Rights crushed as election looms

Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party are looking to retain power in next year's general election and the inevitable consequence is...

Hun Sen jails key rival 

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is clamping down on his critics ahead of next year's general election as an opposition leader was arrested and...

Hun Sen’s US rift deepens

Washington has accused Cambodia of undermining democracy after it moved to expel a US NGO and launched a clampdown on several media groups.  US State...

Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

Hun Sen’s party wins regional polls 

Cambodia's ruling party has won a majority of seats in this month's regional elections.  More than 7 million people voted on June 4 with results...

Cambodia prepares for warm-up poll  

Cambodian parties yesterday launched campaigns for the June 4 municipal election despite a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who shows no interest in...

Australian nurse sent back to jail

An Australian nurse and surrogacy dealer Tammy Davis-Charles was sent back to Prey Sar, one of the country's most overcrowded prisons, after her court...

Cambodia ‘probes’ illegal timber trade

Cambodia says it is investigating claims of large-scale timber smuggling to Vietnam.  Phnom Penh's environment minister, Say Sam Al, told the Cambodia Daily that investigations...

Hun Sen looks to amend US jail deal 

Cambodia says it will renegotiate a deal with the US where convicted criminals of Cambodian heritage are sent back to Phnom Penh, retracting an...

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