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Cambodian labor union leader convicted over border comments

A prominent Cambodian labor union leader who is a longtime government critic was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for inciting social unrest with sensitive comments about the country’s border.

Defense: Former Cambodian official not guilty of genocide

The defense team for the former head of state of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime argued Tuesday that his genocide conviction should be overturned, calling into question evidence presented at his original trial before an international tribunal.

Ex-Khmer Rouge official Khieu Samphan appeals genocide verdict in Cambodia

The last living leader from the inner circle of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime launched his courtroom appeal Monday, seeking to convince a long-running international tribunal to overturn his conviction on charges of genocide.

Cambodia seizes virus-contaminated meat imported from India

Cambodian authorities have stopped five large containers of water buffalo meat imported from India after determining the shipment was tainted with the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.

Britain’s FM meets with Cambodian officials for trade talks

Britain’s top diplomat met Wednesday with his Cambodian counterpart as he pushed for closer economic relations to Southeast Asia, part of the U.K.’s new emphasis on the region.

Cambodia Limits US Diplomat’s Scrutiny of Controversial Base

Efforts by Cambodia to assuage U.S. concerns about China's right to use a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand suffered a setback Friday when an American diplomat invited to inspect it was allowed only limited access, according to the U.S. Embassy.

Cambodia’s famous mine-sniffing rat Magawa retires after five years of finding explosives (video)

After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring.

China defends Cambodia relations after US expresses concern

China said Thursday its relationship with Cambodia has made positive contributions to regional peace and stability, after the U.S. expressed concerns about the presence of the Chinese military in the Southeast Asian nation.

Adulterated wine suspected in deaths of Cambodian villagers

Eight villagers in Cambodia have died after drinking homemade rice wine that probably was adulterated, officials said Tuesday.

Cambodia Announced a Record Daily 655 Coronavirus Cases

Cambodia’s Health Ministry announced a record daily 655 coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total confirmed total to 8,848.

Cambodia orders strict 2-week lockdown of Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s leader ordered a strict stay-at-home two-week lockdown in the capital Phnom Penh starting Thursday to slow a surge in coronavirus cases, warning “we will die unless we act responsibly.”

Altered photos of Cambodian torture victims stir controversy

Cambodians are condemning an Irish photo restorer for altering photographs of victims of their country’s 1970s genocide to show them smiling, saying his decision and that of an international media group to publish them showed horrible judgement.

Cambodia’s Angkor site shut for 2 weeks to curb coronavirus

Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

Cambodia to Train Dogs to Detect Coronavirus in Humans

Cambodia says it will train dogs to detect the presence of the coronavirus in humans.

Cambodia reports first COVID-19 death, 1 year into pandemic

Cambodia on Thursday confirmed its first death from COVID-19 since the pandemic began more than a year ago as it battles a new local outbreak that has infected hundreds of people.

Cambodia turns hotel into hospital as COVID-19 cases rise

A defunct luxury hotel in Cambodia's capital finished conversion into a 500-room coronavirus hospital on Monday (Mar 8), as authorities enforced a new law imposing criminal punishments for violating health rules and infections continued to rise in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was inoculated Thursday with a vaccine supplied by the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative, as a plan to immunize up to two-thirds of the country’s population was on track to be completed by the end of the year.

Cambodia Reported 35 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

Cambodia’s Health Ministry on Monday reported 35 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, 31 of them coming from community transmission. The new cases are part of a recent surge that includes 17 cases reported Sunday, 15 of them local.

Rights group: Cambodia internet gateway will hurt privacy

Cambodia plans to set up a new national internet gateway that critics fear will increase online surveillance and censorship of the internet and infringe on rights to privacy and free expression.

Cambodia gets first COVID-19 vaccine from key ally China

Cambodia on Sunday received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine, a donation of 600,000 doses from China, the country’s biggest ally.