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 begins mass trial of opposition activists - The Associated Press
  1. Cambodia begins mass trial of opposition activists  The Associated Press
  2. Cambodia begins mass trial of 120 opposition figures  WION
  3. Cambodia Begins Mass Trial of Dissidents, Opposition Figures  The Diplomat
  4. Cambodia puts 121 opposition figures on trial for treason  Al Jazeera English
  5. Cambodian activist denied bail, claims “injustice” | Materials & Production News  Ecotextile News
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Pakistan’s lonely jumbo packs trunk for Cambodia - The HinduPakistan’s lonely jumbo packs trunk for Cambodia  The Hindu

Aun Pornmoniroth Emerges as Potential Future Cambodian Prime Minister - The DiplomatAun Pornmoniroth Emerges as Potential Future Cambodian Prime Minister  The Diplomat

Cambodian villagers trust magic scarecrows to ward off coronavirus - Deccan HeraldCambodian villagers trust magic scarecrows to ward off coronavirus  Deccan Herald

Cambodian Rights Activist and 55 Others Face Trial as Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies - Just SecurityCambodian Rights Activist and 55 Others Face Trial as Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies  Just Security

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

China bags Cambodian airport contract in blow to French operator - Nikkei AsiaChina bags Cambodian airport contract in blow to French operator  Nikkei Asia

P2P lender Rai Capital opens in Cambodia - FinextraP2P lender Rai Capital opens in Cambodia  Finextra

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

Coronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia - Nature.comCoronaviruses closely related to the pandemic virus discovered in Japan and Cambodia  Nature.com

Cambodia: Scrap Draft Cybercrime Law - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Scrap Draft Cybercrime Law  Human Rights Watch

Opinion | How Hun Sen killed democracy in Cambodia - The Brussels TimesOpinion | How Hun Sen killed democracy in Cambodia  The Brussels Times

Relatives of pandemic virus found in labs in Cambodia and Japan - Telegraph.co.ukRelatives of pandemic virus found in labs in Cambodia and Japan  Telegraph.co.uk

Joe Biden's Cambodian Sideshow – The Diplomat - The DiplomatJoe Biden's Cambodian Sideshow – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Cambodian PM isolating after Covid outbreak linked to Hungarian minister - The GuardianCambodian PM isolating after Covid outbreak linked to Hungarian minister  The Guardian

The Case for a Cambodian Foreign Policy Reset - The DiplomatThe Case for a Cambodian Foreign Policy Reset  The Diplomat

UN human rights experts denounce 'concerted attempt' to erode civic space in Cambodia - UN NewsUN human rights experts denounce 'concerted attempt' to erode civic space in Cambodia  UN News

Cambodia Must End Legal Attacks on Media, Rights Groups Say - VOA AsiaCambodia Must End Legal Attacks on Media, Rights Groups Say  VOA Asia

COVID-19: Cambodian prime minister in quarantine - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: Cambodian prime minister in quarantine  Anadolu Agency

Cambodia: Climate information and early warning project closes with strong results - PreventionWebCambodia: Climate information and early warning project closes with strong results  PreventionWeb

United States Provides Additional Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Cambodia - US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.govUnited States Provides Additional Assistance in Response to Widespread Flooding in Cambodia  US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.gov

Cambodia: Hun Sen Threatens Families of Activists - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Hun Sen Threatens Families of Activists  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's Government Should Stop Silencing Journalists, Media Outlets - Human Rights WatchCambodia's Government Should Stop Silencing Journalists, Media Outlets  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia bans state-organized events in capital over virus - ABC NewsCambodia bans state-organized events in capital over virus  ABC News

Cambodia and ASEAN: Maintaining Cooperation, Building Confidence - The DiplomatCambodia and ASEAN: Maintaining Cooperation, Building Confidence  The Diplomat

Rats Clear Minefields – and Suspicion of Military – in Cambodia - U.S. News & World ReportRats Clear Minefields – and Suspicion of Military – in Cambodia  U.S. News & World Report

Beijing-friendly Cambodia and Laos pushed out to ASEAN's fringe - Nikkei Asian ReviewBeijing-friendly Cambodia and Laos pushed out to ASEAN's fringe  Nikkei Asian Review

Hun Sen: No lockdown in Cambodia after Hungarian minister visit - Bangkok PostHun Sen: No lockdown in Cambodia after Hungarian minister visit  Bangkok Post

Cambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement - chinadialogueCambodian construction boom turns karst mountains to cement  chinadialogue

Cambodia chooses coal in rush for power | News - Eco-BusinessCambodia chooses coal in rush for power | News  Eco-Business

NagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia's Angkor Wat - Inside Asian GamingNagaCorp to build US$350 million non-gaming resort near Cambodia's Angkor Wat  Inside Asian Gaming

Cambodia's Foreign Employee Quota Application: November Deadline Approaches - ASEAN BriefingCambodia's Foreign Employee Quota Application: November Deadline Approaches  ASEAN Briefing

