From The Nation (Thailand)
Angkorian jewellery exhibition
Cambodian students take pictures of a statue with a set of ancient Angkor-era gold jewellery during a special exhibition at the National Museum in Phnom Penh on January 4, 2018. The piece was part of a set of ancient Angkorian gold jewellery which was returned from Britain to Cambodia last month on December 2 with an elaborate procession through the capital, decades after the precious pieces were looted from a famed jungle temple during the kingdom’s civil war.
Australian nurse begs Cambodian prison release for ‘eye cancer’ treatment
An Aussie nurse has begged for release from Cambodia’s notorious Prey Sar prison, a place where inmates are forced to pay for drinking water, soap and food.
From The Phnom Penh Post
Documentary recounting Hun Sen’s role in Vietnamese invasion divides opinion
A glossy biopic of Prime Minister Hun Sen that premiered with much fanfare on Cambodian television last night has divided public opinion, with critics suggesting the documentary amounts to propaganda.
Premier Li’s visit to Cambodia to boost Lancang-Mekong cooperation
BEIJING, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Cambodia will be of great significance to Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-Cambodia ties, a senior diplomat said on Thursday.
From The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian filmmaker arrested in Cambodia due to ‘opposition party links’
Bangkok: Cambodian authorities are investigating Australian filmmaker James Ricketson over his alleged links to the country’s now-disbanded opposition party, which has been accused of attempting to overthrow strongman Hun Sen in a purported United States-backed conspiracy.
China believes Cambodia’s election will be fair, confirms support
BEIJING (Reuters) – China believes a general election in Cambodia this year will be fair, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday, after the United States and the European Union withdrew support for the vote following the dissolution of the main opposition party.
From Radio Free Asia
Japan to Continue Electoral Aid to Cambodia, Despite US, EU Withdrawal
Japan will continue to provide electoral aid to Cambodia in the lead up to Senate elections next month and a general ballot in July, the country’s foreign ministry said Thursday, despite recent announcements by the U.S. and EU that they will withdraw their support amid restrictions on democracy.
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