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Australian Travel Agency Reprimanded for Advertising Angkor Wat as Vietnam

The company reportedly used an image of the iconic temple in part of their brochure for Vietnam, prompting anger from the Ministry of Tourism.

PM Hun Sen Lashes Out at Western Nations

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN, Prime Minister Hun Sen laid the blame for Cambodia’s problems at the door of the international community.

Online Gambling: the Trap of Cambodian Dependency on Chinese Investment in Sihanoukville

Cambodia’s number of online-gambling licensed casinos was the highest among Southeast Asian countries before this sector was banned (in 2019). This had gone from 57 to 150 casinos in just five years.

Cambodia Rails against U.S. Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Developer

Union Development Group was hit with sanctions for its role in rights abuses in Koh Kong Province, frustrating both Chinese and Cambodian officials.

Yet Another Former Opposition Figure Arrested

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party activist Oeur Narith has been arrested on charges of plotting as the crackdown against critics of the government continues.

Three People Are Missing following Tropical Storm Noul

Three people were reported missing in Koh Kong and Pailin provinces, hundreds of people were evacuated in Preah Sihanouk Province and tourists got stranded on islands as tropical storm Noul moved over the Gulf of Thailand and Cambodia’s coast during the last few days, the authorities reported on Sept. 20.

Hun Sen Says He Looks Forward to Working Closely with Japan’s New Prime Minister

He stated this in a letter to Yoshihide Suga shortly after he was elected.

Cambodia Calls “Politically Motivated” US Officials’ Call for the Release of Activists

Adding that environmentalists, human-rights and youth groups must act within the law.

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.