Cambodia

Country Cambodia
Capital Phnom Penh
Continent Asia(Southeast Asia)
Currency Riel(KHR)
Languages Khmer

Phnom Penh

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Introduction

Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863 and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a five-year struggle, Communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. At least 1.5 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation during the Khmer Rouge regime under POL POT. A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off almost 13 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a ceasefire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government. Factional fighting in 1997 ended the first coalition government, but a second round of national elections in 1998 led to the formation of another coalition government and renewed political stability. The remaining elements of the Khmer Rouge surrendered in early 1999. Some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity by a hybrid UN-Cambodian tribunal supported by international assistance. Elections in July 2003 were relatively peaceful, but it took one year of negotiations between contending political parties before a coalition government was formed. In October 2004, King Norodom SIHANOUK abdicated the throne and his son, Prince Norodom SIHAMONI, was selected to succeed him. Local elections were held in Cambodia in April 2007, with little of the pre-election violence that preceded prior elections. National elections in July 2008 were relatively peaceful.

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Cambodia: Scrap Abusive Covid-19 Prevention Bill - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Scrap Abusive Covid-19 Prevention Bill  Human Rights Watch

First COVAX vaccines arrive in Cambodia from India - Economic TimesFirst COVAX vaccines arrive in Cambodia from India  Economic Times

Cambodia's Royal Turtle lays eggs in captivity for first time - The HinduCambodia's Royal Turtle lays eggs in captivity for first time  The Hindu

Cambodia further postpones 13th ASEM Summit - DTNextCambodia further postpones 13th ASEM Summit  DTNext

Hun Sen says he will rule Cambodia 'until I want to stop' - Union of Catholic Asian NewsHun Sen says he will rule Cambodia 'until I want to stop'  Union of Catholic Asian News

Cambodia Deports Chinese Journalist Over Vaccine for Sale Story - VOA AsiaCambodia Deports Chinese Journalist Over Vaccine for Sale Story  VOA Asia

Cambodia: Quash Conviction of Opposition Leaders – Human Rights Watch - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Quash Conviction of Opposition Leaders – Human Rights Watch  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia becomes one of the world's first countries to receive COVAX vaccines - UNICEFCambodia becomes one of the world's first countries to receive COVAX vaccines  UNICEF

Cambodia's Covid cluster cases soar to 446 - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia's Covid cluster cases soar to 446  The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese communities in Cambodia condemn certain citizens' wreckless behavior, fear outbreak may bring discrimination - Global TimesChinese communities in Cambodia condemn certain citizens' wreckless behavior, fear outbreak may bring discrimination  Global Times

Naga closes Cambodia casino as staff slam COVID response - Nikkei AsiaNaga closes Cambodia casino as staff slam COVID response  Nikkei Asia

US Expresses Concern Over Cambodia Internet Controls - VOA AsiaUS Expresses Concern Over Cambodia Internet Controls  VOA Asia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19 - CNACambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen inoculated against COVID-19  CNA

Cambodia's prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine shot - Anadolu AgencyCambodia's prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine shot  Anadolu Agency

US congratulates Cambodia on arrival of COVAX vaccine - US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.govUS congratulates Cambodia on arrival of COVAX vaccine  US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.gov

Cambodia's Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequality - The DiplomatCambodia's Ball-and-Chain of Corruption and Inequality  The Diplomat

Cambodian court sentences opposition leaders in absentia - Times of IndiaCambodian court sentences opposition leaders in absentia  Times of India

Cambodia's Covid cluster cases hit 425 - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia's Covid cluster cases hit 425  The Phnom Penh Post

India approves supply of 100,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia - Business StandardIndia approves supply of 100,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia  Business Standard

Cambodian VC firm scouts for late-stage deals to grow profitability - Nikkei AsiaCambodian VC firm scouts for late-stage deals to grow profitability  Nikkei Asia

The Habit Burger Grill Continues International Expansion In Cambodia With Third Restaurant - PRNewswireThe Habit Burger Grill Continues International Expansion In Cambodia With Third Restaurant  PRNewswire

Capital meant for Myanmar may seek havens in Vietnam and Cambodia - Nikkei AsiaCapital meant for Myanmar may seek havens in Vietnam and Cambodia  Nikkei Asia

