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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.

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy’s Calls for ‘Uprisings’

Cambodia also urged the international community not to interfere in its internal affairs and respect its sovereignty.

Ministry Issues Warning to Young Lovers Against ‘Unusual Activity’ on Valentine’s Day

The letter instructed both public and private educational institutions to educate students and “strengthen morals” by disciplining students, though it did not provide examples of what constituted “unusual activity”.

Family of Jailed Documentary Fixer Rallies Outside Russian Embassy

The documentary, “My Mother Sold Me”, which aired in October, depicted a young Cambodian woman apparently selling her daughter’s virginity.

Monitoring Group Finds Freedom in Cambodia on the Wane

Cambodia’s score has dropped 4 points to 26 out of 100.

Cambodia Orders Arrest of Exiled Former Opposition Leader Upon Return

Sam Rainsy left Cambodia in 2016 facing a number of lawsuits filed by senior officials.

US Doctors to Provide Free Treatment in Kampong Thom Province

More than 100 medical practitioners will take part in the mission, which is the ninth annual mission carried out by CHPAA.

Activists Caution Cambodian Fishermen on Thai Trawlers

More than 1 million Cambodians are reported to migrate to Thailand each year, working in factories, plantations, and in the fishing industry.

Long Beach Mayor Forges Closer Ties With Phnom Penh

Long Beach is the second-busiest port in the United States after Los Angeles and is home to more than 20,000 Cambodian-Americans.

A Monk’s-Eye View of England, From Hamburgers to Human Rights

Venerable Luon Sovath spent two months touring the UK, with filmmaker Chris Kelly standing in as his “pagoda boy.”

Ahead of Election, Thai Army Chief Visits Cambodia to Bolster Ties

Army chief Apirat Kongsompong arrived on Tuesday and met with Cambodian army commander Hun Manet and Defense Minister Tea Banh.

US Intelligence Chief Warns of Chinese Military Presence in Cambodia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence expressed concern over the report in a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose government denied the allegation.

One Seriously Injured After Cambodian Security Forces Open Fire on Protesters

Some 100 soldiers, police and military police arrived in Koki village in Preah Sihanouk’s Bet Trang commune, opened fire on protesters and critically injuring at least one person.

Former Opposition Urges EU to Maintain Pressure on Cambodia Over Rights

The 22nd Asean-EU Ministerial Meeting was held in Brussels to consider issues including trade, maritime security, combating terrorism, and migration.

Farmers Sinking Into Debt After EU Tariffs Lead to Plunging Rice Prices

Hun Samnang, a rice farmer, has to pay off his loan in a few months. But he fears that he will not be able to meet the payments from this year’s harvest due to plummeting grain prices caused by the imposition of tariffs by the European Union, imposed over protectionist concerns.

In Poor Cambodian Town, Labor Migration to South Korea Provides Income for Many

Many Prek Achi Commune families have opted to send their children to South Korea, where some 54,000 Cambodians have found relatively well-paid jobs.

China Pledges $10 Billion in Support to Cambodia as Relations With West Deteriorate

China's pledge followed a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday on the third day of the prime minister's four-day visit to Beijing.

Gov’t Warns Media of Repercussions for Journalists Who Write About the ‘Hun Sen Regime’

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said journalists using these terms “do not respect the will of the Cambodian people, who turned out to vote”.