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Rescuers find two alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.

Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24.

15 Dead in Collapse of ‘Illegal’ Chinese-owned Building in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville

At least 15 people were killed and 24 were injured when an under-construction building collapsed on Saturday in the Cambodian coastal town of Sihanoukville, officials and state media said, describing the building as an “illegal” structure for which four Chinese and Cambodians were arrested.

Cambodia Considers New Anti-“Fake News” Laws

Attendees at an Asian media conference agreed to develop a regional road map for combating fake news throughout the region, which is in the midst of government press crackdowns in several countries, including the host nation.

Cambodia Should Drop ‘Politically Motivated’ Charges Against Former RFA Reporters: HRW

Cambodian authorities should drop the “politically motivated” charges against two former RFA reporters accused of “espionage,” New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Thursday, ahead of an appeal of a decision to place them under court supervision.

Chinese Envoy to Cambodia Lambasts U.S. Over Trade War

Ambassador Wang Wentian accused the U.S. of inflaming the trade war and calling it a “dishonest individual” during the negotiation with China.

Growing Numbers of Chinese Workers Drive Up Housing Costs in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville

A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in rents, sources say.

CNRP: Rainsy to return in months

Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that “acting president” Sam Rainsy and the party’s self-exiled leadership would return to the Kingdom in August or September.

Too little, too late for US ‘recommitment’ to Mekong countries? China’s already there

As Beijing floods the Mekong with much-needed cash, the US finds itself pushing back against the tide to retain influence.

Tough new face of US diplomacy in Cambodia

W Patrick Murphy, a veteran American diplomat known for his democracy-promoting ways, is expected to go head-to-head soon with PM Hun Sen in Phnom Penh.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Another CNRP Activist on ‘Forest Encroachment’ Charge

An activist supporting Cambodia’s banned opposition party has been detained on charges of violating forest protection laws, though his wife says the arrest was politically motivated.

Cambodia Needs ‘Real, Credible Improvement’ to Avoid Loss of Tariff-Free Trade Scheme: EU

Cambodia “must show real, credible improvement” on human and labor rights if it hopes to avoid losing preferential trade status, according to the European Union, drawing condemnation from a government spokesman who suggested that Phnom Penh has no intention to comply.

Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court

Two Cambodian villagers claim the company illegally took their land to clear it for sugarcane farming.

Banned Opposition Party Sets September For Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia

Cambodia’s exiled acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy has agreed to return to the country in September, following a decision by fellow party executives to go home to restore democracy in the authoritarian Southeast Asian country, while the government said it has arrest warrants ready for him.

Landslide for CPP in polls

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won 4,034 of 4,114 seats in this year’s third mandate municipal, provincial, town and district council elections, while the other six parties received limited support.

Cambodia’s noodle war: strongman Hun Sen wants people to slurp for him, not rival

Cambodia’s opposition has called on supporters to eat Khmer noodles, in public together as a way to evade a ban on political gatherings.

Scholar: Vietnamese army instrumental in changing Cambodia history

The Vietnamese army was instrumental in defeating the Khmer Rouge regime, changing history in Cambodia, according to Executive Director of the Documentation Centre of Cambodia Youk Chhang.

Cambodia, Singapore Agree to be ‘Good Neighbors’ After History Flap-Phnom Penh FM

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Friday that he agreed with his Singaporean counterpart that the two Southeast Asian states remain “good neighbors” despite differing views over Vietnam’s role in Cambodia 40 years ago.

US, China tensions put Cambodia in potential peril

US concerns about an emerging China-backed facility in Cambodia could put the nation in the middle of an emerging new Cold War.

Singapore PM Stirs Flap in Cambodia by Bringing up Vietnam’s 1979 Invasion

Cambodian officials are bristling this week after a recent remark by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recalling Vietnam’s January 1979 invasion and decade-long occupation of Cambodia.

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Rescuers find two alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.