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‘I don’t love Cambodia any less’: Ricketson home after ‘spy’ ordeal

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

There’s a world of difference between neighbours Vietnam and Cambodia

With more than a thousand kilometres of shared border, and with centuries of overlapping history, Cambodia and Vietnam are not unlike two children from the same family.

Don’t interfere with Cambodia’s ‘smooth’ election: China to world

A top Chinese government diplomat says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia's internal affairs after an election was broadly criticised as being neither free nor fair.

Cambodian opposition leader calls for protests

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called for peaceful protests against the country's general election, calling it "a sham election with a foregone conclusion".

Australian love-scam victim wins her appeal in Cambodia

An Australian woman serving a 23-year prison sentence in Cambodia has achieved a stunning legal victory after her 2014 drug smuggling conviction was quashed by Cambodia’s Supreme Court.

Cambodia’s ‘dirty dozen’ have no place in Australia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s crackdown on dissent is in full swing ahead of national elections later this month. But who are the generals around Hun Sen who act like a praetorian guard protecting him and the ruling party, helping to crush or eliminate political opponents, and then obstructing efforts at accountability?

The next Macau? China’s big gamble in Cambodia

Chinese money has made properties in the seaside village of Sihanoukville as expensive as Byron Bay. But now, crowded out by casinos and resorts, the locals are pushing back – literally.

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson to face trial in Cambodia

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson will face trial in Cambodia after a year in prison, accused of espionage by the country's increasingly authoritarian government.

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy warns against ‘fake election’, China ties

Exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy has warned Cambodia's ever-closer relationship with China is weakening regional security and undermining his country's national sovereignty.

Australian Rachel Prins facing five years in Cambodian jail if guilty

An Australian woman charged by Cambodian police with drug possession and trafficking is facing up to five years in jail if she is convicted.

Australians detained by Cambodian police in Siem Reap bar

An Australian woman has been detained by Cambodian police in the tourist city of Siem Reap and could face charges for possessing marijuana.

Cambodian adoption system corrupt: NGO

Cambodia's inter-country adoption system was rife with corruption and many children given up for adoption overseas were not orphans, a local NGO says.

‘Democracy is dead in Cambodia’: deputy opposition leader speaks out

For Mu Sochua, life in exile is a series of airports and interviews. This week, she is in New Zealand. Next week, Canada, where she will again be welcomed by Cambodian expatriate communities.

Rumours of demise exaggerated says Phnom Penh Post chief executive

The chief executive of Cambodia's oldest independent news outlet, Marcus Holmes, says the Phnom Penh Post is not in danger of closing down, despite reports to the contrary.

Australian killed in landmine blast in Cambodia

An Australian and a Cambodian were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say.

A small school in Cambodia is showing entrepreneurship can be taught

Growing up in the Cambodian province of Kampong Cham, Marady Heang’s ambitions were limited.

Hun Sen’s Cambodia slides even further into dictatorship

Cambodia’s ruling party has drawn-up a five-year plan that critics say will entrench the dictatorship of strongman Hun Sen through intimidation, harassment and arrests.

Cambodian court rejects bail for opposition leader

A Cambodian court on Thursday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow the government.

Canberra must act to get Australian James Ricketson out of jail in Cambodia

James Ricketson, the Australian filmmaker accused of spying in Cambodia, has little chance of getting a fair trial in the country's politically rigged, chaotic and corrupt courts.