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‘The Outlook Is Grim’: Cambodia’s Independent Media Under Hun Sen

May has been a tough month for press freedom in Cambodia. On May 5, the Phnom Penh Post, an independent newspaper often critical of the Cambodian government, was sold to a Malaysian investor with links to Prime Minister Hun Sen. And on May 18, a court refused to release two Radio Free Asia reporters who have been held in pretrial detention for six months on charges of espionage.

Jailed Opposition Members in Cambodia ‘Suffering’ From Poor Treatment in Prison

Fifteen Cambodians imprisoned on charges widely viewed as politically motivated are suffering as the result of undue punishment in jail, according to two opposition officials who visited them Tuesday.

Cambodia: to vote or not to vote?

In less than three months’ time, Cambodians will head to the polls to cast their ballot in the national election. Already faced with the difficult choice of which party and candidate to vote for, Cambodians now have to decide whether they should vote at all.

117 workers in Cambodia fall ill after smelling paint, welding fumes: police

About 117 workers at a bag factory in southern Cambodia's Kandal province were hospitalized on Monday morning after smelling paint and welding fumes from a nearby factory, a local police chief said.

Singapore — Nine Millennia Institute students injured in bus accident during Cambodia school trip

Nine students from Millennia Institute sustained minor injuries after the bus they were travelling in met with an accident during a school trip in Cambodia.

King urged over vote

Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesperson Soky Eysan has condemned a letter Sam Rainsy wrote to King Norodom Sihamoni asking him not to cooperate with the CPP’s campaign to get people to vote in the national elections.

British man beaten by 10 Chinese in Cambodia for having ‘Taiwan’ tattooed on his...

Taipei - A British man was savagely beaten by nearly a dozen Chinese men in a small city in Cambodia when they discovered he had "Taiwan" tattooed on his forehead and he refused to recognize their claim that the country is part of China.

National Bank of Cambodia issues new 20,000-riel bank note into circulation

The National Bank of Cambodia has officially put a new 20,000-riel bank note (the equivalent of about $5 in U.S. funds) into circulation along with its other existing notes in 50- to 100,000-riel denominations. Two other 20,000-riel notes, issued in 1995 and 2008, are listed on the bank’s website as still in circulation.

Kep in Cambodia: beach retreat favoured by country’s kings and French colonial elite is...

In the first of three instalments looking at Cambodia’s rising destinations, we visit the coastal resort of Kep, which is looking to reclaim its rightful title as the St Tropez of Southeast Asia

Cambodia reiterates tainted rice wine, contaminated water blamed for 13 deaths

Cambodia on Friday issued a statement, reiterating that methanol-laced rice wine and contaminated water left 13 people dead and nearly 300 others hospitalized in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province earlier this month.