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In prison, Cambodian babies grow in squalid conditions as war on drugs rages

Since the Cambodian government started a war on drugs in 2017, the number of prisoners has considerably increased. Among them are pregnant women who have no choice but to give birth and raise their babies behind bars.

Cambodia’s paths less travelled

If part of the point of travel is to be moved and touched, then there is scarcely a country I can think of that stirs the soul as much as Cambodia.

Cambodia nabs 1,485 people in crackdowns on drugs in January

Cambodian authorities arrested a total of 1,485 illicit drug suspects in 632 cases in January 2019, said an Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report on Saturday.

Cambodia’s Government Denies Reports it Will Amend Constitution to Allow Chinese Naval Base

Cambodia’s government on Friday denied reports that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) plans to amend the constitution to allow China to build a naval base in the country, amid growing influence from Beijing in the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodia Court Detains Opposition Activist Over Facebook Post, Pending Bail Hearing

A court in Cambodia’s capital on Friday ordered a member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) detained pending a bail hearing after questioning him over a post he made on Facebook last month, which said the European Union plans to impose a tariff on Cambodian rice.

Rott Mony’s bail plea denied

The Appeal Court on Thursday rejected the plea for bail by Rath Rott Mony, a suspected filmmaker who has been “temporarily detained” over accusations of “incitement to discriminate” for his alleged role in a documentary shown last October by RT, formerly Russia Today.

Oregon man gets life in prison for sexually abusing kids at orphanage in Cambodia

An Oregon man was sentenced to life in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing kids at an unlicensed orphanage he operated in Cambodia, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon says.

Cambodia receives UN human rights guidance

Cambodia received comments from 73 UN member states that made a total of 202 recommendations for the Kingdom to improve its human rights record, in the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Brexit fallout / Cambodia’s GDP to suffer ‘highest losses by far’, report states

A recent report has outlined the potentially damaging effects that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could have on Cambodia and other countries in Southeast Asia.

Embassy denies US role in Lon Nol coup d’etat

The US Embassy in Cambodia on Thursday claimed on its official Facebook page that there was no evidence the US government was involved in the 1970 Cambodian coup d’etat that precipitated much of the unrest that ravaged the country in the years after.

Neighbouring nations to Cambodia urged to step up efforts to combat drug crime

At an anti-drugs workshop in Stung Treng province on Wednesday, authorities called on neighbouring countries to step up efforts to prevent drug-related cross-border crimes along Cambodia’s frontiers with Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Cambodia orders rare investigation of shooting in land protest

Cambodian authorities have ordered an investigation into violent clashes over a land dispute in which a protester was shot, after a video clip of the incident sparked outrage on social media.

Rife accused of sexually assaulting small children in Cambodia

 A Salyersville native is being held in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a juvenile while in Cambodia.

Bridge helps connect An Giang province with Cambodia

Tan An Bridge that helps connect the Mekong Delta province of An Giang with Cambodia was inaugurated on January 30.

Yuan gets fresh boost in internationalization drive after Cambodia’s central bank adds it as...

The yuan has received several fresh boosts in its rapid rise as a global currency, as more countries and overseas financial institutions adopt the use of the Chinese currency in payments and settlements.

Collaboration Brings Beetle Collection and Curation From Illinois to Cambodia

Tommy McElrath, Ph.D., held on tight to the back of the motorcycle as he and collaborator Sophany Phauk swerved through honking, congested holiday traffic in Phnom Penh.

We Need to Stop Drug-Resistant Malaria at Its Source, Right Now

Immediate, targeted interventions in Southeast Asia could prevent a pandemic.

Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth

Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the release of an updated English edition of a first-hand account of the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders.

Coos Bay man to spend life in prison for molesting children in Cambodian orphanage

A Coos Bay man who started an unlicensed orphanage in Cambodia where he "systematically and repeatedly molested children" will spend the rest of his life in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon says.

Hun Sen compares modern Cambodia to post-war era

Prime Minister Hun Sen has again used Facebook to compare the Kingdom’s current state of development with that of the post-war era. On Tuesday, he posted six photographs – one of a large bombed-out building and five showing current views of Phnom Penh featuring its recently built skyscrapers.

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Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise...

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy vowed again on Friday to go back to Cambodia after more than three years abroad, defying threats by ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen to arrest him but declining to set a clear date for his return.

Cambodia 10 Years Ago

While much has changed, much remains the same.

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