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As Cambodian workers flee Thailand’s coronavirus surge, exodus overwhelms border facilities

Since Thailand began to curb Covid-19 by closing its borders in March 2020, more than 215,000 Cambodian migrant workers have returned, one activist said.

Since Thailand began to curb Covid-19 by closing its borders in March 2020, more than 215,000 Cambodian migrant workers have returned, one activist said.

4 Aug 2021 - 5:54PM
Is Chinese money drowning Sihanoukville, Cambodia? Floods blamed on rapid pace of development

Sihanoukville has become a focal point for Chinese investment, but the speed of development has outpaced essential town planning. With floods causing extensive damage, there are worries things are only going to get worse.

Sihanoukville has become a focal point for Chinese investment, but the speed of development has outpaced essential town planning. With floods causing extensive damage, there are worries things are only going to get worse.

2 Sep 2019 - 5:20AM
Horrific accident puts Cambodia’s poor travel conditions for garment workers in spotlight

Five female garment factory workers had their arms severed clean off as they were commuting to work in an overloaded open-back truck, an accident that has thrust the dangers of workers’ travel arrangements back into the spotlight.

Five female garment factory workers had their arms severed clean off as they were commuting to work in an overloaded open-back truck, an accident that has thrust the dangers of workers’ travel arrangements back into the spotlight.

18 Jun 2019 - 7:30PM
Phnom Penh’s vanishing lakes put Cambodian capital in peril – and harm livelihoods of fishermen, farmers

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

Phnom Penh’s lakes are vanishing thanks to high demand for land in the Cambodian capital. Since 1997, 15 of the 25 largest lakes have been filled, and it’s proving bad for livelihoods and ultimately bad for the city’s drainage.

27 Feb 2019 - 8:10AM
Cambodian internet sensation and his mum contemplate the big time after video goes viral

Fourteen-year-old says he had no idea tourist at Angkor temples was videoing him talking multiple languages; he is in Cambodian capital to get a passport so he can travel to China to show off his Chinese skills on TV show.

Fourteen-year-old says he had no idea tourist at Angkor temples was videoing him talking multiple languages; he is in Cambodian capital to get a passport so he can travel to China to show off his Chinese skills on TV show.

29 Nov 2018 - 10:33AM
Angkor temple restorers face financial ruin after French funding ends, but want to finish job

Expert stonemasons in Cambodia halted work on restoring an 11th-century Angkorian temple when international funding ended. They want to finish the job, but Cambodian authorities have offered them barely half their previous pay.

Expert stonemasons in Cambodia halted work on restoring an 11th-century Angkorian temple when international funding ended. They want to finish the job, but Cambodian authorities have offered them barely half their previous pay.

13 Nov 2018 - 8:20AM