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Special Report: Khmer Riche – How relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader amassed wealth...

Cambodia’s long-ruling prime minister, Hun Sen, had gathered athletes at his imposing office for a televised pep talk. “I don’t want to mention politics,” he began quietly.

British paedophile who operated in Malaysia, Cambodia found dead in prison

One of Britain's most prolific child sex offenders, Richard Huckle, has died three years into a life sentence for abusing Malaysian and Cambodian children, Britain's Ministry of Justice said on Monday, with media saying he had been stabbed to death.

Iran thrash Cambodia 14-0 on marquee night for female fans

Iran made it a night to remember for female fans allowed into the Azadi Stadium for a World Cup qualifying match for the first time since the Islamic Revolution as they inflicted a record-breaking 14-0 thrashing on Cambodia on Thursday.

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops

Cambodia's prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month in what he would regard as an attempted coup d'etat.

U.S. calls for release of political activists held in Cambodia

The United States expressed concern on Wednesday over the detention of political activists in Cambodia and called on the government to lift restrictions on the opposition.

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots

Cambodian authorities arrested six political activists over the weekend for alleged plots to rally in support of former opposition politician Sam Rainsy if he returns from exile as planned in November, police said on Monday.

Two years on, Cambodia opposition leader held without trial

Lawyers for Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called on Monday for treason charges against him to be dropped and for his release from house arrest, two years after he was first arrested ahead of national elections.

Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers

Cambodia said on Thursday European Union tariffs on its rice had hurt half a million farmers with a sharp decline of exports to the bloc, as it reviews the Southeast Asian nation's duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.

Tiny loans lead to bigger debts, land losses in Cambodia

The rapid rise of tiny loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many borrowers forced to sell land, migrate or put their children to work, human rights groups said on Wednesday.

Director wants Thai seafood slavery film to act as warning in Cambodia

The maker of a new film about a Cambodian boy enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler said on Tuesday he wants to use it to raise awareness and stop people from falling victim to traffickers.

Channeling Trump, Cambodia says U.S. officials can ‘pack up and leave’

U.S. embassy officials in Cambodia can leave if they do not like it there, a Cambodian government spokesman said on Thursday, following criticism by U.S. diplomats that the Southeast Asian nation’s 2018 election was deeply flawed.

Pray and protect: faith saves forests of Cambodia

As a Buddhist monk, Khoeum Saray’s day is governed by a ritual of prayer, meditation, alms and temple chores. With one big exception - he also patrols a sprawling Cambodian forest and shows villagers how to protect it.

Cambodia says to increase arms purchases from China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that an additional $40 million would be spent on weapons from China to modernize the Southeast Asian country’s military.

‘We can’t hide anything’ say Cambodians at alleged China base

Trying to rebut a report of a secret deal to give China access to a naval base, Cambodia’s defense ministry took reporters to see the torpid jetty and outbuildings on Friday.

Missing Mekong waters rouse suspicions of China

By this time of year, the Mekong River should have been rising steadily with the monsoon rains, bringing fishermen a bounty of fat fish.

Plastic cups runneth over at Cambodia’s Rubbish Cafe

As Southeast Asia grapples with massive tides of rubbish hitting its beaches, a Cambodian coffee shop owner is looking to build a business out of some of this waste as a way to promote sustainability.

Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes filled in for malls, flats

Lay Sremeth and her family have lived on a narrow stretch of land by Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tompoun lake for three decades, fishing in its water and growing rice on its bank.

Cambodia telco starts 5G trials with Huawei

Cambodia's Smart Axiata said it has begun 5G trials in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies, and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.

Cambodia’s Smart Axiata tests 5G network with China’s Huawei

Cambodia’s Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.

Cambodian villagers to appeal Thai court’s rejection of suit against sugar giant

Cambodian villagers will appeal a Thai court decision rejecting their class action lawsuit against Thailand’s biggest sugar producer, complaining of rights abuses, a non-profit group said on Friday.