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Local Cambodian Patrols Seek to End Illegal Logging

According to Forest News, Cambodia loses about 208,000 hectares of forest every year from logging.

Singer-Composer Bosba Panh to Research Cambodian Ensemble

Bosba Panh began singing when she was seven.

Two Charged with Incitement For Commemorating Slain Political Commentator

If found guilty, the accused could face between six months to two years imprisonment.

24 Rights Groups Renew Call For More Investigation into Killing of Political Commentator

In 2016, Kem Ley was shot dead at a gas station in Phnom Penh following his comments in a Global Witness report alleging corruption relating to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s family.

Cambodia’s Fatal Building Collapse Survivors Relive Hours Before Rescue

Enveloped in total darkness, breathing air tainted by the smell of rotting bodies, their hopes faded under the rubble of a building erected without proper permits amid a building boom fueled by Chinese money.

RT Fixer Appeals “Unjust” Two-Year Prison Sentence

Rath Rott Mony was sentenced on a charge of “incitement to discriminate” in relation to the broadcast of a documentary film titled “My Mother Sold Me.”

U.S. Urges Cambodian Neutrality As Speculation of Chinese Military Presence Grows

Concerns of the possible presence of the Chinese military in Cambodia was first raised in April 2018 by the U.S.-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

Hun Sen Vows Cambodia “Will Not Bow Down” to International Pressures

The Cambodian premier indirectly criticized the EU’s own human rights situation as declining compared to forty years ago while Cambodia’s human rights are getting better.

Montagnards’ Deportation Sparks Fears about Safety

After four Montagnard asylum-seekers were deported from Cambodia to Vietnam, remaining refugees are concerned about persecution in their country of origin if they are forced to return.

Activists: Discrimination Causes Unemployment for Cambodia’s LGBTQI

The group said many of their members face on-going discrimination at workplaces and will lose their jobs immediately once they are discovered to be LGBTQI.

Cambodia Promotes Former Governor of Sihanoukville Who Resigned Over Fatal Building Collapse

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni on Thursday appointed the former governor of Preah Sihanouk province as secretary of state to the Ministry of National Defense, days after he resigned over a fatal building collapse, drawing condemnation from observers who called the promotion a “slap in the face.”

After Cambodia’s Building Collapse, More Construction Sites Found “Without License”

The collapse has drawn concerns from locals and construction workers in Sihanoukville’s dramatic but pell-mell economic growth.

Cambodian refugee Janet Seng thrives in America

Janet Seng, 49, came to the U.S. in 1981 from Cambodia as a teenager.

Procedural Deadlock Leaves Future of Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Doubt

Cambodian and international prosecuting judges remain at odds on whether to proceed with new cases.

Chinese Envoy to Cambodia Lambasts U.S. Over Trade War

Ambassador Wang Wentian accused the U.S. of inflaming the trade war and calling it a “dishonest individual” during the negotiation with China.

Activists Urge Government to Take Concrete Measures to Keep EBA

The group told VOA Khmer that the Cambodian government needs to restore democracy and human rights in the country in exchange for the EBA trade preference.

Rights Workers and Relatives of “RT Fixer” Calls for Charges To Be Dropped

Rott Mony, Rath Chanthul, 27, told VOA Khmer that she wanted the court to give him a fair trial. Rath Chanthul claimed that the absence of the plaintiffs at the court last week suggested an unfair trial.

UN: 1 in 10 Children Globally Is Victim of Child Labor

The International Labor Organization is calling for the elimination of child labor, which victimizes tens of millions of children in all regions of the world. The call came from Geneva, where special events marking the World Day Against Child Labor were held Wednesday.

Graphic Novel Reveals Trauma, Hardships of One Man’s Life as a Modern Slave

It has been about nine years since Prum Vannak was rescued by a human rights organization but he said his memory of his time at sea is a wound that will never heal.

Chinese Defense Minister Denies “Military Presence in Cambodia”

However, he did not give a direct answer to the question of whether China “is seeking” to have a future military presence in Cambodia, which is increasingly getting close to Beijing.