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...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

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 under fire over activist arrests

The National Assembly in Phnom Penh. Source: Wikimedia Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen of being involved in the case...

Kerry calls on Hun Sen to allow debate

John Kerry said he was impressed by Cambodia’s development. Source: Wikimedia US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Cambodia to allow "vigorous and peaceful"...

Vietnam border talks fail

The neglected Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh, built to commemorate the war to drive the Khmer Rouge from power, is symbolic of their...

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...

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 drops pleasantries

  Cambodia has scrapped a long-running US military aid programme and heavily criticised western governments in parallel moves seen as an ongoing shift away from...

CNRP MPs flee ‘dictator’

Most Cambodian opposition parliamentarians have now fled abroad to escape arrest ahead of next July’s general election, according to an MP.  Prime Minister Hun Sen,...

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