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Cambodia at the crossroads

Losing EU trade privileges could hurt, but it won't be the end of the world, say government and businesses.

TIJ pushing ‘Bangkok Rules’ to aid women inmates

The Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) is gearing up to help promote Bangkok Rules, designed to encourage gender-sensitive treatment of women and girls behind bars.

Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money.

Internet users in Cambodia near 16m

The number of mobile and internet users rose substantially during the first half of the year, with the number of active SIM cards in the country now comfortably outnumbering the population.

Huge Chinese influx divides Sihanoukville

Residents of Cambodian resort town question whether its character can be preserved.

Koreans held in Cambodia for carrying $2.2m

Police in Cambodia say they have arrested two South Korean citizens who were found carrying $2.2 million into the country without proper authorisation.

Train service to Cambodian border to start July 1

The new daily train service between Bangkok and Ban Klong Luk border station in Sa Kaeo province will start running on July 1, the State Railway of Thailand announced.

Cambodian internet star sets sights on university

Boy charms visitors at Angkor Wat with a dozen language.

Spectre of debt leaves migrant workers ill at ease 

The International Day of Family Remittances -- celebrated on the 16th of June each year -- recognises the efforts of 200 million migrants across the world who send home billions of dollars which sustains 800 million people in their home countries.

Cambodia puts circular economy in motion

Climate risks and demand by Cambodia’s garment customers for international standard waste compliance are inevitably pushing the Kingdom towards a circular economy.

Preventing climate change in the face of urbanisation

Researchers promote eco-awareness amid the rapid, often unplanned growth of cities.

More Chinese punters flock to Poipet

Cambodian border town could get even busier with revived rail service.

Thailand, Cambodia ready to relaunch rail link 

Thailand looks set to re-establish a rail link with Cambodia 45 years after the two countries terminated cross-border train service. 

Thailand-to-Cambodia rail link

The railway service linking Thailand and Cambodia is expected to launch soon, according to Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

Scare tactics won’t work with Hun Sen

After six months of close monitoring and engaging with the Cambodian government, the European Union (EU) found that Cambodia has made very little tangible progress in complying with the EU's demands that it reinstate democratic checks-and-balances, respect human rights and the independence of the media, and drop charges against members of the opposition party.

Policing Islamic schools to secure the state

Insurgent groups are using 'ponoh' institutions in the South as training camps.

12 Cambodians, van driver injured in crash

A passenger van rammed into the rear of a lorry in Si Maha Phot district of this eastern province early Sunday, wounding 12 Cambodian migrant workers and the driver, police said.

[Thailand] Foreign haze ‘contributing’ to pollution

Some of the hazardous PM2.5 plaguing Bangkok may be the result of crop burning in Cambodia, but officials stress vehicles are still the main cause.

Eight arrested for running gambling site from Cambodia

Three men and five women were arrested for allegedly running football gambling website, with a six-month turnover of 200 million baht, from a server located in Cambodia, police said.

Opinion: Why ‘permanent neutrality’ doesn’t work in Cambodia

The end of the Cold War marked a turning point in international politics -- the collapse of socialism and the planned economy and the rise of democracy and a free market economy.