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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.
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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.

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’

Several hundred participants gathered in the capital’s Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Cambodia to Host First ‘IT Camp’ in Kingdom

Camp participants come from a variety of fields, both in the public and private sectors, he added, who wish to receive training on best practices when using modern technology.

Cambodia Forms Group to Settle Lawsuits Against Unionists

The move comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an appeal to unionists who are the subject of outstanding legal proceedings to provide the labor ministry with information about their cases to speed up their resolution.

Cambodia Eases Pressure on Opposition, Media after EU Sanctions Threat

Cambodia's parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation.

Rainsy ‘Assumes Control’ of Cambodia’s Opposition in Exile

The announcement was made at a gathering of overseas party members in Atlanta, GA, this week, which was billed as the first Cambodia National Rescue Party world congress outside the country and supporters of Sokha had opposed.

Cambodian-American Helps Lead Local Campaign Against Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule

The advocacy groups have travelled and organized to increase public awareness in several states with large immigrant populations, including California, New York and some Midwestern states.

Cambodia and Nepal Sign Agreements to Bolster Ties

The countries signed four agreements during the visit, including an exemption on visa requirements for members of the diplomatic service.

Cambodia’s Migration Boom Leaves Children Home Alone, and Uniquely Vulnerable

Ol Thida and her husband were sure they had no choice but to leave their tiny rural village.

Cambodian Opposition Divided Over Plans for Party Congress

The gathering by ‘overseas’ CNRP members is set to be held in Atlanta, GA. on Saturday and Sunday.

Cambodian Women Fight for Grassroots Political Participation

Experts say women remain underrepresented in politics in Cambodia.

Cambodian City Targets Chinese Businesses for Misspelled Signs

The move also comes amid rising anti-Chinese sentiment in Cambodia following a spike in Chinese immigration.

Cambodian Inventor Shares Creative Insights, Plans for the Future

After two years at university, Thul Rithy decided to quit, opting to teach himself English and explore the country by bicycle to gain inspiration.

US-Funded Project ‘We Next’ Aims to Empower Young Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs

The five-year project will be run in three major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.

Cambodian Faces Legal Battle to Remain in US After Release From Jail

Phal Sok was released early, in 2015, for good conduct under an initiative aimed at aiding juvenile offenders, but was later detained by ICE for deportation to Cambodia under the rules of a repatriation agreement signed between the US and Cambodia in 2002.

Two Decades On, Cambodia’s Revolutionary Capital Embraces Capitalism and Karaoke

As senior Khmer Rouge leaders are convicted of genocide, survivors of the regime’s last stand seek to put the past behind them.