Cambodian Villagers Evicted in Land Dispute Appeal For Government Help

Cambodian villagers evicted from their land last week amid scenes of violence and reported shooting deaths appealed on Thursday for government help in securing new farmland and building new homes.

Cambodian director of Sofitel hotel linked to business which saw shooting of farmers

The luxury Sofitel hotel chain is refusing to comment on one of its Cambodian director's business links to the shooting of protesters at a rubber plantation.

Cambodia Is Losing Its Democracy. It’s Time for Tougher Sanctions.

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party swept all 58 seats up for grabs in recent Senate elections.

Turnbull takes Cambodia to task

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has expressed concern to Cambodia's leader about the nation's crumbling democracy and human rights record while hundreds of expats protest at the ASEAN summit.

Tuol Sleng Preserves Clothing of Its Victims

The U.S government is funding a program to protect up to 5,000 pieces of clothing stored for decades at Phnom Penh’s infamous Tuol Sleng prison.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Kicks Off Australia Trip as Protests Over Rights Record Loom

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a trip to Australia Thursday to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, amid protests over his government’s crackdown on the opposition in the lead up to general elections in July.

Australian killed in landmine blast in Cambodia

An Australian and a Cambodian were killed when a landmine detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police say.

Briton in Cambodia ‘pornographic’ images case apologises in court

Daniel Jones could face up to a year in prison if convicted of breaking indecency law to promote pool party.

UN expert calls on Cambodian government to ‘choose path of human rights’

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia called on the government on Wednesday to “choose the path of human rights”, while expressing serious concerns about restrictions on the media, freedom of expression and political participation ahead of a national election in July.

U.N. Envoy Urges Cambodia to Let Opposition Stand in Election

A U.N. human rights envoy urged Cambodia on Wednesday to drop a ban on the country's main opposition party so it can take part in a July general election.

Cambodia’s war on the press

While just six months ago journalist Yeang Sothearin was chasing stories on politics and rights abuses in Cambodia, the former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporter now spends his days inside an overcrowded cell in Phnom Penh's squalid Prey Sar prison.

Cambodian exiles test Thai junta’s humanity

Cambodian premier Hun Sen wants Thai leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to deport dissidents now laying low in Thailand. Could a quid pro quo be on the cards?

American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police.

Scare Tactics and Silencing: Hun Sen’s Brutal Crackdown on Opposition in Cambodia

IN JANUARY 2002, seven-year-old Sokreth Un was too young to understand why his father, Sokhom, had been run off the road by a large truck in the Odong district of Cambodia. Sokhom Un had been travelling from district to district with fellow members of the opposition Sam Rainsy Party, campaigning ahead of upcoming local elections.

Cambodian views on the U.S., Japan and China

When it chaired the ASEAN Summit in the autumn of 2012, Cambodia arranged for the South China Sea issue to be dropped from the joint statement. This left the strong impression that Cambodia was a mouthpiece for China in Southeast Asia. It is true that China has made significant investments in Cambodia and that the latter’s economy has become increasingly dependent on Chinese money.

Cambodian Authorities Release Eight Villagers Detained Amid Violent Land Clash

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kratie province on Monday released eight villagers who were detained amid a violent clash over a land dispute, on the condition that they refrain from holding future demonstrations, according to one of those held.