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Vietnamese migrants could be on borrowed time in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: The Cambodian government has illegal Vietnamese migrants in its sights, threatening to deport any "newcomers" unable to produce correct and legal documentation. The Ministry of Interior earlier this month reiterated plans to revoke documentation from about 70,000 individuals on the basis that they were incorrectly issued.

Cambodia says 32 villagers fall ill after exposure to war-left U.S. chemical bombs

Thirty-two Cambodian villagers living in the areas where the war-left U.S. tear gas barrel bombs were found had been hospitalized in the last two weeks due to their exposure to the foul smell of the leaked barrel bombs. The villagers had fallen ill after they came into contact with chemical substances which were the remnants of the U.S. bombs, the Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday, adding that most of them suffered from skin allergies.

Factory workers protest against contract offers

Workers from the Pou Yuen Cambodia garment factory in Sen Sok district yesterday protested outside the premises after the management decided to offer them only three-month contract extensions. The workers said that they protested inside the factory for two days after being informed that their one-year contracts would only be extended by three months, but only took their demonstration outside yesterday, said Mom Samphos, an officer with the Khmer Union Federation of Workers Spirit.

Vietnam nationals arrested in Kratie timber bust

Six Vietnamese nationals were arrested on Wednesday afternoon in a Military Police raid that saw 30 officers confiscating at least 100 illegally felled trees and 10 logging vehicles from an economic land concession in Kratie province's Snuol district near the border with Vietnam. According to a statement posted to the Military Police's Facebook page, the six Vietnamese are being detained at Kratie Provincial Military Police Station.

NGO accused of plotting revolution

People participate in a Black Monday protest last year during which then-STT Director Ee Sarom was briefly detained. The group was accused yesterday of conspiring to foment 'colour revolution'.

The Voice star shot dead by ex-husband after he 'banned her from entering singing contest'

San Sreylai was gunned down on Monday afternoon at a beauty clinic in an upscale neighbourhood of Cambodia capital Phnom Penh. The 23-year-old competed on The Voice Cambodia last year, making it to the final round of the contest.

CPP could get 11 more seats

Members of the ruling party vote in favour of amendments allowing the redistribution of the opposition's seats in the National Assembly and at the local level if it is dissolved by the Supreme Court.

Rule of law 'virtually absent': Court manipulation part of...

Panelists from human right organisations speak about the political situation in Cambodia at a press conference yesterday in Bangkok. Facebook Cambodia's judiciary remains in the iron grip of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government, according to an extensive new International Commission of Jurists report, which found that "the rule of law is virtually absent from the Cambodian justice system".

Cambodia Restaurant

Sometimes persistence pays off. On my third visit to the uncreatively named Cambodia Restaurant, I was able to convince the server to let me order the Khmer fish cakes , after three attempts.

Two million reasons why Cambodia fears US meddling in elections

Jonathan Power says when one looks at the history of Washington's involvement in Cambodia, including its backing of the murderous Khmer Rouge, it's easier to understand Hen Sen's crackdown against opposition forces ahead of next year's election Yet economic growth nears 7 per cent year after year. Land reform has worked.

More champagne: Australia upgrades ties with democracy-crushing Cambodian regime

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For Australian politician, his Cambodian homeland 'deserves better'

During his last visit to Cambodia in January 2014, Hong Lim said, he found out multiple garment workers had been shot to death in the street not far from where he was staying. Lim, an Australian politician born in Cambodia, references deadly clashes that took place between striking workers and mixed police and military forces, as reported by the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association or ADHOC.

Cambodia to deploy 30,000 security forces during Water Festival next month

Cambodia is ready to deploy up to 30,000 security personnel during the Water Festival, to be celebrated on Nov. 2-4 in capital Phnom Penh, a senior police official said on Wednesday. National Police's deputy chief Gen.

Hundreds of Cambodian Commune Chiefs Face Expulsion Months Into Job

The Cambodian government rushed through legislative amendments on Monday all but sealing the fate of more than 480 commune chiefs elected just months ago under the banner of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party, or CNRP. And as the National Election Committee hits the provinces to register voters for next year's parliamentary elections, many now see no point in participating.

Rights groups deplore worsening repression in Cambodia

Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia director Phil Robertson talks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Rights groups deplore worsening repression in Cambodia

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Gender issues in fore after shooting

Singer and The Voice Cambodia finalist San Sreylai , seen with her mother, was fatally shot on Monday in Phnom Penh. Facebook The fatal shooting of a singer by her estranged husband on Monday has renewed calls among advocates for the government to take a stronger stance on violence against women, with critics charging that law enforcement remains uncommitted to protecting women despite years of commonplace assaults.

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