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EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union's duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Verdict Due Against Khmer Rouge Leaders for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

The verdict this Friday focuses on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide committed at worksites, cooperatives, security centers and execution sites, including the infamous S-21 prison in Phnom Penh.

Vietnamese Families to be Evicted From Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, Government Says

More than 2,000 ethnic Vietnamese living on Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake will be evicted from their floating homes, with many moved to settlements on land in nearby Kampong Chhnang province, government officials say.

Cambodian surrogacy scandal flares again

Following the secretive release of an Australian nurse jailed in Cambodia for running a surrogacy operation, new arrests of pregnant local women have been made.

The Trouble with Cambodia’s Affordable Housing Plan

The effort is neither affordable nor well-planned.

High-stakes wager underlines Cambodia’s dysfunction

PM Hun Sen takes a bet with exiled opposition rival Sam Rainsy that could force him to choose between continued political domination and economic survival.

Has Cambodia Slipped Away From the International Community?

The Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) leader Sam Rainsy left Cambodia in 2015 escaping political charges. Two years later, party president Kem Sokha was jailed on treason charges. Rainsy has since made it his mission to create a sense of urgency among the world’s leaders to intervene in Cambodia lest democracy come to an end.

Seeing red: ‘Cambodia doesn’t have anti-China nationalism – yet’

China is investing billions in Cambodia’s economy, outspending even the Kingdom’s national budget. But as more and more Cambodians raise fears of crime, corruption and colonial ambition, could rising public resentment lead the nation back to its dark days of racially motivated violence?

Japanese teen funds library for Cambodia school out of her pocket

Instead of spending the gift money she received each New Year's and on entering school, Miyu Ozawa saved it for her future.

Cambodia sets new record for world’s longest dragon boat

Cambodia breaks the Guinness World Record for building a 87.3 meters-long wooden dragon boat. The previous record was set by China in 2016.

Runoff From Railway Project Pollutes River in Lao Tourist Destination

The Lao-Chinese railway project has released polluted water from construction work into the Xong River in Vientiane province’s Vang Vieng district, one of the most popular destinations in the country for tourists, an local resident and an environmental official told RFA’s Lao Service.

Bangladeshi Official: ‘We Will Not Send Any Rohingya Back by Force’

Bangladesh will not repatriate Rohingya to Myanmar unless the U.N.’s refugee agency confirms they are willing to leave voluntarily, a Bangladeshi government official told BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service, on Monday.

Asean MPs Discuss Cambodia Human Rights Record at Singapore Summit

A group of liberal lawmakers from Asean nations meeting in Singapore this week will focus on Cambodia and Myanmar’s human rights record.

On Cambodian Independence Day, King Calls on for National Unity and Reconciliation

Some 25,000 government officials, civil servants and members of the security forces took part in the annual event in Phnom Penh.

Aspiring architect-turned-artist derives comfort from painting

It sounds strange for someone who studied drawing and designing buildings to become a successful painter.

Myanmar Drops Charges Against Journalists From Eleven Media

The government of Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon dropped its incitement case against three journalists from Eleven Media Group on Friday, two weeks after it set them free on bail.

Helping Cambodia to banish ghosts and release its creativity

Lina opened her restaurant two weeks ago in a fishing village in Kep, in the south of Cambodia, close to the Vietnamese border. Fifty years ago this coastal resort was known as Cambodia’s Cote d’Azure, and when you wander around in the back of a tuk-tuk you can’t help but notice the wide avenues and walled gardens.

How to fight back against a dictator, according to an exiled democracy activist

When a country has a strongman for a ruler, an army at his disposal, and control of the media, how can the people fight back?

Pregnant women among 15 arrested for alleged surrogacy in Cambodia

Fifteen people have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly taking part in illegal surrogacy, the Kingdom's anti-trafficking authority says.

65th Anniversary of Independence Day

Thousands of government officials and students join the celebration of Cambodia's 65th anniversary of its Independence Day on November 9, 2018, at the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace.

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