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Cambodia arrests prominent union leader for ‘incitement’

Cambodia police have arrested a prominent union leader for alleged incitement over long-running border demarcation issues with Vietnam, they said Saturday, the latest crackdown against opposition voices in the kingdom.

Cambodia tightens repression under virus cover: Rights groups

The Cambodian government is using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to ramp up a crackdown on human rights defenders and environmental activists, two leading watchdogs charged on Thursday.

Cambodia Tightens Repression Under Virus Cover: Rights Groups

The Cambodian government is using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to ramp up a crackdown on human rights defenders and environmental activists, two leading watchdogs charged on Thursday.

Cambodia’s tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade

The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap has banned the dog meat trade, a victory for animal rights campaigners who describe the area as the "lynchpin" of an industry that slaughters millions of creatures each year.

Cambodia to probe Thai democracy activist’s alleged disappearance

Cambodian police have said they will investigate the alleged abduction of Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a critic of the ex-general Prayut Chan-O-Cha's Thai government, who witnesses say was dragged into a black car in Phnom Penh on June 4.

Endangered royal turtles hatch in Cambodia (video)

It's good news for the critically endangered royal turtles of Cambodia, as so far 23 of the animals have hatched this year - more than three previous years combined - thanks to the country's effort to stop all sand dredging in the river.

Cambodia’s ‘handsome hero’ Premier Hun Sen lauded for virus fight in new book

Cambodia's strongman Premier Hun Sen will be glorified as a "handsome hero" in a soon-to-be-published book chronicling the decisions he made during the Covid-19 pandemic, the publisher said on Tuesday (May 26).

Cambodia bourse sees first bank listing

Cambodia's largest commercial bank listed on the country's stock market Monday, the first lender to trade on the fledgling exchange, despite uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Cambodia’s packed prisons show drug fight ‘failure’: Amnesty International

Cambodia's prisons are overspilling with drug convicts after a crackdown on addicts, a rights group said Wednesday (May 13), releasing rare footage of dozens of inmates squashed together in a sweltering cell.

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art (video)

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunities -- Morn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that highlights the hardships of Cambodia's disabled.

31 French tourists test positive in Cambodia virus cluster

Thirty-one French nationals from the same tour group in Cambodia tested positive for the coronavirus over the weekend and have been put under quarantine in a hotel.

Visitors vanish from Asia’s most visited sites

As dawn breaks the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom — but for once there are no tourists jostling on its steps to capture Cambodia’s most famous sunrise.

Virus hammers garment industries in Cambodia, Vietnam

Cambodia's multi-billion-dollar garment industry is at risk of chain disruption from the deadly coronavirus, its strongman premier said Monday, as the outbreak cripples Southeast Asia's key industries, bringing border trade to a trickle.

Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis

Cambodia's strongman premier defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while authorities scrambled to track down hundreds that came in contact with her.

China declines Cambodia PM’s request to visit virus epicentre

China turned down a request from Cambodia's leader Hun Sen to visit the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak to comfort stranded Cambodian students as it could not "properly arrange" a trip to locked-down Wuhan city, state media said Wednesday.

At Least Two Killed in Cambodia Building Collapse

At least two people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a seven-story building under construction collapsed in southern Cambodia on Friday trapping workers under the rubble, police told AFP.

Three killed as building collapses at Cambodian pagoda

More than a dozen others seriously injured in construction accident at temple dining hall. Structure fell in on itself as workers laid concrete on first floor of building.

Cambodia ‘bug cafe’ serves up insect tapas, ant spring rolls, ‘bug mac’

Siem Reap's first insect tapas restaurant mixes cocktail culture with creepy crawler fare, serving up silkworm taro croquettes, a burger made of bugs, and a cricket cheesecake.

Cambodian princess who rebuilt ‘Apsara’ dance dies aged 76

Cambodian Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a former culture minister who helped resurrect traditional Apsara dance from the ashes of the brutal Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 76, premier Hun Sen said.

Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples

Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel.