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Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’

Several hundred participants gathered in the capital’s Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Freed from jail, Cambodian surrogate mothers raise Chinese children

Campaigners say Cambodia's surrogacy crackdown is unlikely to end the trade as many women will continue to risk arrest for the chance to earn life-changing sums of money.

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as “fake, lying and destructive news”. 

Girls’ Deaths Alert Cambodia to Human Cost of Economic Migration

Ol Thida and her husband were sure they had no choice but to leave their tiny rural village.

Labor activist under fire for role in sex-trafficking documentary

“My Mother Sold Me”, a 27-minute documentary on sex trafficking in Cambodian, has garnered 1.5 million views on YouTube in the seven weeks since its release.

Cambodian critic held in Thailand over sex-trafficking film – wife

A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation from Thailand back to Cambodia over his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking that angered the Cambodian government, which dismissed it as fake, his wife said on Friday.

Khmer Times Flogs Huawei for Cambodia Telecoms

The pro-government Khmer Times ran a December 7 story about Chinese telecom giant Huawei with a KT byline that, while not marked as advertising, was transparently a Huawei press release being passed off as journalism.

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal Must be Allowed to Finish its Work

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, otherwise known as the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, is confronted to a strategic, legal and political challenge: to try and hold more trials, or to close shop.

Cambodian critic held in Thailand over sex-trafficking film – wife

A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation from Thailand back to Cambodia over his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking that angered the Cambodian government, which dismissed it as fake, his wife said on Friday

Cambodia to Host First ‘IT Camp’ in Kingdom

Camp participants come from a variety of fields, both in the public and private sectors, he added, who wish to receive training on best practices when using modern technology.

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc holds talks with Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen

Việt Nam has always prioritised boosting economic co-operation with Cambodia for the benefit of their people and businesses, and to support the development of each nation, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said.

Hundreds of suspected telecom fraudsters are repatriated to China from Cambodia as Beijing vows...

A total of 233 suspects belonging to three fraud rings were returned to China.

Despite Salik’s success, concerns remain for welfare of Cambodian children working in tourism

The viral story of Thuch Salik, the talented multi-lingual boy selling souvenirs around Angkor Wat, has thrown the spotlight on the plight of working children in the province and across the country.

Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday that his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a naval base there "fake news."

Cambodium: trials and tribulations

Daily observations from Cambodia and beyond.

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election deemed by the international community as illegitimate, his message to the gathered dignitaries was one of fire and fury.

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia’s Totalitarian Shift

Europe must hold firm on plans to suspend Cambodia from the the EBA trade initiative.

Cambodia Daily Rebuffs Government Reinstatement Offer

An independent news outlet that ceased operations within Cambodia ahead of government demands it settle a crushing "tax debt" has dismissed a government offer for reinstatement.

Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

Thirty-two surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking in Cambodia for carrying babies for Chinese clients have been released after agreeing to keep the children, officials say.
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A fixed abode: How US retirees are helping Cambodia’s poor

Habitat for Humanity has repaired and built houses for more than 70,000 households in the country.

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