Corruption threatens Cambodia's COVID success as cluster spreads - Nikkei AsiaCorruption threatens Cambodia's COVID success as cluster spreads  Nikkei Asia

Covid-19: Cambodia approves emergency use of Chinas Sinovac vaccine - Business StandardCovid-19: Cambodia approves emergency use of Chinas Sinovac vaccine  Business Standard

Sihanoukville becomes Cambodia's second COVID-19 hotspot with 95 positive cases in a matter of days - Khmer TimesSihanoukville becomes Cambodia's second COVID-19 hotspot with 95 positive cases in a matter of days  Khmer Times

Cambodia Suspends Annual Military Exercises With China - VOA AsiaCambodia Suspends Annual Military Exercises With China  VOA Asia

'A disgrace': Luxury housing plans threaten Cambodia's Bokor National Park - Mongabay.com'A disgrace': Luxury housing plans threaten Cambodia's Bokor National Park  Mongabay.com

How Early Megacities Emerged From the Jungles of Cambodia - Atlas ObscuraHow Early Megacities Emerged From the Jungles of Cambodia  Atlas Obscura

Plans for sprawling resort near Cambodia's Angkor heritage site sparks concern from UNESCO - The Architect's NewspaperPlans for sprawling resort near Cambodia's Angkor heritage site sparks concern from UNESCO  The Architect's Newspaper

Lifeline for vulnerable Cambodians as poverty doubles during COVID-19 pandemic - UN NewsLifeline for vulnerable Cambodians as poverty doubles during COVID-19 pandemic  UN News

What's Behind Cambodia's Cancellation of Military Exercises with China? - The DiplomatWhat's Behind Cambodia's Cancellation of Military Exercises with China?  The Diplomat

$8.1 billion recorded as Cambodia-China trade volume in 2020. Showing a 5.2 percent drop - Khmer Times$8.1 billion recorded as Cambodia-China trade volume in 2020. Showing a 5.2 percent drop  Khmer Times

UNESCO statement on a reported construction project near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia - UNESCO.orgUNESCO statement on a reported construction project near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia  UNESCO.org

Cambodia's New Law on Public Order Seeks to Stifle Dissent - Foreign PolicyCambodia's New Law on Public Order Seeks to Stifle Dissent  Foreign Policy

Cambodia passes strict virus prevention bill - The Star OnlineCambodia passes strict virus prevention bill  The Star Online

Indian citizen Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia - Economic TimesIndian citizen Kaushik Barua conferred with Royal Order in Cambodia  Economic Times

Cambodia's Lies About 'Coup' Case and Verdict - Polygraph.infoCambodia's Lies About 'Coup' Case and Verdict  Polygraph.info

Cambodia opens its markets to pig meat from Brazil - Pig ProgressCambodia opens its markets to pig meat from Brazil  Pig Progress

What's in Cambodia's New Internet Gateway Decree? - The DiplomatWhat's in Cambodia's New Internet Gateway Decree?  The Diplomat

'Civilisational commitment', says Jaishankar after Cambodia receives Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines - ANI News'Civilisational commitment', says Jaishankar after Cambodia receives Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines  ANI News

Cambodia: Widespread illegal logging in Prey Lang rainforest amid ban on community patrols - Amnesty InternationalCambodia: Widespread illegal logging in Prey Lang rainforest amid ban on community patrols  Amnesty International

Cambodian dog slaughterhouse shuts as meat trade faces pressure - The Star OnlineCambodian dog slaughterhouse shuts as meat trade faces pressure  The Star Online

Cambodia's February 20 Community Event soars to 425 with 23 new cases; tally now 932 - Khmer TimesCambodia's February 20 Community Event soars to 425 with 23 new cases; tally now 932  Khmer Times

Cambodia's Rangers Risk Lives Protecting Environment - VOA AsiaCambodia's Rangers Risk Lives Protecting Environment  VOA Asia

Cambodia: $500mil expected from EU programme - The Star OnlineCambodia: $500mil expected from EU programme  The Star Online

Cambodia adopts tougher law to prevent spread of Covid-19 - The Star OnlineCambodia adopts tougher law to prevent spread of Covid-19  The Star Online

Cambodia Adopts China-style Internet Gateway Amid Opposition Crackdown - VOA AsiaCambodia Adopts China-style Internet Gateway Amid Opposition Crackdown  VOA Asia

