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Cambodia and the half-million-dollar question

Late last week, The Seattle Times reported that Doug Ericksen, a Washington state senator, is to be paid US$500,000 over a 12-month period to lobby US lawmakers on behalf of the Cambodian government, especially “to promote improved relations between the USA and the Kingdom of Cambodia and legislation that promotes improved relations.”

Reinvigorating Japan’s twin-track diplomacy in Cambodia

Amid the ongoing deterioration of democracy, human rights and media freedom in Cambodia and the country’s rising diplomatic tension with the European Union, Japan still maintains its low-profile diplomacy toward Cambodia.

Never Be Home

Get Real chronicles the plight of Cambodian American refugees who are deported back to Cambodia by the Trump administration.

Korean man killed, dismembered in Cambodia

A Korean man was found dead and dismembered in an apparent homicide in Cambodia five months ago but the investigation has made little progress, according to the Korean Embassy in Phnom Penh Saturday.

Feature: Thailand holds annual event featuring 1,000-year-old Khmer history, culture

On the scorching Saturday afternoon, dozens of local Thai students dressing up like apsaras were dancing together on the stairway in front of the main sanctuary of Phanom Rung, an ancient Khmer temple in northeastern Thailand.

UW engineering grads innovate landmine removal

Landmine removal will never be the same with the help from a group of engineers who studied at the University of Waterloo.

Cambodian king returns home after regular medical checkup in Beijing

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his mother, former Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, returned home on Sunday after spending three weeks in Beijing, capital of China, for a routine medical checkup.

Study Finds One in Four Worry about Losing Home, Property

Property rights are not only about ownership of land. They provide reasons for people to invest in and develop their homes and communities.

A Washington state senator praised the Cambodian government last year. Then it gave him...

A company created by state Sen. Doug Ericksen has landed a $500,000 lobbying contract from the Cambodian government he praised last year during a controversial visit as an election observer.

Cambodian teen released from custody in Penang and reunited with family back home

Petaling Jaya: A 16-year old Cambodian girl has been released from detention in Penang and has been reunited with her family back home, says...

Interview: Book Author’s 10-Year Observation of Cambodia

My book is exactly about “Cambodia in the 21st century”. I thought the book could include some kind of photos of Cambodian society now. What is happening and what is changing, from a traditional to a more modern society.

Cambodia cancels plan to hire Turkey’s 200-MW power ship

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen cancelled on Friday a plan to lease a Turkey's power ship due to technical issues and high cost, government spokesman Phay Siphan said.

Cambodia arrests 4,434 people in crackdowns on drugs in Q1

Cambodian authorities arrested a total of 4,434 illicit drug suspects in 2,047 cases in the first quarter of 2019, said an Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report on Friday.

Farmers protest in Phnom Penh against large-scale sugar plantations

In 2010, over 1,500 families were evicted from land they had farmed for 31 years. The farmers want the ministry to speed up the compensation process. Previous agreements were reached without any participation from the communities concerned.

Five Cambodian Garment Sector Workers Lose Arms in Truck Accident

Five Cambodian women have lost limbs after the overloaded truck they and other garment industry workers were riding was involved in an accident with another truck in Kampong Speu province. One other worker suffered a broken hand and two others were slightly injured.

Cambodian Prime Minister Threatens to Cut Citizens Electricity if They Complain About Outages

Hun Sen’s comments came after he apparently read a news report where sources criticized the government over ongoing power shortages during the current heat wave.

Minister Defends Chinese Development in Koh Kong, Seeks Stronger US Ties

Defense Minister Tea Banh has dismissed concerns that a Chinese development project in Koh Kong province could be used for military purposes, and reiterated Cambodia’s commitment to keeping its territory from being used to host a foreign military base.

Fines raised for bringing in pork from Cambodia after ASF infection

Visitors from Cambodia who attempt to bring pork products into Taiwan will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,490), the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) announced Wednesday after the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) confirmed African swine fever (ASF) cases in the Southeast Asian country.

Thailand-to-Cambodia rail link

The railway service linking Thailand and Cambodia is expected to launch soon, according to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Orders Critics’ Electricity Shut Off Amid Furor Over Power Shortages

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has told officials to cut off electricity to the homes of those who claim he orchestrated blackouts to drum up public support for a controversial  hydropower dam, after the head of an  environmental NGO suggested the government was responsible for power outages that have plagued the country this year.

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Cambodia’s Ruling Party Backs Off Threats to ‘Extradite’ Opposition Demonstrators From...

Cambodia’s ruling party has backed off of earlier threats it would request that the government of South Korea extradite members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as they gather in Gwangju this weekend in protest of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime.