Cambodia’s Political Transition

In this episode, Dr William Choong, Managing Editor of Fulcrum, and Dr Jayant Menon, Senior Fellow at ISEAS, talk to Prof Sophal Ear, Associate Professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, about the political transition in Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Thin-Skinned Princelings Are Forcing Newspapers Out Of The Country. It Isn’t All Bad.

Given the perils of producing meaningful journalism within Cambodia, the future of the country’s media might well lie abroad.

Cambodian Ministry Threatens Independent Media Outlet With Closure

The Ministry of Agriculture says that CambojaNews could go the way of VOD, a bilingual news site that was shut down in February.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen: The Tiger That Rules the Mountain

The author of a new book on Cambodia reflects on the long career of the former PM and international attempt to foster democracy in a conflict-torn nation.

How Small States Navigate U.S.-China Rivalry: The Case of Cambodia

Amid major power competition, Cambodia is preserving its strategic autonomy through ‘smart and flexible diplomacy.’

HRW urges Cambodia to ‘fully’ investigate brutal attack on dissident, his wife

Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Cambodia to “fully” probe a “brutal” assault of a dissident and his wife and said it tested the new government’s “willingness to investigate and appropriately prosecute those responsible for abuses against its critics.”

Thai scammers deported from Cambodia, face family tragedy charges

Four more Thais working for a scam gang linked to a family tragedy in Samut Prakan have been arrested in Poipet and returned to Thailand for legal proceedings.

The little-known blockchain firm behind Southeast Asia’s digital payment systems

Soramitsu, a Japanese company riding the wave of blockchain-based products supporting digital payments, has landed several deals with central banks.

Cambodia’s garment sector struggles with external headwinds: AMRO

During the AMRO Annual Consultation Visit to Cambodia, it was observed that while Cambodia's economy is recovering, bolstered by tourism and domestic consumption, it faces challenges including a struggling manufacturing sector, especially the garment industry.

Cambodia’s Koh Ker archaeological site inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List

Cambodia’s Koh Ker temple archaeological site has been officially added to Unesco’s World Heritage List during the ongoing 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Animal welfare groups warn Cambodian monkeys imported for labs could be illegally wild-caught

Canada should follow the lead of the United States and refuse to approve the import of Cambodian monkeys for use in Canadian labs, animal-welfare groups say.

Testimonial therapy: Buddhism’s influence in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge tribunal

Faith-based interventions and criminal prosecutions can innovatively meet.

How masters of traditional Cambodian instruments are helping heal a land still recovering from the horrors of genocide

The Khmer Magic Music Bus takes traditional Cambodian instruments and songs across the country, hoping to reconnect locals with their national identity.

I grew up living hand to mouth in Cambodia. I secretly enrolled in the circus when I was 13, and it became my lifeline...

Circus artist Kong Viban was born in Battambang, in northwestern Cambodia.

As the sea warms, struggling Cambodian fishermen seek to preserve crab stocks

For Ung Bun, a 39-year-old fisherman from Cambodia's southern Kep province, the days when he would come home with plentiful catches of flower crabs appear to be long gone.

China, Cambodia pledge stronger ties as Xi Jinping welcomes new PM Hun Manet to Beijing

Beijing and Phnom Penh promise further cooperation in law enforcement, security and industry.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet visits country’s close ally China on his 1st official trip abroad

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet arrived in Beijing on Thursday on his first official trip abroad since taking office last month. The visit demonstrates his country’s warm relations with China, Cambodia’s closest political and economic ally.

Hun Manet received ‘warm congratulations’ from Anthony Albanese, but critics have condemned his inherited power

Members of the Cambodian diaspora in Australia have expressed shock and outrage at a letter from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese offering his "warm congratulations" to new leader Hun Manet.

Group including Japanese detained in Phnom Penh over suspected online fraud

Cambodian authorities have reportedly detained a group of 20 or more people, including apparently Japanese nationals, in Phnom Penh. The group may have been involved in online scams.

Hun Sen’s Successor Must Keep Up His Chess Game

The son of Cambodia’s long-serving prime minister will face challenges to his leadership from powerful political families.


As global brands bounce back from COVID-19, Cambodian garment workers face spiralling debt

A majority of surveyed workers said they had taken out a loan due to lower wages since the pandemic. Activists are calling on brands such as Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Puma, Gap and Levi to act.