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Acid attacks: Cambodia victims 'denied government aid'

Survivors of acid attacks in Cambodia are being denied free government treatment that they are legally entitled to, Human Rights Watch says. Its report focused on 17 survivors, none of whom are said to have received government aid for their injuries. ...

BBC News
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47133728

A country in love with injections and drips

In Cambodia almost anyone who sees a doctor or goes to hospital, is given an injection or put on an intravenous drip. This is what patients want, and what medical staff give them – it has become part of the healthcare routine. But it has ...

John Murphy
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35111566

Alarm over 'timber grab' from Cambodia's protected forests

The analysis, from campaign group Forest Trends, says that large corporations are using legitimate development permits to illegally clear land.Around 2,000 sq km of forests are being lost every year, they say. ...

Matt McGrath
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33702814

Clothes retailers accused of labour abuses in Cambodia

Human Rights Watch says it has uncovered alleged abuses at Cambodian garment factories that supply Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M, Adidas and Armani. The pressure group found evidence of discrimination and anti-union practices, it says. ...

BBC News Staff
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31842046

Cambodia arrests three after logging journalist killed

Police in Cambodia say they have arrested three people after a journalist investigating illegal logging was shot dead. Taing Try was killed on Sunday at a logging site in Kratie province, where he had gone with several reporters. Two years ago a prominent environmentalist was also shot ...

BBC News Staff
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-29597501

Cambodia census has ethnic Vietnamese community worried

The Cambodian Interior ministry is carrying out a census to identify how many foreigners – legal and illegal – are living in the country. ...

BBC News Staff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29260071

Cambodian rat meat: A growing export market

A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents. Popularly considered a disease-carrying nuisance in many societies, the ...

Kevin Doyle
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28863315

Preah Vihear temple: Disputed land Cambodian, court rules

Cambodia should have sovereignty over disputed land around the Preah Vihear temple on the border with Thailand, the UN’s highest court has ruled. The International Court of Justice in the Hague said Thailand must withdraw any soldiers from the area. Cambodia sought a clarification of the ...

BBC News Staff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24897805

Cambodian opposition stages second big poll 'fraud' protest

Thousands of Cambodians are protesting, for the second weekend in a row, against the ruling party’s narrow election win in July. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said demonstrations would continue until vote irregularities were investigated. Police used water cannons to disperse protesters who tore down barricades near the ...

BBC News Staff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24098788

Cambodia's garment industry at crossroads

Nun Vanak is an excellent example of how Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has helped to change lives of hundreds of thousands of people in this country. The 23-year-old is part of Cambodia’s half-a-million-strong workforce – mostly young women – that keeps these garment factories running. Her income ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23585003

The price of land development in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, a city once fabled for its stately colonial buildings and boulevards, and its serene riverside setting, is becoming a city of glaring contrasts. An economy left in ruins by the years of war and violent revolution in the 1970s and 80s grew at a ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21973412

Cambodia faces risks from a credit boom, the IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund has warned that a credit boom in Cambodia poses a threat to economic growth. Banks have been cutting interest rates to win customers and private sector credit has increased by almost a third in the past 12 months, the fund said. This ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20954841

Laos approves Xayaburi 'mega' dam on Mekong

Laos has given the go-ahead to build a massive dam on the lower Mekong river, despite opposition from neighbouring countries and environmentalists. A formal ceremony marking the start of full construction at Xayaburi would be held on Wednesday, the government said. ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20203072

Cambodia approves Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam

Cambodia’s government has approved a controversial hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Mekong River. The joint venture involves Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese investment of $781m (£488m) and is due to be completed within five years. The project in northern Stung Treng province is known as Lower ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20184447

Philippines and Cambodia in South China Sea row

The Philippines has summoned Cambodia’s ambassador over comments linked to Manila’s territorial row with Beijing. Hos Sereythonh was asked to explain remarks accusing the Philippines and Vietnam of playing “dirty politics” over the issue of Asean and the South China Sea. [H]e did not turn up on ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19073987

Teenage girl shot dead in Cambodia land protest

Security forces in Cambodia have shot dead a 15-year-old girl who was taking part in a land protest. She was demonstrating against the development of a rubber plantation on farmland in eastern Kratie province. Authorities say local residents, armed with axes and crossbows, would not vacate the ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18093818

UN calls for more action to reduce the impact of floods

Cambodia has been rebuilding after recently being hit by devastating floods that affected over one million citizens. These sudden natural disasters are tough to predict but the United Nations believes that more needs to be done to limit their impact. The BBC’s correspondent in Cambodia, Guy De ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17903675

Three shot at Cambodian factory protest in Svay Rieng

At least three workers have been shot and hurt in a protest at an industrial zone in Cambodia. Several hundred employees were demonstrating outside sportswear factories in Svay Rieng province, in the east of the country. The workers were calling for higher wages and better working ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17098541

Baffling Mass Faintings in Cambodia

It sounds like something from a Victorian novel – hundreds of young women falling, en masse, into a swoon. But this phenomenon has become a bafflingly common occurrence in modern-day Cambodia. The incidents have been limited to women working in a small number of the country’s ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14897130

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