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Cambodia Rejects Report Alleging Military Rights Abuses

Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior military figures have rejected the findings of a report published on Thursday that alleged serious and systematic human rights abuses by a group of top generals close to the premier.

PM Urges Cultural Figures, Officials to Step Up Anti-Drugs Efforts

Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Cambodian cultural figures and officials to step up the campaign against illegal drugs in a public letter released this week.

Top Generals From Cambodia, Thailand Meet to Discuss Border Security

General Thanchaiyan Srisuwa was appointed to the position in September and this was his first official visit to Cambodia since assuming the role.

Youth Engagement Can Help Save Cambodians’ Democratic Rights: Analysts

Cambodia’s energized youth activists and large demographic of young voters could become key actors in halting the country’s democratic backsliding, political analysts said, though they warned that challenging the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) could also put youths at serious risk.

Interview: Mory Sar Says Cambodian Youths Are Voices of Change

Mory Sar, co-founder, and vice-president of the Cambodian Youth Network was one of the panelists discussing on Cambodia’s human rights at the Stimson Center, Washington, DC, May 29. Sar suggested three ways that Cambodian youths could make a difference in their country. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.

Guards Fired By US Embassy Allegedly Shared “Dozens” of Explicit Pictures of Toddlers

A group of former US Embassy security guards who were fired in March for sharing child pornography appeared at the Labor Ministry on Friday to seek assistance from the government in pressing their claims of unlawful dismissal against the embassy.

Police Dismiss Claims of Foul Play in Accident Involving Opposition Party Leader

Police investigating a deadly traffic incident that caused the death of the wife of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the head of the opposition Funcinpec party, leaving the political veteran seriously injured, have found no evidence to back up claims of foul play.

Interview: Mory Sar Says Cambodian Youths Are Voices of Change

Mory Sar, co-founder, and vice-president of the Cambodian Youth Network was one of the panelists discussing on Cambodia’s human rights at the Stimson Center, Washington, DC, May 29. Sar suggested three ways that Cambodian youths could make a difference in their country. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.

Election Body Uses Telecoms Providers to Encourage People to Vote

The head of Cambodia’s official election body has said the organization is using a telecommunications company to encourage Cambodians to vote in the upcoming general elections.

New Zealand Calls on International Community to Work for Cambodia Rights, Democracy

New Zealand has led several nations at the U.N. Human Rights Council in issuing a joint statement urging action on Cambodia’s deteriorating human rights situation.

GDP Debates Campaigning on Kem Ley Assassination

The party says it is concerned with drawing the ire of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, whose leadership has been accused of being behind the killing.

Calls for Inquiry Into Accident That Caused Death of Prince’s Wife

The vice president of the Funcinpec party has called for a thorough investigation into the causes of the car crash that killed the wife of party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh on Sunday.

Gov’t Orders Local Authorities to Solve Land Disputes to Stop Protests in Capital

Recently, hundreds of villagers involved in land disputes have traveled to Phnom Penh to lobby the government ahead of the election.

Police Hunt for Facebook User Calling for Election Boycott

Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party figures have labeled those participating in the boycott as “traitors”.

Cambodian Court Postpones Trial of Australian Who Flew Drone at Rally

A Cambodian court has delayed by one month the trial of an Australian filmmaker who was arrested one year ago for flying a drone at a campaign rally.

Chinese Defense Minister to Visit Cambodia to ‘Strengthen Military Ties’

China’s defense minister is due to visit Cambodia this month to discuss expanding military ties between the two countries, according to Cambodia’s defense ministry.

Cambodia’s Military Apparatus Overhauled Ahead of Tense Election

A close aide to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his eldest son have been promoted to the leading roles in the Cambodian military ahead of July’s general election, according to a report.

CNRP Supporters to Protest Japan Support for ‘Illegitimate’ Elections

Supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party have renewed calls on Japan to end its support for July’s general election.

Cambodian Teams Through to ‘Mini-Final’ of Tech Challenge

It took many weeks of practice before Rose Angely and her team was ready. After many long days of preparation, the team of 12 to 13-year-olds known as The Five Infinities were ready to pitch their business to more than 400 people at the Institute of Technology last month.

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’

The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party should be allowed to contest the vote and that all political prisoners in the country should be freed.

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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