Alex Willemyns
Kampuchea Krom

Activists Mark 70 Years Since ‘Loss’ of Kampuchea Krom

At a muted ceremony on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, hundreds of Cambodian nationalists gathered Tuesday morning to mark 70 years since France’s cession of its Indochinese colony of Cochinchina to the newly proclaimed State of Vietnam.

US and China Squabble Over Impact on Cambodia

The Phnom Penh embassies of the U.S. and China — whose governments have a dubious history of destabilizing Cambodia for their own geopolitical ends and both stoked and prolonged the country’s two-decades-long civil war — have become embroiled in their second Internet flame war over the country this year.

As EU Threats Loom, Cambodia Prepares Reply to UN Rights Review

Cambodia will not accept recommendations to release opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest when it delivers its formal reply to the U.N.’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of its rights record later this year, an official involved in the process said, but will take on board more “general” reform advice.