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Whatever happened to same-sex marriage in Cambodia

While LGBTIQ Cambodians have long had powerful proponents calling for their right to marry, legal change still seems a long way off.

Cambodian leader given a behaviour warning

A Labor frontbencher has taken the Cambodian prime minister to task over his threat to beat up protesters if they burn effigies of him...

Cambodia ‘shocked’ by ‘disrespectful’ U.S. aid cut, says democracy intact

Cambodia said on Wednesday it was saddened and shocked by a “disrespectful” U.S. decision to rein back aid programs because of perceived democratic setbacks and defended its  record on democracy.

U.S. Tourist Arrested in Cambodia Accused of Killing Masseuse

Cambodian police arrested a 24-year-old American tourist on Wednesday on suspicion of killing a masseuse by slitting her throat, police said.

Cambodia’s banteng-eating leopards edge closer to extinction, new study finds

For Cambodia’s last remaining Indochinese leopards (Panthera pardus delacouri), extinction could be just around the corner, a new study has found.

Is Cambodia’s Sleepy Kampot in for a Rude Chinese Awakening?

Famous for its beautifully-preserved French colonial architecture and its wide, slow-flowing river that spills into the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia’s Kampot Province has an almost dreamy quality about it.

Trump administration says it’s cutting aid to Cambodia over democracy rollbacks

The Trump administration said Tuesday its cutting U.S. aid spending in Cambodia, citing “deep concern” over rollbacks in democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodian court orders seizure of former opposition HQ

Phnom Penh - A court in Cambodia has ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the country's former opposition party, which was dissolved last...

Cambodian Maids to Return to Malaysia Despite Warnings

Officials said Malaysia expects to receive 50,000 maids from Cambodia annually, according to Malaysia Mail Online.

Cambodia bus crash kills driver, injures 19, mostly tourists

Nineteen people, mostly foreigners, were injured and the driver of the bus they were on killed in a collision with another vehicle Tuesday in eastern Cambodia, police said.

In opposition’s absence, PM Hun Sen’s party scores landslide win in Cambodia’s senate elections

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Hun Sen swept to a landslide victory in senate elections on Sunday (Feb 25).

EU threatens Cambodia with sanctions over election purge

The European Union threatened Cambodia with economic sanctions on Monday after the country’s ruling party said it had won every seat in a Senate election in which many opposition supporters were stripped of their right to vote.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Just Held Senate Elections. It Won Every Seat

Cambodia’s ruling party swept the country’s Senate elections on Sunday, winning every seat in the legislature’s upper chamber in an all-but-predetermined contest that observers and analysts say is the latest symptom of the faltering political health of the southeast Asian country.

Cambodia’s ruling party sweeps Senate election after crackdown

Cambodia’s ruling party said on Sunday it had won every seat up for election on the Senate in a ballot held after thousands of opposition lawmakers and local council leaders were stripped of their right to vote.

With CARI Act, US Senators Hope to Fight Chinese Influence in Cambodia

The bill would mark the most severe sanctions on Cambodia since 1997 when the United States cut off aid after Hun Sen ousted his co-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh in a bloody coup.

New Hun Sen Threats as Cambodia’s Sham Election Nears

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opens his mouth, the press – local and international – hang off every word. His atrocious attitude to women, the long list of people he dislikes, and his encouragement of violence by the police have made him a darling of headline writers everywhere.

Cambodia Prime Minister’s Son Urged to Explain Sex-Assault Allegations

A leading opposition politician has called on one of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons to publicly explain himself after sexual assault allegations circulated on social media.

Media Monitor: No Press Freedom Left in Cambodia

The "facade" of free press in Cambodia "collapsed" in 2017, according to the annual report of the country's preeminent media watchdog, released Wednesday.

The Death of Cambodia’s “Highway of Death”

A tropical rainforest paradise in Cambodia that I visited in 2010 to see a riot of wildlife including Black Giant Squirrels (Ratufa bicolor), a flock of about 75 green parrots that went up in a cloud of emerald splinters, and dozens of raptors swarming overhead has disappeared, replaced by an oil palm plantation.

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect ‘visited Cambodia for TV pranks’

An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday.

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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.

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