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Cambodia makes first arrest using new royal insult law

A 50-year-old teacher has been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly insulting the monarchy in a comment posted on Facebook, police said on Sunday, the first such arrest since the country adopted a royal insult law earlier this year.

Cambodia condemns move by U.S. Congressman to impose sanctions

Cambodia on Friday condemned a proposal by a U.S. Congressman to impose financial sanctions on long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen and his officials, saying the bid destroyed the credibility of the United States.

U.N. urges Cambodia to free opposition leader, calls detention ‘arbitrary’

A United Nations body has declared arbitrary the detention of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, demanding his immediate release and the award of compensation, as the southeast Asian nation prepares for a general election on July 29.

Sale of newspaper in Cambodia ‘disaster’ for media freedom: rights group

The purchase of the Phnom Penh Post by a Malaysian whose public relations firm lists Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen as a client is a “disaster” for media freedom ahead of a general election, an international rights group said on Monday.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow the government.

Cambodia Launches Campaign to Get Voters to Turn Out for July Election

Cambodia's election panel on Friday began a campaign to get voters to turn out for a July 29 general election, despite the concerns of some Western nations and the United Nations that the vote might not be free or fair after a key opposition party ban.

Cambodia’s ‘Last Truly Independent’ Newspaper Sold to Malaysian

Phnom Penh -- Cambodia's English-language daily The Phnom Penh Post was bought by a Malaysian investor, its chairman said on Saturday, amid concerns that...

Cambodia’s royal oxen predict good harvests this year

Cambodia’s royal oxen predicted a bountiful harvest of rice, the country’s biggest crop, as well as corn and beans at an ancient royal plowing ceremony on Thursday.

Cambodia registering parties for July vote after main opposition dissolved

Cambodia began registering political parties on Monday for a July general election likely to extend the 33-year-old rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen after the Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition party.

Moody’s keeps ‘stable’ rating for Cambodia

Ratings agency Moody's on Friday kept Cambodia's credit rating at B2 with a stable outlook, saying its robust GDP growth prospects, macroeconomic stability and efforts to strengthen government revenue helped bolster its "continuing high-debt affordability".

EU, U.S. reluctant to remove trade preferences for Cambodia garments: Fitch’s BMI

The European Union and the United States appear reluctant to remove preferential trade access for Cambodia’s vital garments sector, Fitch’s BMI research unit said on Tuesday, despite calls from rights groups for targeted sanctions in the wake of a political crackdown ahead of a July general election.

Cambodia king urges Senate dominated by ruling party to protect rights

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni on Monday urged senators to protect justice and human rights as the upper house of the country’s parliament met for the first time since the ruling party swept a controversial election in February.

Cambodian man kills ex-wife then commits suicide live on Facebook

A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country.

Cambodian journalists charged with espionage denied bail

A court in Cambodia on Thursday declined to grant bail to two journalists who have been charged with espionage for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station.

Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography

The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Cambodia to see strong growth despite political uncertainties, says ADB

Cambodia’s economy is forecast to grow 7 per cent this year and next despite uncertainties from its national elections, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said today.

Cambodia Says It Thwarts Opposition Activist’s Plot to Attack

Cambodian authorities have thwarted an exiled opposition activist's plot to set off two blasts days before traditional new year celebrations, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday.

Vietnam activists question Facebook on suppressing dissent

Vietnamese human rights activists and independent media groups have written to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Inc’s chief executive, questioning whether the social media platform was helping suppress dissent in the communist country.

Japan, Cambodia sign $118 million aid agreement

Japan signed a grant and loan agreement with Cambodia on Sunday (Apr 8) totalling more than US $90 million (S$118 million), despite concerns from the international community over Prime Minister Hun Sen's crackdown on government critics ahead of a July general election.

Cambodia invites foreign observers to election after dissolving opposition

Cambodia on Wednesday invited foreign observers to monitor a July general election, as required by law, which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the main opposition party was dissolved.

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Minor Opposition Parties Speak Out Against Calls for Election Boycott

Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.

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