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China pledges over $100 million military aid to Cambodia

China has granted more than $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, Cambodia said on Tuesday, highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of destroying democracy ahead of an election next month.

Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen’s recipe for victory in Cambodian poll

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the restless crowd by announcing that everyone would receive a cash gift.

Cambodian curbs on election news could smother debate – U.N. warns

Vaguely worded Cambodian media rules could bring sweeping restrictions that prevent journalists reporting on controversial issues in the run-up to a general election, U.N. rights monitors warned on Friday.

In Cambodia, stalled Chinese casino resort embodies Silk Road secrecy, risks

The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe.

Cambodia to Monitor Online News Ahead of July Election

Cambodia will monitor and control online news content intended to cause "instability", an official notice said on Monday, the government's latest move to control information ahead of a general election in July.

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead

Nat Sota worries about the spirits of her ancestors.

In Cambodia’s capital, Chinese buyers pump luxury property bubble

Guo Qirui, 30, says it’s a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country where the Chinese retail executive has lived for nearly half a decade.

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.