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Four journalists arrested for extortion in Sihanoukville

Preah Sihanouk provincial police on September 8 arrested six people, including four journalists, for allegedly threatening and extorting money from a Chinese national.

Duch or the End of a Defeated Torturer

The last photo of Duch published before his death showed him on a hospital bed at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, under treatment for respiratory failure from which he was suffering.

Cambodia urged to end ‘de facto ban’ on protests

Women carry food during the Pchum Ben festival (Festival of Death) at a pagoda in Phnom Penh on Sept. 10. (Photo: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP)

Cambodians Remember the Past With Death of Khmer Rouge Commandant (video)

In charge of a notorious S-21 extermination camp, Kaing Guek Eav – commonly known as comrade Duch – presided over the killings of at least 16,000 people.

Cambodia reopens mosques after eased COVID-19 situation

Mosques in Cambodia reopened their doors to worshippers on Friday after a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cambodia Arrests Another Activist For ‘Incitement’ as UN, Rights Group Slam Government Repression

Cambodia has arrested yet another rights activist for “incitement” as the United Nations and a major human rights group lambasted the country’s government Friday for repressing voices critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s leadership. RFA listener

Spotlight: COVID-19 fight proves commitment of Cambodian, Chinese gov’ts to protect rights to life,...

COVID-19 fight has proven the steadfast commitment of the governments of Cambodia and China to protect rights to life and health, not only for their own citizens but also for people beyond their countries, a Cambodian spokesman and scholars said on Friday.

The closing of one bloody chapter in Cambodia’s history does not mark the end...

In a prison known as S-21, more than 12,000 Cambodian men, women and children were tortured and killed, some of the two million people who died under the Khmer Rouge between 1975 to 1979.

Rapper, TikTok User Arrested for Airing Critical Views

A young rapper and a TikTok broadcaster have been arrested over videos that Cambodian authorities deemed to have the potential to cause chaos in society.

Rights Advocates Decry Lenient Punishment for Ousted Police Chief

Rights advocates have called for criminal proceedings to be initiated against ousted Kampong Thom police chief Ouk Kosal, who was fired by the Ministry of Interior on Monday after being accused in July of physical harassment by four of his officers.

For Many Returned Migrants, Official Advice to Just Farm Is Unviable

Like many rural Cambodians, Sun Vith hoped to grow corn and cassava in Kamrieng district, not far from the border with Thailand. The 29-year-old borrowed a $2,700 microloan and his brother, Sun Vath, borrowed a further $630 to start the farm.

Police Chief’s Demotion Over Sex Abuse Claims ‘Not Enough’: Gender Advocate

A gender rights advocate has said the demotion of a male provincial police chief accused of pressuring women officers to perform sex acts in return for promotions did not go far enough to protect the women and bring them justice.

‘Accomplices’ Detained in Covid-19 Quarantine Hotel Jailbreak Case

Authorities are closing “a little loophole” in Covid-19 quarantine procedures following the escape of two Chinese men from a hotel on Wednesday night, with officers on the chase and “accomplices” brought in for questioning.

Two Chinese Nationals Escape Quarantine Hotel

While the pair tested negative for COVID-19 initially, they were due to quarantine for 14 days but chose to flee, raising questions about the security of Cambodia’s quarantine procedures.

TikTok star arrested for disparaging Cambodia’s biggest tourist attraction

A young Cambodian man popular on the TikTok social media platform was arrested after posting a video that questioned the country's reverence for its famed Angkor Wat temple, and was ordered detained even though he quickly deleted it and posted an apology.

Vietnam busts drug trafficking ring from Cambodia

Police of southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have cracked down a ring smuggling over 47 kg of drugs from Cambodia to the country, Vietnam News Agency reported Thursday (Sept 10).

Interactive game in Cambodia helps spread info on Covid-19

Save the Children in Cambodia, supported by Cellcard, has launched a toll-free 3-2-1 call service and an interactive game for information related to Covid-19, said its press statement on Wednesday (Sept 9).

Cambodia: Youth targeted in ‘shocking’ wave of arrests

The Cambodian authorities must end their relentless assault on young human rights defenders and others peacefully expressing their political opinions, said Amnesty International today after a recent spate of arrests.

23 Cambodians found in Thai forest after allegedly crossing the border

Nearly 2 dozen Cambodians were found in a forest near the Thai-Cambodian border.

Cambodian TikTok user arrested for disparaging Angkor Wat

A young Cambodian man popular on the TikTok social media platform was arrested after posting a video that questioned the country’s reverence for its famed Angkor Wat temple, and was ordered detained even though he quickly deleted it and posted an apology, police said on Thursday.


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UN’s Unfinished Work in Cambodia Leaves Regional Security in Danger

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations on Sep. 21 invites a renewed commitment to one of the organisation’s great unfinished projects, the post-war reconstruction of Cambodia.