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The eighth Angkor Photo Festival brings the forsaken, forgotten and forlorn into focus.

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 11:07pm

Cheap labour not the only driver of factories' flight from China

Foreign buyers are fleeing China for Bangladesh, Cambodia and Indonesia not just for cheaper labour but also because of rising tensions between the workers and their employers, in some cases because of poor corporate social responsibility on the part of the companies.

25 Feb 2014 - 5:19am 1 comment

Cambodian minister blames China after refusing opposition figure a licence to broadcast TV

Cambodia’s government has blamed a flood of applications from a Chinese state television network as the reason for refusing a licence to broadcast TV to one of the country’s most prominent political activists, who planned to use it to provide a counter-narrative to Premier Hun Sen’s almost three decades in power.

31 Jan 2014 - 2:37pm 3 comments

Cambodia opposition threatens general strike

Cambodia’s opposition party on Wednesday threatened a nationwide general strike to protest what it claims was a rigged election and the illegitimate return to power of authoritarian leader Hun Sen.

25 Sep 2013 - 8:19pm

Cambodian king urged to delay parliament in poll dispute

Cambodian opposition politicians and Buddhist monks urged King Norodom Sihamoni yesterday to delay a new session of parliament after a disputed election win by long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen.

21 Sep 2013 - 2:22am

Cambodian PM, opposition hold second day of talks

Cambodia’s contending parties said on Tuesday that they were closer to resolving the country’s post-election political deadlock, but need more time to reach an agreement.

Their declarations came near the end of a tense three days of opposition demonstrations, which on Tuesday morning included a Buddhist monk threatening to set himself on fire.

18 Sep 2013 - 3:58pm

Cambodia criticised for not paying its share of costs of Khmer Rouge tribunal

The UN and a leading human rights group criticised Cambodia on Thursday for failing to pay its share of costs for the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, which has been hit by striking Cambodian staff who have been unpaid for months.

Human Rights Watch said the failure to pay employees’ salaries is the latest “delaying tactic” by a government led by former Khmer Rouge members.

5 Sep 2013 - 4:21pm

Cambodia court begins review of voting complaints

Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties said they understand each other’s positions in their standoff over last month’s general election, though they reached no agreements in their third meeting over the dispute.

21 Aug 2013 - 11:17am

Cambodian opposition leader says poll protest ‘last resort’

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Friday said mass protests were “a last resort” against hotly disputed election results that handed victory to strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen.

16 Aug 2013 - 4:00pm

Six Cambodian farmers killed in anti-tank mine blast

Six Cambodian farmers were killed when their truck hit an old anti-tank mine planted by Khmer Rouge guerillas during the country’s civil war, police said on Thursday.

The men were driving through a flooded field in northern Preah Vihear province on Wednesday evening when the explosion occurred, provincial police chief Sy Kiri said by telephone. A seventh man was seriously injured.

15 Aug 2013 - 2:11pm

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