against ‘colonisation’ after US cuts aid

The Cambodian government expressed “dismay” yet remained defiant yesterday in the face of a US decision to cut aid to the Kingdom in response to its ongoing political crackdown, saying it would not comply with demands to restore the forcibly dissolved opposition CNRP.

Three new airlines set to launch this year in Cambodia

Cambodia looks set to add three new airlines this year to bring the total number of operating carriers to 10, an unsustainable number in the long term, according to research released today by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

Equitable Cambodia allowed to reopen

Land rights organisation Equitable Cambodia (EC) has been allowed to resume its activities after months of uncertainty following an ostensibly 30-day suspension.

Nicer jails for wealthy inmates mulled as fix to Cambodia’s prison overcrowding

Cambodia’s prison population swelled to more than 28,000 inmates last year – well over the system’s capacity – with Interior Minister Sar Kheng suggesting yesterday that the construction of more luxurious pay-to-stay prison blocks for wealthy inmates could help alleviate the severe overcrowding.

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‘It’s not political’: Phnom Penh Post CEO on $3.9m tax bill

A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.

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