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This Country’s Democracy Has Fallen Apart — And It Played Out to Millions On...

Facebook was supposed to open up societies like Cambodia. But it’s doing just the opposite — with disastrous consequences for its fragile politics.

Cambodia’s ruling party adds 342 new members to central committee

The ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) added 342 new members to its central committee during an extraordinary congress on Sunday, bringing the total number of the central committee members to 865, said the party's resolutions.

Cambodia PM berates media at correspondents’ dinner

Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories.

Cambodia’s detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday.

For ‘Khmerican’ Adoptees and Their Families, Camp Reunion to Keep Bonds Strong

Every summer for the past 15 years, Cambodian adoptees and their adoptive families from across the United States have gathered at a Colorado camp in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

After Rainsy calls for future protests, Hun Sen says elections will not take place...

Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an oblique warning in a speech to garment workers yesterday, noting that there could be no elections in a “chaotic country” – an apparent reference to the protests foreshadowed by the newly announced Cambodia National Rescue Movement.

Cambodia sends eighth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon

Cambodian troops take an oath of allegiance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 18, 2018. Cambodia sent the eighth batch of 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon on Thursday to replace the seventh group, whose one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in that country had come to an end.

Appreciating the best of Cambodia, and hoping for better

Rats, Rolls-Royces and all the wonders found in between.

Cambodia launches national ageing policy to improve well-being of elderly

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen launched the National Ageing Policy (2017-2030) on Thursday with the aim of further improving well-being of older persons in the country.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year.

Cambodia: Crackdown Crushes Media, Opposition

New York – The Cambodian government’s broad political crackdown in 2017 effectively extinguished the country’s flickering democratic system at the expense of basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018.

Are China’s Investment Taking over the Mekong?

Beijing – China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer neighbors.

Cambodian Exile Says Postpone Election to Avoid Violence

Exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Wednesday raised the prospect of violence if this year's general election is not postponed, prompting a government accusation of a threat to the state.

Cambodian court delays bail decision on James Ricketson and returns him to jail

Declaring that journalism is not a crime, accused Australian spy James Ricketson was ordered returned to one of Cambodia's harshest prisons on Wednesday after judges delayed announcing whether he could be released on bail.

Cambodian Exile Says Postpone Election to Avoid Violence

Exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Wednesday raised the prospect of violence if this year's general election is not postponed, prompting a government accusation of a threat to the state.

Cambodia plans to build one of world’s biggest airports

The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world's largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province, although the key players have yet to work out the details.

Cambodian capital Phnom Penh looks to establish medical tourism hub

Cambodia is becoming increasingly popular as a retirement and small business hub, but older expats are worried about the lack of reliable medical services.

Russia courts Southeast Asian partners with authoritarian streaks

A quarter of a century after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia is back in Southeast Asia, where creeping authoritarianism is giving Moscow room to maneuver.

Cambodia Vows to Probe Opposition ‘Movement,’ Take Legal Action

Cambodia’s government has said it will closely investigate a new political “movement” launched by former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy following the dissolution of his party and take legal action if it is deemed unlawful.

Cambodia’s Queen of Punk Wants to Kill the Love Song

A country’s music is like its state of mind, etched into history like lines on a record.

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Gold mining suspected as cause of Cambodian mass poisonings

A spate of mass toxic poisonings in the Cambodian provinces of Kratie and Mondulkiri have hospitalized hundreds and killed at least 16 people since May.

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