Foreign Correspondents Club

Originally a meeting place for foreign correspondents and war reporters, the FCC remains an atmospheric spot for sunset drinks in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia opposition figure Kem Sokha under house arrest 

Kem Sokha of the dissolved CNRP placed under house arrest after more than a year in jail pending treason trial.

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been unexpectedly released from prison where he was awaiting trial on charges of treason.

China Clamps Down on Public Discussion of African Swine Flu Outbreaks

The ruling Chinese Communist Party is clamping down on any public discussion of an outbreak of African swine fever among its pig population, shutting down social media accounts and detaining users who warn others not to eat pork.

Swiss founder of Cambodia’s largest pediatric hospitals dies at age of 71

Charismatic Swiss doctor and cellist Beat Richner, the founder of the Kantha Bopha Hospitals in Cambodia, died of a serious illness on Sunday at the age 71, his foundation said.

Cambodian PM Hun Sen’s eldest son promoted to commander of armed forces

Lieutenant General Hun Manet becomes second most powerful position in the country’s military.

Long Beach resident held political prisoner for years in Cambodia safely returns to U.S.

It was a moment Jamie Meach thought would never come. When a Cambodian court sentenced her husband, Meach Sovannara, to 20 years in a hellish prison following what human rights observers dismissed as a “show trial” in 2015, the Long Beach woman feared she had seen him for the last time.

Myanmar Swiftly Rejects ICC Ruling on Jurisdiction Over Abuses of Rohingya

A ruling by the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction over the alleged crime of deportation of hundreds of thousands of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh during a military crackdown last year drew a swift rebuff on Friday from the Myanmar government, but was praised by rights groups that want to see those responsible for atrocities against the minority group brought to justice.

No choice in Battambang: Cambodians have to migrate

Families are torn apart as more Cambodians seek better-paying jobs across the border in Thailand.

Western Professionals ‘Enabling Transnational Kleptocracy: Report

The report identifies six service sectors, that plays an intermediary role in facilitating illicit activities, including the fintech and cryptocurrency, legal, incorporation, financial, real estate, lobbying, and public relations services.

UK commits to mine-free goal

Last week I had the privilege of spending time with world-class UK demining organisation the HALO Trust in Oddar Meanchey province, observing first-hand the patient and time-consuming work of HALO’s teams of highly skilled de-miners.

The Lingering Effects of the Cambodian Genocide on Education

Decimated by genocide, Cambodia’s educational progress so far is surely commendable.

Three Vietnamese Facebook Users Missing, Feared Detained

Three Vietnamese citizens active on Facebook have disappeared in police custody during the last week, with local authorities dodging questions from family members about those believed to have been detained, Vietnamese sources said.

‘Unity’ urged by King as West ‘boycotts’ opening

King Norodom Sihamoni used the opening of parliament on Wednesday morning to call for “strong national solidarity based on the spirit of national unity” as he inaugurated the sixth mandate of the National Assembly in a ceremony that was devoid of representatives from major Western embassies.

Cambodia begins era of one-party rule

Cambodia’s new parliament met for the first time, launching an era of one-party rule after an uncontested election handed the ruling party of strongman Hun Sen all 125 seats.

Cambodia’s longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term

Cambodia's one-party legislature on Thursday confirmed Prime Minister Hun Sen for another five-year term, cementing his status as one of the world's longest-serving leaders.