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Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping

It’s an overcast morning, in South Sudan’s capital Juba, and growling thunder announces the start of some light rain. Standing in the drizzle in his military police uniform, is Colonel Channy Vongvannak, the commander of the Cambodian Force Military Police at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Same-sex discrimination declines

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a report on Friday which showed that discrimination against same-sex partners in communities has decreased, but they lack major legal protections.

Shocking report exposes sexual abuse, forced marriages and trafficking along China’s borders

Thousands of North Korean women and girls are being forced into marriage and prostitution and subjected to sadistic abuse by trafficking gangs running a multimillion-dollar illicit sex industry in China.

5 die in poisonous water incidents in Cambodia

A local police officer declared that five villagers have died as another 18 were rushed to hospitals in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province after consuming polluted water

In The Face of Struggle, She Fought Back

Some say life can change in a matter of moments. In 2017, Jasmine Kong learned that firsthand.

China Focus: Ancient Chinese woodcraft master inspires int’l vocational training cooperation 

San Veasna, 23, a teacher from Cambodia Luban Workshop teaching communication engineering, has the Chinese name "Long," which means dragon.

Kiwi man dies in Cambodia after suffering a heart attack

The body of a New Zealand man has been found in a hotel room in Cambodia.

First time in Siem Reap, what to expect

Traveling around Southeast Asia is not complete without visiting the magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Angkor Wat has become the national symbol of Cambodia.

ASEAN’s paedophiles are tech savvy

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with near-untraceable cryptocurrency, victims and children's charities warn. 

Almost 87 pct of Cambodians use internet: report

About 14.1 million, or 86.7 percent, out of Cambodia's 16.2 million people have now access to the internet, according to a report issued by the country's Telecommunication Regulator on Saturday.

Interior Minister Lauds Police Crackdown on ‘Insurgents’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng appeared to praise police operations during a crackdown on the main opposition party last year.

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

Following negotiations with Cambodian officials, Germany decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants.

Fear grips immigrants who fled here to escape genocide – “They’re going to try...

Thuoy Phok expected his meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be brief — so brief that he hadn’t eaten breakfast. A plumber from Tacoma, Phok planned on returning to work later that day.

Cambodia urged not to criminalize surrogate mothers with new law

New laws being drafted in Cambodia on commercial surrogacy must not criminalize surrogate mothers, women’s rights campaigners said on Friday, after 11 women jailed for agreeing to carry a client’s baby were released from prison.

Is the EU Wrong on Rights in Cambodia?

The EU’s approach risks undermining Cambodia’s development and harming its own image in the country.

The injustice of Cambodian justice

The government aims to appear tough on crime, seen in a bulging prison population, but ranked second worst worldwide on a recent rule of law index

Cambodia sends 6th batch of 298 troops to Mali for UN peacekeeping mission

Cambodia sent the sixth batch of 298 troops, including 25 women, to join a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the war-torn West African nation of Mali on Friday.

‘I had never seen my dad cry:’ Deported Cambodians bewildered by country they never...

When new deportees arrive in Cambodia on a plane from the United States, their first stop is at the Khmer Vulnerability Aid Organization in the country’s capital of Phnom Penh.

Binh Phuoc resettles repatriated Vietnamese from Cambodia

Authorities of the southern province of Binh Phuoc have instructed local agencies to help stabilise the lives of more than 1,500 Vietnamese people who were repatriated from Cambodia.

Wreath to Be Laid in Honor of Covington Marine Lost in Vietnam War

A United States Marine from Covington who was lost in the Vietnam War will be remembered on Sunday.

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UN Rights Group Expresses Concern Over Targeting of Cambodia Opposition

The United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia on Tuesday expressed concern over the targeting of a number of former opposition officials, suggesting that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government is engaging in a political witch hunt.