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UN Peacekeepers leave Phnom Penh International Airport in 2015.

PM Hun Sen condemns attack on Cambodian peacekeepers in Mali

Publication date 23 March 2018 | 18:05 | ICT

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday condemned a “cruel attack” on a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Mali that destroyed accommodation sites in the Cambodian camp.



  • Cambodian peacekeepers stand at attention before being deployed to Mali in 2014.

    Mortars hit Cambodian peacekeeping camp in Mali, no injuries reported

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 19:19 | ICT

    Three mortars struck a Cambodian camp at the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali on Thursday morning, but no Cambodians were injured in the blasts, according to Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat.

  • As logging changes Mondulkiri, ethnic Phnong are reaping only meagre gains from major loss

    Publication date 23 March 2018 | 08:42 | ICT

    They arrive in a cloud of exhaust, tyres slick with mud from yesterday’s rain. In front of an abandoned police checkpoint, deep in the jungle near the Vietnamese border, six men in their teens and 20s light cigarettes and take swigs of water as they look over their motorbikes.

  • 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

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 19:29 | ICT

    Two people, one of them a four-year-old girl, have been killed in lightning strikes in recent days.

  • Areng activist Ven Vorn speaks during a 2014 news conference. Koh Kong’s Chumnap commune authorities on Wednesday ordered the removal of the Stung Areng community center, the construction of which led to Vorn's arrest in 2015.

    Authorities order dismantling of controversial Areng Valley community centre

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 18:17 | ICT

    Authorities in Koh Kong’s Chumnap commune have threatened to take legal action if a community centre built by villagers and Mother Nature activists is not dismantled next month to make way for a new commune office.

  • PM Hun Sen draws on Trump, coins 'Peace First'

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 16:53 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen broke into English to tout his newly dubbed policy of “Peace First” in a speech on Thursday, drawing on US President Donald Trump’s motto of “America First”.

  • Representatives of 375 families from two communities in Koh Kong involved in two longstanding land disputes were offered a solution by the Ministry of Land Management on Thursday morning.

    Koh Kong land dispute solved, ministry says

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 15:39 | ICT

    The Ministry of Land Management on Thursday said it has resolved two long-running land disputes between communities in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts and two sugar companies owned by tycoon and ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat involving more than 800 hectares of land.

  • A man reads the Cambodia Daily in Phnom Penh on its last day of publication after the paper was forced to close in 2017 over a massive tax bill. AFP

    Cambodia Daily publisher's defamation trial begins

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 12:36 | ICT

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday morning opened proceedings in the defamation trial against the deputy publisher of The Cambodia Daily, but deferred its conclusion after an hour-long hearing brought up procedural

  • Permanent Representative of Cambodia to the UN Ney Sam Ol addresses the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. Supplied

    Joint UN statement condemns Cambodia's political ‘repression’

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 12:35 | ICT

    More than 40 countries condemned what they characterised as Cambodia's escalating repression of the political opposition, civil society and media in a joint statement presented on Wednesday during a session at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

  • 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

    Publication date 21 March 2018 | 17:49 | ICT

    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.

  • Bou Rachana, the wife of murdered Cambodian analyst Kem Ley, speaks as Australian Cambodians gather to protest against Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Asean summit Sydney at the weekend. Police are investigating a death threat made against her and her sons, as well as Victorian state MP Hong Lim. Peter Parks/AFP

    Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Publication date 22 March 2018 | 12:19 | ICT

    Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim.