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A Cambodian maid who was abused in Malaysia

Maid agreement looms
Migrant labour deals with Malaysia have rights groups concerned

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha (centre) talks with Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Visiting Aussie senator decries ‘mad’ deal
Hanson-Young calls $35m in aid linked to refugee plan 'bribe money'

Quote of the day

Interior Ministry Secretary of State Prum Sokha citing Minister Sar Kheng on the one-year sentences given to Boeung Kak lake protesters for blocking traffic

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Kingdom abstains on NK vote

People look at a notice board outside the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Embassy earlier this month in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian delegation to the UN has abstained from voting on a historic resolution encouraging international action on the abysmal state of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the latest sign of the complicated relationsh

Parliament questions Angkor revenue

Tourists wander through Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap earlier this year

In a three-hour meeting yesterday, lawmakers grilled Minister of Tourism Thong Kong about the lack of transparency surrounding ticket sales to the Angkor Archaeological Park and the amount shared with Cambodia’s national budget.

Complaints filed over blaze

A police officer stands in the charred remains of a nightclub in Siem Reap

All the families of the four Cambodians who died in a blaze at Siem Reap’s trendy Hip Hop Club filed complaints to the provincial court yesterday, said Thorng Sakun, deputy chief of the Siem Reap provincial police.

After hiatus, World Bank OKs proposal for new funding

Officials at the World Bank, which in 2011 froze new loans to Cambodia amid a furore surrounding the Boeung Kak lake evictions, have approved preliminary proposals to issue funding for a project that could see families forcibly removed in Kampong

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Refugee deal under the microscope

Australian Greens Party Senator Sarah Hanson-Young talks to State of Play about her trip to investigate Australia's USD 35 million agreement with Cambodia to resettle refugees in the Kingdom.

BK arrests

Activists convicted in one day trial

Seven given one year sentences for traffic offences.

Barges

Royalty, rowers and revelry

A centuries old tradition returns with fireworks, boat races and regal blessings.