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Phnom Penh karaoke bars to reopen as Cambodia controls Covid-19

Authorities in Cambodia's capital on Tuesday announced karaoke bars can reopen their doors, albeit to offer a different service.

Cambodia soldiers rescue kidnapped Chinese national from gang

Cambodian soldiers have rescued a kidnapped Chinese national after swooping on an alleged extortion gang in the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Fatal mass wine poisonings in Cambodia

Dozens of people have been poisoned and at least seven are dead after consuming batches of 'herbal' rice wine in Cambodia.

Cambodian anti-drug officer busted with meth, marijuana

Cambodian authorities have launched a case against one of their own after a military police officer in charge of an anti-drug squad was allegedly found with narcotics in his car, local media reported on Monday morning (June 8).

Amnesty: Cambodia’s war on drugs led to systemic human rights abuses

Cambodia's three-year-long "war on drugs" campaign has led to a litany of human rights abuses and the overcrowding of prisons and detention centres, human rights watchdog Amnesty International has announced in a new report.

Buddhist monks in Cambodia and Thailand adapt rituals during pandemic

From weddings to funerals, many religious rites are being changed or cancelled to limit the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Garment workers in Cambodia, Myanmar and even Asia lose jobs as Covid-19 hits them...

Advocates urge brands to honour their agreements with cash-strapped factories as hundreds of thousands in Asia, especially in South-East Asia, face job losses.

Cambodia cancels Khmer New Year celebrations

Cambodia has cancelled one of its most widely celebrated public holidays, Khmer New Year, which was set for next week, to limit...

Cambodia to close casinos, halt rice exports due to Covid-19

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (March 30) said the nation’s casinos would be closed starting Wednesday and rice exports would stop by Sunday in response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, state media reported.

War remnants casualties rise in Cambodia

Cambodia has recorded a 33 per cent rise in the number of casualties from landmines and unexploded war remnants from 2018 to last year, local media reports say.

Cambodian politician denies being involved in US plot to overthrow government

Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia’s outlawed opposition party on Thursday denied allegations that he conspired with the US government, during the fourth day of hearings in his treason charge.

Cambodia’s outlawed opposition seeks support via noodle gatherings

Cambodia's outlawed opposition party is aiming to reinvigorate grassroots support by having local party members continue to meet over noodles nationwide this week as a means of "passive resistance" to the government, an exiled party leader said.

Hundreds march in Cambodia’s capital to mark Labour Day after ban lifted

Hundreds of Cambodian workers on Wednesday (May 1) marched about 1km around a city block in the capital to mark International Labour Day, with authorities allowing the short procession after they had banned May Day marches for years.

Cambodia signs 5G development deal with China’s Huawei

Cambodia has inked a deal with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei to roll out 5G mobile infrastructure in the country next year, as some Western nations decide whether to exclude the company from 5G expansion, a spokesman for Cambodia's telecoms regulator said on Monday.

Father, son charged for beheading of woman, granddaughter in Cambodia

A Cambodian farmer and his son have been charged with the beheading murders of a woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter whose bodies were found in a forest, authorities said on Friday.

Cambodian teacher filmed taking students’ money disciplined

A Cambodian primary school teacher in capital Phnom Penh has been removed from her job after a video of her illicitly collecting money from students circulated online, an Education Ministry spokesman said on Monday. 

Cambodia PM’s page hacked: Facebook

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official Facebook page was hacked on Monday, Facebook said a day later.

Cambodians demand respect for human rights

Cambodian demonstrators gathered outside the centre of Phnom Penh to commemorate International Human Rights Day yesterday, after authorities prohibited a march through the capital’s streets, a local rights organisation said.

Cambodian police guard opposition leader

In a move to prevent protests around the home of Cambodia's main opposition leader Kem Sokha, police have formed a task force to monitor him, media reports say.

Danger alert for Cambodian opposition head

Cambodia's main opposition leader Kem Sokha is "in danger of death" at the hands of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Sokha's predecessor Sam Rainsy has warned.