Cambodia

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

Phnom Penh

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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 - CIA World Fact Book
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'Mountains and mountains of plastic': life on Cambodia's polluted ... - The Guardian

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Freedom of expression online in Cambodia 'stifled by laws' - The ... - The Cambodia Daily

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Freedom of expression online in Cambodia 'stifled by laws' - The ...
The Cambodia Daily
Cambodian laws are muzzling online expression, a new regional report launched on Tuesday has found. Read the full story: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freedom-expression-online-cambodia-stifled-laws. © 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All rights ...
Freedom of expression online in Cambodia 'stifled by laws', National ...The Phnom Penh Post

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Trentham local leads riders on path to feed dreams in Cambodia | Photos, Video - Ballarat Courier

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Trentham local leads riders on path to feed dreams in Cambodia | Photos, Video
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The inaugural charity fundraising ride early this year stemmed from an idea she adapted from her experience in Thailand. Now, Ms Williamson can hardly wait to get more people on their bikes for the unique experience. The eight-day journey she mapped ...



Cambodia's press freedom ranking plunges - The Phnom Penh Post

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Cambodia's press freedom ranking plunges
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Cambodia has dropped 10 places in the World Press Freedom Index and risks mimicking China's dangerous silencing of criticism, according to new data from Reporters Without Borders. The rankings, released Wednesday, show Cambodia is now ranked 142 out of ...

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China-funded university launched in East Cambodia - Xinhua

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China-funded university launched in East Cambodia
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KRATIE, Cambodia, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China-funded University of Kracheh was inaugurated here on Wednesday. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo jointly unveiled the university, which costs 12 ...
Cambodia's PM opens Rong Island resortTTR Weekly
Hun Sen comes to China's defence, praises investment and development aidThe Phnom Penh Post
China donates rice, invites PM to expoKhmer Times

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Cambodia's Emerging Resource Economy - Investing News Network

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Cambodia's Emerging Resource Economy
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Much like its history, Cambodia's economy has long been tied to the fertile floodplains of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, making agriculture a key industry for centuries. However, the Southeast Asian nation also hosts a wide range of mineral ...



Chinese arrested in Cambodia over scam - The Cambodia Daily

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Chinese arrested in Cambodia over scam
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Chinese arrested in Cambodia over scam. Police in Phnom Penh have arrested 119 Chinese over a fraud scam as the fight against criminal call centres continues. By. News.com.au. -. April 24, 2018. Cambodian police have arrested 119 Chinese suspected of ...
Cambodia-China ties solid, reaching high level: PMXinhua
Cambodia nabs scammersHong Kong Standard (press release)

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Digital agency Innity expands into Cambodian market - The Drum

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Digital agency Innity expands into Cambodian market
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Digital media company Innity is tackling its eleventh market in Southeast Asia, with its expansion into Cambodia. Innity will be offering advertisers in Cambodia solutions to run measurable and responsive creative campaigns across the full range of ...



Cambodia Daily GM's lawyer invited for questioning - The Cambodia Daily

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Cambodia Daily GM's lawyer invited for questioning
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The lawyer of former Cambodia Daily General Manager Douglas Steele has received an invitation to appear in court on May 9 for questioning in the now-shuttered paper's tax evasion case. Read the full story: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national ...



Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound - The Cambodia Daily

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Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making 'historic' rebound
The Cambodia Daily
Phnom Penh – The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservationists said on Monday (April 23), hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species. Read the full story: http://www ...
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Critically endangered river dolphins start to show signs of a ...ABC News
Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphinsChron.com

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