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Sand mining ‘mafias’ destroying environment, livelihoods: U.N.

Sand mining is eroding the world’s river deltas and coastlines, damaging the environment and hurting livelihoods from Cambodia to Colombia, as government regulation fails to keep pace with rising demand, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Casino mogul’s Cambodia cash hedges investors’ bet

NagaCorp's founder is giving investors a $1.8 billion confidence boost. Chen Lip Keong, also the company's chief executive, has pledged to cover more than half of the cost of building Asia's largest gambling resort, in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

Cambodian rice exports to China surge following EU tariffs

Cambodian rice exports to China have surged after the European Union imposed duties on imports of the grain from the Southeast Asian nation, the World Bank said on Monday.

Cambodian PM says China ready to help if EU imposes sanctions

China will help Cambodia if the European Union (EU) withdraws special market access over its rights record, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday as he announced a 600 million yuan ($89 million) Chinese aid package for his military.

China to ban imports of pigs from Cambodia due to African swine fever

China will ban imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Cambodia, its customs said on Monday, after the Southeast nation reported its first case of the highly-contagious disease.

Cambodians try out smartphones to track – and ease – climate woes

Yin Socheat, a 29-year-old Cambodian farmer, is immersed in her smartphone - but it isn’t the latest viral meme she’s looking at.

Defiant Hun Sen tells US to cut all aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.

Cambodia takes EU to court over rice import tariffs

Cambodia has filed a challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Union’s decision to impose import duties on Cambodian rice.

Thailand ramps up fight against forced labour with stricter law

Thailand, which has come under scrutiny for slavery and trafficking in its seafood industry, has added "forced labour or service" as an offence in its anti-human trafficking law.

Cambodia reports first outbreak of African swine fever: OIE

Cambodia reported a first outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in backyard pigs near the Vietnam border, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing the Cambodian agriculture ministry.

Family ties thwart Cambodia’s efforts to tackle bride trafficking to China

A rising number of Cambodian women are being sold as brides in China but complaints and convictions are on the decline with many victims refusing to speak out because their families are colluding with trafficking rings, a regional police chief said.

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

The European Union started an 18-month process on Monday that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia’s duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.

Cambodia orders rare investigation of shooting in land protest

Cambodian authorities have ordered an investigation into violent clashes over a land dispute in which a protester was shot, after a video clip of the incident sparked outrage on social media.

Ghost town: the Cambodian cemetery where the living outnumber the dead

When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes and her kitchen utensils. Her one-room shack, however, crumbled into the river.

Cambodia businesses, unions ask EU not to impose trade sanctions

Cambodian businesses and unions urged the European Union on Monday to not withdraw trade preferences from Cambodia over human rights concerns, saying such a decision would pose serious economic damage and harm millions of workers and their families.

EU tariffs on rice a “weapon” against farmers, says Cambodia

European Union tariffs on rice from Cambodia are a "weapon" against impoverished farmers and will hurt millions of people struggling to escape poverty, Cambodia's government and ruling party said.

EU set to impose tariffs on Cambodia, Myanmar rice imports

The European Union is likely this week to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar for the next three years to curb a surge in imports, according to a source familiar with the file.

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh's house collapsed.

China promotes use of yuan among Southeast Asian nations

China published a five-year blueprint on Friday seeking economic and financial integration between southern Guangxi province and Southeast Asia, representing Beijing’s latest effort to promote international use of the yuan currency.

Mass sackings send chill through Cambodian garment factories

The termination of about 1,200 staff from garment factories in Cambodia supplying brands including H&M and Marks & Spencer after a mass strike has sent a ripple of fear through the industry, experts said, warning of fresh unrest.