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Vietnamese-Cambodians receive new houses after blaze last year

Three families of Vietnamese-Cambodians, whose houses were burnt down in a blaze in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district last year have received new houses.

Appeal Court Considers Ex-RFA Reporters Motion On Lower Court Ruling

Yeang Sothearin agreed with his lawyer, saying that the elongation of the investigation period was only meant to burden him and Uon Chhin.

Cambodian Court Postpones Ruling on Reinvestigation of Spying Charges Against RFA Reporters

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Monday postponed its ruling on a request by two former RFA reporters to drop a reinvestigation into espionage charges against them, saying it will deliver its decision on Jan. 28.

MH370 investigator confirms Cambodia search mission to jungle ‘crash site’

Amateur sleuth Jackie Wilson says he will 'definitely' go back to the area west of Phnom Penh with brother Ian Wilson after claiming to have spotted the wreckage of a plane on Google Maps.

Man Plans Return To Cambodian Jungle To Investigate MH370 Crash Conspiracy

An amateur detective says he plans to return to the Cambodian jungle to investigate what he believes could be the crash site of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (MH370).

Banteay Meanchey governor, five others sued for manslaughter, torture

Three of five land dispute victims, representing 150 families in Banteay Meanchey province’s Slakram commune, on Tuesday sued provincial governor Um Reatrey and five others for manslaughter, and the use of intentional violence against them while they were detained for protesting outside the provincial hall last year.

Monitoring of Cambodia vs. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin

In mid-2019, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights monitored the criminal trial of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin in Cambodia as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.

China’s Dominance and Money Slowly Devouring Cambodia

Cambodia has seen a huge influx of Chinese investment, workers and tourists in recent years. Many in Cambodia are increasingly worried about the negative impact it is having.

Vietnamese expats in Cambodia gather for Tet celebrations

Vietnamese expatriates and businesses in Cambodia gathered at the Lunar New Year (Tet) celebrations in Phnom Penh on January 17, as the biggest Vietnamese traditional festival only about a week away.

He was deported to Cambodia even though a judge said he could stay, at...

At least one among 30 Cambodian Americans recently deported had been issued an emergency stay a few days later by a judge to prevent the action.

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists

Bogus Radio Free Asia Case Drags On

How ‘new’ Chinese revived an ‘old’ ethnic dominance in Cambodia’s economy

Chinese ‘old’ and ‘new’ keep the economy of Hun Sen’s Cambodia humming. But investment by Beijing has also entrenched the patronage system and given rise to anti-Chinese sentiment.

ICE deported 25 Cambodian immigrants, most of whom arrived in the U.S. as refugees

“We expect ICE to conduct nationwide raids on this community again in the near future,” one expert said.

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking

Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation.

Foreign Homes of Cambodia’s Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home

Prime Minister Hun Sen with family. Back row, from left to right: son-in-law Sok Puthyvuth; eldest son, Hun Manet; youngest daughter, Hun Maly; second son, Hun Manith; former governor of Phnom Penh, Pa Socheatvong. Front row from left to right: eldest daughter, Hun Mana; Hun Sen. Source: Hun Sen’s Facebook page

Military Police Questioned Over Alleged Torture Death, Official Says

Military police officers in Banteay Meanchey province are being questioned in regards to the alleged torture of five detained land activists, one of whom died this month while in custody, the military police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cambodian Villagers Lose Fishing Jobs as Company Blocks Access to the Sea

Thousands of villagers in southern Cambodia’s Kampot province are being forced from their homes by work on a nearby seaport which has filled in long stretches of seashore, barring them from traditional fishing areas, sources in the country say.

Police Commission Hears Witnesses in Probe of Cambodian Protester’s Alleged Death by Torture

A commission set up by Cambodia’s National Military Police heard testimony from five witnesses Thursday in an alleged torture case that resulted in the death this month of a man who was detained for joining a land-rights protest.

Cambodia to amend immigration law

Cambodia is drafting amendments to its immigration law to beef up the management of immigrants.

Making the grade: Can Cambodia’s education system learn to prosper?

For the seventh installment of our eight-week series with Future Forum looking at the Kingdom in 2040, we examine the future of learning in Cambodia. With the need for high-quality schooling only going to rise in the coming decades, will the Kingdom’s education system make the grade?


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Appeal Court holds ‘inconclusive hearing’ into RFA case’s reinvestigation

The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.