Photo Essay: Behind the Scaffolding

In Cambodia, construction workers and their families often live inside the buildings they are constructing, despite dozens being killed in building collapses in recent years. Few labour protections leave them vulnerable to site accidents and exploitation.

Prime Minister Hun Sen gestures during a graduation ceremony in Phnom Penh on March 10, 2020, in this photograph posted to Hun Sen's Facebook page.

Kampot Governor Orders Hun Sen’s Photo in Every Classroom

Kampot education must build a “culture of gratitude” with a photo of Prime Minister Hun Sen in every classroom and a daily routine of bowing to it and giving thanks for the roofs under which students learn, the provincial governor has said.

The National Election Committee holds a meeting in a photo posted April 4, 2022. (National Election Committee's Facebook page)

Candidate Rejections Are Done: Elections Spokesperson

The opposition Candlelight Party has been entirely stripped of candidates in 11 communes, but the national elections body is now done removing nominees for the June election, a spokesperson said on Monday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen views an infrastructure project poster in Siem Reap province during a speech on April 4, 2022. (Hun Sen's Facebook page)

Hun Sen Suggests End to Mask Mandate

Cambodian provinces could begin easing requirements to wear Covid-19 face masks, Prime Minister Hun Sen suggested in a speech on Monday, citing costs for people and the reality that many gatherings are already taking place without masks.