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Former Cambodia National Rescue Party official Oeur Narith was released on Monday after being questioned for two days in police custody, labeling the detention as an attempt to intimidate him.
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy spoke with VOA Khmer reporter Bopha Phorn late last month at his residence in Phnom Penh.
The European Union on Friday expressed serious concern over the recent spate of arrests and detentions of youth and rights advocates, linked to a government crackdown on protests emanating from the arrest of trade unionist Rong Chhun.
Army Commander Hun Manet asked troops to be wary of opposition groups attempting to sow dissent among the ranks in an attempt to destroy peace, which is a thinly-veiled reference to Sam Rainsy’s past calls for the military to disobey orders if asked to kill Cambodian citizens.
The U.N. human rights office is condemning what it calls growing repressive measures by the Cambodian government that stifles freedom of expression and assembly practiced by the country's human rights defenders.
In charge of a notorious S-21 extermination camp, Kaing Guek Eav – commonly known as comrade Duch – presided over the killings of at least 16,000 people.
Rights advocates have called for criminal proceedings to be initiated against ousted Kampong Thom police chief Ouk Kosal, who was fired by the Ministry of Interior on Monday after being accused in July of physical harassment by four of his officers.
The Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to Cambodia expressed concern on Tuesday over the recent slew of arrests of youth and rights activists, who attempted to protest restrictions on the right to free assembly in Phnom Penh.
Resolution of Wartime Debt Remains Challenge, Potential Key to Improving US-Cambodia Ties, Analysts Say
An agreement to convert Cambodia’s contentious wartime debt to the United States to development aid or which would forgive the sum would substantively improve US-Cambodia relations, analysts and observers say.
The Cambodian government has proposed the establishment of a national internet gateway to control and monitor online traffic, drawing concerns among rights groups and businesses.
Khmer Rouge Prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, who ran one of the regime’s most notorious and brutal prisons that resulted in the torture and deaths of thousands of Cambodians, died on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
A string of mammoth drug busts and low street prices for methamphetamine across Southeast Asia this year suggest COVID-19 has done little to stem the flood of illegal drugs washing over the region, even as the pandemic seals borders.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday pledged to share year-round hydrological data for the Mekong River, addressing recent concerns raised by countries in the Lower Mekong who are facing low water levels and drought conditions during the current wet season.
The Cambodian government had shut down all schools and educational institutions in March, on account of the increasing number of novel coronavirus cases.
Observers and analysts have said the United States embassy was looking to reset its relationship with Cambodia on the back of the prolonged celebrations to mark 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
A Beijing-based think tank released a report in early August to show that a few hundred Vietnamese fishing boats had entered Cambodia-controlled maritime areas in the Gulf of Thailand since June.
Come August, Pursat province’s Kampong Luong commune is usually flooded from the swelling Tonle Sap Lake. The waters fill the village’s dusty paths, with all activity conducted around seven meters above ground level.
In candid remarks, Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Saturday revealed that a huge influx of drugs was being smuggled from Laos into Cambodia as a result of loose border controls by Laos authorities.
Civil society groups and agriculture experts have said that while Cambodia’s food security was not severely impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, they believe that the contagion should be a wake-up call to strengthen domestic agricultural production and processing capabilities.
The European Union’s partial suspension of trade privileges for Cambodia kicked in on Wednesday, leaving the country to absorb a potential loss in exports in light of a COVID-19-induced economic slowdown.