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Cambodia-China friendship flyover inaugurated in Cambodian capital

The Cambodia-China Sen Sok Friendship Overpass Bridge was inaugurated here on Monday to reduce traffic jams, particularly between central Phnom Penh and the Phnom Penh international airport.

Cambodia earns Guinness Record for longest woven scarf

Cambodia won a place in the Guinness book of World Records on Sunday for a 1,100m long version of the country's popular krama scarf.

Cambodia’s Ersatz Election

Anxiety and crackdowns define a battle for legitimacy in Cambodia.

Cambodian PM’s son gets military roles amid human rights concerns

Move seen by rights groups as a bid to undermine democracy and to entrench the PM's power before this month's polls.

From Dancer to Royal Consort to Aspiring MP: A Princess’s Life Remembered 

Ouk Phalla was one of the country’s most prominent Apsara dancers.

Interview: Cambodian deputy PM lauds China’s support for Cambodia’s development, poverty reduction

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on Thursday spoke highly of China's support for Cambodia's socio-economic development and poverty reduction.

PM eyes labour markets

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that Cambodia is looking for labour markets that generate high income for Cambodian workers, such as in the Middle East.

To Get a Passport, Cambodians Asked to Pass Cash 

At Cambodia’s central passport office, those seeking identity papers are routinely solicited for bribes by officials offering private document processing services—for a fee.

Telecoms Firms Told to Ensure All SIM Card Users Registered Before Election

Representatives of major mobile phone operators covered by the order could not be reached for comment.

Cambodia Sends Envoys to Europe to Lobby EU Over Preferential Trade Agreement

The agreement provides Cambodia with easy access to EU markets for its products, but the EU has threatened to remove Cambodia over the dissolution of the country’s main opposition party ahead of a general election in July.

Japan Defends Plan to Support Cambodia’s General Election in The Face of Criticism

Japan’s government on Friday defended its plan to support Cambodia’s general election with only one month to go before the ballot, despite criticism that it cannot be either free or fair without the participation of the main opposition party.

Charged with spying on Cambodia, Aussie filmmaker wants out of prison hell

More than a year has passed since filmmaker James Ricketson entered Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Sar prison – half the duration of his granddaughter’s life. Accused by Cambodian authorities of espionage, he is yet to be prosecuted for any crime.

In authoritarian Cambodia, voter turnout is key, but not for the reason you think

In many countries, political incumbents feel threatened by get-out-the-vote efforts. Not so in Cambodia, where the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) faces no credible threat in national elections a month from now, and prime minister Hun Sen looks set to extend his rule of over three decades.

NEC brushes off petition from LI

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday brushed off concerns over a petition written by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and supported by UK-based Liberal International (LI). 

Arrest of Alleged Trafficker Highlights Strong Cross-Border Collaboration Between Thailand and Cambodia

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on June 19, 2018 arrested an accused Cambodian trafficker and broker based in Thailand who is a key player in a network responsible for the trafficking and enslavement of hundreds, if not thousands, of Cambodian men into the Thai fishing industry.  

Cambodia Rejects Report Alleging Military Rights Abuses

Prime Minister Hun Sen and senior military figures have rejected the findings of a report published on Thursday that alleged serious and systematic human rights abuses by a group of top generals close to the premier.

Human trafficking charge added to Cambodian surrogacy case

Five people arrested last week for allegedly providing commercial surrogacy services have also been charged Thursday with human trafficking, a Cambodian court official said.

Cambodia: Hun Sen’s Abusive Generals

Cambodia’s increasingly dictatorial, one-party rule is underpinned by generals in the security forces who are responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report.

The secret of Hun Sen’s power? His deadly henchmen

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has been in power for over 33 years, during which time he has ruled with an iron fist and quashed any potential competition with ease. But he didn’t do it alone.

Cambodia says 50,000 observers to monitor July election

Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Wednesday said 50,000 observers, including some from China, Myanmar and Singapore, will monitor a general election next month, which is widely expected to be a landslide victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen after the main opposition party was dissolved last year.

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Election Body Issues Text Messages Warning of Election Law Prosecutions

The national election body has warned Cambodians in a series of text messages that they could face prosecution if they are found to have violated the election law, which extends to calls to boycott the vote.

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