Cambodia justice minister calls for commercial surrogacy ban

Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has called for a ban on commercial surrogacy, following the lead of other Asian countries, local media reported. 

Xi Jinping arrives in Cambodia with tight security and much fanfare

Xi Jinping arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon to a hero's welcome, with the capital city decked out in Chinese flags and banners anticipating his arrival. 

Cambodia raises garment sector minimum wage to 153 dollars

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour raised the minimum wage from 140 dollars to 153 dollars per month in its vital garment sector to little fanfare on Thursday afternoon.

Cambodian opposition politician Sokha sentenced to 5 months in prison

Cambodian deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha was sentenced to five months in prison and fined 800,000 riel (200,000 dollars) on Friday for failing to appear at an earlier corruption trial.

Three reported injured in Phnom Penh explosion

Three people were injured after a bomb or grenade was thrown under a vehicle in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday evening, according to local media.

Family of killed Cambodian political activist flees country

The family of slain political activist Kem Ley have left Cambodia for an undisclosed location, fearing for their personal safety, local media reported Wednesday. 

Cambodian political analyst shot dead in Phnom Penh

Thousands of supporters were accompanying killed Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley's body to temple, where the first stages of his Buddhist funeral were to be observed Sunday evening, after he...

Top Khmer Rouge leaders aware of torture, experiments at S-21 prison

Convicted former Khmer Rouge leader Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Duch, took the stand at Cambodia’s long-running genocide tribunal on Tuesday, as a witness against fellow former leaders Nuon Chea...

Cambodia restarts passenger trains after years of disrepair

Cambodia's first passenger train service in seven years pulled out of Phnom Penh station Saturday, marking a milestone in a revitalization of the country's rail network.

World Book Day: Solving illiteracy, one book at a time

In Cambodia and Laos, the struggle to raise literacy rates can come down to how to get books to rural communities. Ahead of World Book Day on April 23, non-profit workers specialised in literacy...

Cambodian children removed from orphanages amid abuse allegations

Almost 200 Cambodian children were removed from orphanages in 2015 that either failed to live up to institutional standards or were found to employ staff who sexually abused children in their care...

Kerry talks terrorism, human rights in brief Cambodia visit

United States Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Cambodia Tuesday to join anti-terrorism efforts and expressed his support for human rights groups in the country.