'Drastic' Declines in Cambodia's Endangered Wildlife - VOA Asia'Drastic' Declines in Cambodia's Endangered Wildlife  VOA Asia

Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned - The GuardianCambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things cannot be returned  The Guardian

The Habit Burger Grill set to open third Cambodia restaurant - Verdict FoodserviceThe Habit Burger Grill set to open third Cambodia restaurant  Verdict Foodservice

Purchase of US Vaccines announced by Cambodia, except Pfizer - Khmer TimesPurchase of US Vaccines announced by Cambodia, except Pfizer  Khmer Times

The US Government Launches Cambodian Agricultural Partnership Competition - US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.govThe US Government Launches Cambodian Agricultural Partnership Competition  US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.gov

EU updates CDC on its Development Cooperation Strategy in Cambodia 2021-2027 - Khmer TimesEU updates CDC on its Development Cooperation Strategy in Cambodia 2021-2027  Khmer Times

Cambodia's February 20 Community Event COVID-19 positive cases continue to mount with 28 new detections, bringing total to 402 and overall tally to 909 - Khmer TimesCambodia's February 20 Community Event COVID-19 positive cases continue to mount with 28 new detections, bringing total to 402 and overall tally to 909  Khmer Times

Adelaide paedophile pleads for 'merciful' sentence over sex abuse of Cambodian children - ABC NewsAdelaide paedophile pleads for 'merciful' sentence over sex abuse of Cambodian children  ABC News

Cambodia's Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Elections - The DiplomatCambodia's Surviving Opposition Politicians Regroup Ahead of Elections  The Diplomat

Cambodia's COVID-19 Inoculation drive sees 61,041 inoculated, of whom 2,176 were second shots - Khmer TimesCambodia's COVID-19 Inoculation drive sees 61,041 inoculated, of whom 2,176 were second shots  Khmer Times

Proposed resort and water park threaten ancient heritage of Angkor Wat in Cambodia - Art NewspaperProposed resort and water park threaten ancient heritage of Angkor Wat in Cambodia  Art Newspaper

An Overview of Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar 2021 From The Ground - Asia Business News - Asia BriefingAn Overview of Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar 2021 From The Ground - Asia Business News  Asia Briefing

YCH and Cambodia sign framework pact to develop Phnom Penh Logistics Complex - Business TimesYCH and Cambodia sign framework pact to develop Phnom Penh Logistics Complex  Business Times

Cambodia reports 31 new Covid-19 cases, total at 909 - The Star OnlineCambodia reports 31 new Covid-19 cases, total at 909  The Star Online

Controversial art dealer's daughter will return over 100 antiquities to Cambodia - CNNControversial art dealer's daughter will return over 100 antiquities to Cambodia  CNN

Cambodian PM Hun Sen gets AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot, defends Chinese vaccine - The Straits TimesCambodian PM Hun Sen gets AstraZeneca Covid-19 shot, defends Chinese vaccine  The Straits Times

Cambodia's February 20 Community Event COVID-19 cases jumps to 374 with 34 new infections, tally now 878 - Khmer TimesCambodia's February 20 Community Event COVID-19 cases jumps to 374 with 34 new infections, tally now 878  Khmer Times

Key Aspects of Cambodia's New Sub-Decree on National Internet Gateway - LexologyKey Aspects of Cambodia's New Sub-Decree on National Internet Gateway  Lexology

A lab in Cambodia is on the lookout for the next pandemic. - The New York TimesA lab in Cambodia is on the lookout for the next pandemic.  The New York Times

Cambodian agri-exports up 55% in Jan-Feb - FreshPlaza.comCambodian agri-exports up 55% in Jan-Feb  FreshPlaza.com

Cambodia’s crackdown on the free Internet is a threat to the whole world - The Washington PostCambodia’s crackdown on the free Internet is a threat to the whole world  The Washington Post

Foreign diplomats, UN officers to be in priority groups in Cambodia's inoculation drive against COVID-19 - Khmer TimesForeign diplomats, UN officers to be in priority groups in Cambodia's inoculation drive against COVID-19  Khmer Times

Cambodia's Covid cluster cases hit 234 - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia's Covid cluster cases hit 234  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia's preparation for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2022 - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia's preparation for the ASEAN chairmanship in 2022  The Phnom Penh Post

First Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia - NewswiseFirst Eggs of Royal Turtle Laid in Captivity in Cambodia  Newswise

