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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.

Cambodia Has Its Own Mobile Payment App, But Will It Catch On Beyond Phnom...

Pi Pay, although little-known outside of its native Cambodia, has scaled quickly to become a ubiquitous digital wallet solution and the first e-commerce app to gain real traction in a city where many residents still refuse to trust credit cards and banks.

Cambodia on a ‘downward trend’, according to Freedom House

The American NGO Freedom House has singled out Cambodia as being on a "downward trend" in terms of liberties, but despite an ongoing political crackdown that has drawn international condemnation, Cambodia’s 2017 score by the organisation remained almost unchanged from last year.

Interview with Sam Rainsy: ‘Our Movement Cannot Be Dissolved’

Sam Rainsy, former president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who has lived in exile since 2015, on Jan. 14 in Houston, Texas unveiled to supporters his plan to launch the Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) as a way around the government’s ban on his opposition party.

Former Cambodia Opposition Leader Forms New ‘Movement’ for Fair Elections

According to Sam Rainsy, the new movement would support free elections and civil society in Cambodia.

Cambodia Issues Health Warning Over Bird Flu Outbreak in Phnom Penh

Officials were quick to clarify that no humans had been found to have been infected by the H1N1 virus.

Government must act over Australian filmmaker held in Cambodia

As the court date for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, currently detained in a Cambodian jail, draws close, it remains unfortunate that our government has, so far, declined to act on his behalf.

Has Cambodia’s economic boom imploded?

Cranes building Phnom Penh’s rapidly rising skyline give testimony to Cambodia’s enduring economic success as well as to China’s commitment to investing in the Kingdom’s infrastructure.

Does Cambodia’s New Opposition Party Really Matter?

Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s reverence for political change is exceeded only by his reverence for himself as the instigator of it.

Chinese demand drives construction boom in Cambodia

The value of construction projects in Cambodia rose more than 22 percent to $6.4 billion in 2017 from the previous year, according to official figures released on Tuesday that showed the impact of a boom driven by Chinese investors.

Cambodia’s Media Crackdown: By the Numbers

333 — Media outlets shut by authorities. 132 — Ranking on the World Press Freedom Index out of 180 countries. 118 — Number of opposition party members banned from politics.

Signs of Division in Cambodia’s Opposition Over New Group

Signs of division emerged among opponents of long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday after prominent exiles said they had founded a new movement following a ban on the main opposition party.

IAEA Helps Cambodia Set Up its First National Cancer Centre

Cambodia today opened the doors of its first ever national cancer centre. The new facility was built with the support of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and will significantly increase the country’s capacity to fight a growing cancer burden.

Cambodia’s endangered cyclo trade receives boost from PM Hun Sen

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a foundation on Saturday (Jan 13) to preserve the country’s remaining iconic cyclos.

Hun Sen marks 33 years in power

Prime Minister Hun Sen marked 33 years in power yesterday, claiming he had maintained his tight grip on power through democratic, not dictatorial, means – while also lamenting that he was unable to step down due to the Kingdom’s needs.

Lessons in Luxury: How Cambodia’s new design destination is helping the planet

You have to be a bit crazy for people to take notice,” said hotel designer Bill Bensley, before I became the first journalist to check in to Shinta Mani Angkor – Bensley Collection in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

‘I need my family’: how a refugee held on Nauru is struggling to make...

Abdullah hoped that moving to Cambodia under Australia’s refugee deal would allow him to be reunited with his family. But that has not happened.

Angkor Wat’s Muslims: The key to Cambodia’s halal tourism?

If you close your eyes and listen carefully at sunset in Siem Reap’s old town, between the rhythmic chants and tinkling bells emanating from the local Buddhist temples, you will hear the faint, melodious sound of the Muslim call to prayer.