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Cambodia Halts Hydropower Construction on Mekong River Until 2030

Experts in Cambodia have welcomed the government's recent halt on hydropower development on the Mekong River until 2030, but called on the government to focus on renewable energies.

Experts Doubt Low Coronavirus Counts of Some Southeast Asian Countries

Health experts say the low Covid-19 case numbers some Southeast Asian countries are reporting — some still in the single digits — have much more to do with limited testing than reality.

Shrugging Off COVID-19 Fears, China & Cambodia Hold Joint Military Drills

China and Cambodia bucked the global trend of event cancellations this week by starting joint military exercises as a way to show the world they’re over the coronavirus outbreak and getting friendlier despite apprehension in other countries.  

Landmark Settlement in Cambodian Land-grab Falls Short for Many Villagers

It has been more than a decade since 64-year old Khorn Khorn lost three hectares of land to a close ally of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Family at Risk After Arrest of Cambodian Woman for ‘Sexy’ Online Sales

Ing Chhorvy sits in a two-room condominium in Phnom Penh's upscale Tuol Kork district. The 38-year-old mother of five is neither the owner of the condo nor does she live there, but the developer wants mortgage payments for the posh unit her cousin owns.

First Case of Virus Found in Cambodia

A 38-year-old man in Siem Reap is the first Cambodian diagnosed with the coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday.

Cambodian Prime Minister Clamps Down on ‘Sexy’ Online Sellers

Cambodia’s government has announced a crackdown on female online sellers who dress “too sexily,” prompting criticism from human rights organizations who say the move discriminates against women.

100s of Children in Cambodia Work in Brick Factories, Report Finds

Hundreds of children work in Cambodian brick factories, according to a survey by labor groups. A government spokesman denied the report's findings.

Cruise Ship Welcomed by Cambodia Is Anchored Offshore Pending Coronavirus Check

A frightening weeklong odyssey is nearing an end for almost 1,500 passengers on board the cruise ship MS Westerdam, which had been turned away from ports in four virus-wary countries before being allowed to anchor this week in Cambodia.

Cambodians Stranded in China Told to Stay, Help China Fight Virus

Cambodian diplomats, consular officers and students stranded in China by the coronavirus outbreak may be scared. They may be bored. They may want to go home. Hun Sen, the prime minister of Cambodia since 1998, will have none of it.

Cambodian Appeals Court Rejects RFA Reporters’ Motion for Dismissal

A municipal appeals court in Phnom Penh has upheld a lower-court ruling to continue investigating a pair of former Radio Free Asia reporters on espionage charges.

Cambodia Confirms First Coronavirus Case

The Cambodian Ministry of Health confirmed Monday evening the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country’s coastal province of Preah Sihanouk.

Cambodia: 40 Years After the Genocide (video)

Plugged In with Greta Van Susteren is on the ground in Cambodia to find out how technology and a youth population bubble are trying to overcome the country's history of war and genocide.

Treason Trial Opens for Cambodia Opposition Leader

The treason trial of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha opened Wednesday, more than two years after his arrest in a case decried by his family as a "farce" and widely pilloried as politically motivated.

Young Cambodian Activists Challenge Social and Political Status Quo (video)

With two-thirds of its population under the age of 30, Cambodia is undergoing a generational shift that is challenging the nation’s social and political status quo.

Threats Against Cambodian Journalists Linger After Crackdown on Free Press (video)

Independent news organizations in Cambodia are struggling to recover from a major crackdown on the free press during the 2018 election. VOA’s Brian Padden reportsthe Cambodian government eased its pressure on the media somewhat after the EU threatened sanctions, but journalists continue to face increased risks of imprisonment and persecution.

Chinese Investment in Cambodia Comes at a Political Price (video)

China's close alliance with Cambodia has been forged, in large part, with billions of dollars in aid and investment tied to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which provides developmental assistance around the world to strengthen trade ties and political influence.

Swedish Parliamentarian Visits Opposition Leader in Cambodia

The Cambodian government will have to enact substantial political reforms if it wants to retain a preferential trade agreement with the European Union, a Swedish lawmaker has warned. Under the agreement, known as Everything But Arms, Cambodia can export goods to the EU duty free, but that arrangement is contingent on the nation complying with international conventions regarding human and labor rights.

Observers: Cambodian Government Tightened Grip on Power in 2019

This past year, Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, consolidated his power, observers say, pointing to intimidation of the opposition and a minimal improvement of human rights following the European Union’s threat to withdraw the trade agreement Everything But Arms.

New Program Aimed at Aiding Delivery of Public Services in Phnom Penh

FILE - Trucks carry workers on a flooded street as the daily transportation brings them home from work near Trapang Anchanh village, outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Oct. 27, 2018.