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Cambodian Human Rights Committee head Keo Remy, explaining why a recent propaganda video labeled an image of the Singapore skyline as being of Libya

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250k Cambodians subject to forced labour or marriage, report finds

Fishermen arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport after being repatriated from East Timor, where they escaped from slave-like conditions aboard a Thai fishing boat.

Cambodia has the third-highest prevalence rate for modern slavery in the world, trailing only North Korea and Uzbekistan, according to the Global Slavery Index 2016, released this morning by the Walk Free Foundation.

CHRC’s propaganda gaffes draw ridicule

A screenshot of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee’s video on human rights that labelled the Singaporean skyline as Libya before civil war. YouTube

The government’s Cambodian Human Rights Committee was the subject of ridicule yesterday after a propaganda video tried to pass off snapshots of the Singapore skyline as those of pre-civil war Libya.

Authorities block ‘Black Monday’ a fourth time

A police officer stops motorists for wearing black earlier this month near Prey Sar Prison during Black Monday protests.

Land rights activists yesterday once again had their weekly “Black Monday” protest marches blocked by authorities.

Construction firm inks pact for ‘tycoon prison’

Inmates are watched over by guards while they sit in the courtyard of Prey Sar prison in 2009.

Work on a private prison complex for inmates with the money to pay for more comfortable conditions will begin next month, it was announced yesterday at a ceremony to sign the construction contract.

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CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.