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New Thai temple sparks controversy over claims it imitates Angkor Wat

A temple complex being constructed in the north-east of Thailand has become mired in controversy, after it was claimed the design was an attempt to replicate Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument.

UK foreign secretary urged to raise arrest of activists during Cambodia visit

Dominic Raab due to hold talks with Prak Sokhonn as part of efforts to expand diplomatic and trade ties in south-east Asia.

Factory workers making goods for the west bear brunt of virus surge in south-east...

Migrant labourers tell of being forced to isolate in brutal conditions as Covid wave grips region.

Magawa the mine-sniffing rat in Cambodia retires – video

Magawa, an African giant pouched rat is retiring from his job sniffing out landmines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia after five years.

Thousands of Cambodians go hungry in strict lockdown zones

Rights groups say government and UN inaction has left people lacking food and medicine for weeks.

Thailand and Cambodia rush to halt waves of Covid cases

Two south-east Asian neighbours face a challenge after keeping infection numbers low last year.

Cambodia accused of using Covid to edge towards ‘totalitarian dictatorship’

New law means people could face 20 years in prison for lockdown breaches, as campaigners warn of ‘human rights disaster’.

Cambodian child sexual abuse victim seeks compensation in Australian legal first

Australian law allows victims who were assaulted overseas to claim compensation, but provision has never been used.

Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned

While we celebrate the repatriation of $50m of ancient Khmer objects, the damage to Cambodian society is permanent.

Tate & Lyle accused of betraying Cambodia families whose land was allegedly taken

UK company says it will keep trying to use leverage to get compensation from local supplier.

How have Thailand and Cambodia kept Covid cases so low?

Despite proximity to China, fatalities in Thailand stand at 60, while Cambodia has officially recorded zero.

Cambodian PM isolating after Covid outbreak linked to Hungarian minister

Schools, bars and cinemas in Phnom Penh locked down as cases reported after trade trip.

Comrade Duch, Khmer Rouge chief executioner, dies in Cambodia

Figure who ran Cambodia’s most notorious prison during genocidal regime of Pol Pot died on Wednesday.

Cambodia: bill to ban women wearing short skirts prompts outcry

Experts fear sweeping public order proposals, including ban on loud talking, could be used to stifle protests.

The Australian book you should read next: Her Father’s Daughter by Alice Pung

Told in the third person, flipping between the voice of Pung and her father, the memoir offers an unflinching, humorous blueprint for surviving trying times.

One million Cambodians under threat from development of vital wetlands – report

New sprawling development near Phnom Penh could prompt environmental catastrophe, including for the capital’s water systems.

Cambodia tourism chiefs call for end to Covid-19 healthcare and funeral deposit

Government has said all foreign arrivals have to pay $3,000 to cover potential coronavirus costs.

Jailed for a Facebook post: garment workers’ rights at risk during Covid-19

Global fashion brands urged to speak out after arrest of factory employee fuels fears that rights are eroded during pandemic.

Prue Leith: ‘I worried about my daughter finding her birth mother’

Prue Leith is telling me what a bad mother she was to her daughter, Li-Da Kruger, growing up. I don’t believe her for a second, though she lists off reams of apparent offences.

Fears as Cambodia grants PM vast powers under Covid-19 pretext

Law that extends Hun Sen’s authority will further weaken democratic rights, say critics.