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  • Officials on Wednesday attend the release of Interior Ministry’s annual report, which vowed to continue the crackdown on so-called ‘colour revolution’ ahead of the July elections. After Australia protests, Hun Sen vows no more pardons for CNRP

    Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a scathing critique of his political opposition on Wednesday, conflating them with fiery protesters in Australia and doubling down on his vow to keep politically sensitive prisoners behind bars. Speaking to garment workers in Por Sen Chey district on Wednesday, the premier returned to the topic of demonstrations held against him in Sydney at a regional summit last weekend. Before the summit, Hun Sen threatened to follow would-be Cambodian-Australian protesters to their homes and beat them if they burned effigies of him, which they subsequently did. Hundreds of...

  • Professor Suy Sareth (centre) joins a CPP working group gathering headed by Ngor Sovann (front), who collected and donated money to Sareth after he was brutally beaten by a mob. Facebook Rare call for end to mob justice after brutal beating of CPP-aligned professor

    In a seemingly unprecedented move, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called for an end to pervasive acts of mob justice following the violent beating of a Phnom Penh professor – who happens to be a member of a ruling party working group – and demanded the arrest of more perpetrators in his case. On March 11, a mob descended on the car of Suy Sareth, an English professor at the University of Cambodia, after he was allegedly involved in a suspected hit-and-run that injured a motorcyclist. Sareth – who is also a member of a Cambodian People’s Party working group in Kandal’s Koki Thom commune...

Prime Minister Hun Sen repeats his vow to keep politically sensitive prisoners behind bars following protests against his regime staged in Australia.

Choeun Sai, 29, received burns to her leg in a lightning strike that killed her four-year-old daughter as they watched television during a storm on Tuesday. Kratie Police

Lightning strikes kill farmer, four-year-old girl

Two people, one of them a four-year-old girl, have been killed in lightning strikes in recent days. Chet Borey district Deputy Police Chief Pav Kemhuot said the child, Sruoch...

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...

Yi Sarun attends a tribute in his honour at the Olympic Stadium courts on Thursday.

Cambodia’s ‘Mr Tennis’ Yi Sarun feted at Olympic Stadium

The grand old man of Cambodian Tennis, Yi Sarun, who was one of only three survivors of the murder of more than 40 tennis players during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, was...

Bantengs in the jungle in Mondulkiri province in 2011. WWF/AFP

Why care about Cambodia’s forests?

by Nick Beresford and Moeko Saito-Jensen Similar to many countries in the world, Cambodia’s forests are under mounting pressure. Trees are being cut down and replaced with cash crops like cashew nuts and cassava. Many trees disappear...