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Cambodia court upholds convictions for land rights activists

A Cambodian court on Monday upheld convictions for 11 land activists involved in protests last year while marginally reducing most of their sentences, as rights groups decried the latest strike against freedom of expression. In November, 10 female activists -- including a 75-year-old woman -- and a defrocked Buddhist monk were each sentenced to a year in prison for blocking traffic or ...

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 26 Jan 2015 | 7:54 am

AusCham Vice President speaks about investment in Cambodia - The Phnom Penh Post


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AusCham Vice President speaks about investment in Cambodia
The Phnom Penh Post
The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (AusCham) was established to support small and medium-sized enterprises gain a foothold and succeed in Cambodia. Originally dating back to the mid nineties under the moniker of ABAC (The Australian ...

Source: cambodia - Google News | 26 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am

Cambodia asked to ban 'The Interview' - Bangkok Post


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Cambodia asked to ban 'The Interview'
Bangkok Post
North Korea has asked Cambodia to ban the sales and screening of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc's controversial comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the movie insults Kim, according to a government ...
Cambodia court upholds convictions for land rights activistsRappler
North Korea Wants 'The Interview' DVDs PulledThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)
DPRK asks Cambodia to ban controversial film "The Interview"Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Worldcrunch -GlobalPost
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Source: cambodia - Google News | 25 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm

Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style - NPR


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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style
NPR
The late 1960s and early '70s defined a vibrant, electrifying and psychedelic era for rock music everywhere — including Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge communist movement put an end to that when it took power in 1975, but the music from that era has been ...

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 25 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm

Cambodia: Commander Admits Partisan Use of Force - Human Rights Watch


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Cambodia: Commander Admits Partisan Use of Force
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – The commander of Cambodia's paramilitary gendarmerie admitted using force against the opposition for political reasons, publicly invoking tactics used by Adolf Hitler, Human Rights Watch said today. Cambodia's donors should call for Gen.
Cambodian commander admits to using force against oppositionJURIST
Rights Group Calls for Sao Sokha's RemovalThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)
Hitler Tactics Used in Cambodia Alarm Human Rights GroupPhuketwan
Bangkok Post -The Phnom Penh Post
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Source: cambodia - Google News | 25 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am

Outgoing UN envoy laments scant human rights gains in Cambodia - Reuters


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Outgoing UN envoy laments scant human rights gains in Cambodia
Reuters
U.N. Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi said the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 30 years, should reconsider its aversion to independent institutions. "Many of the state institutions responsible for upholding people's ...
Outgoing UN envoy laments scant human rights gains in CambodiaVatican Radio
Optimistic Subedi bids adieu to CambodiaThe Phnom Penh Post
UN, Embassies Attend Hearing of 11 ActivistsThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 23 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am

Outgoing U.N. envoy laments scant human rights gains in Cambodia

A U.N. envoy paid a final official visit to Cambodia on Friday and noted scant progress during his six-year mandate, warning the government its people were no longer afraid to defend their human rights. U.N. Special Rapporteur Surya Subedi said the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 30 years, should reconsider its aversion to independent institutions. Despite ...

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 23 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am

Australia's refugee deal with Cambodia uncertain as almost all refuse offer - The Guardian


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Australia's refugee deal with Cambodia uncertain as almost all refuse offer
The Guardian
Guardian Australia understands from a senior immigration department source that even if no refugees are resettled, the agreement still commits Australia to pay an extra $40m in aid to Cambodia, promised to Hun Sen's government as a quid pro quo for ...
No enthusiasm for resettling in Cambodia among Nauru asylum-seekersSydney Morning Herald
Asylum Seekers in Australia Could Soon Be Headed to CambodiaVICE News
Three Refugees Met With Delegation, Minister SaysThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 23 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am

Cambodian Guards Drank Wine With Human Gallbladders, Says Genocide ... - TIME


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Cambodian Guards Drank Wine With Human Gallbladders, Says Genocide ...
TIME
In the 1970s, Khmer Rouge guards would drink wine infused with human gallbladders, according to a survivor of Cambodia's infamous Killing Fields. Former detainee Meas Sokha told the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia Khmer Rouge ...
Cambodia court hears Khmer Rouge slit prisoner throats, ate organsThe Straits Times
'Khmer Rouge slit prisoner throats, ate organs'The Daily Star
Aging KR Leaders Still Fit to Stand Trial, Doctors SayThe Cambodia Daily (subscription)

