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Cambodia pardons more jailed opposition members

Fourteen anti-government activists were given pardons Monday that will free them from long prison terms, the latest in a series of releases engineered by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen after his party's election sweep last month.

Jailed Cambodian Rights Workers’ Trial Postponed

On Sunday, five international advocacy groups, including Human Rights Watch, called for the “politically motivated” case to be dropped for lack of evidence.

James Ricketson: Australian filmmaker says he was held by Cambodian police for six days...

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was dragged from the busy Phnom Penh riverside, hurled into a police vehicle and detained for six days before being told that he had been charged with espionage in June last year.

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas

At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

Business

Landing Casino Chairman Yang Zhihui Detained in Cambodia After Going Missing

Landing International Casino Chairman Yang Zhihui — who was earlier reported missing from the firm — has been detained in Cambodia, according to a Beijing news source that confirmed the story with multiple sources.

NGO Coalition Boycotts Prior Consultation Process for Proposed Lao Dam

A coalition of NGOs and community-based groups dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Friday...

UNDP, Chinese company sign deal to develop cassava sector in Cambodia

The UN Development Program (UNDP) and China's Green Leader Holdings Group signed a cost sharing agreement here on Thursday to accelerate inclusive cassava market development in Cambodia.

Everest, WAH Foundation and the Cambodian Health Ministry Improve Healthcare for Mothers in Cambodia...

The first of its kind program aims to enhance and deliver health services to 500,000 Cambodians.

Culture

‘Farfetched dream,’ Cambodia to Harvard, comes true

The teacher asks then-9-year-old Pechthida Kim, "What's 4 times 3?" The Greenhalge Elementary School student, hearing the word "times," looks up at the clock.

See How Technology is Changing Traditional Teenage Dating in Cambodia

Cambodia is home to just over 20 ethnic minorities, with the Kreung being one of the country's largest groups. Traditionally, Kreung girls and boys approaching adolescence were given their own private huts outside the family home.

Strangers in their homeland: the Khmerican Cambodians Trump deported

For many deportees, the United States had been home for decades. Now, they struggle to adjust to life in the country of their birth.

In Its Second Year, Khmer Literature Festival Arrives in Battambang

Event organizers expect up to 1,000 people to attend the festival.

Environment

NGO Coalition Boycotts Prior Consultation Process for Proposed Lao Dam

A coalition of NGOs and community-based groups dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Friday...

More Than 1,000 Families in Cambodia Suffer After Flooding of Mekong River Tributary

More than 1,000 families in northeast Cambodia’s Stung Treng province are facing extreme difficulties after heavy rainfall led a tributary of the Mekong River to flood their commune for the third time in a month, according to residents, who said a controversial hydropower dam was to blame.

Gold mining suspected as cause of Cambodian mass poisonings

A spate of mass toxic poisonings in the Cambodian provinces of Kratie and Mondulkiri have hospitalized hundreds and killed at least 16 people since May.

Laos Bullish on Dams Despite Fatal Catastrophe

Renewable energy proponents have seized on the fatal collapse of a dam in Laos in their push to steer the country away from its hydropower “binge.”

Sports

Asian Games: Gold for Cambodia by Californian born in Texas

At 16, Jessa Khan has already won a stack of gold medals at state, regional and international competitions. But these are nothing to match her gold medal in jiu-jitsu at the Asian Games.

Cambodia wins first gold medal at 2018 Asian Games

Jessa Khan, a 16-year-old Cambodian jiu-jitsu athlete, beat Mahra Alhinaai of United Arab Emirates on Friday at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, for Cambodia’s first gold of these games and in this event, according the organizers.

I asked them weird questions – Honda on becoming Cambodia manager

Keisuke Honda joked he had asked weird questions in his interview to become Cambodian manager while still playing A-League football.

Senator questions Leach trip to Cambodia

The chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee has some pointed questions for Washington State University about any university connections to its football coach Mike Leach’s recent trip to Cambodia.

Special Reports

The Cycle of Rice: Crossing the Continents

At factories in Phnom Penh, workers prepare rice to export. This is the fifth in a 12-part series on Cambodia’s annual rice cycle, to be published monthly.

Moving Dirt

A lucrative dirt trade is leaving gaping holes in communities

Cycle of Rice: Power and Politics

In rural Cambodia, rice handouts buy allegiance. This is the seventh in a 12-part series on Cambodia’s annual rice cycle, to be published monthly.

2012: The Year in News

The year began with rubber bullets and evictions, and ended by be­ing branded the worst year in a de­cade for respect of human rights in Cambodia.