Will Thailand Inspire A Cambodian Spring? - The ASEAN PostWill Thailand Inspire A Cambodian Spring?  The ASEAN Post

Cambodia's prime minister in quarantine after Hungarian meet - Associated PressCambodia's prime minister in quarantine after Hungarian meet  Associated Press

Coronavirus Deepens Cambodia's Loan Crisis - The ASEAN PostCoronavirus Deepens Cambodia's Loan Crisis  The ASEAN Post

Saving Angkor Wat: Cambodia's ninja gardeners tame jungle - Bangkok PostSaving Angkor Wat: Cambodia's ninja gardeners tame jungle  Bangkok Post

Cambodia Launches Digital Currency: Key Features - ASEAN BriefingCambodia Launches Digital Currency: Key Features  ASEAN Briefing

Cambodia officially launches digital currency backed by central bank - Bangkok PostCambodia officially launches digital currency backed by central bank  Bangkok Post

Purdue animal sciences professor to address food safety in Cambodia - Purdue News ServicePurdue animal sciences professor to address food safety in Cambodia  Purdue News Service

Cambodia tour operators hold little hope for 2021 tourism revival - Bangkok PostCambodia tour operators hold little hope for 2021 tourism revival  Bangkok Post

Number of Cambodian students studying in the US reaches all-time high - US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.govNumber of Cambodian students studying in the US reaches all-time high  US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.gov

Cambodia begins opposition activists trial - Bendigo AdvertiserCambodia begins opposition activists trial  Bendigo Advertiser

WFP Cambodia Country Brief, October 2020 - Cambodia - ReliefWebWFP Cambodia Country Brief, October 2020 - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh to make its debut in the Cambodian capital in 2021 - Hotel ME NewsHyatt Regency Phnom Penh to make its debut in the Cambodian capital in 2021  Hotel ME News

Another U.S. facility demolished at Cambodia base: U.S. think-tank - ReutersAnother U.S. facility demolished at Cambodia base: U.S. think-tank  Reuters

Cambodia: Information for survivors of rape and sexual assault - GOV.UKCambodia: Information for survivors of rape and sexual assault  GOV.UK

Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR Factsheet (Last updated 27/10/2020) - Viet Nam - ReliefWebVietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR Factsheet (Last updated 27/10/2020) - Viet Nam  ReliefWeb

Cambodia officially launches quasi-CBDC - Central BankingCambodia officially launches quasi-CBDC  Central Banking

Xi Jinping vows to promote China-Cambodia ties to new levels - CGTNXi Jinping vows to promote China-Cambodia ties to new levels  CGTN

Cambodia: COVID-19 Response Situation Report - Border Management (27 October 2020) - Cambodia - ReliefWebCambodia: COVID-19 Response Situation Report - Border Management (27 October 2020) - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Could ASEAN Really Cut Laos and Cambodia Loose? - The DiplomatCould ASEAN Really Cut Laos and Cambodia Loose?  The Diplomat

Poverty And Violence In Cambodia - The ASEAN PostPoverty And Violence In Cambodia  The ASEAN Post

Cambodia to see lower temperatures this week - Khmer TimesCambodia to see lower temperatures this week  Khmer Times

List of English-speaking lawyers in Cambodia - GOV.UKList of English-speaking lawyers in Cambodia  GOV.UK

Another US facility demolished at Cambodian base, says US think tank - South China Morning PostAnother US facility demolished at Cambodian base, says US think tank  South China Morning Post

Cambodia: Food Price Update - September/October 2020. Focus: Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on food prices - Cambodia - ReliefWebCambodia: Food Price Update - September/October 2020. Focus: Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on food prices - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Cambodia is on the travel green list, if you can cope with its mind-boggling restrictions - Telegraph.co.ukCambodia is on the travel green list, if you can cope with its mind-boggling restrictions  Telegraph.co.uk

WFP Cambodia Country Brief, September 2020 - Cambodia - ReliefWebWFP Cambodia Country Brief, September 2020 - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

US ‘Disappointed’ as Cambodia Razes Another Military Facility - The Defense PostUS ‘Disappointed’ as Cambodia Razes Another Military Facility  The Defense Post

3 minor parties in Cambodia form "Alliance of Khmer Democrats" - The Cambodia Daily3 minor parties in Cambodia form "Alliance of Khmer Democrats"  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia readies treason trials against political dissidents - wpta21.comCambodia readies treason trials against political dissidents  wpta21.com

What explains Cambodia's effective emergency health response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)? - World Bank GroupWhat explains Cambodia's effective emergency health response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?  World Bank Group

Westbrook woman's food truck a tribute to her Cambodian culture - pressherald.comWestbrook woman's food truck a tribute to her Cambodian culture  pressherald.com

Asian Insider, Nov 26: Australia's stranded coal, Cambodia defers treason trial, China's corporate debt - The Straits TimesAsian Insider, Nov 26: Australia's stranded coal, Cambodia defers treason trial, China's corporate debt  The Straits Times

