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

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.

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

But his strangulation of democracy imperils the country’s biggest industry.

The Day the Nightmare Started

When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia, photographer Roland Neveu captured the start of what became a genocide.

Villagers In Pursat Risk Losing Everything to Dam Development

The Cambodian government last week announced an 80-megawatt hydropower dam on the Anlong Krouch river, which flows to the town of Pursat.

Cambodia & PKNS FC star Chan Vathanaka scores against former side Pahang FA; refuses...

Chan Vathanaka’s PKNS FC faced Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League this week and it was the Cambodia international striker who found the opening goal of the fixture.

Defiant Hun Sen tells US to cut all aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.

FBI, Cambodia Ink Cooperation Agreement to Fight Transnational Crime

With the help of the FBI, Cambodian police have arrested US fugitives hiding in Cambodia and collaborated in a crackdown on criminal cases.

Cambodia takes EU to court over rice import tariffs

Cambodia has filed a challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Union’s decision to impose import duties on Cambodian rice.

Minister hits out at low driver standards

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Tuesday that 98 per cent of Cambodia’s tuk-tuk and PassApp drivers do not have driving licences and have a poor awareness of the road traffic law.

Cambodia’s Government Defends Decision to Hire US Lawmaker to Lobby Congress

Cambodia’s government on Tuesday defended its decision to hire a U.S. state lawmaker to lobby on behalf of its interests in Congress, amid a low point in relations between Washington and Phnom Penh prompted by democratic rollbacks in the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodia to Face Hardship if it Loses EU Trade Preferences, Interior Minister Says

Cambodia will face severe economic hardship if the European Union proceeds with threatened plans to suspend beneficial trade preferences, Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, calling the expected move a matter of “regret.”

Is this really Cambodia? Pine-clad national park is a dream for hikers and mountain...

Kirirom National Park, with its high elevation, lower temperatures and sun-kissed pine forests, is quite the contrast to the rest of Cambodia.

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.

HRW Calls for Cambodia to Release Opposition Leader From House Arrest

Cambodia drew fresh criticism this week from both a major human rights organization and the leaders of several trade organizations over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s refusal to release opposition leader Kem Sohka from house arrest, and other rights abuses.

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Calls For Algeria-Style Overthrow of PM Hun Sen

Cambodia’s exiled acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy has called on the public to draw inspiration from a recent leadership change in Algeria and oust the country’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, saying he would throw his support behind a top-ranking ruling party official if he is willing to challenge the strongman.

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.

‘Disappeared’ Activist Reportedly Found Working on Construction Site

Sum Moeun’s disappearance prompted concern from rights groups including Human Rights Watch, who suspected Moeun had “disappeared” by state security forces over his activism.

Cambodia agrees lease for Turkish power ship

Cambodia succeeded in negotiations to lease a 200MW Turkish power ship to meet electricity demands in Phnom Penh, amid a nearly 400MW electricity shortage nationwide, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday.

ACB: Forests and people intertwined for development

‘Forests and people are intertwined. Humans rely on forests for their basic needs: clean air, food, water and raw materials for medicine, shelter and clothing.” 

US, China Face Off Over 5G in Cambodia

For techies and phone geeks, Digital Cambodia 2019 was the place to be.

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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.