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Can Indigenous Villages and Islands Become Cambodia’s Next Big Tourism Spots?

With an abundance of historical cultures and tropical terrains, not so many Cambodian people actually have the chance to visit all the tourism destinations that their own nation has to offer.

Cambodia celebrates Ancestors’ Day after COVID-19 situation eases

Buddhists in Cambodia on Wednesday began to celebrate the three-day traditional the Pchum Ben festival, or Ancestors' Day, after the COVID-19 situation in the kingdom has been brought under control.

U.S. State Department Calls on Cambodia to Release Jailed Activists

Following outcries from a number of international observers, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Robert A. Destro has appealed to the Cambodian government on behalf of the growing number of activists being detained.

Ministry of Health Confirms No Cases of COVID-19 in Battambang

Following reports of flu-like illnesses in a Battambang pagoda, the Ministry of Health has denied that the affected monks have COVID-19.

Cambodia Angkor Air to Resume Domestic Flights

Negotiations remain ongoing between Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore about the potential reopening of flight paths.

This brings to 275 the official number of coronavirus cases in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health on Sunday (Sept. 13) announced that one new case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) had been identified.

Cambodia Denies the UN Statement Saying Human-Rights and Environmental Activists Are Targeted

As the Khmer Student Intelligent League Association calls on the authorities to release its members.

The OHCHR Calls for Cambodia to Stop Measures against Activists

The United Nations’ Spokesperson of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Sept. 11 issued a statement calling on the Cambodian government to put an end to measures taken against human-rights and environmental-rights activists over the last few months.

Duch or the End of a Defeated Torturer

The last photo of Duch published before his death showed him on a hospital bed at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, under treatment for respiratory failure from which he was suffering.

Two Chinese Nationals Escape Quarantine Hotel

While the pair tested negative for COVID-19 initially, they were due to quarantine for 14 days but chose to flee, raising questions about the security of Cambodia’s quarantine procedures.

Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Call for Expedited Hearing

Following a report from government-friendly media suggesting Sokha’s trial could be delayed by four years, his legal team have called for expedited proceedings.

At Least 14 Activists Arrested in Cambodia since August

An unprecedented string of arrests has taken place since early August 2020 and shows no sign of slowing down as the government targets youth and environmental activists.

Capital Gains Tax Needed to Stabilize Real Estate Sector

While the real estate sector warns that new taxes might affect the market, economists argue it could save the sector from a boom-bust cycle.

Pactics Factory Strike on Hold, Awaiting the Labor Minister’s Decision

As unionists face rising challenges throughout the region during the pandemic, Pactics workers return to the factory on Monday (Sept. 7) with their demands unheeded.

A Youth Leader and a Buddhist Monk Are Arrested and Charged over Plans to...

They intended to organize a protest in Phnom Penh to call for the release of union leader Rong Chhun.

Cambodia Lifts the Ban on Muslims Gathering at their Mosques Imposed due to COVID-19

As the Ministry of Health reminds Muslims and Buddhists to follow health directives to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Three Members of the NGO Mother Nature Are Charged in Phnom Penh Court

Three environmental activists of the group Mother Nature Sunday (Sept. 6) were charged with incitement to cause serious social chaos by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

On the Third Anniversary of his Arrest, Kem Sokha Demands Freedom

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has today reiterated that the charges against him are false, adding that he hopes to participate in Cambodia’s economic recovery and political development.

Protests Continue as International Outrage at Rong Chhun’s Arrest Grows

The Cambodian government’s crackdown on dissenting voices has further damaged an already ailing international image for the country, yet government officials remain unconcerned.

Government to Investigate Land Loss Claims along Vietnamese Border

As pressure grows on the government to release jailed unionist Rong Chhun, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered chairman of the Cambodia Border Affairs Committee to look into villagers complaints.