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Fair trial doubts as Kem Sokha treason trial resumes in Cambodia

Opposition leader due back in court after almost two years during which the government continued its crackdown on critics.

Voices of concern at ASEAN over Hun Sen’s Myanmar visit

Malaysian foreign minister says that as current chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen should have consulted other member states.

‘Not enough water’: Cambodia’s farmers face changing climate

Communities around Southeast Asia’s biggest lake are feeling the effects of droughts and rising demand for land.

In Cambodia, union arrests spotlight pressures on civil society

Workers at NagaWorld casino complex in Phnom Penh have pledged to continue their strike despite growing risk of arrest.

Protests, anger as Hun Sen visits Myanmar’s military leaders

Generals roll out the red carpet for veteran Cambodian leader in first visit by foreign leader since coup.

Hun Sen set for Myanmar visit as envoy warns of looming civil war

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will visit Myanmar on Friday, despite criticism that his trip risks legitimising country’s coup leaders.

‘Just surviving’: For Cambodian tourism, recovery out of sight

Siem Reap is welcoming few foreign tourists weeks after Cambodia opened its borders to vaccinated travellers.

A new Hun rises: Cambodia’s ruling party meets to plot its future

Cambodian People’s Party set to choose a future successor to Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world’s longest serving leaders.

Cambodia’s ‘cowboy diplomacy’ in Myanmar isolates ASEAN

Incoming ASEAN chair has been pressing for greater engagement with the Myanmar military despite pushback.

US tightens curbs as Cambodia moves closer into China’s embrace

New sanctions, including an arms embargo, imposed amid concern about China’s influence and the effects on the wider region.

Myanmar official in Cambodia for talks as global censure grows

Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister has held talks in Cambodia, the Southeast Asian nation that is the new chair of the regional bloc spearheading diplomatic efforts to resolve Naypyidaw’s political crisis.

Cambodia ‘bleeding’ as space for civil society shrinks

Activists and rights groups say COVID-19 law is now being deployed by the government as another tool to further curtail freedoms.

Cambodia’s democratic dream in shreds 30 years after Paris accord

The historic agreement was forged in the spirit of post-Cold War optimism, but was tested almost immediately.
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Cambodia dam row: Villagers say they are struggling to survive

Villagers in Cambodia are struggling to survive years after being displaced by the construction of the country’s largest dam.

Sole surviving Khmer Rouge leader denies role in genocide

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.

Cambodia jails union leader for two years for ‘incitement’

Court hands maximum penalty to Rong Chhun who was arrested after raising concerns about land rights on the Cambodia-Vietnam border.

Cambodia union leader faces court verdict as crackdown continues

Rong Chhun is accused of ‘incitement’ and faces up to two years in prison if convicted.

Last surviving Khmer Rouge leader appeals genocide conviction

Khieu Samphan is one of only three people convicted over the group’s brutal rule during which some two million people died.

Alleged abuses linked to China’s ‘Belt and Road’ projects: report

Almost a third of the alleged abuses recorded from 2013 to 2020 have taken place in Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia.

Cambodia’s nightlife scene tests COVID success

Karaoke lounges, bars and casinos under scrutiny after cases in Southeast Asian country surge into the tens of thousands.