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Drug cases in Cambodia increase by 9 percent

In the first six months of this year, Cambodia’s anti-drug police cracked down on 4,175 drugs cases – an increase of nine percent on the same period last year. It also detained 8,911 people which is up 17 percent, and seized 341kg of illegal drugs – a 135 percent increase – said a National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) report released on Wednesday.

Gardeners Risk Their Lives to Climb Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple to Save it

A team of gardeners risked their lives, climbing up ladders to reach the top of a tower at the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, in order to cut away sapling trees - which could destroy the ancient temple.

ASEAN, including Cambodia, hugely benefit from BRI: Cambodian experts

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Cambodia are greatly benefiting from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Cambodian experts said here on Thursday.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trials Must Continue, Rights Groups and Survivors Say

The death in Cambodia last week of Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has left unfinished a full accounting of the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against Cambodians and others, survivors and rights groups say, with one group calling for further prosecutions.

Cambodia’s population rises to 15.28 million, up 14.1 pct in 11 years: new census

Cambodia's population has increased to 15.28 million by March 2019, up 14.1 percent from 13.39 million in the 2008 census, said the provisional results of the 2019 general population census released on Wednesday.

Cambodian rescued after 4 days wedged in mountain rock

A Cambodian man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings for sale was rescued Wednesday after being trapped for almost four days.

The Man Behind Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge ‘Died Easier Than the People He Killed’

Cambodians found little comfort in the death of Nuon Chea, believed to be the mastermind behind the Khmer Rouge regime that killed 1.7 million of their countrymen between 1975-1979

Tiny loans lead to bigger debts, land losses in Cambodia

The rapid rise of tiny loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many borrowers forced to sell land, migrate or put their children to work, human rights groups said on Wednesday.

Director wants Thai seafood slavery film to act as warning in Cambodia

The maker of a new film about a Cambodian boy enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler said on Tuesday he wants to use it to raise awareness and stop people from falling victim to traffickers.

Cambodia to lose six public holidays

The number of Cambodian public holidays will be reduced from 28 to 22 days from next year. International Human Rights Day, International Children's Day, and the Paris Peace Agreements Day will be among those cancelled.

Brothers Had to Be Homeschooled After District Ignored Racist Bullying by Student Mob, Lawsuit...

Kameron and Noah Evans, who were adopted from Cambodia, say they faced years of physical and verbal racist attacks at their Arkansas high school, which is 87.5 percent white.

Sisters photographer honored

Sisters photographer Jay Mather is being recognized for his work in Cambodia during a time when the country was in turmoil. His work will be featured in the Visa Pour l´Image International Festival of Photojournalism near Paris in September.

Obituary: Nuon Chea, Cambodia’s unrepentant perpetrator of genocide

While Pol Pot has gone down in history alongside Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong as one of the most murderous leaders of the 20th Century, his right-hand man is less known.

Three provincial capitals to promote historic buildings in Cambodia

Due to their historic Khmer and French colonial-era buildings, three provincial capitals are being promoted as second-tier tourist destinations.

Nuon Chea: Cambodian former Khmer Rouge deputy leader dies

Nuon Chea, a key leader in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge who was convicted of genocide last year, has died at the age of 93.

Chinese money transformed a sleepy beach town in Cambodia. Then came disaster

Ros Sitha was asleep with dozens of other construction workers on the unfinished second floor of the hotel they were building in the heart of this booming coastal city.

Advice To Immigrants: ‘Do Not Mess With Marijuana’ Even Where It Is Legal

In late December 2017, Lisa Kum received a call from her husband, Sothy.

For Some Villagers, Cambodia’s New Census Numbers Won’t Add Up

They say people working on the count were rushed, skipped questions, ignored issues. Enumerators say not enough of them hired to question villagers who weren’t prepared.

Low voter turnout in Upper House election may reflect an indifference to democracy

In May 1993, general elections were held in Cambodia. Voter turnout was 89.56 percent.

China, Cambodia jointly arrest four criminal suspects

Cambodian law enforcement authorities have arrested four criminal suspects hidden in Cambodia upon the request of China's National Supervisory Commission (NSC) and the Ministry of Public Security.


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Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return:...

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.