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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.

Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab

Farmers from Cambodia have filed a lawsuit in a Thai civil court against Asia’s largest sugar producer, accusing it of rights abuses after it allegedly kicked farmers off their land, a rights group said on Monday.

Cambodian court accuses journalists of pornography as well as espionage: lawyer

A Cambodian court has charged two journalists with producing pornography in addition to espionage charges they already face for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station, their lawyer said on Thursday.

Forty-Five Countries Urge Cambodia to Conduct Free Vote, Release Opposition Leader

Forty-five countries called on Cambodia on Wednesday to reinstate the main opposition party, release its jailed leader and ensure a July general election is free and fair.

U.N. Envoy Urges Cambodia to Let Opposition Stand in Election

A U.N. human rights envoy urged Cambodia on Wednesday to drop a ban on the country's main opposition party so it can take part in a July general election.

Cambodia’s former opposition head says open to talks with PM

Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Sunday he was open to talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held power since 1985, to end a crisis caused by the dissolution of the main opposition party ahead of elections in July.

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

Cambodia’s prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016.

Cambodia PM’s son assumes senior military post

The eldest son of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has assumed a position as joint chief of staff of Cambodia's Armed Forces, the latest promotion of one of Mr Hun Sen's family members to a senior post aimed at apparently consolidating his grip on power.

Cambodian PM denounces ‘dogs’ for burning his effigy in Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, criticized by rights groups for a crackdown on the opposition and media, denounced protesters in Australia as dogs on Thursday for burning his effigy, days after threatening to beat them up.

Cambodia ‘shocked’ by ‘disrespectful’ U.S. aid cut, says democracy intact

Cambodia said on Wednesday it was saddened and shocked by a “disrespectful” U.S. decision to rein back aid programs because of perceived democratic setbacks and defended its  record on democracy.

U.S. Tourist Arrested in Cambodia Accused of Killing Masseuse

Cambodian police arrested a 24-year-old American tourist on Wednesday on suspicion of killing a masseuse by slitting her throat, police said.

EU threatens Cambodia with sanctions over election purge

The European Union threatened Cambodia with economic sanctions on Monday after the country’s ruling party said it had won every seat in a Senate election in which many opposition supporters were stripped of their right to vote.

Cambodia’s ruling party sweeps Senate election after crackdown

Cambodia’s ruling party said on Sunday it had won every seat up for election on the Senate in a ballot held after thousands of opposition lawmakers and local council leaders were stripped of their right to vote.

Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud

Authorities in Cambodia on Friday arrested 36 suspects from Cambodia, Taiwan and neighboring Thailand on suspicion of running a telecoms scam to defraud victims abroad, military police said.