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Scholars, Experts on Cambodia to Attend Asian Studies Conference in Washington

David Chandler, a renowned scholar of Cambodia’s modern history and emeritus professor at Monash University in Australia; Sareth Svay, a Cambodian sculptor and performing artist who lives and works Siem Reap; and Krisna Uk, executive director of the Center for Khmer Studies, based in Siem Reap; are among some 3,000 attendees expected at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference, according to organizers.

Cambodia Looks to Foreign Investors to Boost Casino Gaming Industry

Cambodia is pushing ahead with new legislation in a bid to lure foreign investors to its vibrant casino and gaming industry, promoting the Kingdom as a key gaming center in South East Asia.

Cambodia Celebrates Hei Neak Ta Festival

After Chinese New Year in Cambodia, Cambodians believe powerful spirits ascend to possess the living.

Cambodian PM’s Threats to Assault Protesters in Australia Called ‘Unacceptable’

The Australian government has told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that his recent threat to assault protesters when he visits the island continent later this month is unacceptable, as outrage over the remarks intensifies.

Alleged Genocidaire Could See Case Dismissed at Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Yim Tith, who was charged with crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the mass killings in 1970, may be released as lawyers argue over whether he falls under the court’s jurisdiction.

Cambodia ‘Saddened’ over US Decision to Cut Aid

Cambodia is criticizing the United States government for deciding to cut the amount of aid it gives the country.

Facebook Ends Six-Country Test of Two Separate News Feeds

Facebook Inc on Thursday put an end to a test of splitting its signature News Feed into two, an idea that roiled how people consumed news in six countries where the test occurred and added to concern about Facebook's power.

Cambodian Maids to Return to Malaysia Despite Warnings

Officials said Malaysia expects to receive 50,000 maids from Cambodia annually, according to Malaysia Mail Online.

With CARI Act, US Senators Hope to Fight Chinese Influence in Cambodia

The bill would mark the most severe sanctions on Cambodia since 1997 when the United States cut off aid after Hun Sen ousted his co-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh in a bloody coup.

Cambodian Rice Organization Facing Own Problems

In a report last month, the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) warned the country's market for exports could be destroyed by secret or unlawful sales of rice.

Cambodia Prime Minister’s Son Urged to Explain Sex-Assault Allegations

A leading opposition politician has called on one of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons to publicly explain himself after sexual assault allegations circulated on social media.

Media Monitor: No Press Freedom Left in Cambodia

The "facade" of free press in Cambodia "collapsed" in 2017, according to the annual report of the country's preeminent media watchdog, released Wednesday.

As Cambodia’s Senate Vote Nears, Fear Quiets Political Discussions

A fourth national Senate election campaign is in full swing in Cambodia, with candidates fanning out to rural areas to drum up support among commune councilors, who will elect 62 senators Feb. 25.

Cambodia Ranks Second Lowest in Rule of Law Index

Cambodia has come second to bottom in an index of 113 countries ranked according to rule of law.

Cambodia Establishes Memorial Day for Khmer Rouge Victims

The government has established a national memorial day holiday to be held annually on May 20 in remembrance of the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

Cambodian-Americans Welcome Draft Bill for Further Sanctions on Phnom Penh

Cambodian-Americans have welcomed the drafting of a bill by a group of prominent U.S. Senators that could see further sanctions imposed on Cambodia over its anti-democratic crackdown.

Ex-Khmer Rouge Official Converts to Christianity Guided by Pastor She Once Enslaved

Washington — Im Chaem, a former Khmer Rouge official who was charged by a United Nations-backed tribunal with crimes against humanity including mass murder, extermination and enslavement, has converted to Christianity under the tutelage of a man who survived a forced labor camp she oversaw.

Cambodia’s Genocide Museum Conserves Clothing of Khmer Rouge Victims

During the 21 months he spent imprisoned in the secret Khmer Rouge prison code-named S-21, Bou Meng found a strange comfort in his prison uniform: black cotton shorts and sometimes, when he was lucky, a shirt.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Sweep Senate in Election Without Opposition

On Feb. 25, seven commune councilors are going to vote in Cambodia’s Senate election, a nationwide political contest few citizens know or care much about.

Are Disney’s Cambodian Carbon Credits a Fantasy?

The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia's biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say.

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National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

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