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Youth Mount Trash Clean-Up Effort In Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s capital produces nearly 3,000 tons of garbage each day, and city officials are struggling to deal with the growing mountains of trash.

EU Delegation Meets Cambodian Ministers to Discuss Trade Status Amid Democratic Rollbacks

A European Union delegation met with top officials in Cambodia Wednesday to discuss whether the Southeast Asian nation should continue to enjoy preferential trade terms with the bloc amid rollbacks on democracy, even as Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered “attacks” on the country’s opposition.

EU Delegation in Cambodia as NGOs Push Government to Preserve Trade Status

A European Union delegation arrived in Cambodia as NGOs in the Southeast Asian country called on the government to uphold the constitution as a way to avoid losing preferential trade terms the EU has threatened to withdraw in response to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on opponents.

Six More Cambodian Opposition Officials Apply For ‘Political Rehabilitation,’ Bringing Total to Nine

Five former senior officials from Cambodia’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) applied for political rehabilitation from the government on Monday, while a...

Cambodia Investigating Employment Status of Chinese Nationals Amid Complaints of Lost Jobs

Cambodia’s government is investigating the employment status of Chinese nationals operating businesses in Sihanoukville province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, amid complaints by local residents who say they are losing work to the immigrants.

Southeast Asia Defends Against African Swine Fever

Southeast Asian nations are taking precautions against the spread of African swine fever (ASF), which has been spreading rapidly throughout China since August.

Cambodian Court Rules Former RFA Reporters’ Cases Will Proceed to Trial

A court in Cambodia on Friday concluded its investigation into two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage,” ordering their cases to proceed to trial, and prompting a rights group to call for their charges to be dropped.

Cambodia, China Launch Annual ‘Golden Dragon’ Joint Military Exercise, Deepening Ties

Cambodia and China have launched their third annual joint “Golden Dragon” military exercise in grand style, drawing concerns from analysts who say the drills are generating international “suspicion” as Phnom Penh pivots from the West and increasingly towards Beijing.

Polluting Chinese Casino in Cambodia Ordered Closed

Officials in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province have ordered a Chinese casino and hotel accused of ruining the beauty of a local beach by pouring raw sewage into the sea to close following complaints by area residents and inspections by authorities.

Cambodia’s Labor Ministry Fines Brick Factory After Girl Loses Arm

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor has issued a fine and is in the process of suing the owner of a brick factory on charges of illegal child labor after a 10-year-old girl employed at the factory lost a limb while on the job.

Six CNRP Activists Apply For Asylum After Fleeing Cambodia

Six members of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party who fled Cambodia this week ahead of likely arrest have now applied for political asylum outside the country, one member of the group told RFA on Monday, speaking from an undisclosed location.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Business Tycoon Kith Theang After Drug Raid at His Nightclub

Authorities in Cambodia Monday arrested  business tycoon Kith Theang in connection with a Feb. 23 drug raid at a Phnom Penh nightclub he owns.

Southeast Asian Women Call For Greater Opportunities, Lament War and Repression

International Women’s Day was celebrated throughout Southeast Asia on Friday through peaceful processions calling for equal opportunities for all women and personal appeals for greater female involvement in politics in the traditionally conservative, male-dominated region.

Six Activists From Banned Political Party Flee Cambodia for Thailand

Six activists of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have fled Cambodia this week, fearing political persecution at the hands of the court, which they say is controlled by the Hun Sen-led Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

Cambodian Army Backs Business Group in Land Dispute, Defying Government Order

Cambodia’s military is backing a powerful company in its seizure of land in Preah Vihear province, guarding bulldozers sent to destroy villagers’ crops and defying government orders not to get involved in land disputes, Cambodian sources say.

Cambodian Authorities Question Activist Who Held Gathering to Support Opposition Chief’s Return

Authorities in northwestern Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday summoned a former local representative of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) after he and others gathered in support of the return of acting party chief Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Says No Release For Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that opposition leader Kem Sokha will not be released from detention despite hitting the 18-month maximum allowed by law in pre-trial detention, a move denounced by the opposition as a violation of the constitution.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Defends Embrace of China Amid Concerns of ‘Occupation’

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dismissed concerns that increased investment and aid from China would result in the “occupation” of his country by the Asian power, as observers urged him to balance Beijing’s influence by nurturing relations with other nations.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Fires Deputy Governors Involved in Land Dispute Crackdown

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered two deputy governors fired for their role in suppressing a land-rights protest on Jan. 24 in southwest Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province in which military police violently attacked villagers resisting eviction, sources said.

Cambodia Anti-Graft Unit Launches Probe of Top Police Official, Winds Down Inquiry Into Another

Cambodia’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has kicked off an investigation into the assets of one top-ranking police official in Kandal province as it winds down an inquiry into those of another in Mondolkiri, drawing praise Thursday from graft watchdogs who urged the government to probe further cases.