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Suspect in murder of rich sweetheart seen in Cambodia

Bangkok police confirmed on Thursday that murder suspect Atsaya Chaipa, 33, was seen on camera at a hotel in Cambodia on the night of July 27, less than a day after allegedly killing his rich girlfriend.

Chinese mafia taking over idyllic Cambodian beach

A few years ago this town was filled with Aussie backpackers probably having a few too many beers. Now it’s unrecognisable.

Cambodia Threatens Legal Action Against Non-Voters

The government has ordered authorities to arrest anyone who uploads images on social media as part of an opposition election boycott campaign.

Witch hunt in Kampot: Three women prove their innocence in pagoda

A woman and her two daughters were accused of causing death and disease in the village of Kandal Tuol.

Australian love-scam victim wins her appeal in Cambodia

An Australian woman serving a 23-year prison sentence in Cambodia has achieved a stunning legal victory after her 2014 drug smuggling conviction was quashed by Cambodia’s Supreme Court.

Cambodian Rights Group Hacked Amid Concerns Over China-Linked Cyber Espionage Group

A local rights group in Cambodia said Thursday that it had fallen victim to a hacking attack a week after a U.S. cybersecurity firm announced that an espionage group believed linked to China’s government had targeted a number of stakeholders in a hacking operation ahead of an election later this month.

US Company: Evidence Found of Chinese Cyber Attacks on Cambodia

An American company says it found evidence that a Chinese group attacked computers belonging to people and organizations in Cambodia.

Cambodia Arrests Former Officer Alleging Mistreatment For Seizing Drugs Owned by ‘Powerful Figure’

Authorities in Cambodia have arrested a former military police officer in Kompong Thom province for defaming his unit on social media, after he claimed he was dismissed because he led a raid that seized nearly 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of drugs belonging to a “powerful figure.”

Pregnant Cambodian women charged with surrogacy and human trafficking

Thirty-three women charged under law targeting surrogacy, which was outlawed in 2016.

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.

Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring

Police say a Chinese manager appears to be the mastermind behind an illegal “rent a womb” operation at two Phnom Penh apartments.

Belgian gets life on cocaine smuggling charges in Cambodia

A Cambodian court sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison on Friday on charges of smuggling cocaine into the country.

Cambodian Court Summons Former Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy on Lèse-Majesté Charges

A court in Cambodia has summoned former president of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy as a suspect in a lèse-majesté case, after he called a letter from the country’s king endorsing upcoming elections “legally worthless.”

What’s Next for the Alleged Australia Spy in a Cambodia Prison?

James Ricketson, who has endured more than a year behind bars, is expected to know his fate soon.

Sar Kheng seeks more security on borders

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has ordered the National Police, General Department of Immigration and provincial authorities to “strengthen stability, security and order” along Cambodia’s borders.

Cambodian caught for spreading fake news about Prayut

A Cambodian man has reportedly been arrested in Phnom Penh after allegedly posting fake news about the Thai prime minister on the internet while six Thais have been detained in Bangkok for sharing it.

Ricketson’s health better in Cambodia jail

The health of alleged Australian spy James Ricketson has stabilised following his transfer to a prison infirmary from where he is hopeful of being released after a year behind bars.

British man beaten by 10 Chinese in Cambodia for having ‘Taiwan’ tattooed on his...

Taipei - A British man was savagely beaten by nearly a dozen Chinese men in a small city in Cambodia when they discovered he had "Taiwan" tattooed on his forehead and he refused to recognize their claim that the country is part of China.

Tony Abbott throws support behind Australian filmmaker jailed in Cambodia James Ricketson

Former prime minister Tony Abbott has met with supporters of James Ricketson — an Australian filmmaker detained in Cambodia on spying charges — and called for his release.

Second Cambodian man arrested for insulting king on Facebook

Cambodian police have arrested a 70-year-old barber for allegedly insulting the king, the second such case since a controversial lese majeste law was introduced this year.

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The European Union will impose tariffs this week on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar for three years in response to a request by Italy for local producers to gain protection from the imports.
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Ranking the World’s Democracies

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