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Cambodia’s Post-Pandemic Law and Order

Amid economic crisis, sweeping new legislation on “public order” would stifle dissent—and effectively criminalize people for being poor.

West condemns Myanmar coup but Thailand, Cambodia shrug

The United Nations led condemnation of Myanmar's military on Monday after it seized power, calling for the release of elected leaders, including Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Can Cambodia Avoid The Resource Curse? – Analysis

After the discovery of oil in Cambodia’s water territory by Chevron, the US-based company, Cambodia could become one of the major petroleum exporting-countries as there are approximately 400 million barrels of oil reserve in Cambodia territory.

Framing the Khmer Rouge

Cambodia has long been presented to the world through the viewfinders of foreign photographers – but that’s slowly starting to change.

The weaponisation of the Cambodian justice system must stop

The Cambodian government continues to persecute members of the opposition who criticise its corrupt policies.

Cambodian Prince Readies Return to Political Life

Prince Norodom Ranariddh’s comeback is unlikely to amount to much in electoral terms – but is convenient for the ruling CPP.

Cambodia lashes Australian activist as mass treason trial continues

The mass treason trial of senior leaders of the banned Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) is continuing amid claims the courts were working off a “presumption of guilt” as the government takes aim at activists abroad for a “distortion of the facts.”

Cambodia slams Australian lawyer’s claims

Cambodia's foreign ministry has lashed out at an Australian-Khmer lawyer and political activist after he claimed Cambodian rice exports to Australia were a violation of human rights.

Why America Fears the Creation of Chinese Military Bases in Cambodia

Phnom Penh has maintained what has been described as a “cozy relationship" with Beijing for many years, but it was only last year that the controversy over the Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand intensified when reports circulated that China was seeking a thirty-year lease of the base.

Ex-Cambodia premier expected to lead royalist party

Former Cambodian Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh is expected to once again foray into politics after he returns from medical treatment in France.

Cambodia blocks exiled dissidents from returning

Airlines refuse to let CNRP members board flights to face mass treason and incitement trial.

Cambodian Exile Return Bid Crashes Into Visa Hurdle

The attempt nonetheless succeeded in drawing international attention to the repression inside the country.

Singapore Airlines blocks Cambodian opposition figure from returning home

National Rescue Party vice-president Mu Sochua said she was stopped from boarding her flight from Los Angeles because she didn’t have a Cambodian visa.

Cambodian Union Leader Stands Trial for ‘Incitement’

An outspoken union leader went on trial in Cambodia on Friday for alleged incitement, the latest in a series of court cases activists say are aimed at cracking down on opposition voices.

Cambodian labor leader’s trial for border remarks begins

The trial of a Cambodian labor union leader charged with inciting social unrest opened in Phnom Penh on Friday, part of a large-scale legal offensive by the government against its critics.

Activist slams ‘sham trial’ of Cambodia opposition members

Ten opposition activists, including a Cambodian-American lawyer, are facing treason and other charges in a trial in Cambodia’s capital widely criticized by rights advocates.

Cambodia court convenes for mass trial of opposition figures

A court in Cambodia convened on Thursday (Jan 14) for the treason trial of scores of opposition figures, one of a series of cases seen by activists as moves by the ruling party to sideline threats to its political monopoly.

Cambodia opens mass trial of over 100 government opponents

Some senior opposition members have vowed to return from exile to attend.

Cambodia begins mass ‘show trial’ of opposition figures and activists

Critics claim the prime minister has exploited the pandemic to crack down on opponents.

Cambodia: Activists slam ‘politicized’ trial of opposition

An activist said she was being persecuted for her political opinions as Cambodia tries dozens of opposition members. Human rights groups raised concerns over the fairness of such a trial.


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Cambodia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, total at 820

Cambodia on Monday confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections in the kingdom to 820, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.