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Cambodians appease ‘hungry ghosts’ as Pchum Ben festival begins

Cambodians on Wednesday visited pagodas to mark the start of one of the country’s most important Buddhist festivals – Pchum Ben, also known as Ancestors Festival or Hungry Ghosts Festival.

Cambodia to start Covid-19 booster shot campaign in October

Cambodia, where over 60% of the population has been fully vaccinated, will start offering a third coronavirus vaccine shot to citizens starting in October, the government said Sunday.

Cambodia inoculates 65 percent of its population against Covid-19

The Cambodian authorities Sunday said 65 percent of the 16-million population of the Southeast Asian nation had received anti-coronavirus vaccination.

HRW calls for release of 3 environmental activists arrested in Cambodia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday demanded the Cambodian government release three environmental activists arrested last week in for documenting the dumping of raw sewage into a river.

2 rappers jailed in Cambodia for lyrics critical of government

A Cambodian court sentenced two rappers to prison on Tuesday for what has been described as inciting people to commit crimes in the lyrics of their songs, in which they commented on social issues and criticized the government.

Cambodia’s opposition to more Khmer Rouge trials may end tribunal

In its 14-year history, the Khmer Rouge Tribunal has reached important milestones such as life prison sentences for genocide against two of its former leaders, but its future hangs by a thread due to the Cambodian authorities and judges’ apparent opposition to continuing with the remaining investigations.

Cambodia prepares to let get kids back to school after months of shutdown

Authorities in Cambodia on Tuesday began preparing to get kids back to schools that will reopen next week with limited-capacity classes after staying shut for months as the country has succeeded in keeping the Covid-19 situation under control with a total of 274 cases and no fatality.

Hun Sen prepares son for hand-down of power in Cambodia

Authoritarian Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has governed the country for 35 years, and although expecting to hold office for at least another decade, the leader has begun to position his eldest son, Hun Manet, as a possible successor.

Outrage in Thailand after self-exiled dissident disappears in Cambodia

The disappearance of a Thai dissident living in self-exile in Cambodia after his reported violent abduction in broad daylight in Phnom Penh has sparked outrage in Thailand along with a wave of criticism against the government for its apparent indifference to the case.

Rights group calls on Cambodia to end ‘assault’ on opposition

The Cambodian government should end its "assault" on opposition members and drop all politically motivated charges against them after a spike in arrests ahead of an exiled opposition leader’s return to the country, a Southeast Asian rights group said Tuesday.