Post Pol Pot PM dies

Former prime minister Pen Sovann. Source: YouTube   Cambodia's first post-Khmer Rouge prime minister Pen Sovann has died aged 80.  He was installed by Vietnam only to...

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...

Filmmaker ‘spy’ jailed in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been found guilty of espionage and jailed for six years in Cambodia after he flew a drone over an...

Amnesty attacks Cambodia trials

Poverty and land rights in Cambodia have sparked protests. Source: Flickr   Cambodia must drop its politically motivated criminal probe into rights lawyers Am Sam-at and...

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...

Hun Sen wins ‘sham’ election 

The Cambodian People’s Party has surprised no one by winning yesterday’s general election after the main opposition was banned.   Prime Minister Hun Sen, 65,...

$40,000 ‘throne’ built for Thai royal Cambodia visit

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand. Source: Wikimedia A toilet estimated to have cost as much as US$40,000 has been built for the personal use of...

Hun Sen’s youngest son reveals PM ambitions

Hun Sen, 64, cannot rule Cambodia forever. Source: Flickr Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son, Hun Many, has revealed his desire to succeed his father,...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

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Malaysia Court defers Najib trial to August 26

A Malaysian Court on Monday has deferred one of the five trials of former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak over a multi-billion-dollar scam involving...

Beloved dugong chokes on Thai plastic 

An eight-month-old dugong that won the hearts of numerous animal lovers in Thailand has died after choking on plastic waste. The orphaned female, named Marium,...

Cambodia opposition leaders vow November return 

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, has said he plans to return to the increasingly oppressive state on November 9 along with fellow government critics. National...