Cambodia News

US presses Cambodia over possible Chinese military presence

A letter to the Cambodian defence minister, seen by Reuters, reflects concern in Washington about the Chinese military presence in Southeast Asia, where China is increasingly assertive over its contested claims in the South China Sea.

Eighteen dead, 24 injured in Cambodia building collapse

Police have detained four people, including three construction supervisors, for questioning in relation to the accident, according to a statement from the province.


Cambodia: 3 workers dead, 18 injured in building collapse

A rescue operation was underway to find out if any more workers were trapped in the rubble, said the city police chief, Maj. Thul Phorsda. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said that 30 workers were at the site when the building tumbled around 4 am.

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech

Guterres said the plan aims to coordinate efforts across the U.N.’s far-flung system to confront hate speech and includes ways to engage governments, business, civil society and others to take action.

Cambodia is drowning in its waste, here's how it can plug the plastic flow

Just like Thais, Cambodians have a deep-rooted relationship with plastic bags. It’s hard to break up with the clingy habit as it’s a convenience that’s unmatched by any other product.

Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

James Ricketson was sentenced to six years in a trial his sympathisers described as farcical because prosecutors never specified whom he was spying for and failed to present evidence that he possessed or transmitted any secrets.


Australian arrested at Cambodian rally convicted of spying

The evidence presented against Ricketson appeared thin, but Cambodia's courts are considered highly politicised and their rulings often tightly align with the ruling party's agenda.

China says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia after election

PM Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier, a vote heavily criticised by rights groups, the United States and other Western countries.

Cambodia's Hun Sen takes selfies in first appearance since controversial election

Hun Sen, who ruled Cambodia for nearly 33 years, took 'selfies' with supporters and enjoyed a boat ride following Sunday's election in which his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said it had won all 125 parliamentary seats.

Cambodia wakes to another era of Hun Sen rule after 'flawed' election

The White House said it would consider steps, including an expansion of visa restrictions placed on some Cambodian government members, in response to "flawed elections" in which there was no significant challenger to Hun Sen.