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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.

Garment workers face destitution as Covid-19 closes factories

The fashion industry is facing calls to step in and protect the wages of the 40 million garment workers in their supply chains around the world who face destitution as factories close and orders dry up in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

Campaigners welcome decision which allays fears for fragile biodiversity and communities dependent on river for livelihood.

Coronavirus: UK trying to contact Britons who left cruise ship in Cambodia

Concerns over handling of exit from MS Westerdam after one passenger later tested positive.

Woman let off cruise ship in Cambodia tests positive for coronavirus

Malaysian minister questions precautions taken after passengers left MS Westerdam.

Cruise ship rejected by five countries over coronavirus fears docks in Cambodia (video)

Passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship, which was turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears, were allowed to disembark in Cambodia on Friday.

Cruise ship refused port over virus fears to dock in Cambodia – operator (video)

MS Westerdam has been turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears, though it says it has no sick passengers.

Building collapse in Cambodia kills at least 10 and injures 23

An unknown number of workers are still trapped in rubble in the latest construction disaster to hit the country.

From Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia’s last asylum seeker in Cambodia

Rohingya Mohammad Roshid says he despairs at being stranded with no support from Australia, the nation that set up his transfer.

Mekong basin’s vanishing fish signal tough times ahead in Cambodia

River waters fall to a record low as dams continue to be built, putting hundreds of species at risk.

Senior Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha out of house arrest

Founder of Cambodia National Rescue Party, charged with treason in 2017, cannot leave country or join political activities.

Crackdown in Cambodia as opposition leader vows to return from self-imposed exile

Sam Rainsy has pledged to restore democracy in Cambodia after four years in wilderness, but faces arrest when he enters the country.

Amelia Bambridge died from drowning, says Cambodian official

Preah Sihanouk governor says autopsy has determined cause of British backpacker’s death.