The paper was handed a $6 million tax bill earlier this month and given until September 4 to pay or face closure, the seizure of its assets and suspension of its license to operate.
A State Department spokesperson said Washington was in talks with the government in the hope it would approach the disputes “in a fair fashion”.
In the report, CNN interviewed three Cambodian nationals of Vietnamese ethnicity who were identified as Cambodian in the report, prompting the criticism from the government.
The Cambodia Daily told VOA Khmer in an email that the tax bill was not based on an audit of the company’s accounts and was politically motivated.
The move further limits opportunities for political activity and expression ahead of next year's general election.
According to the Ministry of Rural Development, more than 630,000 wells have been drilled across the country.
The $168 monthly minimum wage is a $15 increase in the wage paid to the hundreds of thousands of garment workers this year.
According to official figures, the committee has confiscated some 200 tons of fake products.
U.N. Rights envoy Rhona Smith expressed her support for Vanny’s cause, adding that the U.N. had written several letters to the government and was awaiting a response.
Human rights observers, however, say that while Hun Sen’s more than 30-year grip on Cambodia may seem unshakable, his rule cannot last forever.
Meas Rithy claimed he “had no bad intentions” when he made the comments and was “just joking” and “educating women”.
Cambodian girls, as young as 11 and 12, make a mobile phone app to fight poverty.