Cambodia News

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.

Cambodia sets up polling stations; government critics call for election boycott

Nineteen political parties are running against Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) but none are strongly critical of the prime minister or the government.


Cambodia opposition says it has been 'cut off' in lead up to election

Hun Sen, who has ruled this Southeast Asian nation for over 30 years, has had virtually no opposition since November when the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was dissolved by the Supreme Court at his government's request.

China pledges over $100 million military aid to Cambodia

The military aid more than $100 million grant was offered by China's defense minister Wei Fenghe, who is currently in Phnom Penh to attend a China-Cambodia military exhibition, during a visit that began on June 16 and will end on Wednesday.

Injured former Cambodian PM Ranariddh sent to Thai hospital

Ranariddh has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, early Sunda

Crackdown on PM Hun Sen's critics in Cambodia 'disaster' for media freedom: rights group

Rights groups have condemned the crackdown by Hun Sen's government against opposition politicians, independent media and some non-governmental groups.