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PM compares Turkish coup with situation in Cambodia

On a visit to Turkey, Prime Minister Hun Sen likened the political situation in Cambodia to that of the Middle Eastern power, comparing what the government has labelled an opposition “colour revolution” with a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

UN human rights office ‘gets two-year extension after MoU’

In a meeting with the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Cambodian government said it had extended the mandate of the human rights office in Cambodia for a further two years, while requesting “cooperation” on rights issues before it makes evaluations.

Cambodia pull out of Homeless World Cup

Happy Football Cambodia Australia (HFCA), which has been associated with Cambodia’s Homeless World Cup campaigns for nearly a decade, on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of the Kingdom’s squad from the 2018 edition to be held in Mexico City from November 13-18 due to visa concerns for the team members.

Hun Sen explores potential investors at Brussels meet

Prime Minister Hun Sen who is in Brussels with a delegation to attend the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting from October 18 to 19, is set to have separate bilateral meetings with leaders such as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Ministry to probe child labour

The Ministry of Labour says it will investigate the claims of a Royal Holloway, University of London research team’s report alleging modern slavery in Cambodia’s brick kilns, said Minister of Labour Ith Sam Heng.

Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker.

‘Do not harm Cambodians’, says PM’s son to opposition

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son Hun Manet said on Sunday that the Kingdom would not bow to international pressure, and accused some Western countries of siding with opposition politicians who hold dual citizenship to exert pressure on Cambodia.

‘Unofficial gold’ for Cambodia

Cambodia’s badminton pick for the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, Vath Vannthoun, ended his trip on a high after he was drafted into an international relay team that won an unofficial gold medal after losing all three of his matches in the men’s singles qualifying round in the first week of competition.

‘Rebel’ Sochua ‘chased out of the European Parliament’

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker Mu Sochua said on Thursday that she was “chased” out of the European Parliament in Brussels last week by government delegate Chheang Vun, who admitted expelling  a “rebel” who “acts foolishly” from a meeting.

Enjoy a tall latte surrounded by the flavours of 16th century Cambodia

As coffee begins to saturate the market in Phnom Penh and beyond, with many cafes shut down one after another, young entrepreneurs who are still passionate about the business are finding ways to attract customers.

Protests for PM in Japan

After a smooth visit to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York last week despite threats of mass opposition demonstrations, Prime Minister Hun Sen is set for another visit – and another planned protest – in Japan.

‘Cambodia’s people the losers of UN division’

A former Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker hit back at government claims on Tuesday that opposition rallies to protest Hun Sen’s appearance as prime minister at the UN had failed, saying the fact that such a political divide existed proved only that the Kingdom and its people were the ultimate losers.

Cambodia’s borders on guard with intensed crackdown on transnational crimes

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) has cracked down on more than 4,000 transnational crimes along the Kingdom’s land borders with neighbouring countries during the first nine months of the year, a senior Defence Ministry official said.

‘Human rights the price paid’ for Kingdom’s SEZ growth

The gains brought to the Kingdom by the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) has come at a high price, with people becoming the victims of land grabs, poor labour conditions and environmental damage, reports the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).

German Unity Day: A Message from the German Ambassador

28 years ago, on October 3rd, 1990, German reunification, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, marked the end of the long and painful division of our country.

GE Foundation funds millions to support safe surgery in Cambodia

The GE Foundation has committed $25 million to global safe surgery to support the expansion of Safe Surgery 2020 into Southeast Asia, with the inclusion of Cambodia and Laos.

Cambodia to hold larger military drills with Chinese army

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are to launch larger 2019 Golden Dragon military exercises in order to strengthen and extend military relations and cooperation, the defense minister has said.

China stands for Cambodia

China on Wednesday defended Cambodia against an onslaught by the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Rhona Smith, who slammed the Kingdom’s record in a speech at the UN Human Rights Council.

Cambodia’s Bayon temple restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1.5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday.

PM ‘determined’ after forgiving those behind ‘murder attempt’

Prime minister Hun Sen on Monday said he has forgiven those responsible for an attempt on his life 20 years ago, using the anniversary to further express his determination to prevent any “coup” or “colour revolution” from taking place in Cambodia.