The illegal gambling ring was allegedly run by a relative of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Thai Phanny.
A letter from Sar Kheng, the interior minister, circulated this week showed the government had formed a working group staffed by senior ruling party officials.
Autocrats and dictators are using 'Fake News' charges to justify crackdowns on media.
The statement comes amid growing tensions between Cambodia and the United States over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government’s crackdown on political opponents and civil society.
VOA Khmer interviewed Horinouchi by email, discussing Tokyo’s ties with Phnom Penh and Japan’s perception of the political developments in Cambodia.
Kem Monovithya called on the UN General Assembly to reconsider Cambodia’s membership in light of the government’s dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Hun Sen has publicly dismissed the importance of possible trade sanctions imposed by the U.S. and E.U.
A US district judge ordered a temporary halt to deportations while their legality is reviewed.
Thousands of opposition officials and activists have joined the Cambodian People’s Party after the government shut down their party in November. But under surveillance and heavy pressure, how much choice do they have?
The increasing tensions with the West come as Cambodia is drawing increasingly close to Beijing, which is offering political and economic support to Hun Sen.
Farhan Aziz Haq spoke to VOA Khmer about the Cambodian government’s crackdown on the opposition and growing democratic crisis leading up to next year’s general election.
Last month, the United States also suspended funding for the NEC, as well as issuing visa restrictions on dozens of senior officials.