Danielle Keeton-Olsen
Danielle Keeton-Olsen
Danielle Keeton-Olsen is a freelance journalist based in Phnom Penh, covering environment, business and labour issues in Cambodia and beyond. Her work has also appeared in VOD English, BBC, Mongabay and Forbes Asia among others.

Cambodia does not explicitly ban residents from owning non-native species. A week after the lion’s confiscation, Prime Minister Hun Sen reacted to sympathetic social media posts by saying the animal would be returned to its owner.

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Cambodia has closed markets in its capital and extended a two-week lockdown, designating some areas red zones and prohibiting people from going out.

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The wide-ranging draft legislation includes provisions on alcohol sales, the hawking of goods in public and begging – raising a host of human rights concerns.

Educated at America’s Military Academy, Hun Manet was seen as a potential ally for the US but since returning home he has rebuilt the military with China’s help.

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