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Cambodia’s targeting of opposition activists matters to Australia

Cambodian dictator Hun Sen's tentacles reached out across ASEAN borders this week to stymie attempts by his political opponents to return to their homeland.

‘You shut up’: Cambodian ambassador ambushes press conference

Chinese influence in Cambodia will keep growing despite efforts by exiled opposition leaders to return and seize control of the country's future, according to a leading Cambodia expert.

Cambodian opposition leader deported by Thailand at Hun Sen regime’s request

One of the most senior members of Cambodia's banned opposition party has been deported from Thailand, following a request from Hun Sen's government.

China’s takeover of Sihanoukville is almost complete, despite base row

The woman hasn't moved for 20 minutes, and she hasn't made a sound.

Security experts warn on risks posed by China’s Cambodia naval base

The construction of a Chinese military base in Cambodia would allow the burgeoning superpower to project military power deep into south-east Asia and have direct implications for Australia, according to security experts.

Apparent plans for a Chinese military base in Cambodia alarms Australia

Australia has warned a Chinese base in Cambodia would upend peace and stability in the region, as the superpower moves to use debt-laden developing nations to expand its military footprint.

Jailed Australian man Dino Rossetto loses bid for freedom from Cambodian jail

Australian man Dino Rossetto will spend five years in a Cambodian jail for drug offences after the country's Supreme Court in Phnom Penh upheld his conviction.

‘These children need to be loved’: Geraldine Cox on staring down her darkest days

She has run orphanages in Cambodia for decades, against huge odds. But in 2017, the Australian known as Big Mum faced her greatest fear – having to close down her operation.

Victory skipper Valeri fine with Honda’s Cambodia trip

A packed schedule looms for Melbourne Victory, with plenty of time spent on the road, including successive games against league leaders Perth Glory this Saturday and title challengers Sydney FC seven days later. 

Olyroos’ half-dozen destroys Cambodia

Australia's under-23 team could hardly have got off to a better start in their qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, thumping Cambodia 6-0 in their opening game in Phnom Penh in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Arnold urges Olyroos: Beat Cambodia and stake your claim for Socceroos

National team boss Graham Arnold has challenged his Olyroo squad not just to get the job done when they take on the Keisuke Honda-coached Cambodia in Friday night's opening Olympic qualifier in Phnom Penh.

70-year-old paedophile faces imminent deportation order

The Australian government is no longer providing consular assistance to convicted paedophile Trevor Lake, who is understood to have received a recent pardon from the Cambodian government and now faces imminent deportation back to Australia.

How Aussie casino company’s $400m punt on Asia came unstuck

The closest legal gaming tables to Bangkok are a four-hour drive east, down a highway that leads to the Thai-Cambodian border.

Sydney Cambodians rise from two rigged elections and fornicating monk

A series of battles have convulsed Sydney's Cambodian community with allegations of violent monks, a fornicating vice abbot, rigged elections and spying at a Buddhist temple.

‘I don’t love Cambodia any less’: Ricketson home after ‘spy’ ordeal

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

There’s a world of difference between neighbours Vietnam and Cambodia

With more than a thousand kilometres of shared border, and with centuries of overlapping history, Cambodia and Vietnam are not unlike two children from the same family.

Don’t interfere with Cambodia’s ‘smooth’ election: China to world

A top Chinese government diplomat says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia's internal affairs after an election was broadly criticised as being neither free nor fair.

Cambodian opposition leader calls for protests

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called for peaceful protests against the country's general election, calling it "a sham election with a foregone conclusion".

Australian love-scam victim wins her appeal in Cambodia

An Australian woman serving a 23-year prison sentence in Cambodia has achieved a stunning legal victory after her 2014 drug smuggling conviction was quashed by Cambodia’s Supreme Court.