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NGOs Report on the Cambodian Authorities’ Use of the Courts to Silence People

Lawsuits become a means to warn them against criticizing government action, they say.

Cambodia Accuses UN of Lying about Intimidation of Activists

Responding to the UN Secretary-General’s report to the Human Rights Council, the Cambodian government railed against the findings of the UN, claiming they are fabrications.

Mondulkiri Official Removed from Post due to Illegal Forest Occupation

Despite his involvement in illegal activities, Sin Vanvuth has reportedly been transferred from his district governorship to the Ministry of Interior.

King Sihamoni: Cambodia Stands By One-China Policy

In a letter addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping, King Norodom Sihamoni expressed solidarity with China over their controversial policy.

Health of Detained Activist Deteriorating Behind Bars

Cambodia’s notoriously overcrowded prison system is taking its toll on the health of Khmer Thavrak’s Eng Malai, while the UN releases a report on intimidation and reprisals experienced by human rights defenders.

World Bank: Expanding Trade and Investment Crucial for Cambodia’s COVID-19 Recovery

The World Bank’s predictions for the Cambodian economy are in line with government expectations; a -2 percent contraction in 2020, but with a strong performance in 2021.

Governor Won’t Intervene in Grand Phnom Penh Borey Dispute

Following complaints from the residents of Grand Phnom Penh Borey, Governor Khoung Sreng said he cannot stop Chip Mong from filling in the borey’s pond.

World Olympians Association Celebrates Achievements of Vath Chamroeun

The former wrestler and current secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia has been honored by the association and granted permission to use the post-nominal letters OLY—the first Cambodian to gain such a designation.

PM Hun Sen Addresses UNGA, Decries Unfair Treatment by Major Countries

He stressed that small countries are often the most affected by major powers’ conflicts.

A Foreign National Returning to Siem Reap City from Abroad Tests Positive for COVID-19

He had first tested negative for the coronavirus.

Indonesia Looking to Strengthen Business and Trade Ties with Cambodia

As trade between the two countries has increased this year in spite of COVID-19.

Cambodia Responds to Australia’s Comments regarding the Recent Wave of Arrests

The authorities must enforce public order, Justice Minister Koeut Rith says.

Cambodia Reflects on 27th Anniversary of Constitution as Rights Situation Deteriorates

As government officials applaud its implementation and NGOs deplore the situation of human rights.

Prime Minister Hun Sen Requests the COVID-19 Vaccine Developed by Russia

The photo taken on Sept. 24 shows Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) and Russian Ambassador Anatoly Borovik at Peace Palace. Photo from PM Hun Sen's Facebook.

Four Endangered Eld’s Deer Detected in Cambodia for the First Time in Five Years

Nearly 2,000 photos taken by camera traps had to be studied in order to spot them.

ADB: Cambodian Economy to Shrink -4.0 Percent in 2020 and Bounce Back in 2021

The revised economic forecast still paints a gloomy picture with Cambodia’s most vulnerable people facing prolonged hardships, but opportunities are beginning to emerge according to the ADB.

Ream Naval Base Exclusively for Cambodia, Banh tells US Envoy

Defense Minister seeks to reassure US Ambassador about China’s military influence in the region, US hints at closer military cooperation with Cambodia.

National Police Commissioner Warns Against Rebels Crossing Borders

In an apparent reference to Sam Rainsy and his supporters, Commissioner General of National Police Neth Savoeun has demanded vigilance along the borders to prevent “malicious people” from entering Cambodia.

Land Management Ministry Dismisses Demands of Protesters

After an estimated 400 protesters blocked the road outside the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh, ministry officials have claimed there is no legal basis to the protesters’ grievances.