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U.S. calls Cambodia opaque over Chinese activity at navy base

The United States on Wednesday accused Cambodia of lacking transparency about Chinese construction activities at its biggest naval base, and urged the government to disclose to its people the full scope of Beijing’s military involvement.

Cambodian PM orders search for ‘violent’ Facebook poster

Newspaper names a former CNRP opposition activist as the alleged offender.

Cambodia Considers Dual Citizenship Ban for High Office Holders

The knee-jerk move followed a newspaper report – later corrected – that Prime Minister Hun Sen had acquired Cypriot citizenship.

Cambodia denies claims on premier’s dual citizenship

The Guardian claims premier Hun Sen was 'among thousands of non-Europeans' with Greek Cypriot administration passport.

Cambodia PM seeks barring of duel citizenship for holders of top posts

Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Wednesday ordered the justice ministry to amend the constitution to bar holders of the country's top posts, including the prime minister, from being citizens of other nations.

Cambodian PM calls for precautions over Covid-19 as Pchum Ben public holiday approaches

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has called on people to take extra precautions to prevent large-scale Covid-19 transmission during the Pchum Ben public holiday on Oct. 5-7.

Peace vs. Democracy in Cambodia

The 1991 Paris Peace Accords had two primary goals: ending civil war and setting up democracy. One of those goals was achieved; the other has never looked less likely.

Cambodia drops charges against youth leader

Yim Sinorn and nine others accused of conspiracy to commit treason had pleaded for clemency.

US House of Representatives Passes Cambodia Sanctions Bill

Fresh sanctions could entrench the Cambodian government’s determination to free itself from outside ‘interference.’

Trial set for autistic Cambodian teen whose house was stormed by nearly 20 armed...

The trial for an autistic Cambodian teenager accused of insulting local government officials is set to begin Sept. 29.

Congressmen Lowenthal applauds bipartisan passage of bill imposing sanctions on Cambodian officials attacking Cambodian...

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), co-chair of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation which will enact sanctions on Cambodian government officials responsible for undermining democracy in the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodia’s prime minister is Zoombombing opposition meetings

Hun Sen’s government, which has shown little hesitation in quashing any sign of dissent, is taking control of user activities on the internet.

In Rare Three-Party Conclave, Vietnam Pushes Back Against Growing Chinese Influence

Hanoi is becoming increasingly unnerved by the growing Chinese influence over its longstanding clients, Cambodia and Laos.

Vietnam bids to woo Cambodia, Laos from China

Recent meeting of Southeast Asian nations' leaders underlined Hanoi's push to restore strong ties with its old neighboring allies.

Cambodia Hires Beltway Lobby Group to Boost Ailing International Reputation

The hire is a clear recognition by Cambodia’s government that it needs to repair its ties to the U.S. But will it work?

Charges dropped against Cambodian political researcher

Court decision made after Prime Minister Hun Sen's request on behalf of Seng Sary.

The Election Bells are Again Ringing Early in Cambodia

Charges against a political analyst were dropped on the urging of a Zoom-bombing prime minister.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Walks Back Death Threat on Exiled Scholar

Political analysts urge wariness about promises from Hun Sen.

Hun Sen rescinds order to arrest political analyst Seng Sary

Prime Minister Hun Sen has backtracked on his order to arrest political commentator Seng Sary after having previously accused the analyst of supporting former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s suggestion to form a shadow government.

The autistic teenager jailed over a Telegram post

In June, an autistic Cambodian teenager was arrested after writing a message on Telegram that allegedly insulted ruling party officials. He has not seen his family since. UN experts have said they are "deeply disturbed" by the case and are calling for his release.


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Cambodia launches 30,000-riel banknote to mark 30th anniversary of Paris Peace...

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has officially issued a 30,000-riel banknote (US$7.5) to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords.