Cambodia

Rights group: Video shows Cambodian police beating election candidate

A video posted on YouTube shows eight Cambodian paramilitary police beating a man identified as an opposition candidate at a Phnom Penh shopping mall, a rights group said Thursday. 

Cambodia passes bill easing requirements to abolish political parties

Cambodia's parliament passed a controversial bill on Monday allowing the government to abolish political parties whose members have been convicted of criminal charges, a senior opposition lawmaker has confirmed to dpa.

Angelina Jolie's Khmer Rouge drama premieres in Cambodia's Angkor Wat

Angelina Jolie’s production of "First They Killed My Father" premiered Saturday evening in Cambodia at the Angkor Wat temple complex.

Philippines' Duterte signs agreements with Cambodia

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte concluded his trip to Cambodia on Wednesday afternoon after meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen at Phnom Penh's Peace Palace. 

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha receives royal pardon

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has received a royal pardon, according to a palace statement that was made public Friday.

Cambodia's brick factories plagued by 'modern slavery,' says NGO

Cambodia's brick factories are plagued by modern forms of slavery such as debt bondage and child labour, according to a report from a local rights organization released Friday.

Cambodian tribunal upholds life sentences for top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Cambodia's long-running genocide tribunal dismissed an appeal Wednesday of two top Khmer Rouge leaders who had hoped to overturn their life sentences for crimes against humanity.

Australian woman arrested for running fertility clinic in Cambodia

An Australian nurse was arrested on human trafficking charges in Cambodia for allegedly operating a fertility clinic, local media reported Monday. 

Cambodia bans commercial surrogacy

Cambodia's Ministry of Health has issued a ban on commercial surrogacy, the Cambodia Daily reported on Thursday. 

Human Rights Watch, UN condemn exile of Cambodian opposition leader

Human Rights Watch condemned the exile of Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday, joining other rights organizations that have criticized Prime Minister Hun Sen’s demand to bar him from entering the country. 

Cambodia justice minister calls for commercial surrogacy ban

Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has called for a ban on commercial surrogacy, following the lead of other Asian countries, local media reported. 

Xi Jinping arrives in Cambodia with tight security and much fanfare

Xi Jinping arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon to a hero's welcome, with the capital city decked out in Chinese flags and banners anticipating his arrival. 

Cambodia raises garment sector minimum wage to 153 dollars

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour raised the minimum wage from 140 dollars to 153 dollars per month in its vital garment sector to little fanfare on Thursday afternoon.

Cambodian opposition politician Sokha sentenced to 5 months in prison

Cambodian deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha was sentenced to five months in prison and fined 800,000 riel (200,000 dollars) on Friday for failing to appear at an earlier corruption trial.

Three reported injured in Phnom Penh explosion

Three people were injured after a bomb or grenade was thrown under a vehicle in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday evening, according to local media.

Family of killed Cambodian political activist flees country

The family of slain political activist Kem Ley have left Cambodia for an undisclosed location, fearing for their personal safety, local media reported Wednesday. 

Cambodian political analyst shot dead in Phnom Penh

Thousands of supporters were accompanying killed Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley's body to temple, where the first stages of his Buddhist funeral were to be observed Sunday evening, after he was gunned down in a Phnom Penh street earlier.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders aware of torture, experiments at S-21 prison

Convicted former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, took the stand at Cambodia’s long-running genocide tribunal on Tuesday, as a witness against fellow former leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.

Cambodia restarts passenger trains after years of disrepair

Cambodia's first passenger train service in seven years pulled out of Phnom Penh station Saturday, marking a milestone in a revitalization of the country's rail network.

World Book Day: Solving illiteracy, one book at a time

In Cambodia and Laos, the struggle to raise literacy rates can come down to how to get books to rural communities. Ahead of World Book Day on April 23, non-profit workers specialised in literacy talked to dpa about the challenges.

Cambodian children removed from orphanages amid abuse allegations

Almost 200 Cambodian children were removed from orphanages in 2015 that either failed to live up to institutional standards or were found to employ staff who sexually abused children in their care, the Phnom Penh Post reported Friday.

Kerry talks terrorism, human rights in brief Cambodia visit

United States Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Cambodia Tuesday to join anti-terrorism efforts and expressed his support for human rights groups in the country.