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Rights groups slam Cambodia’s proposed clean-up drive

A proposed law in Cambodia aims to clean up the streets of Phnom Penh, which also means that thousands of street vendors could be forced to shut down their businesses. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Cambodia genocide: Khmer Rouge torture prison commander Comrade Duch dies

Comrade Duch, the head of the Khmer Rouge and the person who ran Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison during the country's genocide, died on Wednesday, a spokesman for the tribunal that convicted him of war crimes in 2010 said.

Coronavirus pushing Cambodia back into poverty

Cambodia has taken a heavy hit from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With firms staring at canceled orders and people losing jobs, fears grow that it could undo the nation's progress fighting poverty.

Foreign money leaves trail of ghost towns

Brand new luxury condominiums are springing up across the capital Phnom Penh, but the average Cambodian cannot afford to live in them. This has increased dependency on foreign investors. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Elephant Kaavan to find new home in Cambodia after Islamabad mistreatment

Islamabad Zoo is set to send its lone elephant, Kaavan, to a Cambodian sanctuary after a court ordered his freedom. Singer Cher and other activists from across the world had pushed for the animal's release.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry (video)

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus brings trouble to Cambodia’s garment industry

Hundreds of thousands of textile workers in Cambodia are staring at an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic knocks off demand for clothes across the world. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.

Cambodia hotel collapse search ends, 36 dead

The rescue effort lasted almost two days, mobilizing hundreds of workers to pull people from the rubble. Experts say low safety standards in Cambodia raise the risk of accidents at construction sites.

Cambodia cracks down on activists as opposition leader plans return

At least 30 opposition activists have been arrested this year and accused of plotting to overthrow the Cambodian government before the planned return from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader.

EU mulls end to Cambodia deal

For almost two decades Cambodia has enjoyed duty-free access to the European Union single market through the so-called "Everything but Arms" agreements. But now the EU is considering scrapping the deal.

Tortoise protection in Cambodia

Some 60 percent of all turtles worldwide are threatened, endangered or critically endangered. At the ACCB in Cambodia - where turtles are eaten and also used in traditional medicine - conservationists are working to protect endangered tortoise species and boost their populations.

Cambodia designer beats odds to bring Khmer fashion to Europe

Sor San, a disabled designer from Phnom Penh is introducing ethnic fashion from her country in Berlin this year. She is one of five female designers to showcase her work at a fashion event.

WorldLink: Cambodia’s crowded prisons

Cambodia's prison system is considered one of the world's most crowded. In some cases, say human rights groups and former prisoners, more than 100 people share the same cell, with only 1 square meter allowed per person.

Beauty with health – Cambodia’s new preference

Beauty products with chemical ingredients irked one Cambodian woman so much that she decided to create her own organic skin care material. More Cambodians like her are switching to organic personal care products.

Concerned business owners move their businesses from China to Cambodia

The trade war is raging. Now some Chinese businesses are moving to Cambodia to avoid US tariffs.

ASEAN summit – Southeast Asian nations wary of US-China trade row

The US-China trade dispute is high on the ASEAN summit agenda. The bloc's leaders are set to sign an economic partnership deal at their annual meeting in Bangkok, but not all countries want Beijing's economic hegemony.

Cambodian journalists gain new insights into business topics

Cambodia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. How can journalists find the stories behind this development? Nine young Cambodian journalists find out how as part of the project "Markets and Movers".

Cambodia electricity shortage cripples small businesses

Large parts of Cambodia have had to endure hours of daily power outages after the country's main provider said it was unable to meet demand due to dry weather. Small businesses are suffering the most.

Cambodia demands Amazon end Angkor Wat toilet seat covers

The online retail giant Amazon has come under fire from Cambodia for selling toilet seat covers decorated with images of its flag and Angkor Temples.