Cambodia slams U.S. for its “double standard” human rights report
Cambodia said on Thursday that the “U.S. Department of State’s 2022 Human Rights Report on Cambodia” was downright unfounded, biased, and prejudicial as to its political nature. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Ministry demands corrections to ‘abridged, misleading’ quote
The Ministry of Information has demanded that CamboJA News correct the content of its March 18 article which excluded key points made by the ministry’s spokesperson regarding the revocation of three media licences. ...
EU’s Sokha resolution ‘a sovereign rights breach’
The National Assembly (NA) said the European Parliament (EP) did not respect the Kingdom’s independence and sovereignty when it passed a resolution strongly critical of the recent conviction and sentencing of former opposition leader Kem Sokha for “treason”. ...
Detained ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha blocked from meeting with his lawyers
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s lawyers said in a Tuesday statement that they were denied access to their client in violation of his rights, preventing them from discussing a planned appeal against his treason conviction. ...
Sorn Sarath and Sovann Sreypich
Cambodia committed to stop human trafficking
Cambodia has not relented on cracking down on human or sex trafficking, illegal detention, torture, illegal online gambling and other related crimes, General Khieu Sopheak, Ministry of Interior spokesman said yesterday. ...
Report points to inadequate enforcement, legal flaws as reasons for entrenched domestic violence
A new LICADHO report detailing the murders of 26 women and five children between January 2020 and June 2022 by current or former intimate partners reveals the persistence of domestic violence and flaws in law enforcement. ...
Women journo safety project starts
UNESCO and the Women’s Media Centre are promoting media freedom through the project “Strengthening Media Development and Freedom of Expression in Cambodia”, having seen women journalists and media workers face increasing offline and online attacks that make them subject to disproportional, and often specific, threats. ...
DNA test confirms one Cambodian died in Poipet casino fire, but more still missing
DNA testing last week revealed one Cambodian died in the December Poipet casino fire, Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities told CamboJA Monday. ...
Khuon Narim and Runn Sreydeth
Incitement trial begins for NagaWorld union leader and eight strikers
NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar and eight co-defendants appeared for their first day of trial in Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday. Sithar and all her colleagues, except for one, denied the incitement charges against them. ...
Khuon Narim and Sovann Sreypich
Over 20 VOD ex-employees have applied for government jobs ahead of Feb 28th deadline
More than 20 former employees of shuttered radio station VOD – closed by order of the Prime Minister last week – have now applied for government jobs in ministries and institutions. ...
Khmer Times Staff
The Post justified in response to unsubstantiated reports: pundits
The Phnom Penh Post’s weekend editorial about a recent BBC report that included an interview with former staff Mech Dara has drawn heated reactions from across the board among journalists, civil society organisations and members of the public. ...
VOD to stay shut for ‘serious insults’ to gov’t, Hun Sen says
Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed his position that online news outlet VOD, which published in both Khmer and English and also produced radio programmes, will never be reopened. ...
Germany, EU monitoring Cambodia’s democracy, says Sokha
Germany, the European Union and the international community have been observing former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s court case to monitor Cambodia’s human rights and democratic practices. ...
Officials dismissive of foreign commentary on VOD closure
Senior officials have brushed off concerns raised by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) over the annulment of the licence for online news outlet VOD, saying this would “improve” the professional ethics of the media in Cambodia. ...
Trafficking victim support workshop held
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation and several partner organisations held a February 15 workshop to share details of a circular which described procedures for dealing with the victims of human trafficking. ...
Former VOD staff undecided about offer of state employment
In a gesture of goodwill, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered government positions to unemployed Voice of Democracy (VOD) journalists. ...
Prime minister says VOD shutdown strengthens journalism, offers reporters government jobs
Despite a wave of international concern over the shutdown of independent media Voice of Democracy (VOD), Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the outlet’s license will not be restored and offered VOD reporters government jobs instead in a Facebook post Tuesday. ...
Ex-VOD workers offered civil state employment
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that roles within the state framework will be made available for any former employees of online media outlet VOD who wish to engage in public affairs. ...
Government dismisses concerns over VOD radio closure
Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday dismissed concerns from the international community and foreign embassies over the decision to revoke the licence of the Voice of Democracy (VOD) radio. ...
Cambodia says shutdown of Western-backed media outlet over slanderous broadcast does not affect press freedom
Cambodia said on Tuesday that the shutdown of the foreign-funded VOD (Voice of Democracy) radio over broadcasting “intentionally slanderous” information does not undermine the vibrant press freedom in the Southeast Asian country. ...
Khmer Times Staff