Cambodia signs long-awaited casino bill into law - IAG - Inside Asian GamingCambodia signs long-awaited casino bill into law - IAG  Inside Asian Gaming

Cambodia Launches Digital Currency | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News - NHK WORLDCambodia Launches Digital Currency | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News  NHK WORLD

Lincoln veteran creates scholarship fund for Cambodian children - KOLNLincoln veteran creates scholarship fund for Cambodian children  KOLN

WHO praises Cambodia's rating among top nations of best COVID-19 containment - Khmer TimesWHO praises Cambodia's rating among top nations of best COVID-19 containment  Khmer Times

7-Eleven still plans Cambodia stores - The Phnom Penh Post7-Eleven still plans Cambodia stores  The Phnom Penh Post

Floods Response Plan Cambodia 2020 (For the period Nov 2020 – April 2021) - Cambodia - ReliefWebFloods Response Plan Cambodia 2020 (For the period Nov 2020 – April 2021) - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

The World According to Cambodia's CPP – The Diplomat - The DiplomatThe World According to Cambodia's CPP – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

In Cambodia, a sweeping new environment code languishes in legal limbo - Mongabay.comIn Cambodia, a sweeping new environment code languishes in legal limbo  Mongabay.com

Cambodia activists urge release of unionist accused of inciting unrest - Reuters IndiaCambodia activists urge release of unionist accused of inciting unrest  Reuters India

Cambodia: Hun Sen and His Abusive Generals - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Hun Sen and His Abusive Generals  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Hard choices | The Interpreter - The InterpreterCambodia: Hard choices | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Cambodia: End Violence Against Detainees' Families - Human Rights WatchCambodia: End Violence Against Detainees' Families  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Prominent Trade Union Leader - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Free Prominent Trade Union Leader  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's Sentencing of Journalist Over COVID-19 Comment a Threat to Freedoms, Media Groups Say - VOA AsiaCambodia's Sentencing of Journalist Over COVID-19 Comment a Threat to Freedoms, Media Groups Say  VOA Asia

Cambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month - The HinduCambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month  The Hindu

Land to lose: Coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia - Deccan HeraldLand to lose: Coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia  Deccan Herald

Cambodia: Free Detained Youth, Environmental Activists - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Free Detained Youth, Environmental Activists  Human Rights Watch

Extinction watch: Giant Ibis - the national bird of Cambodia - Economic TimesExtinction watch: Giant Ibis - the national bird of Cambodia  Economic Times

Deadly flooding displaces thousands across Mekong region - Al Jazeera EnglishDeadly flooding displaces thousands across Mekong region  Al Jazeera English

Cambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into Kem Ley's Unlawful Killing - Human Rights WatchCambodia: 4 Years On, No Effective Investigation into Kem Ley's Unlawful Killing  Human Rights Watch

One million Cambodians under threat from development of vital wetlands – report - The GuardianOne million Cambodians under threat from development of vital wetlands – report  The Guardian

The Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha's Ordeal in Cambodia? - The DiplomatThe Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha's Ordeal in Cambodia?  The Diplomat

U.S. slaps sanctions on Chinese firm for corruption in Cambodia - The HinduU.S. slaps sanctions on Chinese firm for corruption in Cambodia  The Hindu

Cambodia: Free Activist Held in Forestry Case - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Free Activist Held in Forestry Case  Human Rights Watch

10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit - ABC News10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit  ABC News

Cambodian rice farmers turn guardians of the forest - ReutersCambodian rice farmers turn guardians of the forest  Reuters

Heavy rains kill 31 in Vietnam, Cambodia - Anadolu AgencyHeavy rains kill 31 in Vietnam, Cambodia  Anadolu Agency

Cambodia – With a Little Help – Charts Its Own COVID Course - The DiplomatCambodia – With a Little Help – Charts Its Own COVID Course  The Diplomat

Cambodia: Investigate Thai Activist's 'Disappearance' - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Investigate Thai Activist's 'Disappearance'  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia Expects to be Landmine-Free Within 5 Years - VOA AsiaCambodia Expects to be Landmine-Free Within 5 Years  VOA Asia

Cambodia: Caught in the middle - The InterpreterCambodia: Caught in the middle  The Interpreter

Cambodia tourism chiefs call for end to Covid-19 healthcare and funeral deposit - The GuardianCambodia tourism chiefs call for end to Covid-19 healthcare and funeral deposit  The Guardian

Cambodia: Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments  Human Rights Watch

39 dead, thousands displaced in Cambodia floods - Anadolu Agency39 dead, thousands displaced in Cambodia floods  Anadolu Agency

Cambodia’s opposition staggers on in face of Hun Sen crackdown - Al Jazeera EnglishCambodia’s opposition staggers on in face of Hun Sen crackdown  Al Jazeera English

Cambodia: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech - Human Rights WatchCambodia: COVID-19 Clampdown on Free Speech  Human Rights Watch