In an interview with VOA Khmer in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, Heidt said the embassy’s mission to strengthen the bilateral relationship with Cambodia remained of paramount importance.
As plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar moves forward, rights groups and NGOs are raising alarms about security for those returning to the country which they had recently fled to escape violence.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is calling for an independent investigation into what he termed "credible reports" of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces against Rohingya Muslims. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
Following the dissolution of an opposition party, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen homes in on jailed opposition leader's former NGO.
The lawyers also claimed that the merger of Kem Sokha’s Human Rights Party with the Sam Rainsy Party in 2012 was coordinated by Washington.
Human Rights Watch cited firsthand interviews with 52 Rohingya women and girls who fled to Bangladesh and reported being raped by security forces in Myanmar
Guterres reportedly did not respond to the apparent Cambodian discoveries, instead choosing to discuss the U.N.’s peacekeeping operations.
Following the closure of RFA’s office in Phnom Penh, the information ministry warned its former staff that they would be arrested if they continued to report from Cambodia.
The court also ruled that more than 100 CNRP officials would be banned from politics for five years.
A right worker in Koh Kong province has reported instances of authorities’ increased scrutiny of people traveling through the province, including numerous traffic stops.
China remained the world’s worst abuser of Internet freedom, followed by Syria and Ethiopia, the report said
Most high-ranking opposition CNRP politicians had already fled the country in anticipation of the court decision against the party.