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UN vows to support Cambodia towards mine-free country by 2025

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed on Friday a statement of commitment to support Cambodia towards a mine-free country by 2025.

How Did Cambodia’s First Family Afford Their Long Island Home?

The purchase of a four-bedroom detached home in an unremarkable suburb of New York by the family of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in 2000, revealed in land records obtained by Radio Free Asia, appears to have been the first step in their nearly two-decade effort to offshore their immense wealth.

‘Devastated’ family’s plea for help after Liverpool man dies in Cambodia

Avid Liverpool FC fan Ian Guy is thought to have suffered a heart attack just after the Reds' 3-1 win over Manchester City.

Woman, 21, gets married to 14-year old boy in Cambodia

A Cambodian woman is at the centre of attention of netizens after photos of her marriage to a 14-year-old boy went viral.

Hearing for Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader charged over New Zealander Kerry Hamill’s death

A war crimes tribunal will hear appeals involving a Khmer Rouge veteran charged over the death of New Zealander Kerry Hamill.

Women’s rights situation in Cambodia still a concern

While Cambodia has policies promoting gender equality and combating violence against women, there are still concerns about domestic violence, the promotion of men over women, and the arrest of surrogate mothers.

Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex ending elephant rides

Elephants that serve as a tourist attraction and give rides at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex will be moved to a new home in a suitable jungle area, an official said Thursday.

UN Reiterates Call to Abolish Criminalization of Surrogates

The United Nations has called on Cambodia to repeal its decision criminalizing surrogacy and asked the government to ensure that its draft law will not impose criminal liability on surrogate mothers.

HRW Says Cambodia Should Release Two Former RFA Journalists

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Cambodian authorities should drop charges against two former RFA journalists, saying their arrest two years ago Thursday was part of a campaign to intimidate journalists.

Cambodia Urged to Drop Charges Against Former RFA Journalists

Rights groups and the U.S. Embassy on Thursday called for the Cambodian government to drop the charges against two former Radio Free Asia reporters who were arrested in 2017 and released on bail a year ago.

US Embassy in Cambodia, Rights Groups Call For Dropping Charges Against Former RFA Journalists

Two years after Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin were arrested in Phnom Penh, charged with espionage, and released on conditional bail, a lengthy trial brought no closure.

Cambodia to publish school books on genocide

The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will publish 500 books on genocide and mass atrocities to raise awareness of its horrors.

Ayodhya Temple should be built on lines of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat: Swami Swaroopanand

The Shankaracharya while welcoming the Supreme Court’s five-judge unanimous verdict on Ayodhya, had objected to the direction to give five acres land to Muslims for building the mosque.

CamDEBATE invites entries for 2020 competition

Following the success of its inaugural 2019 event, CamDEBATE, the Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series, is inviting entries from high schoolers, university students and young professionals to take part in the 2020 competition.

Cambodia: Drop bogus “espionage” charges against former Radio Free Asia journalists

Ahead of the two-year anniversary of the arrest of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East and Southeast Asia, said:

Lost in translation: Keeping children safe in Sihanoukville

A wave of casino-driven Chinese tourism to Cambodia is creating new challenges for the community networks that child protection groups have spent years setting up.

Heightened Security Measures Dampen Water Festival Celebrations in Phnom Penh

Visitor numbers have nearly halved for the first day of the Water Festival celebrations in Phnom Penh, owing to a heavy presence of security personnel.

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Around three million dogs are being stabbed, drowned, clubbed, hanged and sold on for meat every year in Cambodia.

Hun Sen’s media witch-hunt must end

Almost two years after their arrest on outlandish charges of "espionage", two of Cambodia's finest journalists are snared by a government assault on free expression.

Poipet Military Police Detain VOD Journalists for Three Hours

Two VOD journalists were detained for three hours at the Poipet military police headquarters on Saturday after reporting on border security in the area.


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UN Official Says More Effort Needed to Reduce Stunting, Increase Access...

The Cambodian government marked the anniversary of global children’s rights protections, with a UNICEF representative pointing out that childhood stunting and access to education are still serious concerns when it comes to safeguarding Cambodian children.