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UN Rights Envoy Calls for More Participation, Accountability From Cambodia

Rhona Smith said the government’s development strategy was dependent on a free press and vibrant civil society, as well as fair access to justice and accountability for officials.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen defends promotion of his sons to top posts

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen defended on Thursday the promotion of his three sons to senior positions in government and the military, citing their education and qualifications.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has implicitly admitted to controlling the country’s courts by saying that Kem Sokha, the head of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), will not be freed from house arrest within the first two months of 2019, the party’s former president said Friday.

53 Lao Women and Girls Rounded Up in Karaoke Bar Raid in Southern Thailand

Police and military personnel rounded up and detained 53 Laotians–50 women and three girls who were allegedly employed as sex workers–during raids on karaoke bars in southern Thailand’s Narathiwat province, authorities said Friday.

Vietnam, Cambodia step up friendship, cooperation

The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 9 to mark the 65th Independence Day of Cambodia (November 9, 1953 - 2018).

Cambodian workers weigh the cost of EU’s stand on human rights

The European Union is planning to end its special trade status with Cambodia over human rights abuses in the garment and sugar industries. That would be a double-edged sword for Cambodian workers.

UN researcher calls for Cambodia to speed up trials

The U.N.’s specially appointed researcher on human rights in Cambodia expressed concern Thursday over the country’s use of pre-trial detention and its failure to conduct trials speedily.

In Fresno, Conservative Cambodian-American Fails to Unseat Longtime Democratic Incumbent

Incumbent Jim Costa, a seasoned politician, beat Elizabeth Heng 54.4 percent to 45.6 percent, according to the State’s primary results.

Actor Kim Chi Leaves Vietnamese Communist Party Over Decision to Punish Publisher

A Vietnamese actor is the latest in a series of prominent celebrities to leave the country’s ruling Communist Party following the party’s decision to punish Chu Hao, a former technology vice minister-turned publisher, who was found to have printed books diverging from the party’s political line.

North Korean Restaurants in Russia Fail to Draw Diners

North Korean-themed restaurants in Vladivostok, Russia are facing financial difficulty recently as customers are staying away.

The State Of Virtual Reality In Cambodia

Guest writer Martin Lansard, CEO of Cambodia-based firm Aniwaa explains how VR is playing a role in a country determined to move forward.

Cambodia’s Independence Day observed in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) and the Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Association (VCFA) in the city on November 8 held a ceremony to mark Cambodia’s Independence Day (November 9, 1953-2018).

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Wednesday he has plans to free opposition leader Kem Sokha, rejecting comments made on Facebook by former opposition chief Sam Rainsy, who said the move will be made in December.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen eases pressure on unions, as EU sanctions threat looms

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his ministers to ease pressure on labour union leaders on Wednesday, after threats by the European Union to remove the Southeast Asian country's duty-free trading access.

Cambodian-Americans Focus on Checks to Trump’s Power in US Midterms

President Trump’s Republican Party had held the balance of power in all three branches of government prior to the vote, which saw the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives.

Cambodian-Americans Call on Paris Accord Signatories to ‘Restore Multi-Party Democracy’

The appeal was made at a meeting of the Overseas Khmer Summit (OKS) in Washington, DC, attended by Cambodian-Americans from several US states.

Fifteen Set to Appeal Sentences For Bien Hoa Protests in Vietnam

Fifteen Vietnamese protesters handed jail terms for their role in mass protests in Bien Hoa city in June will go before a judge on Thursday to appeal their sentences, sources said.

North Korean Supreme Guard Command Officer Purged for Listening to RFA

An officer of North Korea’s elite Supreme Guard Command (also known as Unit 963) was reportedly purged last month for having listened to an RFA broadcast.

26 pct of Cambodian Internet users experience online harassment: survey report

Phnom Penh - Twenty-six percent of all Cambodian Internet users, aged 15-65, experienced some forms of online harassment, said a recent survey report released...

Is Hun Sen’s long-time rival really a ‘democratic alternative’?

Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng has long been hailed by Western diplomats as a more liberal alternative to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decades-long strongman rule.

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