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Advocacy Group Urges Khmer Krom to Fight for Self-Determination in Vietnam

Human Rights Watch has documented what it calls serious human rights abuses committed against the Khmer Krom by the Vietnamese authorities, including the arrest of political dissidents.

Condemning Sri Lanka Blasts, Hun Sen Ups Security at Home

Hun Sen said the attacks highlighted the increased need for security in states that may be vulnerable to such attacks, including Cambodia.

Family of Slain Forest Activist Readies to Mark Seventh Anniversary of Killing

Wutty was in Koh Kong province with two journalists from the Cambodia Daily investigating alleged illegal logging by the company as it cleared land ahead of the construction of a hydropower dam.

Daze of Justice Documentary Airing Renews Questions Over Khmer Rouge Justice

The film, produced by Michael Siv, himself a survivor, follows the group as they give testimony in Case 002 against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, the last two remaining senior regime leaders.

Hun Sen Urges Officials Not to Be Provoked by Former Opposition Leader

In a video posted to his Facebook account earlier this month, Sam Rainsy said Interior Minister Sar Kheng should “not let Hun Sen strike first”.

Ruling Party Lawmaker Linked to Illegal Logging Charges

The loggers were reportedly detained on land in the province’s Taveng district controlled by Noupheap Sophy Investment, a firm with links to a number of high-profile officials.

Ahead of Second BRI Forum, Cambodia Sees Benefit of Massive Chinese Project

Cambodia is the beneficiary of China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, which was announced by Chinese president Xi Jinping in 2013.

Group Warns of ‘Ruthless Crackdown’ on Cambodian Journalists

For former Radio Free Asia reporter Yeang Sothearin, life took a drastic turn when Cambodian police came to detain him and his colleague Uon Chhin in November 2017. They were accused of conspiring with foreign powers, charges they have since denied.

US, China Face Off Online Over Trade Deficit in Cambodia

Recently, the US embassy posted a comment on its Facebook about a trade deficit between China and Cambodia, which angered Chinese embassy officials in Phnom Penh.

Cambodian Social Media Users Enthralled by Family Dispute over Valuable Land

Facebook users are shocked by a court battle between an 84-year-old matriarch and her 61-year-old daughter for control over prime location land in Sihanoukville.

Reamker Retold Through Decades-Long Photo Collection

The 466-page photography book of mural paintings, temple carvings, and traditional masked dance performances took photographer Arjay Stevens 22 years to finish.

Reporters Without Borders Says Cambodia Media Freedoms Plummeted in 2018

At least 14 journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1992, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Loss of Life as Traffic Deaths Mount Prompts Renewed Debate Over Safety, Access to...

Traffic accidents cost Cambodia $350 million a year, according to officials.

Facing No Opposition, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Expects Easy Local Election Wins

More than 4,100 constituencies are being contested in total across Cambodia’s 25 regions.

Villagers In Pursat Risk Losing Everything to Dam Development

The Cambodian government last week announced an 80-megawatt hydropower dam on the Anlong Krouch river, which flows to the town of Pursat.

Cambodia Promotes International Commitments at UN to Deflect Rights Criticism

In a speech in New York late last month, Cambodia’s defense minister, Tea Banh, said Cambodia was committed to internationalism, peace, and development.

FBI, Cambodia Ink Cooperation Agreement to Fight Transnational Crime

With the help of the FBI, Cambodian police have arrested US fugitives hiding in Cambodia and collaborated in a crackdown on criminal cases.

Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Producers Call on Gov’t to Retain EBA

The EU is currently assessing Cambodia’s membership of the scheme following a deterioration in human rights and democratic standards.

Prey Lang Forest Activists Hope New Funding Will Prompt Change

The activists and communities in Prey Lang rely on the forest to support their livelihoods and fear that continued encroachment on the woodland will further deplete their income.

Traditional Oxcart Races Held for Khmer New Year

Participants and organizers said they wanted to raise awareness of the tradition in the hope it could be preserved for future generations as Cambodian farming becomes more mechanized.