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Khmer Riche – How relatives and allies of Cambodia’s leader amassed wealth overseas

Cambodia’s ruling elite are patriots who would never hide money abroad, says the country’s leader, Hun Sen. But a Reuters investigation shows that Hun Sen's family and officials have overseas assets worth tens of millions of dollars, and some have bought themselves European citizenship.

Respects paid to King Father on anniversary of his death

The government and people throughout the country paid their respects on Tuesday to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk on the seventh anniversary of his death.

As Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Plans Return, Government Cracks Down

To protect her family, Him Taing Or lied to local authorities that she and her husband had divorced.

Hun Sen leaves for Europe mission

The ‘crunch diplomacy mission’ will decide Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement.

Crackdown in Cambodia Ahead of Planned Return of Opposition Leader

Cambodian authorities have launched a crackdown on activists in a move observers say is an attempt to intimidate opposition supporters ahead of the planned, but uncertain return next month from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the acting head of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, and other opposition leaders.

Cambodian Authorities Release Opposition Activist on Bail Following Aired ‘Confession’

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province released an activist with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on bail Friday after he “confessed” in a televised statement to taking orders from the party’s acting president Sam Rainsy to organize a coup.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Three More Opposition Activists as Crackdown Continues

Authorities in Cambodia arrested three more activists from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Thursday, accusing two of them of plotting a coup after they voiced support for the planned return from self-imposed exile of the party’s acting president, Sam Rainsy.

China crime plaguing Cambodia?

Sihanoukville, Cambodia was once known for its quiet, cosy beaches. An atmosphere that mostly attracted families, individual travellers, and backpackers. That was until the Chinese investment flooded in, driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

12 More CNRP Supporters Charged or Arrested for Backing Rainsy’s ‘Coup’

At least 12 more supporters of the outlawed opposition CNRP have been charged since Saturday with “plotting” an attack over their support for exiled party leaders’ promised return to the country next month, with four of them arrested this week.

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops

Cambodia's prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month in what he would regard as an attempted coup d'etat.

Vietnam, Cambodia sign historic border documents

Vietnam and Cambodia have signed two historic documents to settle land boundary on the second day of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official visit to Vietnam.

How Cambodia’s backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca

In Sihanoukville's Jin Bei Casino & Hotel, young Cambodian women wearing tight mini-skirts swerve through the thick cigarette smoke, carrying turquoise cocktails for Chinese gamblers.

‘Never-ending’: Cambodia spy case journalists face new probe

A two-year-old espionage case against two Cambodian journalists has been extended yet again, after a Phnom Penh judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation claiming there was not enough evidence for him to deliver a verdict.

Cambodian PM Threatens to Use Army to Prevent Sam Rainsy Return

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday threatened to use Cambodia’s army against supporters of banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting president Sam Rainsy’s planned return from self-imposed exile next month.

Cambodia Arrests One Opposition Activist, Charges Five Others as Sam Rainsy Return Looms

Authorities in Cambodia have arrested one more member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and charged five others, as a crackdown continues ahead of a planned return from self-imposed exile by the party’s acting president Sam Rainsy next month.

Immigrant Rights Activists Rally to Protest Deportation of Cambodian Refugees for Decades-Old Crimes

Roughly 100 immigrant rights activists gathered on the steps of Boston's federal immigration courthouse on Monday in protest of the Trump administration's recent efforts to deport Cambodian refugees with criminal convictions.

Protests Planned Monday Amid Efforts To Deport Cambodians With Criminal Records

Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration's efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials this week for removal.

Traditional buffalo race attracts crowds of spectators in Cambodia

More than a thousand of local visitors flocked to the Vihear Sour pagoda here on Saturday to enjoy the water buffalo race, an annual event to mark the end of the Pchum Ben festival, or the Ancestors' Day.

Cambodia Charges Two More Opposition Members With ‘Plotting a Coup’

Authorities have charged two more members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) with “attempting to stage a coup” after they expressed support for party chief Sam Rainsy’s return to Cambodia from self-imposed in November.

Cambodia Court Charges Sam Rainsy, Eight Other Opposition Officials, With Plotting ‘Coup’

A court in Cambodia on Thursday charged nine senior officials from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), including acting president Sam Rainsy, with “attempting to stage a coup” in connection with the party chief’s plan to return to the country from self-imposed exile in November.


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Time to rebuild

Since Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a ban on online gambling, tens of thousands of Chinese nationals have left Sihanoukville on Cambodia’s coast. But the road to rebuilding seems a long one indeed.