Cambodia’s famed Angkor attracts nearly 540,000 int’l tourists in first 9 months

Cambodia's famed Angkor Archeological Park had recorded 539,561 foreign tourists during the first nine months of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 302 percent, said a news release on Monday.

Cambodia’s Diplomat, Who Survived the Khmer Rouge, Tried to Get Ukraine and Russia to Talk About Peace

“I became a diplomat by accident,” Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Sophea Eat, said. Yet her rise in the world of diplomacy is also a story of survival, hard work and resilience.

Cambodian court bars environmental activists from traveling to Sweden to receive ‘Alternative Nobel’

A court in Cambodia on Monday barred three environmental activists who are serving suspended prison sentences for their advocacy work from traveling to Sweden next month to receive the prestigious Right Livelihood Award.

Srettha and Cambodian PM target big jump in bilateral trade

Thailand and Cambodia will boost bilateral trade to US$15 billion (550 billion baht) per year by 2025, it was agreed during Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s one-day official visit on Thursday.

Cambodia’s dictatorship marches on and nary a word

The Hun dynasty stole elections again. How can the world restore democracy there?

US resumes $18m aid  to Cambodia that was suspended for undermining democracy

The United States has resumed its foreign aid programmes of $18 million to Cambodia two months after suspension over allegation of ‘democratic repression’ during the latest elections.

How ‘Mother Nature Cambodia’ fights environmental harm in an authoritarian state

The Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the 'alternative Nobel Prize', has been conferred to the Cambodian environmental rights group Mother Nature Cambodia.

A new era declared in Thai-Cambodian relationship

Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to open a new era in their relationship, to move both countries in a similar direction, said Thai government spokesman Chai Wacharonke.

Cambodia To Block Release of Chinese Cyber-Scam Film

The Ministry of Culture claims that “No More Bets,” which has topped the box office in China, could damage the country’s reputation.

New study finds that microfinance is exacerbating climate precarity and harm in Cambodia

A recent paper co-authored by King's academics argues that microfinance, often projected as a means of coping with climate risk, in fact contributes to farmers in Cambodia being in greater debt and more vulnerable to climate change.

Mother Nature Cambodia’s ‘relentless’ activism earns Right Livelihood Award

Environmental activist group Mother Nature Cambodia has been named one of Right Livelihood’s 2023 laureates.

UN Report Details Massive Scale of Southeast Asia’s ‘Scamdemic’

The region’s multibillion-dollar cyber-scam industry is being supported by “one of the largest coordinated trafficking in persons operations in history.”

Chinese Tourists Have Good Reasons Not to Return to Southeast Asia

Perhaps it’s not surprising that Vietnam wants out of the CLMV club.

Citi says NagaCorp stocks unappealing on lower profit levels, delays to Naga3 opening

Citi has initiated coverage of Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp with a “non-consensus Sell rating”, pointing to an “unlikely return to pre-COVID levels anytime soon” and lengthy delays to the opening of the Naga3 expansion project at its Cambodian integrated resort NagaWorld.

Hun Manet 1, US State Department 0

Washington flip-flops on $18 million Cambodia aid penalty.

Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base Upgrade and Implications for Thailand

Should it eventuate, a Chinese naval presence on the Gulf of Thailand would place the country in a tricky position.

11 people jailed for trafficking hundreds of jobseekers to Cambodia

11 people in southern Dong Nai Province were sentenced to jail on Monday for trafficking hundreds of people to Cambodia.

Cross border scams on agenda at Thai and Cambodian PM meeting

Thailand will talk with Cambodia about online scammers who operate along the border when both countries’ prime ministers meet this week, said Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara.

Cambodian man charged with holding Taiwan passport, prosecutor cites possible money laundering

Zaw San Aung was found in the departure section of Changi Airport Terminal 3 with three passports on him.

Eroding Press Freedom: Media Crackdown in Cambodia

Khan Leakhena misses the spirit of her team in Voice of Democracy (VOD) Newsroom. She used to work as a reporter and was regularly featured in VOD’s Facebook Live feed for breaking news reporting.


Group behind ‘alternative Nobel’ is concerned that Cambodia barred activists from going to Sweden

The foundation that awards the Right Livelihood Award expressed concern Tuesday over a decision by Cambodia to bar three environmental activists who are serving suspended prison sentences for their advocacy work from traveling to Sweden to receive the prize known as the “alternative Nobel.”