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Cambodia and World Bank Join Forces to Improve Higher Education and Connectivity

The government of Cambodia and the World Bank 0n July 13 signed agreements signaling the start of the implementation of two key investment projects, one seeking to improve higher education for industrial development, and the other one focused on enhancing road linkages from the economic center of the country—Phnom Penh—to the only deep-see port in Preah Sihanouk province.

Koh Kong Authority Announces Plan to End Land Disputes with Chinese Corporation

Chinese corporation Union Development Group (UDG) has forced more than 1,000 families from their homes over the past 10 years.

Threats and corruption: Behind the scenes of Cambodia’s election crackdown

Is corruption among Cambodia's ruling party elite reaching all the way to Australia?

EU Mission to Cambodia

Members of the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) visited Cambodia between July 5 and 11 to evaluate the labour and human rights situation.

Rights Workers Welcome Dismissal of Charges Against Unionist

A President of the Cambodian Youth Party claimed Moeun Tola had stolen $300,000 of donations collected for Kem Ley’s funeral.

Court Dismisses Charges Against Unionist Over Alleged Funeral Fund Embezzlement

A Phnom Penh court has dropped all charges against Moeun Tola, a prominent union and civil society leader, who was accused of embezzling money from the fund for the funeral of slain political commentator Kem Ley in 2016.

Massive blaze guts 60 homes of Vietnamese in Cambodia

A fire that broke out early on Tuesday in Phnom Penh destroyed the homes of 60 Vietnamese-Cambodian families and 10 Khmer families.

Unresolved killing casts a shadow over Cambodia

Two year anniversary of assassinated pro-democracy activist Kem Ley underscores a climate of impunity and intimidation ahead of this month's polls.

Cambodia’s image problem

In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword.

The hard choice facing Cambodia’s opposition voters

With the main opposition party dissolved, the three million people across Cambodia who voted for change in last year’s commune elections find themselves facing a difficult choice: cast a vote for one of the many minor parties fighting over the scraps of anti-government sentiment, or boycott the ballot and risk the wrath of local ruling party officials.

Cambodia’s Election Crackdown

A look at alleged corruption by Cambodia's elite as the ruling party cracks down on critics leading up to elections.

Why Japan is supporting Cambodia’s election

Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the upcoming Cambodian general election on 29 July amid growing pressure by its citizens, civil society organisations, and supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – Cambodia’s former main opposition party. 

Will EU suspend trade deal with Cambodia?

A European Union monitoring mission was in Cambodia this week to assess the country's compliance with the human rights obligations that lie at the core of the EU-Cambodia preferential trade deal. 

It’s election season in Cambodia, and the fireflies are out.

Cambodians use that term — “ampil ampik,” in the Khmer language — to refer to little-known political parties that flash onto the scene shortly before an election, then fade back into obscurity.

Cambodian security forces overstep neutrality rules in election campaign, rights group says

Cambodia’s security forces are “actively campaigning” for the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a general election on July 29, in violation of a law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

NGOS, Unions Urge Intervention in Cambodia’s Political Crisis Amid EU Fact-Finding Mission

NGOs and unions are calling on the European Union to help resolve Cambodia’s political crisis ahead of a general election this month, as a delegation from the bloc wraps up a fact-finding mission to assess the country’s compliance with its human rights obligations as dictated by a tariff-free export scheme.

Clean fingers could stain Cambodia’s election

Dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party has launched a 'clean finger' boycott campaign to undermine the credibility of this month's polls.

Australian filmmaker apologizes to Cambodia PM ahead of espionage trial

Jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has apologized for disrespectful comments about Cambodia’s long serving Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a trial in which he stands accused of espionage and faces 10 years in jail if convicted.

China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence

Beijing’s investment in Cambodia has been key to the country’s development, but some argue its domination is creating a quasi-colony and if ruler Hun Sen swings more towards Washington, it would benefit the people.

Cambodia: dispelling the Malaysia illusion

Cambodia is headed for national elections on 29 July in which, although there are 20 parties contending, there is only one possible victor: the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).

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For Cambodia’s prime minister of more than three decades, a blossoming alliance with China means no Western powers questioning his increasingly authoritarian rule. For China, Cambodia offers a regional voice of support for its controversial expansion in the South China Sea.

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