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Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy sentenced again

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy sentenced again

Cambodia's exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced in absentia on Thursday to an additional 20 months in prison for defamation, on top of a previous five-year term.

Mar 30, 2017, 11:46 AM IST

Cambodian court convicts exiled opposition leader

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday over a post on his Facebook page, a conviction that makes his return from self-imposed exile unlikely.

Dec 27, 2016, 13:52 PM IST

Cambodia says visitors to Angkor temples must dress properly

Visitors who dress immodestly will not be allowed to enter Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex, the agency that oversees the site said on Tuesday.

Jul 07, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

Cambodian passenger train back on track post years-long hiatus

Cambodia's sole passenger train resumed a regular weekend service on Saturday after being suspended for years, with Prime Minister Hun Sen climbing aboard to inaugurate the first trip.

Apr 30, 2016, 13:01 PM IST
Car plunges off Cambodian river ferry, seven dead

Car plunges off Cambodian river ferry, seven dead

Seven people including five children drowned in Cambodia when a car packed with passengers slipped off a ferry and plunged into a river, police said today.

Apr 04, 2016, 13:30 PM IST

Cambodia to use helicopter gunships in logging crackdown

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said he had authorised the use of helicopter gunships to crack down on rampant illegal logging in an effort to curb deforestation.

Feb 25, 2016, 12:42 PM IST

Cambodian opposition senator on trial for Facebook comments

A Cambodian court rejected an opposition senator's request for bail today and opened a trial against him on charges that carry penalties of up to 17 years in prison for comments he posted on Facebook.

Oct 02, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

India-ASEAN ties poised to scale new heights: Ansari

Asserting that India-ASEAN ties are poised to scale new heights, Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday said India's relationship with Cambodia was a "key element" in its engagement with the key regional grouping as the country moves forward with the Act East policy.

Sep 16, 2015, 13:15 PM IST

Ansari in Cambodia to boost ties as part of Act East policy

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived here on Tuesday on the first leg of his four-day two-nation tour that will also take him to Laos as India seeks an "enduring partnership" and enhanced economic engagement with ASEAN countries under its Act East policy.

Sep 15, 2015, 17:16 PM IST

Cambodian PM orders opposition senator`s arrest for `treason`

 Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered the arrest of an opposition senator for "treason" after accusing him of posting a fake document about the border with neighbouring Vietnam on social media.

Aug 13, 2015, 17:39 PM IST

Cambodia opposition activists jailed for up to 20 years for `insurrection`: Lawyer

 Eleven Cambodian opposition members and activists were jailed on insurrection charges Tuesday, a defence lawyer said, including three who received a 20-year sentence.

Jul 21, 2015, 17:23 PM IST

16 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road smash

At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured on their morning commute Tuesday when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said.

May 19, 2015, 11:37 AM IST

Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

Tearful survivors Friday marked 40 years to the day since the black-clad Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that killed a quarter of Cambodians and turned the capital into a ghost town.

Apr 17, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Capital to ghost town: 40 years since Phnom Penh evacuation

 When black-clad Khmer Rouge soldiers first charged into Phnom Penh they were welcomed with cheers, remembers Chhung Kong, a teacher in the Cambodian capital during the seventies.

Apr 15, 2015, 10:53 AM IST

Cambodia pardons jailed female land rights activists

Ten female Cambodian land activists jailed over protests last year have been pardoned and released from prison, a rights group said Sunday, following an outcry over their arrests.

Apr 12, 2015, 13:00 PM IST

Cambodia`s self-taught doctors, a Khmer Rouge legacy

When the phone rings, former Khmer Rouge soldier Ken Mon grabs a bag stuffed full of medicine, jumps on his motorbike and heads for an impoverished Cambodian village with the haste of any diligent local doctor.

Apr 10, 2015, 10:24 AM IST

Cambodian MPs appoint new election body after fraud allegations

Cambodia`s parliament Thursday appointed a new election committee in a bid to clean-up polls routinely tainted by allegations of fraud and as part of an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties.

Apr 09, 2015, 20:00 PM IST

Siem Reap: 4 temples you shouldn’t miss

Siem Reap is an ancient town and the cultural capital of Cambodia. The city, which is located in the north-west of the country, is considered such a mainstay of their heritage that its Angkor Wat temple is the central theme on the national flag. The city has an international airport that serves tourists who visit Cambodia to explore its traditional legacy rather than see the remnants of the dark past of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh.

Apr 02, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity

Cambodia`s UN-backed court on Friday charged another former Khmer Rouge member with crimes against humanity, weeks after the country`s leader warned against prosecuting further suspects.

Mar 27, 2015, 19:28 PM IST

Threats of jail, walkout put Cambodia truce on shaky ground

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen took a swipe at the country`s opposition on Monday and threatened its lawmakers with jail, accusing it of breaching terms of a political truce that now looks increasingly precarious.

Jan 19, 2015, 18:05 PM IST