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Cambodian Maids to Return to Malaysia Despite Warnings

Officials said Malaysia expects to receive 50,000 maids from Cambodia annually, according to Malaysia Mail Online.

With CARI Act, US Senators Hope to Fight Chinese Influence in Cambodia

The bill would mark the most severe sanctions on Cambodia since 1997 when the United States cut off aid after Hun Sen ousted his co-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh in a bloody coup.

Cambodian Rice Organization Facing Own Problems

In a report last month, the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) warned the country's market for exports could be destroyed by secret or unlawful sales of rice.

Cambodia Prime Minister’s Son Urged to Explain Sex-Assault Allegations

A leading opposition politician has called on one of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons to publicly explain himself after sexual assault allegations circulated on social media.

Media Monitor: No Press Freedom Left in Cambodia

The "facade" of free press in Cambodia "collapsed" in 2017, according to the annual report of the country's preeminent media watchdog, released Wednesday.

As Cambodia’s Senate Vote Nears, Fear Quiets Political Discussions

A fourth national Senate election campaign is in full swing in Cambodia, with candidates fanning out to rural areas to drum up support among commune councilors, who will elect 62 senators Feb. 25.

Cambodia Ranks Second Lowest in Rule of Law Index

Cambodia has come second to bottom in an index of 113 countries ranked according to rule of law.

Cambodia Establishes Memorial Day for Khmer Rouge Victims

The government has established a national memorial day holiday to be held annually on May 20 in remembrance of the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

Cambodian-Americans Welcome Draft Bill for Further Sanctions on Phnom Penh

Cambodian-Americans have welcomed the drafting of a bill by a group of prominent U.S. Senators that could see further sanctions imposed on Cambodia over its anti-democratic crackdown.

Ex-Khmer Rouge Official Converts to Christianity Guided by Pastor She Once Enslaved

Washington — Im Chaem, a former Khmer Rouge official who was charged by a United Nations-backed tribunal with crimes against humanity including mass murder, extermination and enslavement, has converted to Christianity under the tutelage of a man who survived a forced labor camp she oversaw.

Cambodia’s Genocide Museum Conserves Clothing of Khmer Rouge Victims

During the 21 months he spent imprisoned in the secret Khmer Rouge prison code-named S-21, Bou Meng found a strange comfort in his prison uniform: black cotton shorts and sometimes, when he was lucky, a shirt.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Sweep Senate in Election Without Opposition

On Feb. 25, seven commune councilors are going to vote in Cambodia’s Senate election, a nationwide political contest few citizens know or care much about.

Are Disney’s Cambodian Carbon Credits a Fantasy?

The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia's biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say.

US, Cambodia Agree on Deportations

The United States has negotiated a deal to resume the deportation of Cambodians, many of whom arrived as refugees, under a controversial resettlement program.

Dissolving Opposition Major Accomplishment: Top Police Chief

Neth Savoeun said the police will continue to work to prevent any future attempts to overthrow Hun Sen’s regime.