The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag, right, leads the flags of the 10 member countries during the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in Singapore.
Controversial plan strongly criticized by human rights groups.
Spanish outspoken environmentalist Alex Gonzalez has expressed his hope that some of those who visit Areng Valley will become activists to protect Cambodia’s remaining natural resources.
'You will not, under any circumstances, be settling in Australia' immigration minister tells refugees in video message.
PM Hun Sen has refused to enforce police to cooperate in further prosecution or arrest of three former senior Khmer Rouge cadres charged with crimes against humanity.
The three-day event ran last week, from Tuesday to Thursday, and included a concert, traditional Cambodian games, art shows, product fairs and dances.
About fifty Cambodian-Americans in the Washington, DC area on Friday, April 17, 2015, held a candle vigil for those who died under the Khmer Rouge regime and to mark the 40th anniversary of the notorious takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.
In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
Two officials from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry departed for Australia and the Pacific Island of Nauru Monday, to ensure that an initial group of asylum seekers there will move to Cambodia, part of a controversial deal with Australia.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court again delayed a hearing for 11 opposition activists, shortly after opening one on Monday.
The two-day conference, as part of 'Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia' program, aims to promote more engagement and better policies to handle the region’s diversity.
This April 17 marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh and the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975. The following are archival AP photos that documents one of the most horrific days in modern history.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
The country on Friday will see the 40th anniversary of the fall of Phnom Penh to Khmer Rouge insurgents, marking the rise of the brutal regime and its harsh agrarian policies.
The Choeung Ek “killing fields” were linked to the torture center Tuol Sleng, which the Khmer Rouge established inside the city following its fall, on April 17, 1975.
The Khmer New Year is under way. Many people have left the bustling capital to see family in the Cambodian countryside, but in Phnom Penh, markets were busy Tuesday, as people bought fruits, banana trees and flower decorations to ring in the Year of the Goat.
In Cambodian tradition, the new year is brought by a spirit called a tevada - this year’s tevada is named Reaka Jak Sak Devy.
More than 4,000 families across four provinces and in Phnom Penh are now dealing with the loss of land, housing or businesses, since the government began to fix its railways, in 2006.
The release comes after royal pardons were issued for 10 women housing rights activists and one monk over the weekend.
Hang Puthea, the ninth member of the new National Election Committee, said in an interview with VOA Khmer he will work hard for positive change.
CPP spokesman Chhim Phal Vorun said the release was possible because the “political situation” in Cambodia has improved.
Putting the final stamp of approval on a process that took months of negotiation, the National Assembly on Thursday voted in the new structure of the National Election Committee.
The new NEC is comprised of nine members in all, four each selected by the ruling party and opposition and a final member agreed upon by both.
Kem Sokha told reporters after his hearing Wednesday the court had repeated many of its questions over and over, particularly requesting he define the word “revolution.”
Asean’s 10 member countries are working toward creating a regional bloc that would open up a free flow of goods and services across the region, much of it by the end of this year.
According to a new survey, land disputes in Cambodia lead to employment insecurity, causing poverty, food insecurity, and increasing physical and psychological insecurity.
For years, Min Mink Chan never stopped dreaming of home. As he arrived in Jakarta to board a flight back to Myanmar, that dream was just hours away from becoming a reality.
The rate of maternal mortality is 170 per 100,000 live births, short of the 140 per 100,000 rate the government set for itself originally.
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have worked since July to reform the political process.
The National Assembly is expected to finalize the decision on the NEC April 13.
Public finance reform requires four “platforms,” Heng Dyna said: budget credibility, internal control, prioritizing with budget planning and proper review of finances and performance.
Dog meat is a popular cuisine in Cambodia, and the governor of Phnom Penh has gone so far as to encourage it, to reduce the number of strays in the city.
Sam Rainsy, leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party, Thursday said it is easy for him to support Hang Puthea, who runs an independent election monitoring organization.
Villagers living in Pech Chreada say the road could ruin their livelihoods and are upset that they were not informed of the project.
Cambodian migrant workers working legally or illegally in neighboring Thailand and other countries in the region have remitted more than $1 billion dollars annually.
The rights and development workers met with a delegation led by House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, which is on a tour of Asia.
Asean countries, including Cambodia, are reforming their development and tax policies to conform with a regional norm.
“If both parties can’t work together, the losers are the entire Cambodian people,” Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer at the University of Leeds, said.
Mondulkiri province, bordering Vietnam in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek.
Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron told VOA Khmer that while Cambodia has made some progress, many children still drop out of school in order to seek work.
Hang Puthea, whose organization has been a longtime monitor of the country’s elections, said Tuesday he would accept an offer from both parties for the job.
Cambodian political officials should begin thinking about the legacy they are leaving future generations, with a new political environment following gains by the opposition in 2013, an analyst says.