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Cambodia: Drop discriminatory ‘pornography’ charges against Facebook seller

Amnesty International’s Regional Director Nicholas Bequelin responded to reports that Facebook vendor Ven Rachna (also known as Thai Sreyneang) has been charged with offences related to pornography and sent to pre-trial detention.

Court Questions Online Clothes Seller Over ‘Sexy’ Sales Videos

An online clothes seller was questioned in court and accused by police of committing pornography crimes on Thursday, after posting photos of herself in supposedly revealing attire on the same day that she was “educated” not to do so by authorities.

Rights Group Calls for Investigation into Incarcerated Baby’s Death

Local rights group Licadho has asked Phnom Penh prison officials to investigate the death of a five-month-old baby last month, who was living with her mother at the capital’s Correctional Center 2.

Indonesian Crews of Ship Docked in Cambodia to Be Re-examined

Director for the Protection of Citizens and Legal Entities Overseas of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Judha Nugraha, said hundreds of Indonesian nationals who are crews of MS Westerdam cruise ship will be re-examined by Cambodian authorities after a passenger reportedly carried the novel coronavirus.

Sihanoukville, Cambodian magnet for Chinese casinos, loses its pull, leaving thousands owed money and...

Thousands of Chinese construction workers left unpaid and stranded as work on half-built Chinese casinos comes to a halt following August ban on online gambling.

Cruise ship crew given COVID-19 all-clear in Cambodia

The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 20), as Cambodia's strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.

Crew on cruise ship docked in Cambodia test negative for virus

The operator of a cruise ship now docked in Cambodia after being turned away by four Asian countries over virus fears said Thursday that all 747 crew members on board the Westerdam have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Cambodian Facebook User Arrested For ‘Sexy Clothing’ Images Posted Online

Cambodian police on Thursday arrested a female Facebook user previously cautioned for posting “revealing” images online, saying she had breached an agreement yesterday in which she had apologized for her behavior and promised to stop, sources said.

Cambodia arrests scantily clad Facebook vendor on porn charges

A Cambodian woman has been provisionally charged with disseminating pornography after defying a police crackdown on women who wear skimpy clothing while selling goods on Facebook.

More Than 700 Westerdam Passengers Test Negative For Coronavirus

Cambodian officials confirmed Wednesday that more than 700 passengers from the Westerdam cruise ship that docked in Sihanoukville last week had tested negative for COVID-19.

Nearly 800 Cruise Passengers Coronavirus-Free, Health Ministry Says

Nearly 800 passengers of a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia after other countries turned it away over coronavirus fears have tested negative for the virus, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

781 Westerdam cruise passengers test negative in Cambodia

The remaining group of passengers in Cambodia have no ‘health-related problems at all’, a government spokesperson said. Meanwhile, passengers who have been given the all-clear say they are struggling to get home, with many countries blocking their transit.

Cambodia has done the right thing

Since Covid-19 was first reported as a world health issue, cruise ships have been the worst to suffer after airlines.

Comedian Aboard Coronavirus Cruise Ship Fired After Ditching Quarantine And Returning to US

Frank King, a comedian who was working aboard the Holland America cruise ship that was quarantined after a former passenger tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, says that he was fired by the cruise line after sneaking out of quarantine and returning home to Oregon.

MS Westerdam passengers test negative for coronavirus; hundreds allowed to depart Cambodia

Passengers from the Holland America's MS Westerdam – the ship that finally docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away from multiple ports and later had one passenger diagnosed with coronavirus, prompting a new round of testing – can officially get on with their lives.

Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?

A former passenger on the cruise ship MS Westerdam who tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Malaysia having left the vessel has led to fears that other passengers who have also moved on might have been exposed to the virus.

Coronavirus: cruise passengers relieved to be ashore but stranded in Cambodia

Travel options have been narrowed by a growing list of countries denying entry to passengers from the ship.

Rights Groups Slam Cambodian PM Hun Sen For Threats Against Female Facebook Users

Threats made by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen against female Facebook users are “irresponsible” and promote a culture of victim-blaming, rights groups said Wednesday, urging him to respect women’s right to freedom of expression and self-determination.

Cambodian Prime Minister Clamps Down on ‘Sexy’ Online Sellers

Cambodia’s government has announced a crackdown on female online sellers who dress “too sexily,” prompting criticism from human rights organizations who say the move discriminates against women.

Cover up or be censored: Cambodia orders women not look sexy on Facebook

A crackdown in Cambodia on women who wear provocative clothing while selling goods via Facebook live streams was slammed by women’s rights groups on Wednesday as dangerous and baseless.


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Online Clothes Seller Charged for Pornography

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged an online clothes seller for pornography and indecent exposure over photos posted to her Facebook page in which the woman is wearing what authorities have deemed suggestive attire.