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Cambodian Gov’t Complains to Amazon Over ‘Angkor Wat Toilet Products’

The Apsara Authority, which oversees the running of the Angkor Wat Temple Complex, said the “ignominious” products should be removed from the site.

Interview: Senior Pentagon Official Visits Cambodia, Talks Phnom Penh Ties, Indo-Pacific Strategy

"Bilateral defense ties have undergone drastic setbacks over the past few years amid Cambodia’s growing closer security ties with China and political tensions surrounding Cambodia’s general elections last year."

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition

The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP’s former president Sam Rainsy and has been labeled a “terrorist” movement by the Cambodian government.

Thai Gov’t Commends Cambodia for Annulling Diplomatic Passports

On January 9, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered that diplomatic passports issued to foreign nationals should be collected and reviewed.

US Senators Turn to Trade Sanctions to ‘Restore Cambodian Democracy’

The EU has also begun a process to remove trade preferences from Cambodia under the “Everything But Arms” scheme, which Cambodia saves almost $700 million annually in tariffs.

Some 1,000 Workers Still Jobless After Protests Prompted Mass Layoffs

Workers have reported that the factory has refused to reinstate male and senior staff members.

Chinese Warships Visit Cambodia Seen as Sign of China’s Expanding Military Might in Asia

The visit follows denials by the Cambodian government over claims that China was seeking to create a de facto military base off Cambodia’s southern coast.

Senior US Official Warns of Chinese Military Presence in Cambodia, Calls for Democratic Reform

Cambodia's prime minister said he “doesn’t allow foreign military bases regardless of whether it’s for naval forces, infantry forces, or air forces.”

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.