Officials said Malaysia expects to receive 50,000 maids from Cambodia annually, according to Malaysia Mail Online.
Rights groups and Western nations have decried a crackdown against the political opposition and independent media ahead of a general election set for July 29.
The bill would mark the most severe sanctions on Cambodia since 1997 when the United States cut off aid after Hun Sen ousted his co-Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh in a bloody coup.
Sunday’s election will see 58 of the Senate’s 62 members elected by a vote of members of parliament and more than 11,000 commune councilors across the country.
The Paris-headquartered Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) said in a report released last week that Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) had left the free press “in ruins.”
Australian state MP says he is taking the threat to federal authorities.
Survey by Cambodian Center for Independent Media finds that journalists are losing faith in the future of their craft.
Former opposition lawmaker seeks explanation from Hun Many, who says his Facebook account was hacked, as women allegedly involved distance themselves.
Months after dissolution of Cambodia's main opposition party, many people say publicly supporting the opposition has become risky — 'now we don't dare to talk'
The new memorial day forms part of a program of collective reparations provided by the Khmer Rouge tribunal, according to an official.
When contacted by VOA, Many declined to comment on the leak, instead calling for a face-to-face interview, which must be applied for in writing.
In the East Asia and the Pacific region, Cambodia came in last place out of 15 countries included in the report, and last in the group of 30 lower-middle income countries.