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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Innovation needed to respond to COVID-19 in Cambodia - Cambodia - ReliefWeb
  1. Innovation needed to respond to COVID-19 in Cambodia - Cambodia  ReliefWeb
  2. Phnom Penh karaoke bars to reopen as Cambodia controls Covid-19  The Star Online
  3. Cambodia allows entertainment clubs, karaoke parlors to be converted into restaurants amid pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  4. Asian Television Awards to hold its 25th edition in Cambodia  Malay Mail
  5. Cambodia morning news for July 7, 2020  AEC News Today
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Luck, Culture Helped Cambodia Contain Coronavirus - VOA AsiaLuck, Culture Helped Cambodia Contain Coronavirus  VOA Asia

Cambodian firms to offer COVID-19 insurance to foreign tourists - The Cambodia DailyCambodian firms to offer COVID-19 insurance to foreign tourists  The Cambodia Daily

Casinos reopen in Cambodia and South Korea - iGaming BusinessCasinos reopen in Cambodia and South Korea  iGaming Business

Australia applauds Cambodia's strengthened stance on transnational crime - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAustralia applauds Cambodia's strengthened stance on transnational crime - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Tributes to Kiwi teacher who died of heart attack in Cambodia - Stuff.co.nzTributes to Kiwi teacher who died of heart attack in Cambodia  Stuff.co.nz

Opinion | European banks implicated in Cambodia's microcredit scandal - The Brussels TimesOpinion | European banks implicated in Cambodia's microcredit scandal  The Brussels Times

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

Asia Rugby New Members, Cambodia, Iraq and Palestine - asiarugby.comAsia Rugby New Members, Cambodia, Iraq and Palestine  asiarugby.com

Cambodia soldiers rescue kidnapped Chinese national from gang - The Star OnlineCambodia soldiers rescue kidnapped Chinese national from gang  The Star Online

Coffee maker roasted for producing fake product in Cambodia - The Star OnlineCoffee maker roasted for producing fake product in Cambodia  The Star Online

In Cambodia, Religions Take on the Coronavirus Fight - Foreign PolicyIn Cambodia, Religions Take on the Coronavirus Fight  Foreign Policy

Cambodia's First Offshore Oil Extraction Delayed Again Amid Pandemic - The Cambodia DailyCambodia's First Offshore Oil Extraction Delayed Again Amid Pandemic  The Cambodia Daily

Eliminating money laundering, terrorism financing in Cambodia - New Straits TimesEliminating money laundering, terrorism financing in Cambodia  New Straits Times

Cambodia: End Crackdown on Opposition - Human Rights WatchCambodia: End Crackdown on Opposition  Human Rights Watch

Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat - VOA NewsCambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat  VOA News

Cambodians Reclaim Angkor Wat as Global Lockdowns Continue to Bite - The DiplomatCambodians Reclaim Angkor Wat as Global Lockdowns Continue to Bite  The Diplomat

Cambodia introduces bizarre new rules for arrivals, including $1,500 'death deposit' - Telegraph.co.ukCambodia introduces bizarre new rules for arrivals, including $1,500 'death deposit'  Telegraph.co.uk

Cambodia: Pagoda shows the way to sustainable green living - The Cambodia DailyCambodia: Pagoda shows the way to sustainable green living  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia Cabinet agrees to new draft laws - The Star OnlineCambodia Cabinet agrees to new draft laws  The Star Online

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

US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid - WSIL TVUS to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid  WSIL TV

Angelina Jolie's new Cambodia movie is powerful but Hollywood can never escape itself entirely - MENAFN.COMAngelina Jolie's new Cambodia movie is powerful but Hollywood can never escape itself entirely  MENAFN.COM

Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Six Countries - ASEAN BriefingCambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Six Countries  ASEAN Briefing

New Zealand teacher Daniel Robinson found dead in Cambodia - NewshubNew Zealand teacher Daniel Robinson found dead in Cambodia  Newshub

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

Undeterred: China Huaneng commits to training engineers for Cambodia despite challenges - Khmer TimesUndeterred: China Huaneng commits to training engineers for Cambodia despite challenges  Khmer Times

Cambodia's new entry requirements include a 'coronavirus deposit' - Insider - INSIDERCambodia's new entry requirements include a 'coronavirus deposit' - Insider  INSIDER

Hun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader - VOA AsiaHun Sen Tempers Speculation Son Will Be Next Cambodian Leader  VOA Asia

Travellers must pay a $4k "coronavirus deposit" to visit Cambodia | Mapped - Daily HiveTravellers must pay a $4k "coronavirus deposit" to visit Cambodia | Mapped  Daily Hive

Cambodia garment factories call for wage cuts as pandemic bites - Nikkei Asian ReviewCambodia garment factories call for wage cuts as pandemic bites  Nikkei Asian Review

