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Phnom Penh poor uprooted as lakes filled in for malls, flats

Lay Sremeth and her family have lived on a narrow stretch of land by Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tompoun lake for three decades, fishing in its water and growing rice on its bank.

Cambodia telco starts 5G trials with Huawei

Cambodia's Smart Axiata said it has begun 5G trials in partnership with China's Huawei Technologies, and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.

Cambodia’s Smart Axiata tests 5G network with China’s Huawei

Cambodia’s Smart Axiata said it had begun 5G trials in partnership with China’s Huawei Technologies on Monday and could start rolling out the mobile network by this year.

Cambodian villagers to appeal Thai court’s rejection of suit against sugar giant

Cambodian villagers will appeal a Thai court decision rejecting their class action lawsuit against Thailand’s biggest sugar producer, complaining of rights abuses, a non-profit group said on Friday.

U.S. deports 37 Cambodian refugees after criminal convictions

Thirty-seven Cambodian deported by the United States arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday, 32 of them refugees who fled during the rule of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in the 1970s or war that followed their ouster, an aid group said.

U.S. presses Cambodia over possible Chinese military presence

The U.S. Defence Department has asked Cambodia to explain why it suddenly turned down an offer to repair a naval base, saying the decision had raised speculation of possible plans for hosting China’s military.

No room on water, no home on land for Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese

Troung Van Long is Vietnamese in name only. He was born in Cambodia and has lived there for decades, including many years in a floating house on the Tonle Sap lake where he still lives.

Cambodia charges Chinese nationals over deadly building collapse

A Cambodian court charged seven people on Tuesday, including five Chinese nationals, with involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy after 28 people died in a collapsed building on the weekend.

‘Unholy Alliance’? SE Asian Authorities Accused of Trading Exiled Activists

Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand.

Chinese police rescue hundreds of trafficked women

China rescued more than 1,100 women trafficked into the country, many of them sold as brides, in a joint operation with Southeast Asian countries, police said in a statement on Friday.

China-owned SEZ in Cambodia denies transhipping to evade U.S. tariffs

A China-owned special economic zone in Cambodia has denied that its firms have been fined by the United States for transhipping goods from China in a bid to dodge U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports.

U.S. sees Cambodia’s anti-trafficking efforts floundering

Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action.

Cambodia targets 140 opposition figures to silence dissent – U.N.

Cambodian authorities have questioned, summoned or detained more than 140 members of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in an escalating suppression of dissent, two U.N. human rights experts said on Wednesday. 

Cambodia faces pressure over push to rid brick kilns of slave labor

A new government push to stamp out debt bondage and child labor in Cambodian brick kilns needs to be backed by a fresh commitment to enforcement, campaigners warned on Wednesday.

Cambodian farmers battle in landmark lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

As a young woman living in Cambodia’s northwest Oddar Meanchey province, Hoy Mai witnessed some of the fiercest fighting and atrocities during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting genocide because of comments Lee made about Vietnam’s 1978 invasion of Cambodia which ended Pol Pot’s genocidal “killing fields” regime.

Boost for Cambodian workers as top fashion brands back contract ruling

Levi’s, H&M and Gap Inc. have backed a ruling that restricts the use of short-term contracts for garment workers in Cambodia, where critics say they are widely used to control staff and silence dissent.

Cambodia PM dismisses fears of Chinese debt trap

Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissed on Thursday fears that Cambodia was falling into a Chinese “debt trap”, saying its loans are low interest, low risk and were not a threat to national independence.

In rare move, Cambodia Appeal Court acquits union leaders of instigating anti-government protests

A Cambodian court has acquitted six prominent union leaders who had been convicted of instigating violent anti-government protests, amid threats from the European Union to suspend the Southeast Asian country’s duty-free trading access.

Steely ambition: China’s Baowu eyes moving blast furnaces to Cambodia

China’s top steel maker Baowu Group is studying plans to relocate blast furnaces from remote Xinjiang to Cambodia in a bold example of China’s heavy industry shifting excess capacity overseas, a source familiar with the firm’s plans said.