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Cambodia takes on the money launderers

Further EU sanctions risk crippling the poor even more in one of Asia's poorest countries.

Dim prospects for Cambodia’s garment workers

Western luxury fashion brands turn a blind eye to the plight of factory workers reeling from the pandemic.

Catholic missionary praises Cambodia’s response to COVID-19

Head of one apostolic prefecture says pandemic has helped Catholics find creative ways to deepen their faith.

Southeast Asia’s lost dream of open societies

ASEAN's gutless policy over enforced disappearances is unlikely to change under authoritarianism.

Cambodia’s triple whammy in uncharted waters

Cambodia is confronted by three pressing issues. Two — the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha and the potential withdrawal of European trade preferences — are of the government's own making and could hurt the country substantially. The third — the coronavirus — was obviously not Phnom Penh's fault but its reaction and impact could be far more devastating given Cambodia's political and financial dependency on China.

Sam Rainsy’s circus casts a pall over Cambodia

Annual Water Festival tempered by tight security and threats of war.

Vietnamese missionary a father figure for abandoned children in Cambodia

Brother Tung wants his orphanage to be a model showing how Cambodians and ethnic Vietnamese people can peacefully coexist.

Of justice and genocide

Finding justice for the "crime of crimes" is an arduous and fickle affair. Genocide inevitably reaches from the corridors of power, where vested interests will do their best to mitigate culpability, to the traumatized lowest rungs of society.

Lives in pictures are saved as buried treasures

A new book illustrates the risk one Cambodian family took to keep valued photographs out of the Khmer Rouge's clutches.

Cambodia’s job skills mismatch muddle

Some university graduates pump petrol or deliver parcels while others leave to work abroad.

Ex-Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia embraces Christianity

Like some other elderly cadres, 76-year-old grandmother seeks solace in God's forgiveness but refuses to repent for past crimes.

The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy

Spying on voters is an important tool of Beijing's foreign policy as elections loom across the region.

Facebook rants spell danger in Cambodia

Strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen has weaponized social media to target critics through vague incitement laws.

Dark clouds gather over Cambodia’s garment industry

Bonus dispute and looming loss of EU trade preferences increase worries for 700,000 workers.

A Chinese takeaway in Cambodia

The scale of Beijing's investment onslaught is leaving a bitter aftertaste.

Jesuit center gives new future to Cambodia’s disabled

Banteay Prieb training center offers a fresh start to people who face discrimination and isolation.

No choice in Battambang: Cambodians have to migrate

Families are torn apart as more Cambodians seek better-paying jobs across the border in Thailand.