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Cambodia cancels military exercise with US

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Cambodia has informed the United States that it is canceling an annual joint military exercise this year, even though planning for the event had already begun. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen.

Hope for executed Kiwi's brother as war crimes inquiry ends after nearly 8 years

That day could now be one step closer as a war crimes investigation into a Khmer Rouge henchman wraps up after almost eight years. Former Khmer Rouge official Meas Muth was Cambodia's navy commander at the time of Hamill's abdudction, torture and execution.

Deminer killed in explosion

One employee of the British demining organisation Halo Trust died and another was injured after an antipersonnel mine exploded while they were working in Pailin province on Friday, the organisation confirmed. Loeung Reaksmey, 54, died immediately after a Russian-made PMN2 antipersonnel mine exploded as he and his assistant were attempting to remove it from the ground, said Keo Pov, a Cambodian Mine Action Centre official in Pailin province.

Questions not on the menu

Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks at a press dinner organised for local journalists at the Sokha Hotel on Phnom Penh's Chroy Changvar peninsula on Saturday. Facebook Billed as a chance to share "discussions and questions" with Prime Minister Hun Sen, a lavish dinner for some of Cambodia's press on Saturday instead saw journalists wined, dined and lectured on their profession.

Cambodia cuts fees for border permits to Rong Kluea market

Cambodian traders push a cart at the Aranyaprathet border checkpoint to head for Sa Kaeo's Rong Kluea market. The Cambodian government has decided to stop selling temporary permits to Cambodian citizens heading to Rong Kluea market in Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo through the Poipet border checkpoint.

Singapore firms should seize first-mover advantage in Cambodia, Laos: President Tan

LUANG PRABANG, Laos: Singaporean firms should move quickly and seize first-mover advantage in developing markets like Cambodia and Laos, said President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Saturday . Speaking to the media as he wrapped up his state visit to both countries, Dr Tan urged small- and medium-sized enterprises to enter emerging markets early in order to carve out niche areas for themselves.

Drug campaign nets 1,000

National Police Chief Neth Savoeun speaking at a national anti-drug workshop at the National Education Institute in Phnom Penh late last year. More than 1,000 people have been arrested in the first dozen days of the government's drug crackdown, in what critics have labelled a heavy-handed campaign that could have unintended consequences.

HRW: Deteriorating Outlook for Human Rights in SE Asia

The Human Rights Watch annual report released Thursday says Southeast Asia was marked by a deterioration in human rights, with special concerns over Thailand, the Philippines and Cambodia. The rights report pointed to a tightening grip on media and communications by governments through cybercrime laws, sedition and further limits on freedom of speech.

HRW rates Kingdom's 2016 a 'very bad year'

Former Adhoc official Ny Chakrya is escorted outside the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh last year. ACU head Om Yentieng speaks to the press last year.

Neo-digital Japanese art comes to Siem Reap

A radical rejection of Japanese norms of culture and design, the 1234 Collective's show offers a futuristic, and often comical, look at outsider culture. This week, Peddy Pot and Higo Soma, two artists from Japan, will journey to Siem Reap to showcase the work of the 1234 Collective.

Satellite images reveal grim truth of Cambodia's forest loss

A young Cambodian sits atop one of countless logs piled in a field near Pailin, Cambodia, in this Feb 27, 2000 file photo. Source: AP/David Longstreath BETWEEN 2001 and 2014, the annual rate of forest loss in Cambodia increased by 14.4 percent, the highest rate in the world.

On the front lines of malaria elimination

Rural health centres throughout the country are leading the fight against the scourge of drug-resistant malaria. Can international organisations, local health officials and the government unite before the parasite spreads? A mid the sugar cane plantations and rice paddies of Kampong Speu, the Oral district health centre appears no different from any of its counterparts throughout the country.

Chinese top Angkor Wat visitors last year

Most of the foreign tourists who visited the Unesco World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park last year hailed from China, the Angkor Institute said on Thursday. According to a report released by the institute, close to 670,000 Chinese tourists purchased tickets to enter the temple complex last year, followed by tourists from South Korea and the United States at 11% and 7% respectively, the Khmer Times reported on Thursday.

Poipet railway works face setbacks

The train route that is set to connect Poipet to Thailand is in the midst of being extended to Battambang city, which could eventually carry passengers from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. The project is part of the eastern corridor of the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link, a key link in increasing connectivity among ASEAN member states.

Combating Cambodia's child exploitation problem on phone call at a time

CAMBODIA has had a troubled past, but the nation that was once synonymous with conflict and poverty is undergoing an economic resurgence. As one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, the country's gross domestic product has grown by 7 percent or more each year since 2011 and is expected to keep up that pace through 2017 according to the Asian Development Bank's Asian Development Outlook 2016 .

Port construction halted

A view of Sou Ching Company's construction site, where operations were suspended by Siem Reap authorities early this week. Photo supplied Sou Ching Port Investment Company has halted construction of a new port and adjoining facilities in Siem Reap town amid complaints from neighbours that sand-dumping for the project was encroaching on their farmland.

Cambodia's water people evicted from city sewer with nowhere to go

Setting out in the early morning, Sok Pov paddles her canoe across Phnom Penh's sewage as she heads to work. For decades, the vast lakes and wetlands fringing Cambodia's capital have been home to thousands of people making a living from the water - fishing and harvesting vegetables for market.

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