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Court Bails Ex-CNRP Officer Accused of ‘Plotting’

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has released on bail a former CNRP public affairs officer accused of “plotting” after an investigating judge placed him under court supervision, a court spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Tbong Khmum Opposition Supporters Turn Up for CNRP Sentencing

Four defendants were in hiding while dozens of local CNRP supporters gathered for what they said was the first time since the party’s dissolution as the Tbong Khmum Provincial Court on Tuesday sentenced five ex-opposition officials to jail for plotting.

PM Hun Sen Lashes Out at Western Nations

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN, Prime Minister Hun Sen laid the blame for Cambodia’s problems at the door of the international community.

Court in Cambodia Sentences Seven Opposition Activists to Jail For ‘Treason’

A court in Cambodia sentenced seven activists with the country’s banned opposition party—including a new mother—to between five and seven years in prison Tuesday for “treason,” as the party’s acting president vowed to return home from self-imposed exile, despite an aborted earlier attempt.

With New Arrest, Cambodia’s Permanent Crackdown Intensifies

Amid the economic fallout from COVID-19, Hun Sen’s government has succeeded in keeping a lid on rising public discontent—but for how much longer?

Cambodia Rails against U.S. Magnitsky Sanctions on Chinese Developer

Union Development Group was hit with sanctions for its role in rights abuses in Koh Kong Province, frustrating both Chinese and Cambodian officials.

Yet Another Former Opposition Figure Arrested

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party activist Oeur Narith has been arrested on charges of plotting as the crackdown against critics of the government continues.

Sochua’s Ex-Assistant Arrested for Allegedly Funding Local Opposition

Police arrested another ex-CNRP activist on Sunday, accusing party vice president Mu Sochua’s former assistant of collecting money from abroad to fund a local movement to overthrow the government.

Singer Defends Nationalist Music as Second Rapper, 17, Arrested

A prominent singer is speaking out to defend young musicians as a second rapper was arrested this month for incitement after posting songs about the problems he sees plaguing Cambodia.

US Aims to Boost Trade with Cambodia, Encourage, Strengthen Human Rights, Ambassador Murphy Says

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy spoke with VOA Khmer reporter Bopha Phorn late last month at his residence in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s ‘deep regrets’ over US criticism of clampdown

US politicians accuse Cambodia of arbitrary arrests of activists and dissenters.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen criticises West’s ‘double standards’ after fresh sanctions

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at the West for what he calls “double standards”, following a series of reprimands by the international community against the leader's regime.

Hun Sen cracks down on Cambodia’s slow boiling pot of dissent

Authorities step up campaign of repression as economy reels from COVID fallout.

Cambodia, China Reject US Sanctions Against Chinese SOE

OFAC alleges that Chinese state-owned company Union Development Group seized land from locals for development through a corrupt Cambodian general.

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.

Hun Sen Says He Looks Forward to Working Closely with Japan’s New Prime Minister

He stated this in a letter to Yoshihide Suga shortly after he was elected.

Cambodia Calls “Politically Motivated” US Officials’ Call for the Release of Activists

Adding that environmentalists, human-rights and youth groups must act within the law.

UN steps up pressure over abducted Thai activist

Cambodian authorities accused of cover-up after claiming there is no evidence he was snatched in Phnom Penh.

US Sanctions Chinese Company Developing Resort in Cambodia

The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed economic sanctions on a Chinese company that operates in Cambodia, citing its land seizure and displacement of families to make way for a $3.8 billion luxury gambling and lifestyle project.

Cambodia slams 2 U.S. politicians for interfering in country’s internal affairs

Cambodia on Friday lashed out at two U.S. politicians for interfering in the country's domestic affairs after they called for the release of jailed activists.


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Chinese Covid-19 Quarantine Fugitives Still at Large After 2 Weeks

Phnom Penh’s police chief said on Wednesday that authorities have yet to track down two Chinese men who escaped from Covid-19 quarantine on September 9 despite authorities searching for two weeks.