Cambodia's Circus of Hope fights for survival - CGTNCambodia's Circus of Hope fights for survival  CGTN

Japan to support running track development and hand washing station construction in Cambodia - Khmer TimesJapan to support running track development and hand washing station construction in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Clues to Covid-19 virus family in Cambodia lab freezer, Thai drain pipe - South China Morning PostClues to Covid-19 virus family in Cambodia lab freezer, Thai drain pipe  South China Morning Post

Go beyond Angkor Wat to uncover the wonders of Cambodia - Travel Weekly UKGo beyond Angkor Wat to uncover the wonders of Cambodia  Travel Weekly UK

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Arrives in Cambodia with the Opening of Sihanoukville's First International Five-Star Hotel – Hospitality Net - Hospitality NetWyndham Hotels & Resorts Arrives in Cambodia with the Opening of Sihanoukville's First International Five-Star Hotel – Hospitality Net  Hospitality Net

Cambodia: Logistics Cluster Quarter 4 2020 Preparedness - Cambodia - ReliefWebCambodia: Logistics Cluster Quarter 4 2020 Preparedness - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Florida Attorney Charged With Sexually Abusing Children In Cambodia - Department of JusticeFlorida Attorney Charged With Sexually Abusing Children In Cambodia  Department of Justice

Covid-19 outbreak hits Chinese community in Cambodia, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesCovid-19 outbreak hits Chinese community in Cambodia, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Top tips for travelling to Cambodia - Hackney GazetteTop tips for travelling to Cambodia  Hackney Gazette

Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia to make auto-rickshaws  The Phnom Penh Post

India and Cambodia meet to discuss naval cooperation - Khmer TimesIndia and Cambodia meet to discuss naval cooperation  Khmer Times

Cambodia to say goodbye to cool weather as sweltering heat beckons - Khmer TimesCambodia to say goodbye to cool weather as sweltering heat beckons  Khmer Times

List of translators and interpreters in Cambodia - GOV.UKList of translators and interpreters in Cambodia  GOV.UK

Vancouver House homeowners fund 375 new homes for impoverished Cambodians | Urbanized - Daily HiveVancouver House homeowners fund 375 new homes for impoverished Cambodians | Urbanized  Daily Hive

Nod for Surbana Jurong's masterplan for $21.4b 'Ream City' in Cambodia - The Straits TimesNod for Surbana Jurong's masterplan for $21.4b 'Ream City' in Cambodia  The Straits Times

Mekong River drops to “worrying” levels, some sections turning blue-green - Cambodia - ReliefWebMekong River drops to “worrying” levels, some sections turning blue-green - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Cambodian Elite Park Millions in Australia - Radio Free AsiaCambodian Elite Park Millions in Australia  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's economic diplomacy key to overcoming global turbulence - Khmer TimesCambodia's economic diplomacy key to overcoming global turbulence  Khmer Times

Cambodia's February 20 Community Event rises to 47 cases - Khmer TimesCambodia's February 20 Community Event rises to 47 cases  Khmer Times

Will Cambodia's wildlife be saved by eco-tourism? - The Phnom Penh PostWill Cambodia's wildlife be saved by eco-tourism?  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia reports 39 new Covid cases, tally at 805 - LokmatCambodia reports 39 new Covid cases, tally at 805  Lokmat

Cambodia’s new virus rules restrain holiday celebrations - Hindustan TimesCambodia’s new virus rules restrain holiday celebrations  Hindustan Times

Is Cambodia the weakest link in ASEAN chain? - The New Indian ExpressIs Cambodia the weakest link in ASEAN chain?  The New Indian Express

Cambodia is an inspiration for the healing power of art after a crisis - The Conversation CACambodia is an inspiration for the healing power of art after a crisis  The Conversation CA

The weaponisation of the Cambodian justice system must stop - Al Jazeera EnglishThe weaponisation of the Cambodian justice system must stop  Al Jazeera English

COVID-19 worsens Cambodia's political oppression - East Asia ForumCOVID-19 worsens Cambodia's political oppression  East Asia Forum

Lonely no more: Kaavan, the elephant, makes a new friend in Cambodia - MintLonely no more: Kaavan, the elephant, makes a new friend in Cambodia  Mint

Cambodia: Escalating Crackdown Amid Pandemic - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Escalating Crackdown Amid Pandemic  Human Rights Watch