The Washington Post

As Cambodian democracy weakens, U.S. imposes sanctions on a high-ranking Cambodian official

Cambodia’s democracy has been in increasing trouble in recent months, with Prime Minister Hun Sen dissolving the main opposition party and cracking down on independent media. Now there’s a sign that the U.S. government is paying attention. ...

Shibani Mahtani

Study says China-backed dam in Cambodia would destroy Mekong

A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government. ...

Stephen Wright

India, Cambodia to expand ties in IT, infrastructure sectors

The meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw Cambodia invite Indian investment in information technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and horticulture, infrastructure and small and medium enterprises. ...

Associated Press

Trying to stop ‘the wind of freedom’ from reaching Cambodia

The victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s movement in Burma after years of military rule and repression is already starting to unnerve autocrats nearby. Last week, Sam Rainsy, an opposition leader in Cambodia, declared that the democrats’ “resounding” victory “has created panic among the last ...

Editorial Board

Demonstrators beat up 2 Cambodian opposition lawmakers

Two members of Cambodia’s opposition party were beaten up Monday outside the National Assembly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down as parliamentary vice president. The opposition party issued a statement appealing to authorities to immediately arrest and prosecute the ...

Associated Press News Staff

Chinese companies face culture shock in countries that aren’t like China

Faced with slower growth at home and rising labor costs, Chinese entrepreneurs are seeking foreign markets as never before. But as they rush abroad, they are grappling for the first time with unruly trade unions, independent courts and meddlesome journalists. And for many, navigating the ...

Simon Denyer

Cambodian villagers want to kill medical practitioner who allegedly spread HIV with infected needles

Cambodian authorities have put into protective custody an unlicensed health worker who villagers are threatening to kill, believing he used contaminated needles that spread HIV to more than 100 people. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called for calm on Thursday in Roka, a remote village in western ...

Lindsey Bever

Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, police said Saturday. The men were arrested ...

The Washington Post News Staff

Cambodian opposition stages new rally in capital amid post-election deadlock

Cambodia’s main opposition party staged another mass rally in the capital on Sunday, vowing to keep up its political fight in the aftermath of national elections they say were rigged. Around 10,000 people turned out for the protest in Phnom Penh. The demonstration was part of ...

The Washington Post Staff

Cambodia’s high court drops case against men wrongly jailed for 2004 murder of labor activist

Cambodia’s Supreme Court ordered the release of two men Wednesday who were wrongly convicted and jailed for the 2004 murder of a prominent opposition activist. The court’s decision to drop all charges came amid renewed calls to free the men, whom leading international rights groups have ...

The Washington Post News Staff

Cambodia arrests 8 for painting ‘SOS,’ plastering rooftops with Obama’s picture seeking help

One thing President Barack Obama will not see in Cambodia is pleas for help painted on rooftops near the airport. Authorities on Thursday arrested eight villagers who had hoped to attract the attention of Air Force One by plastering the U.S. president’s picture on their rooftops ...

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