6 Filipinos barred from traveling to Cambodia to attend 'shrimp farming' meeting - The Cambodia Daily6 Filipinos barred from traveling to Cambodia to attend 'shrimp farming' meeting  The Cambodia Daily

When Can I Travel to Cambodia? Right Now – But You'll Have to Pay $3000 Deposit - Time OutWhen Can I Travel to Cambodia? Right Now – But You'll Have to Pay $3000 Deposit  Time Out

Cambodia's digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19 - UNCTADCambodia's digital startups help blunt economic impact of COVID-19  UNCTAD

The first Cambodian deportee to return to the U.S. just became a citizen in Sacramento - Sacramento BeeThe first Cambodian deportee to return to the U.S. just became a citizen in Sacramento  Sacramento Bee

Visitors to Cambodia pay US$3,000 deposit - New Straits TimesVisitors to Cambodia pay US$3,000 deposit  New Straits Times

Cambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostCambodia and Laos happy as Thailand reopens 37 border checkpoints - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Cambodia tweaks entry rules - TTR WeeklyCambodia tweaks entry rules  TTR Weekly

Revival and follow up for post-COVID era between Cambodia and Malaysia - Khmer TimesRevival and follow up for post-COVID era between Cambodia and Malaysia  Khmer Times

Vietnamese agribusiness firm HAGL accused of clearing indigenous land in Cambodia - Mongabay.comVietnamese agribusiness firm HAGL accused of clearing indigenous land in Cambodia  Mongabay.com

Inability to Resolve Cambodia’s Land Disputes Tied to Official Complicity: Minister of Interior - Radio Free AsiaInability to Resolve Cambodia’s Land Disputes Tied to Official Complicity: Minister of Interior  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia Pressed for Thorough Probe of Thai Activist's Suspected Abduction - VOA NewsCambodia Pressed for Thorough Probe of Thai Activist's Suspected Abduction  VOA News

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 morning news for July 6, 2020 - AEC News TodayCambodia morning news for July 6, 2020  AEC News Today

Cambodia's NagaWorld casinos set to reopen, schools to follow - The Cambodia DailyCambodia's NagaWorld casinos set to reopen, schools to follow  The Cambodia Daily

Who actually funds the Cambodian military? - Asia TimesWho actually funds the Cambodian military?  Asia Times

Xi Jinping: Joint COVID-19 fight shows China-Cambodia community with a shared future is unbreakable - CGTNXi Jinping: Joint COVID-19 fight shows China-Cambodia community with a shared future is unbreakable  CGTN

Son of Cambodian leader tipped as successor gets promotion - Seattle TimesSon of Cambodian leader tipped as successor gets promotion  Seattle Times

Cambodia reports significant rise in measles - Outbreak News TodayCambodia reports significant rise in measles  Outbreak News Today

Pandemic math not adding up in Cambodia - Asia TimesPandemic math not adding up in Cambodia  Asia Times

Cambodia destroys 500kg worth of illicit drugs - New Straits TimesCambodia destroys 500kg worth of illicit drugs  New Straits Times

Cambodia to mark 12 years of Preah Vihear Temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today - Khmer TimesCambodia to mark 12 years of Preah Vihear Temple as a UNESCO World Heritage Site today  Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Food Crisis In A Pandemic - The ASEAN PostCambodia’s Food Crisis In A Pandemic  The ASEAN Post

A Pandemic and Gambling Ban Has Left Cambodia’s ‘New Shenzhen’ Unfinished - VOA KhmerA Pandemic and Gambling Ban Has Left Cambodia’s ‘New Shenzhen’ Unfinished  VOA Khmer

Cambodia in the process of re-opening schools - Khmer TimesCambodia in the process of re-opening schools  Khmer Times

Laid Off Cambodian Entertainment Workers Petition Government For Coronavirus Relief - The Cambodia DailyLaid Off Cambodian Entertainment Workers Petition Government For Coronavirus Relief  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia will require a $3000 coronavirus deposit from travelers - Lonely Planet Travel NewsCambodia will require a $3000 coronavirus deposit from travelers  Lonely Planet Travel News

Cambodia to investigate kidnapping of exiled Thai activist - ReutersCambodia to investigate kidnapping of exiled Thai activist  Reuters

Cambodia Gives Green Light to Reopening Casinos - The Cambodia DailyCambodia Gives Green Light to Reopening Casinos  The Cambodia Daily

Amnesty urges Cambodia to probe abduction of Thai activist as sister pleads for his return 'dead or alive' - The Star OnlineAmnesty urges Cambodia to probe abduction of Thai activist as sister pleads for his return 'dead or alive'  The Star Online

Cambodia morning news for June 16 - AEC News TodayCambodia morning news for June 16  AEC News Today

