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16:52, 17 July 2018 Tuesday
15:28, 19 May 2018 Saturday

5 killed in Cambodia lightning strike

The group was sheltering from a downpour in a mountainous area of Koh Kong province's Thmar Baing district on Thursday, police chief for minor crimes Lay Meng Laing told AFP, adding that three victims were from the same family.

11:09, 16 March 2018 Friday

Critics of Cambodia's Hun Sen refuse to be silenced in

They had just finished breakfast together when he left to meet some students for a chat over coffee. She received a call soon after, informing her that he had been gunned down in broad daylight.

22:00, 07 January 2018 Sunday

Cambodian PM leads huge rally on Khmer Rouge's fall

Tens of thousands of people attended the event organised by Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party, which has dominated the country since it was installed by the Vietnamese forces which toppled Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot on January 7, 1979.

14:48, 16 November 2017 Thursday

Cambodia court to rule on opposition party's dissolution

Hun Sen, a firebrand former Khmer Rouge fighter who has held office for 32 years, has already promised a guilty verdict will be delivered on Thursday -- a ruling most agree is inevitable in a justice system firmly under the premier's thumb.

10:10, 05 September 2017 Tuesday

Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason espionage

Opponents of Hun Sen, as well as NGOs and the critical press, have increasingly been smothered by court cases and threats before a crucial general election next year.

15:30, 24 August 2017 Thursday

Cambodia orders US NGO to close expels foreign staff

The order comes a day after the strongman premier threatened the Cambodia Daily, one of the country's few remaining critical newspapers, with closure over an alleged unpaid tax bill of $6.3 million, calling them "thieves".

16:04, 06 August 2017 Sunday

Senior Cambodian politician charged over old drug bust

Nhek Bun Chhay, a former army commander-in-chief and deputy prime minister, was arrested weeks after rumours surfaced that he had discussed a political tie-up with Hun Sen's main opposition.

11:55, 25 June 2017 Sunday

Official results confirm Cambodian opposition gains

More than seven million people voted on June 4, testing the political temperature of a country rife with tension between Prime Minister Hun Sen and an embattled opposition determined to end his more than three-decade rule.

11:13, 04 June 2017 Sunday

Cambodia goes to polls for commune elections

Vote is widely seen as a test ahead of next year’s national elections

09:04, 26 May 2017 Friday

Kidney traffickers arrested in Cambodia police

The two Phnom Penh residents -- a man and a woman -- were arrested on Wednesday for at least ten cases of "kidney trafficking" over the past year, said Keo Thea, the city's chief of anti-human trafficking police.

15:38, 08 June 2015 Monday

Cambodian ruling party leader Chea Sim died at 82

Chea Sim among 3 figures including PM Hun Sen who defected from Khmer Rouge, became synonymous with ruling party’s reach

13:46, 10 May 2017 Wednesday

Cambodia to stay in CAR following peacekeeper deaths

Phnom Penh pledges to fulfil mission despite killing of 4 soldiers in Central African Republic

09:38, 10 May 2017 Wednesday

Cambodian PM threatens poll protesters with 'war'

Hun Sen has long maintained that violence would break out if his party were ousted in elections. 

10:43, 27 April 2017 Thursday

Cambodian PM asks US to stop deporting criminals

More than 500 felons have been sent to Cambodia through a repatriation deal, though many were raised in the US and arrive in the country having never visited and unable to speak the language. 

08:59, 27 April 2017 Thursday

Imprisoned Cambodian activists shortlisted for award

Egyptian, El Salvadoran human rights defenders also shortlisted

09:59, 30 March 2017 Thursday

Cambodia slaps exiled opposition leader with new jail term

The verdict is the latest legal case to hamper an opposition movement struggling to break Prime Minister Hun Sen's 32-year grip on power. 

08:27, 23 March 2017 Thursday

Killer of Cambodian critic receives life sentence

Oeuth Ang says killing because of unpaid debt

12:26, 20 March 2017 Monday

Cambodia crackdown casting 'dark shadow' Asian MPs warn

The damning assessment comes as Cambodia plans to hold nationwide polls next year in what some have warned could be the country's last chance of seeing genuine democracy take root. 

16:13, 08 March 2017 Wednesday

Cambodian gov t urged to tackle discrimination of women

NGOs say violence against women happens often, discrimination present in all sectors of industry

11:23, 02 March 2017 Thursday

Cambodian opposition party makes Kem Sokha new leader

Sam Rainsy, who had been at the forefront of the kingdom's opposition movement for two decades, quit as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in a letter posted on social media last month.

09:48, 24 February 2017 Friday

Man jailed for Facebook threat to Cambodian PM Hun Sen

Ven Sopheap, a resident of eastern Prey Veng province, admitted during his trial last week to posting threats against Hun Sen -- the authoritarian premier who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades. 

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