$1.7 Billion Cambodian Canal Project Draws Increasing Scrutiny

The China-backed Techo Funan Canal, which will connect the Mekong River to the country’s coast, has given rise to environmental and security concerns.

Cambodia’s relocation of people from UNESCO site raises concerns

It’s been more than a year since Yem Srey Pin moved with her family from the village where she was born on Cambodia’s Angkor UNESCO World Heritage site to Run Ta Ek, a dusty new settlement about 25 kilometers away.

US, Vietnam fear China-backed Techo Funan Canal in Cambodia could be used for military purposes

The US urged greater transparency from Cambodia over the US$1.7 billion project that analysts say could be used to boost China’s military presence in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia to push forward with plans to build US$1.7 billion canal, says PM Hun Manet

Cambodia will push forward with controversial plans to build a US$1.7 billion canal, linking its capital Phnom Penh to the sea, Prime Minister Hun Manet said on Thursday.

Cambodia’s Cyber-Slavery Trafficking Denials Reflect Official Complicity, Experts Say

Despite growing evidence that Cambodia has become a source of industrial-scale cyber-scams, the authorities continue to downplay the extent of the problem.

Cambodian cybercrime law seen as threat to dissent

Activists say broad scope could give authorities more tools to silence critics.

Cambodia probes YouTubers’ abuse of monkeys at Angkor Wat Unesco site: ‘needs boundary between human intervention in nature’

Authorities say abuse of monkeys at the Angkor Unesco World Heritage site is a growing problem as people look for new ways to draw online viewers to generate cash.

Hun Sen denies Cambodia canal project could facilitate Chinese military access

Cambodian Senate President Hun Sen on April 9 denied recent suggestions that an upcoming navigation canal project through the country’s south could facilitate the entry of Chinese naval ships up the Mekong River.

Cambodian activist charged with ‘incitement’

Charges laid after Koet Saray attempted to negotiate in a land row between villagers and big business.

Cambodian govt to deport 700 Chinese for alleged cybercrimes

Hundreds of South Asians rescued from Cambodian scam compounds, an industry worth billions of dollars.

Thailand taking the offensive over the origin of Muay Thai

Cambodia claims itself as the birthplace of the martial art.

AP PHOTOS: Cambodian villagers hold rare oxcart race, seeking to revive a centuries-old tradition

Hundreds of Cambodian villagers held a rare oxcart race on Sunday, trying to revive a centuries-old tradition as they celebrated the arrival of the lunar new year.

Odisha to Cambodia via Vietnam – how Indians hoping for a better life were duped by dishonest agents, turned into cyber scammers

After a report by The Indian Express flagging the circumstances of the 5,000-plus Indians, the MEA last week said the Centre is collaborating with Cambodian authorities and has rescued and repatriated about 250 Indians so far.

Thai women rescued from Cambodian scamming operation

Three Thai women have confessed to being forced into making hundreds of daily calls for a Cambodian-based, Chinese-run scamming operation, under the threat of violence or prostitution.

Vietnamese concerned that canal project in Cambodia could be potential gateway for Chinese forces

Cambodia’s plan to build a US$1.7 billion navigation canal linking the capital Phnom Penh’s port to the country’s coast has raised concerns in Vietnam about the larger Chinese military presence it could enable.

BI nabs Cambodian man wanted by Interpol due to cybercrime at Naia

The Bureau of Immigration said on Friday that a Cambodian wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization for cybercrime was apprehended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Woman seeks answers to father’s Cambodia death

A woman is desperately searching for answers following her father's death in Cambodia in what she believes are suspicious circumstances.

First man convicted in Singapore billion-dollar money laundering case

Cambodian national Su Wenqiang, who was sentenced to 13 months in prison, agreed to forfeit more than S$5.9 million in seized assets to the state.

U.S. wildlife officials paid a Chinese national $224k to spy on Cambodia. Their top target was just acquitted.

Federal officials, relying on an animal activist group’s referral, ultimately helped a Chinese national immigrate to the U.S., get work, and housing after spying on Cambodian officials. His tactics contributed to an acquittal in a criminal case.

‘The Phnom Penh Post’ prints last edition in Cambodia

Citing financial issues, the 32-year-old fabled daily closed on March 29, but will continue online.

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