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 22 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am

Cambodia's freewheeling Internet lands autocratic Hun Sen in quandary - Reuters


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Cambodia's freewheeling Internet lands autocratic Hun Sen in quandary
Reuters
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) claimed Hun Sen cheated his way to victory and launched months of post-election street protests. They ended with a bloody military crackdown which killed five garment workers and injured dozens.
Rise of social media brings threat, opportunity to Cambodia's rulersTODAYonline

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 22 Jan 2015 | 1:19 am

Cambodia's freewheeling Internet lands autocratic Hun Sen in quandary

The brazen killing of Cambodian businessman Ung Meng Cheu by an unknown assassin on Nov. 22 shocked the nation. It went viral on Facebook and WhatsApp, prompting Cambodia's usually sluggish police to quickly arrest six suspects. The footage of the killing showed the burgeoning power of social media in a youthful country where Internet usage has soared in recent years. For Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 22 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am

Shock and Anger in Cambodian Village Struck With HIV - New York Times


New York Times

Shock and Anger in Cambodian Village Struck With HIV
New York Times
ROKA, Cambodia — Frail and depressed after her diagnosis, Chem Mao decided to take her life by climbing a mango tree in her backyard, fastening one end of a rope around a sturdy branch and the other around her neck, and jumping. As she shuffled ...
Cambodian village contracts HIV after unlicensed doctor reuses syringesDaily Mail

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Source: cambodia - Google News | 20 Jan 2015 | 7:06 pm

Stop Cambodia resettlement, Greens say

New Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will continue federal government refugee resettlement talks when he goes to Cambodia.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 20 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am

Cambodia refugee resettlement: Asylum seeker deal a step closer as International Organisation for Migration agrees to ...

Australia's refugee deal with Cambodia looks set to take a vital step forward with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) signalling it is willing to assist in the transfer of refugees from Nauru.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 19 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm

Threats of jail, walkout put Cambodia truce on shaky ground - Reuters


Reuters

Threats of jail, walkout put Cambodia truce on shaky ground
Reuters
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen took a swipe at the country's opposition on Monday and threatened its lawmakers with jail, accusing it of breaching terms of a political truce that now looks increasingly precarious. The Cambodia ...
UN Envoy Calls on Cambodia's Opposition, Ruling Parties to Honor AgreementRadio Free Asia
Taking Cambodia to the next levelThe Straits Times
Cambodia PM urges prosecution of opposition lawmakersJakarta Post
The Cambodia Daily (subscription) -Astro Awani
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Source: cambodia - Google News | 19 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am

Cambodia's wily leader marks 30 years in power

NEAK LOEUNG, Cambodia (AP) — Hun Sen, Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister, marked 30 years in power Wednesday, one of just a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to cling to their posts for three decades.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 14 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am

Critics dog Cambodia's leader as he marks 30 years in power

NEAK LOEUNG, Cambodia (AP) — Hun Sen, Cambodia's tough and wily prime minister, marked 30 years in power Wednesday, one of only a handful of political strongmen worldwide who have managed to cling to their posts for three decades.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 14 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am

Cambodia's biggest hydropower project begins operation

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam began operating Monday as Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the Chinese-built project to help supply electricity for underserved villages and factories.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 12 Jan 2015 | 12:57 pm

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal restarts trial

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal restarted genocide hearings this week against the former regime's most senior surviving leaders, with the first witness being called to testify against the ailing octogenarians.

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 9 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am

Cambodia's political prince makes comeback, claims PM's support

By Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh returned on Monday to lead a party that ditched him eight years ago, in a comeback aimed at reviving royalist support to sway a 2018 election expected to be the country's closest yet. The son of the influential late monarch Norodom Sihanouk and half-brother of the current King Norodom Sihamoni has had a turbulent ...

Source: Cambodia - Yahoo News Search Results | 5 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am

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