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Cambodia Begins Trial Of 120 Opposition Figures

A mass trial of more than 120 Cambodian opposition figures kicked off in Phnom Penh on Thursday, amid United Nations (UN) concerns the proceedings were politically motivated and violated due process.

Coronavirus Deepens Cambodia’s Loan Crisis

Trapped under a mountain of crippling debt, Cambodian farmer Roeurn Reth fears she will have to sell her land to repay microfinance loans that have ballooned due to pandemic-spurred job losses in her family.

Will Thailand Inspire A Cambodian Spring?

There will be no Cambodian Spring anytime soon. This is the sobering reality to a question so tempting to ask – particularly in the shadow of what’s happening in Thailand and now in Lao PDR. So, why won’t a civil society uprising happen in Cambodia soon?

Poverty And Violence In Cambodia

Ministries and child protection non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Cambodia have established a joint-committee for the implementation of the Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Children 2017-2021.

Cambodia’s Deadly Flash Floods

2020 is proving to be a challenging year.

Are Cambodia’s Kids Hooked On Drugs?

Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen, launched his own anti-drugs campaign in 2017, inspired by the controversial war on drugs waged by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. According to the Cambodian government, the campaign aims to reduce drug use and the related harm it causes.

Cambodia’s Fight Against Counterfeit Goods

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), at least 63 percent of the world’s fake goods originate from China.

Cambodia’s Wage Earners Hit-Hard By Virus

Nine months have passed since the COVID-19 virus first emerged in Wuhan, China – and the world is still in the midst of containing the deadly outbreak. Over 28 million people across the globe have contracted the disease and more than 900,000 – inching towards a million have perished due to the deadly coronavirus.

Who Were The Khmer Rouge?

The Khmer Rouge's interrogator-in-chief Kaing Guek Eav, better known by his alias Duch, died Wednesday in Cambodia's capital at the age of 77.

Victim-Blaming Culture In Cambodia

Cambodian women are posting images of themselves in swimwear and skimpy outfits on social media in a move to condemn a proposed law governing the way people should dress in public.

Addressing Cambodia’s Economic Issues

According to the World Bank’s latest economic update on Cambodia, the country’s economy this year will contract by -1 and -2.9 percent.

Cambodia’s Economic Challenges Amid The Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely affected livelihoods, local industries and the economy in general.

Cambodia’s Food Crisis In A Pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely affected livelihoods, local industries and the economy in general.

COVID-19 and Cambodia’s human rights concerns

In late January, Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, made a televised statement about the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak originating from Wuhan, China.

Tourism in Thailand and Cambodia take a virus hit

Southeast Asia is facing the possibility of billions of dollars in losses from the sharp drop in Chinese tourists since the COVID-19 outbreak.

EU punishes Cambodia over human rights abuses

In December 2019, Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges over human rights issues.

Cambodia’s disabled left behind

Providing accessibility for the disabled is a major determinant for developing countries to qualify as developed nations.

A rot in Cambodia’s education system?

Yesterday, the ASEAN Post published an article on allegations made by a Cambodian student regarding corruption in his school.

Is Cambodia’s education system corrupted?

On 26 January, Cambodian student Kong Bunrith posted a video on Facebook accusing senior officials in the country’s Ministry of Justice of allegedly taking bribes.

Changing Cambodia’s fashion industry

The world has been taking a beating from environmental abuse by industries, particularly where waste management is concerned. In a traditional economy, mainly dominated by a linear model of take-make-and-dispose, not much consideration is given to the material’s end-of-life.