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Forty-Five Countries Urge Cambodia to Conduct Free Vote, Release Opposition Leader

Forty-five countries called on Cambodia on Wednesday to reinstate the main opposition party, release its jailed leader and ensure a July general election is free and fair.

Australia joins UN condemnation of Cambodia but refugee deal remains

Australia has joined 44 other nations at the UN human rights council in condemning growing political violence and repression in Cambodia ahead of elections there this year

Cambodia rejects joint statement of human rights concern

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday rejected a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council endorsed by 45 nations that urges improvements in the Southeast Asia nation’s rights situation ahead of a general election this July.

Did ASEAN protests seal the fate of an Australian filmmaker held in Cambodia?

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's hardline comments on political prisoners could jeopardise the jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's bid for freedom.

Cambodia exiles bid to buy influence in Washington

Money well-spent or a sign of desperation? The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM), an organization created in January by exiled opposition politicians, this month retained American public relations firm BerlinRosen to manage a publicity campaign.

Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy

The frontwoman of the Cambodian Space Project, who died in a fatal car crash Tuesday morning, breathed life into a music scene devastated by three decades of war.

Cambodia presents Lancang-Mekong Cooperation to officials, university students

In the celebration of the first annual Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Week, Cambodia on Thursday introduced the LMC to approximately 400 officials and university students here.

Kak Channthy: The Cambodian Space Project and a rock revival

Cambodian singer Kak Channthy rose from poverty to perform in front of audiences worldwide. Dubbed Cambodia's Amy Winehouse, she was the voice and face of a revival of the legendary 1960s rock scene that swept the country pre-genocide.

UN council to discuss ‘deteriorating’ rights situation in Cambodia

The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hear strong criticism of Cambodia's government at a Thursday meeting in Geneva that will include statements from NGOs concerned about increasing repression of politicians and civil society.

‘Democracy is dead in Cambodia’: deputy opposition leader speaks out

For Mu Sochua, life in exile is a series of airports and interviews. This week, she is in New Zealand. Next week, Canada, where she will again be welcomed by Cambodian expatriate communities.

Japan has a role to play in Cambodia’s future: The Yomiuri Shimbun

In its editorial, the paper says that Japan should use its good relationship with Cambodia to improve the latter's situation and stability in the country.

Cambodian military won’t investigate Australian death at gun range, says it’s a ‘private case’

The Cambodian military will not investigate how an Australian was killed on a shooting range last week, after allegedly trying to "cover up" the nature of the incident.

Cambodia election monitors say Russia’s election ‘free, fair’

Cambodian election observers declared Russia’s presidential elections to be “free, fair and transparent” in a statement released on Monday

Spike in Adolescent Pregnancy Brings Nutrition Challenges in Cambodia

Hut Tey knew she was going to struggle to provide for herself and her daughter following Nita’s birth 15 months ago. Employed by a garment factory on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh, the 18-year-old wasn’t planning to get pregnant. When she realised she’d missed her period, she decided to see it through, even as her anxiety increased.

China-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Spotlight with Military Drills

Over the weekend, China and Cambodia kicked off this year’s iteration of a new military exercise. The engagement was just another demonstration of the significance of the defense ties between the two sides and Cambodia’s greater drift towards China as the ruling party under Prime Minister Hun Sen looks to further consolidate its power in upcoming elections later this year.

Cambodia’s Ruler Dared Australians to Burn His Effigy, So They Did

But the Cambodian-born legislator has now done so twice in recent weeks, after finding himself at the center of an unfolding battle over free speech and the reach of Cambodia's authoritarian government into diaspora communities in Australia.

US Brushes Off Hun Sen’s ‘Absurd’ Claims of CIA Hit on Cambodian Analyst Kem...

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Willam Heidt has dismissed claims by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen that Washington was behind the assassination in 2016 of prominent political analyst Kem Ley as “absurd” and “offensive,” and reiterated calls for an independent investigation into his death.

Bloody Crackdown Linked to Family of Cambodian PM’s Wife

A company connected to a bloody March 9 crackdown in Cambodia when security forces shot protesters after burning homes to the ground is headed by nieces of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, Bun Rany, according to Cambodian government records.

Cambodian analysts say reform, opening-up give tremendous impetus for China’s success

The policy of reform and opening to the outside world adopted by China four decades ago has enabled the world's most populous country to become an engine for global growth, said Cambodian officials and scholars.

Cambodia Joins China for Military Drills as US Relations Cool

Hundreds of Cambodian and Chinese soldiers began a 15-day joint military exercise in central Cambodia this week, involving live-fire rocket launches from helicopters, mock tank battles, and anti-terrorism and emergency relief training. China will reportedly also donate tanks and armored personnel carriers on the occasion.

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Preserving The Victims’ Clothes At Tuol Sleng

The memory of the Khmer Rouge's many torture victims is being kept alive through a special conservation project. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum holds the clothes of thousands who were killed in the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970's.

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