Sum Rithy was imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge, but he survived because he knew how to repair bicycles.
Hun Sen set out that challenge several years ago, but the country’s infrastructure and quality control have hampered rice exports.
Cambodia’s court system is not well trusted by most citizens, with most decisions of the court benefiting the rich and powerful.
Khun Srun’s story ended tragically when he was executed in 1978 by the Khmer Rouge, which had by then taken power.
An estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
The report recommends that developing countries in East Asia “take steps to reform their existing pension schemes, including considering gradual increases in retirement age.”
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.
Cambodian officials say the government is ready to respond to attacks, though, as the recent mob beatings of two opposition lawmakers demonstrates, the country is not exempt from violence.
Yem Chroeum was found guilty of running an illegal clinic and, according to the verdict, “intentionally causing HIV transmission to other people,” through the reuse of dirty syringes and needles.
More than 50 percent of Cambodia’s population is female, and many see the new generation as a catalyst for change.