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Election Body Uses Telecoms Providers to Encourage People to Vote

The head of Cambodia’s official election body has said the organization is using a telecommunications company to encourage Cambodians to vote in the upcoming general elections.

New Zealand Calls on International Community to Work for Cambodia Rights, Democracy

New Zealand has led several nations at the U.N. Human Rights Council in issuing a joint statement urging action on Cambodia’s deteriorating human rights situation.

GDP Debates Campaigning on Kem Ley Assassination

The party says it is concerned with drawing the ire of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, whose leadership has been accused of being behind the killing.

Calls for Inquiry Into Accident That Caused Death of Prince’s Wife

The vice president of the Funcinpec party has called for a thorough investigation into the causes of the car crash that killed the wife of party leader Prince Norodom Ranariddh on Sunday.

Gov’t Orders Local Authorities to Solve Land Disputes to Stop Protests in Capital

Recently, hundreds of villagers involved in land disputes have traveled to Phnom Penh to lobby the government ahead of the election.

Police Hunt for Facebook User Calling for Election Boycott

Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior ruling Cambodian People’s Party figures have labeled those participating in the boycott as “traitors”.

Cambodian Court Postpones Trial of Australian Who Flew Drone at Rally

A Cambodian court has delayed by one month the trial of an Australian filmmaker who was arrested one year ago for flying a drone at a campaign rally.

Chinese Defense Minister to Visit Cambodia to ‘Strengthen Military Ties’

China’s defense minister is due to visit Cambodia this month to discuss expanding military ties between the two countries, according to Cambodia’s defense ministry.

Cambodia’s Military Apparatus Overhauled Ahead of Tense Election

A close aide to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his eldest son have been promoted to the leading roles in the Cambodian military ahead of July’s general election, according to a report.

CNRP Supporters to Protest Japan Support for ‘Illegitimate’ Elections

Supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party have renewed calls on Japan to end its support for July’s general election.

Cambodian Teams Through to ‘Mini-Final’ of Tech Challenge

It took many weeks of practice before Rose Angely and her team was ready. After many long days of preparation, the team of 12 to 13-year-olds known as The Five Infinities were ready to pitch their business to more than 400 people at the Institute of Technology last month.

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’

The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party should be allowed to contest the vote and that all political prisoners in the country should be freed.

Popular Ride-Sharing Firm Grab Partners With Cambodian Gov’t in Road Safety Project

Popular ride-sharing firm Grab has partnered with the Cambodian government and U.N. Development Program to launch a project to collect traffic data in Phnom Penh.

Koh Kong Villagers Promised Land Dispute Resolution Before Election

The authorities said that all plots of land would be measured and allocated prior to the July 29 election.

Cambodia Forms Task Force to Monitor ‘Fake News’ on Social Media

Cambodia has created a task force to monitor the spread of “fake news” on social media platforms and through private text messaging.

Election Officials Urged to Remain ‘Neutral’ Amid Criticism

Large numbers of CNRP voters are expected to boycott the election, a move the government has equated with treason.

Official Data Shows Fewer Women Running for Office in Cambodia

Two relatively new political parties have registered a majority of women candidates for the upcoming general election.

Former Opposition MP Calls for Japan Boycott of General Election

A leading former opposition MP in Cambodia has called on Japan to abandon support for the parliamentary election process in July calling the vote a “sham”.

Ex-Khmer Rouge Slavemaster Now a Christian, But Still Remorseless

As a young woman, her zealousness in applying the tenets of Maoism helped propel her through the ranks of the ultra-Communist regime. She ended up serving as a district chief who allegedly supervised large-scale slave labor and mass killings, according to prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, who spent years trying to charge her with crimes against humanity.

“Generation Startup” Documentary Inspires Young Entrepreneurs to Move Outside of Comfort Zone

American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser spent 17 months following six recent graduates pursuing the American dream by building startup companies in Detroit, Michigan.