Monday, September 23, 2019

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Australia called to reassess ties to Cambodian microfinance amid reports of child labour, debt...

The sleeve of Srey Pheak's pink-striped T-shirt hangs loose from where her right arm used to be.

Trial of RFA Reporters Ends in Cambodia, Verdict Still to Come

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Friday concluded the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography, with the court’s verdict on both charges scheduled for delivery later this month.

Australian government unconvinced by Cambodia’s denials over Chinese military base

An intense diplomatic effort is under way to overturn "seriously disturbing" plans for a new Chinese military base after the Australian government concluded that it does not believe public denials of the deal by Beijing and Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Trials Must Continue, Rights Groups and Survivors Say

The death in Cambodia last week of Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea has left unfinished a full accounting of the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge against Cambodians and others, survivors and rights groups say, with one group calling for further prosecutions.

The Man Behind Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge ‘Died Easier Than the People He Killed’

Cambodians found little comfort in the death of Nuon Chea, believed to be the mastermind behind the Khmer Rouge regime that killed 1.7 million of their countrymen between 1975-1979

Obituary: Nuon Chea, Cambodia’s unrepentant perpetrator of genocide

While Pol Pot has gone down in history alongside Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong as one of the most murderous leaders of the 20th Century, his right-hand man is less known.

Nuon Chea: Cambodian former Khmer Rouge deputy leader dies

Nuon Chea, a key leader in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge who was convicted of genocide last year, has died at the age of 93.

For Some Villagers, Cambodia’s New Census Numbers Won’t Add Up

They say people working on the count were rushed, skipped questions, ignored issues. Enumerators say not enough of them hired to question villagers who weren’t prepared.

US Welcomes Cambodian Assurances on Reported Chinese Naval Base

The United States has welcomed assurances by Cambodia that it will not permit China to construct naval facilities on its territory, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Bangkok on Friday following meetings of ASEAN foreign ministers in the Thai capital.

Plundering Cambodia’s Forests

101 East investigates how illegal loggers are plundering some of Cambodia's last remaining forests.

U.S. Embassy Slams Cambodia’s ‘Failed’ One-Party Elections on Anniversary

The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh marked the first anniversary Tuesday of national elections conducted under a ban of Cambodia’s main opposition party with a statement calling the vote “deeply flawed” and urging Hun Sen’s regime to “take tangible actions to restore democracy.”

Hun Sen: Sanctions Would “Impact US-Cambodia Ties”

Lawmakers hope the Senate would pass and send the bill to President Donald Trump to sign later this year.

Pray and protect: faith saves forests of Cambodia

As a Buddhist monk, Khoeum Saray’s day is governed by a ritual of prayer, meditation, alms and temple chores. With one big exception - he also patrols a sprawling Cambodian forest and shows villagers how to protect it.

National Police call for support in arrest of Rainsy

The National Police on Saturday called for the assistance of the "national and international public" to ensure Sam Rainsy, the "acting president" of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, faced the Kingdom's courts.

Scoring goals beyond the pitch, thanks to the Homeless World Cup

For these former Homeless World Cup players, the final whistle of the tournament was just the beginning of their journey to a better life.

‘We can’t hide anything’ say Cambodians at alleged China base

Trying to rebut a report of a secret deal to give China access to a naval base, Cambodia’s defense ministry took reporters to see the torpid jetty and outbuildings on Friday.

Court summons Adhoc staffer

The Ratanakkiri Provincial Court has summoned a senior Adhoc staffer and eight other people to be present for questioning next month on grounds of “incitement to commit crimes”.

Why Cambodia yields to China’s strategic commands

The establishment of a Chinese naval presence in Cambodia is the logical outcome of America’s long-flawed policies towards Phnom Penh.

Fear remains 3 years after slaying of Cambodian political commentator

Anniversary of Kem Ley's murder sees Cambodia further than ever from democracy, a land where no one dares voice dissent.

Cambodian Authorities Did Not Approve Importing of Banned Plastic Waste, Official Says

Over a thousand tonnes of plastic waste found recently imported into Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville were brought into the country without the knowledge of Cambodian authorities, a senior customs official said on Monday.

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Cambodian FM to attend 74th session of UN General Assembly in...

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will attend the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and other meetings in New York from Sept. 24 to 28, said a foreign ministry's press release on Saturday.