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Cambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears

Government of longtime leader Hun Sen claims Rainsy's return is a "coup", threatening long jail terms for supporters.

‘Never-ending’: Cambodia spy case journalists face new probe

A two-year-old espionage case against two Cambodian journalists has been extended yet again, after a Phnom Penh judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation claiming there was not enough evidence for him to deliver a verdict.

Cambodia’s exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising

Cambodian government describes Rainsy’s call an attempted coup and is threatening to jail anyone who supports it for up to 30 years.

Cambodia’s lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

Dams, low rainfall and changing climate blamed for decline in river's fortunes amid worries about crucial food supply.

Cambodia’s Orphan Business: The Dark Side of ‘Voluntourism’

Tourists volunteering in Cambodian orphanages may be unwittingly fuelling an industry that exploits children for profit.

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

Cambodia-European Union trade deal is on the chopping block

Accusations of human rights abuse by the Cambodian government may force the end of a preferential trade agreement.

Plundering Cambodia’s Forests

101 East investigates how illegal loggers are plundering some of Cambodia's last remaining forests.

Espionage trial of two former RFA journalists starts in Cambodia

The two were arrested in a late night raid during 2017 political crackdown and accused of spying for the US.

Thai court rejects class action against sugar giant Mitr Phol

Cambodian villagers accuse Thailand's biggest sugar company of stealing their land, something the company denies.

In a Cambodian beach town, China-led building boom flouts rules

Lax regulation, bribery and corruption put lives at risk in China-fuelled development of once-sleepy Sihanoukville town.

Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court

Two Cambodian villagers claim the company illegally took their land to clear it for sugarcane farming.

Cambodia’s opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift

With senior leaders jailed or exiled, local and regional supporters of opposition report attacks and harassment.

Gateless: A Story of Child Sex Abuse in Cambodia’s Temples

A young man seeks justice after being abused in a Buddhist temple in Cambodia.

Neo-Nazi website founder must return to US to face lawsuit

A neo-Nazi website operator is not excused from returning to the United States for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Jewish "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family, a federal judge has ruled.

Calls grow for investigation over missing Cambodian land activist

Human rights groups ratchet up pressure on the Cambodian government after Sum Moeun vanished without a trace.

Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for top opposition leaders

Exiled politicians accused of incitement to commit felony and plotting treason after announcing plans to return.

Will Brexit push Cambodia into economic crisis?

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, we look at Brexit's potential effect on Southeast Asian economies.

Cambodia economy: High growth expected to continue

From the ashes of war, Cambodia is forecast to have the sixth fastest growing economy in the world.

‘Clock’s ticking,’ EU tells Cambodia as trade scheme under threat

Bloc launches process that could lead to end of favourable deal over Phnom Penh's record on human rights and democracy.