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Villagers in Cambodia are struggling to survive years after being displaced by the construction of the country’s largest dam.
Khieu Samphan, 90, one of the brutal regime’s few public faces, was sentenced in 2018 by a UN-backed court to life in prison for genocide.
Court hands maximum penalty to Rong Chhun who was arrested after raising concerns about land rights on the Cambodia-Vietnam border.
Rong Chhun is accused of ‘incitement’ and faces up to two years in prison if convicted.
Khieu Samphan is one of only three people convicted over the group’s brutal rule during which some two million people died.
Almost a third of the alleged abuses recorded from 2013 to 2020 have taken place in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.
Karaoke lounges, bars and casinos under scrutiny after cases in Southeast Asian country surge into the tens of thousands.
US says 2,734-tonne M/T Courageous was seized in Cambodia after it transferred more than $1.5m worth of oil to a North Korean ship.
Wanchalearm Satsaksit, a critic of the Thai prime minister and the military coup he led, was abducted on broad daylight in Phnom Penh in June 2020.
NGO that forced government into U-turn over controversial dam latest target of deepening crackdown on dissent.
Tourism has helped remote Indigenous communities improve their lives and protect the forests. COVID-19 has put both at risk.
Government using punitive laws to tackle surge in coronavirus cases, as the closure of markets leaves people hungry.
The Southeast Asian nation is battling a surge in COVID variant cases traced back to a quarantine breach.
The photos of Khmer Rouge ‘killing fields’ victims with added smiles were an insult to the dead, Cambodia says.
Cambodia has among fewest coronavirus cases in Asia, with just 1,124 infections recorded in total, but cases are rising.
The country’s top opposition party was banned in 2018 and many of its leaders and supporters put on trial.
The Cambodian government continues to persecute members of the opposition who criticise its corrupt policies.
The charges are linked to former CNRP president Sam Rainsy’s unsuccessful attempt to return to the country in 2019.
Singer Cher has helped rescue Kaavan, ‘the world’s loneliest elephant’, from decades of captivity.
A global effort helped bring the ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to a new home with 600 other pachyderms.