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Cambodia’s Hun Sen tells United States to stop deporting criminals.

Cambodian leader Hun Sen called on the United States on Thursday to stop forcibly deporting convicts with Cambodian heritage to the Southeast Asian nation, saying they should revise a policy that splits up families. America is very smart ... they keep only good people while they deport prisoners out of their country ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

‘Human Rights Nobel’ nomination for jailed Cambodians shines light on stifling of dissent.

If Cambodian human rights worker Lim Mony wants to sleep at night, she must pay: up to US$200 a month to secure half a metre of space in the jail cell she shares with 39 other women. Mony, a 62-year-old grandmother, has spent the past year in Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Sar prison after being detained in what ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia's Hun Sen asks US to stop deporting criminals.

Cambodian leader Hun Sen has called on the United States to stop forcibly deporting convicts with Cambodian heritage to the Southeast Asian nation, saying they should revise a policy that splits up families.

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Juiknia - Cambodian stories of migration and hope.

Juiknia, Open Hearts, Open Doors - Oxfam in Cambodia Juiknia - Cambodian stories of migration and hope26 April 2017Unless the current millions of refugees and migrants are greeted with the same open arms that welcomed Cambodians decades ago, we will only face a further crisis, instability, and division. Join us, share your ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Cambodia: Use Anniversary to FreeThe5KH'.

– The Cambodian government should immediately release five human rights defenders who have spent a year in prison on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. The four current and one former member of the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association were placed in custody on April 28, 2016, and ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Cambodia, El Salvador, Egypt Human Rights Defenders Are Martin Ennals Award Finalists.

Ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year’s finalists for the prestigious Martin Ennals Award.  The three finalists were selected from a field of some 50 ...

- Voice of America - US

Asylum seekers forcibly returned as bridge built between Vietnam and Cambodia.

As Cambodian Prime Prime Minister Hun Sen praised his country's relationship with Vietnam after the construction of a new bridge to boost trade this week, Vietnamese refugees claim they were forcibly returned from Cambodia by the United Nations. The post Asylum seekers forcibly returned as bridge built between Vietnam and ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Sihanoukville port prepares for public listing.

PHNOM PENH - Sihanoukville Autonomous Port launched a book building process on Tuesday to determine the share price for an initial public offering ahead of listing on the Cambodia Securities Exchange late next month.

- BangkokPost - TH

Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Comment When Henry Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize against the backdrop of the US Air Force's secret bombings in Cambodia, the satirist Tom Lehrer declared that satire had become obsolete. If satire died that day, then Jimmy Wales has dug it up, exhumed the corpse, and is giving it a ...

- TheRegister - UK

Cambodia suspends repatriation agreement with US.

PHNOM PENH, April 25 — Cambodia told Washington today it would no longer accept convicted criminals with Cambodian heritage being deported to the Southeast Asian nation, the latest blow to ties between the two countries. For the last 15 years,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Language issues for incoming Cambodian domestic helpers spark concern in Hong Kong.

Cambodian domestic helpers may face language problems in Hong Kong and be sent home early like the Myanmar workers before them, employment agencies and unions fear. The concerns were raised after the government announced on Monday that about 1,000 domestic helpers from Cambodia would arrive this autumn as part of the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodian held over killing Thai boss

Pathum Thani: A migrant worker from Cambodia was nabbed in eastern Sa Kaeo province yesterday while trying to flee home after murdering his Thai boss and stealing property from her house in Pathum Thani, police said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia, Vietnam open new bridge to boost trade

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia and Vietnam on Monday opened a jointly built bridge across a river in the Mekong delta to improve trade and commerce between the two nations.

- BangkokPost - TH

From hunter to hunted: Paedophiles head to Cambodia's interiors as cities wise up

APART from their unhealthy interest in children, Dutchman Sebastian Reuyl and Cambodian-American Tan Saravuth share something else in common – both were given safe passage into Cambodia despite their convict pasts. The post From hunter to hunted: Paedophiles head to Cambodia's interiors as cities wise up appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Genocide’s Legacy: A Museum in a Khmer Rouge Prison

At least 1.7 million people died during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. Take a 360 tour of a former prison that has been transformed into a museum to preserve the history of the Cambodian genocide.

