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Cars impounded in Cambodian virus curfew

Police in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, impounded 155 vehicles over the weekend as part of a strict curfew meant to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Cambodia virus cases rise, bans imposed

Cambodia has reported 49 new cases of COVID-19, its highest recorded daily tally since the pandemic began.

Cambodia slams Australian lawyer’s claims

Cambodia's foreign ministry has lashed out at an Australian-Khmer lawyer and political activist after he claimed Cambodian rice exports to Australia were a violation of human rights.

Cambodia to Aust: Dissident arrests lawful

Cambodian authorities have told Australian ambassador Pablo Kang a spate of recent arrests including political, human rights and environmental activists were made within the law after protesters threatened the peace and stability of the country.

Cambodian rally for political prisoners

At least one woman has been thrown to the ground as security guards broke up a peaceful protest by wives and family members of jailed Cambodian opposition figures in Phnom Penh.

Australian appeals Cambodia indecency case

A Cambodian appeals court has heard an appeal from former Australian school teacher Garry Mulroy who was convicted of indecently assaulting six boys aged between 11 and 14.

Cambodia plans to regulate women’s dress

Human Rights Watch has became the latest group to condemn a wide-ranging proposed law in Cambodia that would regulate how women can dress, among other things.

Crane collapse kills five in Cambodia

A construction crane in Cambodia's northwestern city of Poipet on the border with Thailand has collapsed, killing at least five people and injuring four others.

Aust teacher appeals Cambodian conviction

A retired Australian teacher is appealing his conviction in Cambodia for indecent assault against minors after the prosecution also said it would appeal the verdict and the leniency of his sentence.

Aussie Mulroy jailed for Cambodian assault

A Cambodian court has found former Australian teacher Garry Mulroy guilty of a lesser charge of indecent assault and sentenced him to two years' imprisonment, but allegations of child prostitution have been dropped.

Aust stay-behinds bunker down in Cambodia

Australian diehards who disregarded pleas from family and friends and opted not to catch the last flight out of Cambodia as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold are dealing with lost income and home sickness but are otherwise doing okay.

Cambodia evacuees touch down in Sydney

Almost 200 Australians extracted from Cambodia amid the coronavirus pandemic have touched down in Sydney after a specially-organised flight from Phnom Penh.

Australians race to beat Cambodian bans

Australians wanting to leave Cambodia have been told to go to the capital Phnom Penh immediately before they are blocked from travelling within the country.

Cambodia embassy works to fly out Aussies

The Australian embassy in Phnom Penh is hoping to charter a flight out of Cambodia for more than 500 citizens who fear being stranded amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Aussie’s flight hope for family reunion

As the Australian government moves closer to securing a chartered flight out of Cambodia for hundreds of citizens who fear being stranded amid the coronavirus lockdown, Michael Powell finds himself desperately trying to return to Phnom Penh.

Alleged Aust pedophile in Cambodian court

The defence of alleged Australian pedophile Garry Mulroy, who faces 15 years in jail if convicted, has been bolstered after his chief accusers withdrew legal objections and apparent witnesses failed to appear in court, his lawyer says.

Australian man to face trial in Cambodia

An Australian former Catholic school teacher will face trial on pedophile charges next week after an appeals court in Phnom Penh rejected two annulment attempts, deigning one was outside the court's jurisdiction and in the second he had no right to question police interviews, his lawyer says.

Australian missionary outside court as Cambodia trial adjourned (video)

The trial of Martin Chan opened in a provincial court on Thursday amid legal arguments over the Australian missionary’s role in a company-run charity and a multi-million-dollar to deal to construct a Cambodian school that eventually fell through.

Cambodia court to weigh Australian’s case

Retired Australian teacher Garry Paul Mulroy is hoping allegations he molested young boys while volunteering in Cambodia will be annulled when his case is heard by an appeals court in Phnom Penh next week.

Australian missionary takes case to Cambodian PM

Australian missionary Martin Chan hopes Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will intervene to resolve charges of "criminal fraud" that have led to a three-month stint behind bars.