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Activists: Cambodia’s Draft Cybercrime Law Imperils Free Expression, Privacy

A recent draft of the cybercrime law obtained by VOA Khmer has drawn concerns from NGOs and rights groups over clauses that could help the government intensify its crackdown on freedom of expression, while also raising privacy and data collection concerns.

Cambodia’s Sentencing of Journalist Over COVID-19 Comment a Threat to Freedoms, Media Groups Say

The conviction of a journalist who reported on comments that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made publicly about COVID-19 is a threat to all reporters covering the pandemic, local media groups say.

Cambodian Dissidents Sentenced as Crackdown Continues

In a move that signals a significant escalation in the Cambodian government’s crackdown on the outlawed opposition party and dissent, a court has sentenced seven of its former officials for “plotting” in a case linked to their support of the unsuccessful return of self-exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy in November 2019.

Cambodian Garment Workers Struggle After EU Withdraws Trade Perks

The Cambodian government is shoring up its finances as the withdrawal of some European Union trade preferences leaves its mark on an economy already struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and an exodus of Western businesses.

US Sanctions Chinese Company Developing Resort in Cambodia

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company that operates in Cambodia, citing its land seizure and displacement of families to make way for a $3.8 billion luxury gambling and lifestyle project.

Cambodians Express Joy, Sorrow, Relief After Death of Dreaded Khmer Rouge Commandant

Cambodians greeted the death of Khmer Rouge commandant Kaing Guek Eav – also known as Duch – with a mix of happiness, sorrow and relief, as this country continues to move on from its tragic past.

Cambodian Union Leader Arrested for ‘Incitement’

Cambodian authorities have arrested a prominent union leader for allegedly inciting social unrest over border demarcation issues with the neighboring Vietnam, the latest crackdown against opposition voices in the kingdom.

Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom

Cambodia’s use of incitement laws to jail journalists sends a threatening message to news outlets and could result in self-censorship, media experts say.

Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has groomed his eldest son as a potential successor ever since that son, Hun Manet, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point almost 20 years ago, and is confidently predicting his ruling Cambodian People’s Party will remain in power for another 100 years.

Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat

The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction.

Cambodia Pressed for Thorough Probe of Thai Activist’s Suspected Abduction

Rights groups and lawmakers are calling on Cambodian authorities to carry out a thorough and transparent investigation into the possible kidnapping of a Thai dissident in the capital, Phnom Penh, last week.

For Many Cambodians, Debt Repayment Bigger Threat Than COVID-19

Deep household debt might soon push Cambodia into a crisis as job losses caused by COVID-19 make it even harder for families repay loans, experts and debtors say.

Amid Backsliding on Press Freedoms, Phnom Penh Calls for ‘Professional’ Reporting

Press freedom in Cambodia, in decline since the 2017 crackdown on independent reporting, has taken a turn for the worse, with an increase in arrests and harassment of media outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporter’s Notebook: ‘No Hun Sen. I Do Not Work for Washington. I Am an...

During a live broadcast and under the watchful eyes of dozens of other journalists, I tried to stay strong as Cambodia's prime minister, Hun Sen, reacted to my question—one no other reporter had dared ask.

Cambodia Rural Clinics Adopt Travel-based COVID-19 Test Strategy

The Samraung Health Center in the Bati district of Takeo province is tucked behind an Acleda Bank branch and opposite the local school.  

Solving Cambodia’s Plastic Problem Seen as Key to Minimizing Waste

Lang Teng and his wife Him Chan Ouen have sold vegetables for more than four decades.

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.