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Wages Fall Hard for Workers with Low Income, Education

Employee Touy Sreyrei washes clothes at New Life Laundry Shop in Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tompun commune on May 23, 2020. (Hun Sirivadh/VOD)

Torture chief ‘Duch’ from Khmer Rouge killing fields goes to meet his victims

Appearing before a special court in his native Cambodia in 2009, Kaing Khek Iev confessed to a role in the brutal Khmer Rouge regime of the late 1970s that made him one of the most prolific mass murderers of recent history.

Rights Monitors Raise Concerns Over Detention of Cambodian Youth Activists

The Special Rapporteur for Human Rights to Cambodia expressed concern on Tuesday over the recent slew of arrests of youth and rights activists, who attempted to protest restrictions on the right to free assembly in Phnom Penh.

Vietnamese and Cambodian officials discuss defence co-operation

General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minister of National Defence, on Tuesday (Sept 8) called Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence Samdech Pichey Sena Tea Banh to evaluate the results of defence co-operation between the two sides in recent years and set out directions for future ties.

Cambodia police chief sacked over sexual misconduct in landmark case

A deputy national police chief Pen Vibol, who led the investigation, said Kosal had been sacked and would be demoted to the rank of colonel. But he said the female officers had chosen to not press criminal charges of sexual assault, which is punishable by up to three years jail, prompting calls for the government to do so.

Child organization in Cambodia launches toll-free call service, interactive game to help prevent 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.

On the streets for freedom and rights: Cambodian activists arrested

A Buddhist monk and a famous local rapper also detained. Protests over the detentions of opponents and the management of the border issue with Vietnam. The United Nations warns: respect the "right to freedom of expression and peaceful association".

Cambodia releases list of 8 tips for foreign tourists during COVID-19

Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday released a list of eight tips for foreign tourists to the kingdom in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.

Cambodia police chief sacked over sexual misconduct in landmark case but faces no prosecution

A high-ranking Cambodian police official has been sacked over sexual misconduct at work in a landmark case in the South-east Asian nation but will not be prosecuted to "protect the dignity" of the women involved, a police official said.

Before Her Arrest, Khmer Thavrak Activist Spoke of Jail, Love for Nation

When So Metta began joining protests with the youth activists calling themselves Khmer Thavrak, she thought of a quote from slain political analyst Kem Ley, who said that those who do social work in Cambodia will be given a “visa” from officials to one of three destinations: fleeing the country, jail or death.

Activist Tailed by Police, Sought Help From UN Before Arrest

A group of four Khmer Thavrak protesters on Monday believed their tuk-tuk was being tailed by police on motorbikes and asked the driver to make random turns before heading to the U.N.’s human rights office for help.

7 Labor, Youth Groups Targeted in Police Survey

Police have targeted seven unions and associations for a “survey” of employees and their documentation, though a police official said the project has been put on hold for now after investigating two of the groups.

Decade-Old Cases Finally Being Heard in Court Amid Speedup Campaign

Oum Sophy has been locked in a land dispute with a government minister’s wife since 2007, and had an incitement charge hanging over her since 2008 — one of more than 12,000 stalled cases that had been stuck in the country’s justice system.

In Activists’ Arrests, Some See Scared Gov’t, CPP Says It Has No Fear

A recent wave of arrests of youth activists show the government’s fear of outspoken dissidents, and the potential for small demonstrations to become large-scale protests, political activists and analysts say, while a ruling party official denied any such fear yet suggested that the CPP intended to put out a “fire” before it spread.

Cambodia Arrests Six for Incitement in Latest Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

NGOs and international community express concern over arrests.

Villager representatives questioned in land dispute case

The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on September 8 questioned two plaintiffs representing a group of families who filed a lawsuit against four officials and 13 local businessmen alleging that they engaged in bribery and forged documents to claim ownership of 100 hectares of land in a long-running conflict.

At Least 14 Activists Arrested in Cambodia since August

An unprecedented string of arrests has taken place since early August 2020 and shows no sign of slowing down as the government targets youth and environmental activists.

NGOs targeted in Cambodian clampdown

Ministry's call for legal action follows more protests in support of arrested trade unionist

AIPA 41: Cambodia calls for deeper integration to tackle COVID-19 impact

President of Cambodia’s National Assembly Heng Samrin highlighted regional and international cooperation and solidarity for common interests and benefits amid challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic at the virtual 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) on September 8.


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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.