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Chinese consulate proposed for Sihanoukville

An information centre for Chinese nationals and a Chinese consulate will be established in Sihanoukville following a meeting between new provincial governor Kouch Chamroeun and Chinese ambassador Wang Wentian, provincial spokesperson Kheang Phearum told The Post on Sunday.

Hun Sen gently adjusts Cambodia’s intimacy with China

Prime minister feels the disenchantment at home and anger from abroad.

Local Cambodian Patrols Seek to End Illegal Logging

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

Anniversary of Cambodian Political Commentator Kem Ley’s Murder Marred by Arrests, Restrictions

The third anniversary of the murder of Cambodian political commentator Kem Ley was marred by what rights groups called restrictions to the rights of freedom of expression and assembly, including the arrest of several youth activists, drawing condemnation from the country’s dissolved opposition party on Thursday.

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.

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

Some Cambodians are blaming domestic abuse on the victims.

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.

EU Trade Commissioner says that human & labour rights situation in Myanmar & Cambodia...

On Sunday, the European Union and Vietnam signed a landmark free trade agreement (FTA) that will eventually phase out almost all tariffs on goods that flow between the trading bloc and the Southeast Asian nation, after it the deal is ratified by lawmakers on both sides.

Are there some destinations in the world we should simply not visit?

Ethical is the new buzzword for consumers, but how can we travel responsibly?

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.”

Rainsy releases seven-point plan for return to Kingdom

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), released a seven-point plan on Monday to be fulfilled on his return to the Kingdom.

‘Real Concern’ Cambodia May Host Chinese Military Assets, Despite Defense Minister’s Downplay: US

The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia on Tuesday hit back at Minister of Defense Tea Banh’s bid to downplay suspicions that his government plans to host Chinese military assets at a U.S.-funded naval base in Preah Sihanouk province, warning that such a move would “weaken Cambodia’s independence” and threaten ASEAN.

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.

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.

Cambodian Opposition Activist Beaten Nearly to Death by Unidentified Assailants

An activist and former elected official of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was beaten nearly to death in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province by a group of unidentified men, who only spared him after bystanders intervened, he said Friday.

‘Funan’ movie review: A family seeks to reunite amid terror of the Khmer Rouge...

“Funan” is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

Cambodian Court Sentences Documentary Fixer to Two Years in Prison For ‘Incitement’

A court in Cambodia on Wednesday sentenced a Cambodian fixer for Russian state-owned TV network RT to two years in prison and a fine of 70 million riels (U.S. $17,200) for “incitement,” drawing scorn from rights groups and his family, who said he never should have been arrested to begin with.

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.

Rescuers find two alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.

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