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Cambodia feared lagging behind predators in cybersex trafficking crackdown

U.S. and Australian crime fighters are preparing Cambodia for a spike in online child sex abuse cases but local officials fear that predators are a step ahead of police due to narrow laws.​​​​ The spread of cheap, high-speed internet and the rise in mobile phone ...

Matt Blomberg
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-sexcrimes-children/cambodia-feared-lagging-behind-predators-in-cybersex-trafficking-crackdown-idUSKCN1VW00B

Cambodia orders rare investigation of shooting in land protest

Cambodian authorities have ordered an investigation into violent clashes over a land dispute in which a protester was shot, after a video clip of the incident sparked outrage on social media. A man was shot and a 10-year-old boy injured in the clash last week ...

Rina Chandran
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-landrights-crime/cambodia-orders-rare-investigation-of-shooting-in-land-protest-idUSKCN1PP1IW

Cambodian PM says won't allow any foreign military base in his country

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday there would never be a foreign military base in his country, following a news report that China was lobbying for a naval base in southwest Koh Kong province. The Asia Times, citing unidentified diplomatic sources and analysts, reported ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://reut.rs/2FxQgeq

U.S. urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

The United States urged Cambodia’s government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest. Kem Sokha was released from prison on Monday after spending more than a year in jail on ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/u-s-urges-cambodia-to-remove-restrictions-against-opposition-leader-idUSKCN1LR0EP?il=0

China says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia after election

Foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia’s internal affairs, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Cambodian counterpart, following an election in the Southeast Asian nation that critics said was neither free nor fair. ...

Reuters Staff
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asean-singapore-china-cambodia/china-says-foreigners-should-not-interfere-in-cambodia-after-election-idUSKBN1KN034

Result of Cambodia vote must be 'fully rejected': opposition

The result of Cambodia’s general election, in which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) declared victory, must be fully rejected by the international community, the opposition said on Monday. ...

Reuters Staff
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-election-opposition/result-of-cambodia-vote-must-be-fully-rejected-opposition-idUSKBN1KK09B

Cambodia to probe election boycott call

Cambodia’s election organizers said on Monday they will investigate a complaint against about 30 former opposition party members for calling for a boycott of Sunday’s general election. ...

Chan Thul Prak
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-election/cambodia-to-probe-election-boycott-call-idUSKBN1KD0OH

Cambodia's former opposition head says open to talks with PM

Cambodia’s former opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Sunday he was open to talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has held power since 1985, to end a crisis caused by the dissolution of the main opposition party ahead of elections in July. The Cambodia National ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/cambodias-former-opposition-head-says-open-to-talks-with-pm-idUSKBN1GG0S5

Chinese investment in Cambodian province pushes up crime rate, says governor

China’s growing presence and investment in a fast-developing Cambodian port and province have pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, its governor said in a letter to the government. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-china/chinese-investment-in-cambodian-province-pushes-up-crime-rate-says-governor-idUSKBN1FF0XP

China to hold second military exercises with Cambodia

China will hold its second military exercise with Cambodia in March focusing on counter terrorism, the Cambodian army said on Wednesday, in another sign of the Southeast Asian country strengthening ties with Beijing. The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces said in a statement the exercise would ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-china/china-to-hold-second-military-exercises-with-cambodia-idUSKBN1FD1QW

Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday.​ ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/cambodias-detained-opposition-leader-rejects-new-opposition-movement-idUSKBN1F906E

Cambodia PM berates media at correspondents' dinner

Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-media/cambodia-pm-berates-media-at-correspondents-dinner-idUSKBN1FA0ZB

Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/cambodias-hun-sen-appoints-son-in-law-to-senior-police-post-idUSKBN1F70RE

Chinese demand drives construction boom in Cambodia

The value of construction projects in Cambodia rose more than 22 percent to $6.4 billion in 2017 from the previous year, according to official figures released on Tuesday that showed the impact of a boom driven by Chinese investors. The high level of Chinese investment is ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/cambodia-construction/chinese-demand-drives-construction-boom-in-cambodia-idUSL3N1PB2YA

Exiled Cambodian opposition members set up new movement

Foreign-based members of Cambodia’s dissolved opposition party have launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair elections and possibly protests. ...

Prak Chan Thul and Simon Cameron-Moore
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-politics/exiled-cambodian-opposition-members-set-up-new-movement-idUSKBN1F3083

China Believes Cambodia's Election Will Be Fair, Confirms Support

China believes a general election in Cambodia this year will be fair, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday, after the United States and the European Union withdrew support for the vote following the dissolution of the main opposition party. China is Cambodia’s biggest aid ...

Michael Martina and Robert Birsel
http://reut.rs/2DcCI6H

Cambodia says urged ASEAN to avoid words that would 'escalate tension'

Cambodia advised a grouping of South East Asian nations to avoid using words that “would escalate tension between China and the Philippines” in a weekend statement, the country’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. ...

Clarence Fernandez and Simon Webb
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-asean-idUSKCN1071PD

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. ...

Manuel Mogato and Michael Martina
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-asean-idUSKCN1040GK

China says Brunei, Cambodia, Laos agree sea dispute must not hurt ties

China has agreed with Brunei, Cambodia and Laos that the South China Sea territorial dispute should not affect relations between China and the Association of South East Asian National (ASEAN), China’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday. ...

Robert Birsel
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-china-asean-idUSKCN0XL04N

TV anchor seeks to be Cambodia's political peacemaker to avoid conflict

Cambodian TV news anchor Soy Sopheap has again stepped into the role of political peacemaker in an effort to end the feud between Prime Minister Hun Sen and exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy which threatens to ignite political conflict. ...

Prak Chan Thul
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/11/30/cambodia-politics-idINKBN0TJ2O220151130

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