Yearlong Political Deadlock Ends
Thousands of demonstrators, including students and monks, gathered in front of the Vietnamese Embassy on Monday, calling again for an apology for alleged remarks made about Vietnam’s ownership of the Mekong Delta.
More than 10,000 supporters lined the streets of Phnom Penh on Saturday, to welcome opposition leader Sam Rainsy back to the country in the wake of violent clashes earlier in the week.
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday ordered two opposition members remanded, formally charging them with insurrection and incitement alongside six others arrested earlier this week.
Cambodia’s cybercrime law was leaked earlier this year but Cambodian officials have denied the existence of such a draft law.
Six representatives from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have been charged over Tuesday's violence between protesters and city security guards.
បាតុករគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ ដែលទាមទារឲ្យរដ្ឋាភិបាលបើកទីលានប្រជាធិបតេយ្យឡើងវិញបានប៉ះទង្គិចជាមួយកម្លាំងសន្តិសុខរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ ដែលនាំឲ្យភាគីទាំងសងខាងរងរបួស។
Protesters were demanding government re-open Freedom Park, the capital's main protest site, which has been closed since political violence in January.
A Cambodian advocacy group says the Mekong Delta of Vietnam should be returned to the Khmer people who have lived there for generations.
Cambodia went before the UN Human Rights Council June 26, where officials rejected four of 205 rights recommendations made earlier this year.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government's willingness to make "deep" reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol last week concluded a trade mission in the United States, by emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms, including serious anti-corruption efforts, to improve its investment climate.
These problems are not being handled at the local level, fueling mistrust in local government, rights workers say.
Earlier this year, the rights council made 205 recommendations to Cambodia, which “noted” 38 of them and accepted 163.
Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol concluded a trade mission in the United States this week, emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate.
Licadho’s report includes abuse of women and juveniles and those with mental health problems and it includes 500 cases recorded since 2008.
A conference in London - organized in part by actress Angelina Jolie - has launched a new international protocol on investigating sexual violence in war.
The US issued its annual “Trafficking in Persons” report Friday, rating countries around the world on their attempts to fight the crime.
The number of Cambodians fleeing Thailand has soared to more than 200,000 and while Phnom Penh accuses Thailand's new military rulers of sparking the flight of migrant workers the junta says it is not cracking down on illegal immigrants. (AFP)