US axes bomb clearance fund

Cambodia has marked 64 years since it gained independence as the US announced it would withdraw funding for de-mining operations. The country, which was under...

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 targets Vietnamese ‘newcomers’

Cambodia has threatened to deport any Vietnamese “newcomers” unable to produce the required documentation. The Ministry of Interior says it plans to revoke documentation for...

China backs Hun Sen tyranny

Cambodia is fast removing any pretence that Prime Minister Hun Sen is interested in democracy, secure in the knowledge it has the backing of...

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,...

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...

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