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A new award honoring the media’s role in combating corruption was on Wednesday presented to five local journalists, whose stories uncovering various corrupt activities show how investigative reporting can help break the shackles holding back Cambodia’s development.
Koh Kong Safari World, a curiosity wildlife park owned by tycoon and CPP senator Ly Yong Phat that hosts crocodile shows and orangutan boxing matches, will pack up in October and bring its spectacle to Phnom Penh early next year, according to an administrator.
The U.S. State Department released its 39th annual human rights report on Friday, reviewing abuses against the citizens of 199 countries and painting a forensic picture of the shortcomings of the Cambodian government’s efforts to protect the rights of its population.
A woman who spent several months doing forced labor at the January 1 dam worksite in Kompong Thom province took the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal Thursday, describing a punishing workload of heavy labor, even for the sick and injured.
Two Indian Navy warships docked at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port on Tuesday to begin a five-day goodwill visit that will include joint training exercises with the Royal Cambodian Navy, while a pop-up medical camp will provide healthcare to local communities, Indian Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik said Wednesday.
Police in Siem Reap City arrested two more private security guards Wednesday, bringing to six the number of guards now being detained for Monday’s robbery at Lucky Mall, in which thieves forced open two ATMs and made off with tens of thousands of dollars in cash.
Two foreign filmmakers were arrested Tuesday morning after their drone was seen filming in the skies near Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house in Phnom Penh—a flight that provided a litmus test for February’s ban on unauthorized drone operation in the city.
Hundreds of students and curious members of the public packed into a lecture hall at Phnom Penh’s Pannasastra University last weekend for what was billed as Cambodia’s first-ever Khmer fluency competition for foreigners.
The Health Ministry has drafted Cambodia’s first-ever law to control the sale and consumption of alcohol, which imposes a minimum legal drinking age of 21 and would fine retailers who sell liquor to anyone underage.
Cambodia slid five places down the annual Global Peace Index released Tuesday, ranking 111th out of 162 countries surveyed. But despite ceding five of the seven spots it gained in last year’s index—which measures safety, security, conflict and militarization—the country received a slightly higher score than in 2014.
Italian filmmaker Jimmy Henderson, an unlikely pioneer of contemporary Khmer-language cinema, began filming in Kampot province last week for his new movie, “The Uninvited,” an allegorical eco-drama set in Cambodia’s distant past.
In her second day on the stand at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, a former regime district official who on Thursday said life under Pol Pot was “decent,” painted a darker picture, telling the court that she kept silent as people under her control regularly disappeared.
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap City topped another tourism poll this week, named as the world’s No. 1 landmark by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards on Tuesday. But a massive temple under construction in India is once again stirring fears that Cambodia’s iconic monument will be diminished.
As Ashton Carter toured Asia this week amid rising tensions over the South China Sea, Cambodia once again backed China’s position in the dispute, warning that recent remarks by the U.S. defense secretary were “provocative."
A recent spate of cases of alleged sexual abuse of boys, several involving directors of child welfare NGOs, has drawn renewed attention to the prevalence of such crimes in Cambodia.
The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Thursday sentenced former French judge and child-protection NGO director Philippe Broaly to 14 months in prison for sexually abusing five boys in his care, but will allow him to walk free within weeks after suspending five months of the sentence, officials said Friday.
As Cambodia’s tree cover recedes due to legal and illegal logging, people who live off the forests gathered in Phnom Penh on Tuesday to brainstorm ways to improve the fledgling green economy and increase the chances of preserving their local environments.
From his shack on the edge of a busy junction in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kok district Monday, 58-year-old Ly Sreang Kheng threw a rock at his feet and shook his head at the thought of a condominium stabbing the skyline on land he has spent years fighting for.
The World Economic Forum’s “Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015” provided a reality check for Cambodia as it ranked 105 out of 144 countries overall, despite the government placing tourism at the center of its plans to diversify the country’s economy.
Senior government officials this week promised temporary closure for hotels and restaurants along Sihanoukville’s heavily touristed beachfront that they say are routinely pumping raw sewage into the sea.