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Southeast Asia flood deaths near 40 as new storm approaches

14 Oct 2020

HANOI/PHNOM PENH Nearly 40 people have died in Vietnam and Cambodia and scores more were missing, including rescuers, due to prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding as tropical storm Nangka edged towards the Vietnamese coast on Tuesday. | Video

China, Cambodia clinch free trade pact in under a year

12 Oct 2020

PHNOM PENH China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday, put together in under a year and aimed at slashing tariffs and boosting market access between Beijing and one of its most important Asian allies.

Cambodia says it razed U.S.-built naval facility to move it

04 Oct 2020

PHNOM PENH Cambodia razed a U.S.-built building on its largest naval base to allow for further expansion and will relocate the demolished facility, Cambodia's government said on Sunday, denying reports of Chinese involvement in the redevelopment.

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese firm over Cambodia project

16 Sep 2020

WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH The United States has blacklisted a Chinese developer of a port, airport and resort complex in Cambodia, saying it was built on land seized from local people and there were "credible reports" it could be used to host Chinese military assets.

Cambodia jails activist for PM overthrow plot as crackdown widens

10 Sep 2020

PHNOM PENH A Cambodian activist has been imprisoned for five years for plotting to overthrow the government, a court said on Thursday, bringing to 17 the number of administration opponents detained or convicted since late July.

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge executioner turned born-again Christian, Duch, dies

02 Sep 2020

PHNOM PENH The Khmer Rouge commander known as Comrade Duch, Pol Pot's main executioner and security chief who oversaw the murder of at least 14,000 Cambodians at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, died on Wednesday. He was 77. | Video

Death of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge executioner means little to young generation

02 Sep 2020

PHNOM PENH For survivors of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime, the death of the group's executioner and security chief, known as Comrade Duch, has brought a further, small sense, of justice for their enduring suffering.

Cambodia activists urge release of unionist accused of inciting unrest

03 Aug 2020

PHNOM PENH Scores of activist groups in Cambodia urged the government on Monday to release and drop charges against a prominent union leader, who was arrested last week and accused of falsely claiming that land had been ceded to neighbouring Vietnam.

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late

21 Jul 2020

KAMPONG KHLEANG, Cambodia Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people.

Cambodian Russia Today translator's 'fake news' case sent to appeal court

15 Jul 2020

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the case of a translator jailed for involvement in a Russia Today documentary about sex trafficking be heard by an appeal court, due to what his lawyer said was a "factual problem" during his trial.

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