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Activists Urge Government to Take Concrete Measures to Keep EBA

The group told VOA Khmer that the Cambodian government needs to restore democracy and human rights in the country in exchange for the EBA trade preference.

Rights Workers and Relatives of “RT Fixer” Calls for Charges To Be Dropped

Rott Mony, Rath Chanthul, 27, told VOA Khmer that she wanted the court to give him a fair trial. Rath Chanthul claimed that the absence of the plaintiffs at the court last week suggested an unfair trial.

UN: 1 in 10 Children Globally Is Victim of Child Labor

The International Labor Organization is calling for the elimination of child labor, which victimizes tens of millions of children in all regions of the world. The call came from Geneva, where special events marking the World Day Against Child Labor were held Wednesday.

Graphic Novel Reveals Trauma, Hardships of One Man’s Life as a Modern Slave

It has been about nine years since Prum Vannak was rescued by a human rights organization but he said his memory of his time at sea is a wound that will never heal.

Chinese Defense Minister Denies “Military Presence in Cambodia”

However, he did not give a direct answer to the question of whether China “is seeking” to have a future military presence in Cambodia, which is increasingly getting close to Beijing.

Youths to Hold Story-Telling Event on ‘Wonders of the Mekong’

Dozens of Cambodian youths are coming together to raise public awareness about the environmental threats facing the life-giving river.

Hun Sen To Deliver Keynote in Japan on Search for A “New World Order”

Dr. Chheang Vannrith, director of Asian Vision, told VOA Khmer that the premier will also likely discuss role of ASEAN in the context of this new global order as well as Cambodia’s policy of neutrality.

140 Ex-Opposition Members Summoned by Courts: Rights Group

Dozens of former CNRP members have been summoned in recent weeks, as the CPP government continues to pressure the opposition.

Artist’s Graphic Novel Recounts His Trafficking Ordeal on Thai Fishing Boat

Cambodian artist publishes a well-received graphic novel about his years spent enslaved and forced to work on a Thai fishing boat.

As Power Cuts Cripple Cambodia, Generator Sales Soar

Phnom Penh residents and businesses have complained for weeks about the worst power shortages in years, but one group has reaped the benefits: generator sellers.

140 Ex-Opposition Members Summoned by Courts: Rights Group

Dozens of former CNRP members have been summoned in recent weeks, as the CPP government continues to pressure the opposition.

Campaigning Under Way in Local Elections Without Challengers to Ruling Party

Cambodia’s National Election Committee says campaigns for the May 26 elections of city and provincial councillors were proceeding without irregularities.

US Shoe Industry Protests Possible Tariffs on Chinese Imports

More than 170 American shoe manufacturers and retailers, including such well-known athletic shoe brands as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to exempt footwear from any further tariffs he imposes on imported goods from China.

Cambodia-China Journalist Association Launched to Promote ‘Positive News’

The initiative, supported by both governments, marks another step toward replacing Cambodia’s once free press with China’s model of information, media experts say.

Latest Deportation, Disappearances Rattle Thai Dissident Diaspora

Yammy and her friends sleep in shifts. They venture out of the house they share only every few days to stock up on food, and have stopped their live webcasts so as not to give away their location.

Interior Minister Lauds Police Crackdown on ‘Insurgents’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng appeared to praise police operations during a crackdown on the main opposition party last year.

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

Following negotiations with Cambodian officials, Germany decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants.

Cambodian King Supports Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Media

King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S.

Cambodia, Nepal Discuss Direct Flights, Opening Embassies

Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals.

Cambodia, Nepal Leaders Encourage Trade Between Countries

Premier Hun Sen and visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli encouraged businesses in their countries to explore mutual trade and investment opportunities.