- New York Times - US

Pulling the plug on power in Cambodia

The cityscape of Phnom Penh resembles a work in progress. On a strip of land marking the cross-section of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, a new hotel under construction and empty plots face the centuries-old Royal Palace.

- BangkokPost - TH

Why the US Must Forgive Cambodia's War Debt

Two wrongs do not make a right.

- The Diplomat - US

Mishal Khan

One Health Consultant, Centre on Global Health SecuritySummaryDr Mishal Khan is consultant leading One Health projects at the Centre on Global Health Security. She is a social epidemiologist by training, specializing in quantitative and qualitative health policy and systems research to improve infectious disease control ...

- Chatham House - UK

How Thai man was arrested for smuggling sperm

The boom in Laos, an authoritarian nation with no restrictions on surrogacy, comes after neighbouring Thailand and Cambodia clamped down on the industry following a flurry of scandals and concerns about exploitation

- Daily Monitor - UG

Cambodian court holds Dutch man on child pornography charges

PHNOM PENH - A man from the Netherlands was formally charged in a Cambodian court for taking nude photos of boys and possessing at least 1,300 pornographic pictures.

- BangkokPost - TH

Unexploded RPGs found near border in Trat

TRAT - Nine rocket-propelled grenades have been found on a dirt road near the border with Cambodia, with only a warning sign and single strand of plastic tape to cordon them off.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia to legislate minimum wage for all workers

PHNOM PENH - A new law providing for a national minimum wage for all workers will come into force by the end of the year, the Labor Minister Ith Samheng said after union and employer representatives met officials to discuss the issue on Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Crackdown on bogus Cambodian orphanages

CAMBODIA launched a crackdown on bogus orphanages yesterday, many of which are set up to attract donations from tourists, with the aim of returning about 3,500 children who were not orphans to their families. About 17 percent of Cambodians live below a national poverty line and some families who are too poor to look after ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Anti-Vietnam fears stoked ahead of Cambodia election

Cambodia's long-standing fear of Vietnam can sometimes appear to be borderline irrational and allegations of land grabbing, war-mongering, even contaminated food exports — alongside abusive insults — are often leveled at the eastern neighbors. That will only intensify as the commune elections get closer this year. ...

- Voice of America - US

Cambodia, UN launch plan to tackle fake orphanages

Tourists must stay away from fake orphanages as it enables child exploitation, say social workers The post Cambodia, UN launch plan to tackle fake orphanages appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Trade stops at land border

BURI RAM: The mayor of a municipality in Buri Ram that borders Cambodia has called on state agencies to step in and help restore trade after Phnom Penh banned Cambodians from crossing into Thailand to buy goods.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodian startup is 3D-printing prosthetic hands for land mine victims

Cambodia's only 3D-printing company teamed up with a Canadian prosthetics non-governmental organization to create 3D-printed artificial hands for Cambodian victims of land mine explosions.

- Yahoo! News - US

Women apologised to Jong-nam after smearing him, lawyer says

UPDATED 2.35PM | Suspects Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong travelled to Cambodia before the attack, WSJ reports.

- Malaysiakini - MY

The Trouble With Cambodia's Two-Party System

The lack of a formidable third party is hurting the country's opposition.

- The Diplomat - US

Why Did Cambodia Just Downgrade US Military Ties Again?

U.S. Navy personnel have been told to leave the Southeast Asian state in another blow to defense ties.

- The Diplomat - US

Cambodia Boosts Ties with China Amid Anxiety

A sister cities agreement is only one component of a relationship with significant opportunities and risks for both sides.

- The Diplomat - US

Cambodia: No Justice for Grenade Victims 20 Years On

– The Cambodian government has shielded and promoted those implicated in the deadly grenade attack on an opposition party rally 20 years ago that left at least 16 people dead and more than 150 injured, Human Rights Watch said today. The US Federal Bureau of Investigation , which became involved because an American ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Cambodia: Continue to Investigate Kem Ley Killing

- Cambodia should continue to investigate the killing of prominent political commentator Kem Ley in order to address key aspects of the case that appear to have been inadequately investigated, said the International Commission of Jurists , Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch today. Expand A police officer stands ...

- Human Rights Watch - US