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Cambodia Scraps Pay-to-Stay ‘Hotel’ Prison Plans

The Cambodian government is abolishing a controversial “hotel” prison project, according to Ministry of Interior officials.

Two Charged with Incitement For Commemorating Slain Political Commentator

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

Two detained at Kem Ley cafe

Two people who were arrested separately on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning remain in detention accused of inciting crime and disorder after they marked the third anniversary of the death of slain political analyst Kem Ley.

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.

Joint statement urges probe into Cambodian activist’s death

July 10 marks the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human-rights defender Kem Ley.

Cambodia’s medical system is due for a check-up

In Cambodia, many high-ranking government officials and public figures seek medical treatment abroad – including Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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.

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday.

“It’s your fault!” – Domestic abuse in Cambodia

Some Cambodians are blaming domestic abuse on the victims.

NGOs Call on Cambodia to Launch Independent Probe Ahead of Third Anniversary of Kem...

Two dozen nongovernmental organizations on Tuesday demanded that Cambodia’s government establish an independent and impartial commission to investigate the murder of prominent political commentator and rights campaigner Kem Ley, a day ahead of the third anniversary of his death.

Cambodia, Thailand reconnect a Cold War-cut link

Newly finished rail link re-establishes train travel between the two neighbors precisely 45 years after the line was cut at the end of the US-Vietnam War.

Wealth gap grows as Cambodia modernises

Cambodia is urbanising fast with China’s help but the gulf between rich and poor is widening.

Tea Banh to attend defence ministers’ meeting in Bangkok

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh is due to lead a senior Cambodian delegation to the 13th Asean Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok from Wednesday to Friday at the invitation of Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Prawit Wongsuwan.

Free art classes for Siem Reap’s youth with Colors of Cambodia

Som Narath likes to spend his spare time studying art. He dreams of becoming a famous artist one day and is among many children and teenagers who regularly drop by NGO Colors of Cambodia to polish their artistic talents for free.

Sar Kheng sues Rainsy for $1M over ‘revenge’ claims 

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng is demanding $1 million in damages from Sam Rainsy after the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party claimed he supported a revenge plot against Prime Minister Hun Sen.

KR leader Nuon Chea hospitalised

The Khmer Rouge’s Brother Number Two Nuon Chea is being cared for at the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital after being sent for emergency treatment on Tuesday.

Swedish Senior Statistician received award from Cambodia

Veronica Wikner, a Swedish Statistics Senior Advisor from National Institute of Statistics of Cambodia (NIS) was recently given an honored award by the Government of Cambodia for her contributions to the NIS over the past three years.

Two Groups of Cambodian Villagers Protest Over Land Disputes

Villagers embroiled in two separate land disputes in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province protested Monday, demanding solutions for their respective cases, one against a home-grown tycoon, the other against a Chinese developer.

Cambodia reports 2 more cases of African swine fever

Cambodia has found two more cases of African swine fever in two provinces, bringing the total cases in the kingdom to four, the country’s Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Monday.

Jailed Australian man Dino Rossetto loses bid for freedom from Cambodian jail

Australian man Dino Rossetto will spend five years in a Cambodian jail for drug offences after the country's Supreme Court in Phnom Penh upheld his conviction.

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