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Embracing China, Facebook and Himself, Cambodia’s Ruler Digs In

As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen, clasped hands with the Chinese ambassador and beamed.

IMF Staff Completes a Staff Visit to Cambodia

An IMF team led by Mr. Jarkko Turunen visited Phnom Penh from March 12 to 16, 2018, to conduct interim discussions on recent developments and Cambodia’s economic outlook.

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.

Protestors stand up to Cambodia’s Hun Sen in Australia

Hundreds of Cambodian-Australians gathered in Sydney on Friday (Mar 16) to protest the visit of Cambodian leader Hun Sen who is accused of overseeing widespread human rights violations in the Southeast Asian nation.

Critics of Cambodia’s Hun Sen refuse to be silenced in Australia

From the safety of suburban Australia, Bou Rachna recalls the hours before her husband Kem Ley, a prominent Cambodian political analyst, was shot dead at a Phnom Penh gas station in a 2016 killing that rattled the nation.

Australian killed at Cambodian gun range was tourist, not military as local ‘cover-up’ suggests

The two Australians involved in a deadly explosion at a shooting range in Cambodia were tourists and not part of an official Australian military training operation as claimed by Cambodian authorities, according to various sources.

Cambodian Villagers Evicted in Land Dispute Appeal For Government Help

Cambodian villagers evicted from their land last week amid scenes of violence and reported shooting deaths appealed on Thursday for government help in securing new farmland and building new homes.

Cambodian director of Sofitel hotel linked to business which saw shooting of farmers

The luxury Sofitel hotel chain is refusing to comment on one of its Cambodian director's business links to the shooting of protesters at a rubber plantation.

Cambodia Is Losing Its Democracy. It’s Time for Tougher Sanctions.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 seats up for grabs in recent Senate elections.

Turnbull takes Cambodia to task

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed concern to Cambodia's leader about the nation's crumbling democracy and human rights record while hundreds of expats protest at the ASEAN summit.

Poipet, Cambodia’s Number Two Casino Destination, Gears Up To Go Global

Poipet, a Cambodian boomtown on the Thai border, is 400 kilometers and light years away from world-class NagaWorld in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.

Tuol Sleng Preserves Clothing of Its Victims

The U.S government is funding a program to protect up to 5,000 pieces of clothing stored for decades at Phnom Penh’s infamous Tuol Sleng prison.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Kicks Off Australia Trip as Protests Over Rights Record Loom

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a trip to Australia Thursday to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, amid protests over his government’s crackdown on the opposition in the lead up to general elections in July.

Australian killed in landmine blast in Cambodia

An Australian and a Cambodian were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say.

UN expert calls on Cambodian government to ‘choose path of human rights’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia called on the government on Wednesday to “choose the path of human rights”, while expressing serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July.

U.N. Envoy Urges Cambodia to Let Opposition Stand in Election

A U.N. human rights envoy urged Cambodia on Wednesday to drop a ban on the country's main opposition party so it can take part in a July general election.

Cambodian exiles test Thai junta’s humanity

Cambodian premier Hun Sen wants Thai leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to deport dissidents now laying low in Thailand. Could a quid pro quo be on the cards?

Scare Tactics and Silencing: Hun Sen’s Brutal Crackdown on Opposition in Cambodia

IN JANUARY 2002, seven-year-old Sokreth Un was too young to understand why his father, Sokhom, had been run off the road by a large truck in the Odong district of Cambodia. Sokhom Un had been travelling from district to district with fellow members of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, campaigning ahead of upcoming local elections.

Cambodian Authorities Release Eight Villagers Detained Amid Violent Land Clash

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kratie province on Monday released eight villagers who were detained amid a violent clash over a land dispute, on the condition that they refrain from holding future demonstrations, according to one of those held.

Cambodian Views on the U.S., China and Japan

When it chaired the ASEAN Summit in the autumn of 2012, Cambodia arranged for the South China Sea issue to be dropped from the joint statement. This left the strong impression that Cambodia was a mouthpiece for China in Southeast Asia. It is true that China has made significant investments in Cambodia and that the latter’s economy has become increasingly dependent on Chinese money.

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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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