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Prime Minister Hun Sen announces free legal aid for garment workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday that factory workers will have access to legal representation free of charge once his volunteer group of his lawyers is established, while civil society groups say the government should instead improve labour law enforcement.

Cambodia economy: High growth expected to continue

From the ashes of war, Cambodia is forecast to have the sixth fastest growing economy in the world.

US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader

Cambodia and the United States sparred this weekend over comments appearing on a U.S. embassy Facebook page criticizing the Cambodian government’s continued detention of the leader of a now-banned opposition party.

Huge Land Loss Predicted for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Nearly the entire Mekong Delta in Vietnam — an area that helps feed about 200 million people — will sink underwater by the year 2100 at current rates, a new study predicts.

47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia reunited with their families on Sunday

The 47 Malaysians freed from detention in Cambodia have returned home to be reunited with their families on Sunday (Feb 17).

47 Malaysians released in Cambodia miss flight home today

All the 47 Malaysians freed in Cambodia yesterday, missed their flights home this morning, said Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls For Destruction of Opposition in Leaked Phone Call

Cambodia must work during the next 18 months to destroy the opposition party at the local level before European Union trade sanctions come into effect, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a phone call to government officers leaked to social media on Thursday.

S’wakian detainees in Cambodia yet to be charged, says family

Cambodian authorities have yet to bring charges against the 47 Malaysians presently being held in a Cambodian provincial jail over their alleged involvement in illegal online gambling.

Cambodia PM blasts ‘interference’ as EU trade deal threatens

Cambodian premier Hun Sen warned against interference in the country's affairs on Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade benefits that would hammer the local garment industry.

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy’s Calls for ‘Uprisings’

Cambodia also urged the international community not to interfere in its internal affairs and respect its sovereignty.

47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia could be heading home soon

The 47 Malaysians detained in Cambodia since December are set to be released soon, a senior officer in the country was reported to have said.

Efforts being made to bring home 47 detainees quickly and safely from Cambodia, says...

The government will give top priority to efforts to bring back all 47 Malaysians detained in Poi Pet, Cambodia, immediately and safely, says Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.

Wisma Putra confirms detention of 47 Malaysians in Cambodia

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed the detention of 47 Malaysians in Poi Pet, Cambodia since Dec 11, 2018.

CNRP official pens EU letter claiming government intimidation

The deputy president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua, has written to the EU about alleged threats against CNRP acting President Sam Rainsy and other former party lawmakers and activists in Cambodia and abroad.

Acid attacks: Cambodia victims ‘denied government aid’

Survivors of acid attacks in Cambodia are being denied free government treatment that they are legally entitled to, Human Rights Watch says.

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy once again claimed he will return to the Kingdom this year.

In prison, Cambodian babies grow in squalid conditions as war on drugs rages

Since the Cambodian government started a war on drugs in 2017, the number of prisoners has considerably increased. Among them are pregnant women who have no choice but to give birth and raise their babies behind bars.

Thai forest rangers find themselves outgunned when tackling poachers

The country is a key transit point for smugglers moving on to Vietnam and China, two of the world’s biggest markets for parts from endangered and protected species.

Cambodia’s Government Denies Reports it Will Amend Constitution to Allow Chinese Naval Base

Cambodia’s government on Friday denied reports that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) plans to amend the constitution to allow China to build a naval base in the country, amid growing influence from Beijing in the Southeast Asian nation.

We Need to Stop Drug-Resistant Malaria at Its Source, Right Now

Immediate, targeted interventions in Southeast Asia could prevent a pandemic.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen announces free legal aid for garment workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday that factory workers will have access to legal representation free of charge once his volunteer group of his lawyers is established, while civil society groups say the government should instead improve labour law enforcement.

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