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43 Cambodian nationals deported from U.S.

The group is the largest to be sent to Cambodia under a 2002 bilateral agreement. More than 500 other Cambodians have already been repatriated.

Cambodian, Chinese officials pay tribute to 2 Chinese peacekeepers killed in 1993 attack

As the annual Tomb-Sweeping Day comes, Cambodian and Chinese officials on Thursday jointly organized a ceremony, paying tribute to two Chinese United Nations peacekeeping soldiers who were killed in a blast here 25 years ago.

The Young Woman Taking On Women’s Rights In Cambodia

In my many travels around the world I have come across many brave people - Sovanratana Boung would have to be one of the most courageous

Watchdog Urges Caution For Would-Be Observers to Cambodia’s Election

An electoral watchdog in Cambodia has cautioned would-be international observers to think twice before accepting an invitation to participate in the country’s upcoming general ballot, which is expected to be neither free nor fair amid a ban on the main opposition party.

Breaking: CNRM members summonsed in case that alleges plot against government

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summonsed several prominent members of the Cambodia National Rescue Movement to appear in a case that alleges a plot to overthrow the Cambodian government.

Cambodia’s missing railway link to Thailand rebuilt after 45 years

A missing 48km stretch of railway that connects the capital Phnom Penh to the Thai border has been rebuilt, 45 years after it was...

Potato Research Centre Cambodia identifies best locations for potato cultivation

In Cambodia, researchers at the Potato Research Centre at the Royal University of Agriculture announced last week that five provinces and the capital itself will become the country's hub for potato growing after successful tests of a range of potato varieties were recently finished.

NGO Law Having Negative Impact on Freedoms of Assembly and Political Participation: Community Group

The head of a Cambodian community organization that promotes land ownership has complained of intimidation after attempting to visit farmers near the country’s border with Vietnam.

Cambodia invites foreign observers to election after dissolving opposition

Cambodia on Wednesday invited foreign observers to monitor a July general election, as required by law, which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is poised to win after the main opposition party was dissolved.

Gov. Brown Pardons California Man Facing Deportation To Cambodia

A man who came to the U.S. as an infant when his family escaped the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, has been pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Trump Blasts California Governor’s Immigrant Pardons

President Donald Trump blasted California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their families four decades ago.

Persecuted on Land, a Minority in Cambodia Takes Shelter on the Water

The best handyman living among the boat people in Chong Koh was named Taing Hoarith. Most days, Hoarith woke up at 5 a.m. and bought a bowl of noodle soup from a passing sampan, the same genre of wandering bodega from which his wife, Vo Thi Vioh, sold vegetables houseboat to houseboat. When she left for the day, around 6, Hoarith rolled up their floor mat and got to work.

Trans violence widespread in Cambodia

Senrith Sereyroth remembers with horrifying clarity the day she was gang-raped. It was in 2005, 10 years after Sereyroth, a transgender woman, began working in the sex trade. Standing near Independence Monument, she was approached by two men with $10. They took her to an unknown location, where 10 men were waiting.

Turkey and Cambodia promise to stop coups

New Turkish Ambassador Ayda Ünlü and Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana met on Monday, pledging to support each other to prevent revolutions and coups, with the Turkish diplomat saying Cambodia could help her country prevent similar incidents in the future.

More than 50 US deportees expected in Cambodia on Thursday

The US is deporting 51 Cambodians who are expected to arrive in the country on Thursday, the single largest group of deportees in the history of the contentious 15-year repatriation program.

Cambodian-American Family Pursues Legal Battle Against Deportation

The family of a Cambodian-American jailed awaiting deportation last year are appealing the deportation order after a district court ruled his planned December deportation should be postponed.

What’s in the New Thailand-Cambodia Border Checkpoint?

This week, more indications surfaced that Cambodia and Thailand were moving towards opening a new international border checkpoint. Though the development was largely overlooked, it bears watching within the broader context of a longstanding effort by both sides to jointly manage their shared border despite the significant problems that remain unaddressed.

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday.

Overseas Cambodians Step Up Activism in Light of Gov’t Crackdown

In March, a group of Cambodians in Europe gathered to protest at the United Nations Human Rights Council office in Geneva, Switzerland, as the body was due to review human rights situation in Cambodia.

Cambodian farmers sue Thai sugar group Mitr Phol over alleged land grab

Farmers from Cambodia have filed a lawsuit in a Thai civil court against Asia’s largest sugar producer, accusing it of rights abuses after it allegedly kicked farmers off their land, a rights group said on Monday.

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Cambodian journalists charged with espionage denied bail

A court in Cambodia on Thursday declined to grant bail to two journalists who have been charged with espionage for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station.

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