• Cambodia sentences 36 opposition officials to prison terms on conspiracy charges

    A court in Cambodia on Thursday sentenced 36 senior officials of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, most of whom have already fled the country, to between five and seven years in prison. The opposition officials were convicted of supporting party Vice President Mu Sochua in her plan to return to Cambodia from the U.S. […]

  • Thai boat rescues Cambodian fisherman whose vessel sank in storm

    A Cambodian fisherman was rescued after being found floating at sea with the bodies of three crewmates tethered to him with a rope after their boat sank off southern Thailand during a storm last weekend, Thai navy officials said Thursday. The fisherman, identified as Sia Soy, had been in the water for at least a […]

  • Cambodians rally against Hun Sen in Belgium, demanding release of political prisoners

    About 200 Cambodians living in Europe staged a protest Wednesday in Brussels to oppose Prime Minister Hun Sen’s participation in an EU-ASEAN summit, demanding justice for Cambodian opposition party activists who have been harassed, arrested and detained under the strongman. Hun Sen, who has ruled since 1985, was in the Belgian capital to co-chair the […]

  • Cambodia seizes 1 ton of ketamine

    Cambodian authorities in the resort town of Sihanoukville seized nearly 1 ton of ketamine over the weekend in the latest high-profile drug bust in this country, prompting calls from civil society groups for more transparency and stricter enforcement of measures used to target drug crimes. The Sunday afternoon raid by a joint force of gendarmes […]

  • Cambodia Emphasises Key Role of Female Peacekeepers

    Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has highlighted the key role of women in peacekeeping operations under the UN umbrella.  “The significant role that women have played in the area of peacekeeping operations is certainly noteworthy. Since 2006, more than 8.000 Cambodian Blue berets served in 9 […]

  • Botched illegal abortion prompts criminal complaint, nationwide probe in Cambodia

    A man in Cambodia has filed a criminal complaint against a private hospital in Kampong Speu province after a midwife removed part of his wife’s intestines while performing a procedure to remove her dead fetus, prompting a wider probe into illegal abortions in the country. On Nov. 2, Chheang Srey Oun, a 22-year-old factory worker, […]

  • Cambodian journalists reporting on illegal logging charged with extortion

    Journalists and environmental activists in Cambodia are criticizing authorities’ filing of charges against three reporters accused of taking bribes to cover up illegal logging in a northern province, saying the loggers themselves should also be charged. Mom Vibal, 44, Tin Try, 29, and Tin Sitha, 27 — reporters for online and television news outlets in […]

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