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One Detained, Others Fearing Arrest, in Long-Running Land Dispute

Y Sovann’s unexpected detention caused anger among his fellow villagers, who traveled to Phnom Penh to seek intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Housewarming Party Leads to Opposition Members’ Questioning

For former members of the CNRP, even organizing a private party comes with surveillance and questions from the authorities.

Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Overthrow Marked By Joy, Anger

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia in late December 1978 and overthrew the Chinese-backed Khmer Rouge regime on 7 January 1979.

Cambodian-Americans React to Prolonged Gov’t Shutdown

More than 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed or are working without pay.

US Follows EU in Reviewing Cambodia’s Preferential Trade Treatment in Light of Alleged Abuses

Cambodia exported over $3 billion in goods to the US last year.

PM Hun Sen Warns of Unrest in Garment Sector Over Seniority Pay Demands

Hun Sen warned workers that continuing to press for the bonuses could lead to the closure of two-thirds of garment factories in the country.

In Tirade Against Former Opposition Party, Hun Sen Praises ‘Win-Win’ Policy on Anniversary of...

The Win-Win policy is credited with ending Cambodia’s long-running civil war in 1998 by allowing members of rebel factions to integrate into the Cambodian military.

Veteran Journalist, Saing Soenthrith, Dies Aged 55

He was a founding member of the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), an advocacy group for journalists and promoter of quality reporting.

California Makes History in Mid-Term Elections

Some 12.8 million of the 19.7 million California registered voters cast a vote.

Advocates Urge More Targeted Sanctions on Cambodian Leaders

Some 101 government officials, businessmen, and institutions in many countries around the world have been sanctioned under the law.

Four Convicted Union Leaders Call for New Independent Investigation Into Deadly 2014 Crackdown

Four Cambodian union leaders who were convicted over their alleged involvement in organizing garment worker strikes that led to the deaths of at least five people in early 2014 have called for an independent inquiry into the use of force against protesters.

Two More CNRP Officials Flee Cambodia for US

Long Ry, a former lawmaker, and his wife, Chea Sokuntheany, secretary of the CNRP’s women’s movement, arrived at Lowell, MA, on Saturday after living in exile in Thailand for more than a year.

Cambodia Ends Long-Running Debate as it Celebrates 20 Years of Peace

Cambodia's government will host the start of a three-day celebration marking the 20-year anniversary of the end of civil war. The event, beginning Dec. 29, is designed to lay to rest the issue of when the long-running conflict finally ended.

Opinion: Khmer Rouge Genocide of Notre Dame Cathedral in Cambodia

Between April 1975 and January 1979, the Khmer Rouge destroyed significant numbers of Christian churches and many Christians were killed. Phnom Penh’s first Cathedral, the Preah Meada was decimated, and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Phnom Penh, which could hold up to 10,000 people, was blown up.

Cambodians Fight Back as Deportations Escalate

Until last Friday, Soeun Neat had been tearfully preparing her children for their father's deportation from the United States to Cambodia for a 20-year-old criminal conviction.

Cambodia Sanctions Bill ‘to Die in Senate’

The Cambodia Democracy Act 2018 has stalled at the Senate’s foreign relations committee since July. Staff at the committee said there are no plans to review the bill, without providing an explanation.

Cambodian Girls Aim to Bridge Parent-Child Communication Gap With Innovative App

Ung Pechata has always dreamed big. The 12-year-old Cambodian had wanted to become an architect or inventor, but a technology competition has given her a new goal: solving social problems through technology.

Interview: For Entrepreneurs Seeking to Launch Media Startups in Cambodia, Introducing Splice Newsroom

Splice describes itself as the “Nieman Lab of Asia (without the funding!)” It recently partnered with Civic on a project to provides $1 million in grants and seed money to 100 media startups in Asia over the next three years.

Free World Not Fall for Hun Sen’s Nonsense, Says Yoho

Congressman Ted Yoho, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, said he would reintroduce Cambodia Democracy Act in January next year if the Senate fails to pass it by the end of 2018.

National Book Fair Renews Hope for Cambodian Literary Scene

Ouk Bonheang, 25, a young author, said the rise was due to a growing appreciation among young Cambodians for literacy.