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Cambodia’s Ruler Dared Australians to Burn His Effigy, So They Did

But the Cambodian-born legislator has now done so twice in recent weeks, after finding himself at the center of an unfolding battle over free speech and the reach of Cambodia's authoritarian government into diaspora communities in Australia.

US Brushes Off Hun Sen’s ‘Absurd’ Claims of CIA Hit on Cambodian Analyst Kem...

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Willam Heidt has dismissed claims by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen that Washington was behind the assassination in 2016 of prominent political analyst Kem Ley as “absurd” and “offensive,” and reiterated calls for an independent investigation into his death.

Bloody Crackdown Linked to Family of Cambodian PM’s Wife

A company connected to a bloody March 9 crackdown in Cambodia when security forces shot protesters after burning homes to the ground is headed by nieces of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, Bun Rany, according to Cambodian government records.

Cambodian analysts say reform, opening-up give tremendous impetus for China’s success

The policy of reform and opening to the outside world adopted by China four decades ago has enabled the world's most populous country to become an engine for global growth, said Cambodian officials and scholars.

Cambodia Joins China for Military Drills as US Relations Cool

Hundreds of Cambodian and Chinese soldiers began a 15-day joint military exercise in central Cambodia this week, involving live-fire rocket launches from helicopters, mock tank battles, and anti-terrorism and emergency relief training. China will reportedly also donate tanks and armored personnel carriers on the occasion.

Embracing China, Facebook and Himself, Cambodia’s Ruler Digs In

As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen, clasped hands with the Chinese ambassador and beamed.

IMF Staff Completes a Staff Visit to Cambodia

An IMF team led by Mr. Jarkko Turunen visited Phnom Penh from March 12 to 16, 2018, to conduct interim discussions on recent developments and Cambodia’s economic outlook.

Scholars, Experts on Cambodia to Attend Asian Studies Conference in Washington

David Chandler, a renowned scholar of Cambodia’s modern history and emeritus professor at Monash University in Australia; Sareth Svay, a Cambodian sculptor and performing artist who lives and works Siem Reap; and Krisna Uk, executive director of the Center for Khmer Studies, based in Siem Reap; are among some 3,000 attendees expected at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference, according to organizers.

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.

Critics of Cambodia’s Hun Sen refuse to be silenced in Australia

From the safety of suburban Australia, Bou Rachna recalls the hours before her husband Kem Ley, a prominent Cambodian political analyst, was shot dead at a Phnom Penh gas station in a 2016 killing that rattled the nation.

Australian killed at Cambodian gun range was tourist, not military as local ‘cover-up’ suggests

The two Australians involved in a deadly explosion at a shooting range in Cambodia were tourists and not part of an official Australian military training operation as claimed by Cambodian authorities, according to various sources.

Cambodian Villagers Evicted in Land Dispute Appeal For Government Help

Cambodian villagers evicted from their land last week amid scenes of violence and reported shooting deaths appealed on Thursday for government help in securing new farmland and building new homes.

Cambodian director of Sofitel hotel linked to business which saw shooting of farmers

The luxury Sofitel hotel chain is refusing to comment on one of its Cambodian director's business links to the shooting of protesters at a rubber plantation.

Cambodia Is Losing Its Democracy. It’s Time for Tougher Sanctions.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 seats up for grabs in recent Senate elections.

Turnbull takes Cambodia to task

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed concern to Cambodia's leader about the nation's crumbling democracy and human rights record while hundreds of expats protest at the ASEAN summit.

Poipet, Cambodia’s Number Two Casino Destination, Gears Up To Go Global

Poipet, a Cambodian boomtown on the Thai border, is 400 kilometers and light years away from world-class NagaWorld in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.

Tuol Sleng Preserves Clothing of Its Victims

The U.S government is funding a program to protect up to 5,000 pieces of clothing stored for decades at Phnom Penh’s infamous Tuol Sleng prison.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Kicks Off Australia Trip as Protests Over Rights Record Loom

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a trip to Australia Thursday to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, amid protests over his government’s crackdown on the opposition in the lead up to general elections in July.

Australian killed in landmine blast in Cambodia

An Australian and a Cambodian were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say.

UN expert calls on Cambodian government to ‘choose path of human rights’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia called on the government on Wednesday to “choose the path of human rights”, while expressing serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July.

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Phnom Penh Post ‘facing closure’ after huge tax bill

Cambodia's last bastion of independent daily news, The Phnom Penh Post, is facing closure after being hit with a huge tax bill, making it the latest casualty in a government crackdown on the media, sources close to the newspaper say.

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