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  • Members of the Cambodian community in Australia protest against Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Asean summit in Sydney on Friday. peter parks/afp Rights protests at Asean-Australia summit as leaders discuss cooperation

    An Asean special summit with Australia wrapped up on Sunday, with regional leaders declaring a “new era” of increasingly close relations, following two days of protests in Sydney against the rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen. An estimated 300 protesters gathered on Friday, the majority of them from the Cambodian-Australian community, carrying signs calling for the release of jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha. A separate protest on Saturday was held at the Sydney Town Hall with members of the Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, Filipino and Rohingya communities to jointly demonstrate against human...

  • Former RFA reporter Yeang Sothearin seen in a prison van as he is taken to Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Friday morning, where he was denied bail. Court rejects former RFA reporters’ bail bid after US senators call for pair’s release

    Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday rejected bail for two former Radio Free Asia journalists accused in November of espionage in a widely criticised press freedom case, the day after a group of US senators called for the pair’s release. Yeang Sothearin, 35, and Oun Chhin, 49, were arrested on suspicion of filing stories to the US-funded news organisation a month after RFA shuttered its in-country service during a broader clampdown on independent media. The charges against the pair have been widely condemned by international media organisations. Naly Pilorge, of the rights group Licadho,...

A statement by China’s Southern Theatre commander Major-General Zhang Jian as joint Cambodia-Chinese military exercises kick off in Kampong Speu.

Borei Keila resident summoned for questioning

A Borei Keila villager has been ordered to appear for questioning Tuesday at the Ministry of Interior over protests in Tuol Kork last month against the forced evictions of...

A tuk-tuk delivers guests to the Lucky Ruby Casino & Resort in Bavet in November 2015. Victoria Mørck Madsenon

Investors are raising the stakes in Bavet’s property market

After a several years of economic stagnation, development activity is starting to pick up again in Bavet, a town on the Vietnamese border in Svay Rieng province whose fortunes are...

Boeung Ket midfielder Chhun Sothearath holds off a National Police Commissary player in their 5-1 win at Olympic Stadium on Sunday evening.

Boeung Ket rout Police to scale Metfone C-League summit

Defending champions Boeung Ket routed National Police Commissary 5-1 under lights at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday to scale the top of the Metfone C-League table after Visakha...

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during the commune elections in June 2017 in Phnom Penh.

The state of political freedom in Cambodia

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry Editor, Currently, the beautiful and readily smiling people of Cambodia are enjoying peace, stability, and sustainable development based on the...