The Metta forest community in Kampong Speu says three Buddha statues around the forest’s pagoda have been destroyed after wind blew down nearby trees, and residents are blaming loggers who they say are continuing to cut down the surrounding forest.
Hun Manet is not just a military commander. He is the prime minister’s eldest son and chosen successor of the ruling CPP, and he is increasingly putting on a public show and raising his profile.
Police in Mexico City raided seven call centers, seizing hundreds of phones, computers and SIM cards used for customer extortion. After the raids, the capital’s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum urged job seekers to shun the scam call centers, saying “it’s a crime to participate in any sort of extortion”.
The first woman to head an Australian intelligence agency said the glass ceiling for women’s career advancement was more like a “concrete block”, revealing even as a spy chief she had been asked to bring men coffee.
The preference for sons in India – seen as breadwinners who will carry on the family name – has led to the illegal abortion of millions of female foetuses. But evidence suggests that trend is changing.
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration said a boat carrying 41 Chinese nationals sank off the coast of Koh Tang, with 18 rescued at the time and another passenger found after a day.
A former CNRP commune chief rejected evidence brought by the court as part of the latest opposition mass trial, saying the voice on a recorded phone conversation belonged to another person.
An elderly lobby group is asking the government for free health services and financial support after retirement.
Chhun Karim started mining gems in Pailin when he was 17 years old. But 45 years later, there are no more gems in the province, he says.
On Thursday morning, the Khmer Rouge tribunal upheld all but two of a slew of convictions against former regime head of state Khieu Samphan, effectively ending the court’s judicial proceedings.
The trial against opposition leader Kem Sokha tried to link him to an alleged color revolution attempt in 2013 when party colleagues and supporters held lotuses at public demonstrations, and questioned him over the Taiwanese ruling party’s visit to his CNRP that year.
Indigenous representatives from all nine Amazon Basin countries, gathered in the Peruvian capital Lima this week, pressed world leaders to adopt a global pact to protect 80% of the Amazon forest by 2025.
The Cambodian government has increased the minimum wage for the garment and footwear sector by $6, to $200, far below the $19 increase proposed by unions.
A Saudi app that lets ordinary people “play the role of a police officer” may have alerted authorities to the tweets of a student whose sentencing to 34 years in jail has drawn international condemnation.
Indonesian nationals rescued from a Phnom Penh scam compound say they were targeting Facebook users every day to cheat them out of thousands of dollars. Most are relieved to have gotten away from the criminal work and threat of violence that hovered over them.
Tens of thousands of people from across Asia have been coerced into defrauding people in America and around the world out of millions of dollars. Those who resist face beatings, food deprivation or worse.
LGBTQ+ fighters have been visible in the Ukrainian military during the invasion. Their involvement in the defence force has bolstered public support for gay and transgender rights in the largely socially conservative nation.
Phnom Penh is planning a colossal flyover on St. 271 that would cost $36.8 million and take three years to build. For half the cost, the whole 13 km of the ring road can be transformed with bus lanes, cycleways and pleasant sidewalks — and actually reduce congestion, writes Future Forum’s Sek Aronsakda.
Nearly 9,000 phones were seized from a Sihanoukville compound and barbed wire cut from the notorious “Chinatown” area. As human trafficking raids target compounds across the city, residents say other buildings appear to be quietly emptying of foreign workers.
Around two dozen families in Siem Reap’s Run Ta Ek commune — soon to be the new home for evicted residents from the Angkor park — say the Apsara Authority took their farmland within the resettlement site and offered much smaller plots in return.
Two news organizations announced a proposal to establish an independent “Cambodia Media Council” that could judge complaints around journalism ethics and conduct.
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered local officials to crack down on illegal gambling in villages. MFIs said they will conduct their own study in response to a German microloan survey.
More than 60 Vietnamese nationals attempted to flee a Bavet city casino on Saturday, as regional media report more arrests and raids tied to forced labor and fraud operations in Cambodia.
Thousands of viewers have circulated a video online of a woman pleading in Khmer for rescue from forced labor at a Sihanoukville scam center.
The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration announced police are investigating a Sihanoukville business, a possible targeting of an illegal operator following a series of recent human trafficking rescues from scam compounds.
About 57 food and souvenir stalls directly next to Angkor Wat temple have not left their sites as an official deadline passed.
Oddar Meanchey police have arrested at least seven residents after a violent brawl that involved the brandishing of sticks and knives between villagers and authorities over disputed land on Tuesday.
Facebook posts by senior CNRP leaders and secret phone taps formed the basis for investigations into the fifth mass trial against the political opposition, where the court is debating activities linked to Mu Sochua’s unsuccessful return in 2021.
Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation.
Vegetable growers on Boeng Tompun lake along Phnom Penh’s southern Hun Sen Blvd. found a dead body in the water that police believe was brought from the Toul Tom Poung area and dumped.