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Cambodia casino staff strike over pay at billion-dollar gambling den

Thousands of Cambodian workers at a Phnom Penh casino that turns over more than a billion dollars a year continued a strike Friday (Jan 10) calling for better pay, in a country where Chinese money has driven a gambling boom.

Cambodia’s garment workers fret over deadly daily commutes

Gripping her friend's shoulder as a truck packed with 30 Cambodian garment workers tears down a pot-holed street, Nguon Sanit says her days are bookended by fear of dying on the kingdom's treacherous roads.

Owners of collapsed Cambodia building charged, released on bail

Owners of a building in Cambodia that collapsed and killed 36 workers and their families last week have been charged and released on bail, a court spokesman said on Tuesday (Jan 7).

Death toll rises to 36 in Cambodia building collapse

At least 36 people were killed and 23 injured after a tourist guesthouse under construction in Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers under rubble, officials said on Sunday.

Ten dead in Cambodia building collapse, more trapped

At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured after a building in Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers under rubble, officials said on Saturday.

Thousands lose jobs, casinos shut as Cambodia bans online gambling

More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday (Dec 31).

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha still to face treason trial: PM

Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha, freshly freed from house arrest, will still stand trial for treason, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday (Nov 18).

Rats a cheap street snack in Cambodia

As he tears off a leg of a charcoal-grilled rat at a roadside stall in western Cambodia, Yit Sarin hails the simple joy of rodent and rice washed down with beer.

Chef Mission 2 – Cambodia

MasterChef Winner Zander Ng braves bumpy roads to meet Singaporean Chua Bee Ngoh, the 66-year-old founder of the non-profit organization, Love Cambodia, which has been changing lives in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province.

Cambodia premier condemns use of rights as ‘political tool’

Cambodia's premier Hun Sen condemned the use of human rights as a "political tool" in a UN speech on Tuesday (Jul 2), in his latest pushback against Western pressure over his government's record.

Living with the dead: Urban poor take over Cambodian cemetery

Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but one cemetery in Phnom Penh has become a place to stay for the living, as communities destroyed by unstoppable development are forced to take desperate measures.

Singapore, Cambodia reaffirm longstanding ties: MFA

Singapore and Cambodia have reaffirmed longstanding ties, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Tuesday (Jun 11), adding that the two countries are committed to “strengthening mutual understanding and pursuing cooperation, dialogue and friendship”.

Manufacturing migration: Trade spat shifts business from ‘Factory of the World’

From socks and sneakers to washing machines and watches, Asian countries are hoping the US-China trade war will permanently boost manufacturing as brands dodge the row by choosing cheaper locations to make their goods.

Kicked out of the US, Cambodian migrants are sent to a home they’ve never...

Separated from their family and friends, these deportees must fight against homesickness, depression and suicide as they adapt to their new lives. The programme Get Real investigates.

Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE

Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia's agriculture ministry.

Never Be Home

Get Real chronicles the plight of Cambodian American refugees who are deported back to Cambodia by the Trump administration.

Poachers kill elephant in Cambodia wildlife sanctuary

An elephant has been found dead with its tusks and tail sliced off in a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia, where wild elephant numbers have dwindled to just a few hundred due to poaching and deforestation.

Global watchdog to put Cambodia on its money-laundering watchlist

A global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will place Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday (Feb 22) because of concern it is highly vulnerable to money laundering, a high-level official with knowledge of the issue said.

In prison, Cambodian babies grow in squalid conditions as war on drugs rages

Since the Cambodian government started a war on drugs in 2017, the number of prisoners has considerably increased. Among them are pregnant women who have no choice but to give birth and raise their babies behind bars.

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen derides ‘democracy’ in fiery speech

Cambodia's strongman leader Hun Sen lashed out at Western governments for pushing "democracy and human rights" on his country, capping off a tumultuous political year with a fiery speech on Saturday.