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Cambodians Urged to Use Care on Social Media Platforms

Social media platforms such as Facebook have become popular mediums for Cambodians to criticize authorities and protest against government policy.

Cambodia to Journalists: Let Us Now Praise Sihanoukville

Cambodia tells journalists to present the hive of Chinese investment as ‘a city of miracles’ set to rival a mash-up of Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, and Singapore.

Brother of Major Cambodian Tycoon Arrested in Drug Raid Case

Police found some 50 kilograms of drugs at the venue and detained 29 suspected dealers during the nighttime raid on February 23.

Remittances Pull Farmers Deeper Into Debt, Research Finds

The study found that families receiving remittances saw an average increase in debt of 6 percent.

New Book Urges Action to Prevent ‘Last Days of the Mighty Mekong’

The Mekong River is home to more than 70 million people.

Interview: Book Author’s 10-Year Observation of Cambodia

My book is exactly about “Cambodia in the 21st century”. I thought the book could include some kind of photos of Cambodian society now. What is happening and what is changing, from a traditional to a more modern society.

Hun Sen Gives Former Opposition Officials Royal Pardon Ultimatum

Some 118 former Cambodia National Rescue Party officials were banned from political activities for five years in a Supreme Court ruling in November 2017.

China, Cambodia Hold More War Games

The Dragon Gold exercises were held in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district on land controlled by Infantry Brigade 70, an elite reserve force for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit.

Gripped By Drought, Cambodian Farmers Struggle Against Changing Climate

Cambodian farmers harvest rice in two seasons: the rainy and dry seasons.

Commerce Ministry Slams US Congressmen Over Trade Sanctions Bill

Cambodia exported $400 million in garments and textile products to the United States duty-free last year, according to GMAC.

Cambodian-American Movie Brings Back Hope, Memories of Pre-Khmer Rouge Era

The movie, “In the Life of Music”, which features the Sisamouth classic “Champa Battambang”, screened in Virginia on Thursday to a crowded hall of several hundred viewers.

Huge Drug Bust at Nightclub Owned By Prominent Tycoon’s Brother: Police

The raid on the Rock Entertainment Center on Saturday netted 29 alleged drug dealers, 231 alleged users, 50 kilograms of drugs and one pistol, according to a police spokesman.

Opinion: Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in...

Former diplomats, researchers, and human rights activists gathered recently at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for the book launch of “Seeking Justice in Cambodia: Human Rights Defenders Speak Out.”

Former Opposition Leader Warns of ‘Massacre’ Over Leaked Order to ‘Destroy’ CNRP

Hun Sen and other senior CPP officials have made threats prior to the July 2018 election that the opposition would be “destroyed” or “killed” if sanctions were implemented.

Cambodian-Americans Plan Lobbying Campaign to Support Sanctions

The EU has given Cambodia 12 months to implement reforms or face losing its access to a preferential trade scheme thought to be vital to the economy.

Huge Land Loss Predicted for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Nearly the entire Mekong Delta in Vietnam — an area that helps feed about 200 million people — will sink underwater by the year 2100 at current rates, a new study predicts.

Interior Minister Questions Military Intervention in Local Disputes

The shooting prompted a group of former opposition politicians to write an open letter to the EU outlining the events.

Unionists Warn Against Downplaying Impact of EBA Withdrawal

The government has responded by playing down its dependence on EU trade, despite warnings from the industry and workers’ associations.

Former Opposition Leader Warns Chinese Immigrants Not to ‘Provoke Backlash’

Sam Rainsy said the large influx of Chinese immigrants to Cambodia, coinciding with a construction boom and waning relations with the West, could lead to a backlash from locals.

Ministry Calls for Nominations for Woman Techies Award

Five awards will be presented this year compared with just one last year: for entrepreneurship, engineering, community development, digital multimedia, and innovation.