Vann Sophea, a trash collector, was shot by an identified driver in a Lexus car, shows his wound to VOA Khmer at his home on February 1, 2016. (Pin Sisovann/VOA Khmer)
Vann Sophea, who makes a living collecting scrap metal on the city’s streets, was shot in the back on the night of Dec. 15, 2015, close to the sewage canal in Boeung Trabek district. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.
In annual report, Freedom House finds overall drop in freedom for 10th consecutive year; 72 countries showed decline in freedom for the year, largest number since downturn began.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with key Cambodian leaders, including those in the opposition and in human rights and development organizations Tuesday, as he makes a brief tour of Asia.
John Kerry is expected to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, as well as members of the opposition and civil society.
The TPP trade deal may become more tempting to Cambodia in light of China’s domestic economic woes, growth there is slower now than at any time in the past 25 years.
Union activists and workers today mark the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Chea Vichea, a well loved labor leader whose murder has never been prosecuted.
Cambodia has around 1,000 active unions, most representing some 700,000 workers in the garment and textile manufacturing sector.
Vorn Pov, the leader of the organization IDEA, was among 23 people arrested in the January 2014 crackdown.
At least five people died in a brutal government crackdown during two days of rioting in January 2014.
The prison population in Cambodia has swelled to 17,522 people, up 18 percent from last year.
His remarks came during the inauguration of a dam located on the Tatay river in Koh Kong province’s Thma Baing district.
The garment industry provides jobs for at least 700,000 Cambodians, but workers say the minimum wage is not sufficient for their day-to-day needs.
UN officials tell VOA current levels of forcible displacements have not been seen since World War Two.
Participants discussed the difficulty in promoting human rights and democracy in Cambodia, where political pressure and powerful individuals often intervene.
Sum Rithy, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, says the UN-backed tribunal must speed up the trial of two aging regime leaders.
Sum Rithy, 62, is a leader among those survivors of the Khmer Rouge who have pushed for a complete tribunal process, which has so far only tried one defendant.
Cambodia’s court system is not well trusted by most citizens, with most decisions of the court benefiting the rich and powerful.
Rights and development groups say a draft law on access to information will be more useful to the public if it has input from outside the government.
The US-based World Justice Project ranks Cambodia 99th out of 102 countries for its rule of law.
Reporters Without Border (RSF) said four of the murders took place in Cambodia, where the group alleged “disgraceful impunity” for perpetrators.