AMK Partners with EMQ to Bolster Cross-Border Money Transfers Across Asia - Business WireAMK Partners with EMQ to Bolster Cross-Border Money Transfers Across Asia  Business Wire

Cambodia armed with money laundering lawsPhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia armed with money laundering lawsPhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia's Food Insecurity Rises Due to COVID-19 | Towards Global Goals 2030 - OneWorld.netCambodia's Food Insecurity Rises Due to COVID-19 | Towards Global Goals 2030  OneWorld.net

Ensuring security, stability crucial for Hong Kong: Cambodian justice minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEnsuring security, stability crucial for Hong Kong: Cambodian justice minister - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia for low costs expat retirees - New Straits TimesCambodia for low costs expat retirees  New Straits Times

Cambodian schools to re-open in stages from August - Khmer TimesCambodian schools to re-open in stages from August  Khmer Times

Cambodia's rice export up 41 per cent in first half of 2020 - The Cambodia DailyCambodia's rice export up 41 per cent in first half of 2020  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia Plots Dollar-Free Future With Blockchain-Based Payments: White Paper - CoinDesk - CoinDeskCambodia Plots Dollar-Free Future With Blockchain-Based Payments: White Paper - CoinDesk  CoinDesk

CFA, CAFT to merge into fintech heavyweightPhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostCFA, CAFT to merge into fintech heavyweightPhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Popular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers - News - The University of SydneyPopular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers  News - The University of Sydney

NagaWorld to partially reopen as workers await financial support - The Cambodia DailyNagaWorld to partially reopen as workers await financial support  The Cambodia Daily

The impact of Coronavirus on Cambodia - Khmer TimesThe impact of Coronavirus on Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodia launches new working group created to revamp immigration law - The Cambodia DailyCambodia launches new working group created to revamp immigration law  The Cambodia Daily

Kingdom's exports to US mushroom 25.94% in first five months to $2.4B - The Phnom Penh PostKingdom's exports to US mushroom 25.94% in first five months to $2.4B  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Launches New Online Business Registration System - ASEAN BriefingCambodia Launches New Online Business Registration System  ASEAN Briefing

Thailand's disappearing activists problem still in focus 1 month after abduction in Cambodia - Taiwan NewsThailand's disappearing activists problem still in focus 1 month after abduction in Cambodia  Taiwan News

Where is Cambodia's exit strategy that can save the economy? - The Phnom Penh PostWhere is Cambodia's exit strategy that can save the economy?  The Phnom Penh Post

UN gives Cambodia until June 24 to report on disappearance of Thai activist - The Cambodia DailyUN gives Cambodia until June 24 to report on disappearance of Thai activist  The Cambodia Daily

Is Cambodia introducing a blockchain-based digital currency? - Tech Wire AsiaIs Cambodia introducing a blockchain-based digital currency?  Tech Wire Asia

Cambodian Fixer Appeals Conviction Linked to Controversial RT Documentary - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodian Fixer Appeals Conviction Linked to Controversial RT Documentary  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodian minister vows to address worker plights | Social Compliance & CSR News | News - Ecotextile NewsCambodian minister vows to address worker plights | Social Compliance & CSR News | News  Ecotextile News

Labor Ministry Warns Union Leader Over “Incitement” of Workers - The Cambodia DailyLabor Ministry Warns Union Leader Over “Incitement” of Workers  The Cambodia Daily

Anti-Asian Immigration Rhetoric Is Nothing New - YES! MagazineAnti-Asian Immigration Rhetoric Is Nothing New  YES! Magazine

Cambodian Arrest Video Draws Comparisons to Police Excesses in George Floyd Case - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodian Arrest Video Draws Comparisons to Police Excesses in George Floyd Case  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodian court charges provincial deputy governor, local tycoon with bribery - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodian court charges provincial deputy governor, local tycoon with bribery - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A spot of Cambodia in central Saigon - VnExpress InternationalA spot of Cambodia in central Saigon  VnExpress International

Number of foreign tourists to Cambodia's famed Angkor down 69 pct in H1 - The Cambodia DailyNumber of foreign tourists to Cambodia's famed Angkor down 69 pct in H1  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's New Entry Requirements For Visitors - One Mile at a TimeCambodia's New Entry Requirements For Visitors  One Mile at a Time

Cambodia's COVID-19 success and economic challenges - East Asia ForumCambodia's COVID-19 success and economic challenges  East Asia Forum

Taiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia - The Cambodia DailyTaiwan to allow return of international students from Laos, Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia, a model of success in COVID-19 control, says country's top diplomat - Khmer TimesCambodia, a model of success in COVID-19 control, says country's top diplomat  Khmer Times

Survey: Cambodian workers crippled by low incomes | Social Compliance & CSR News | News - Ecotextile NewsSurvey: Cambodian workers crippled by low incomes | Social Compliance & CSR News | News  Ecotextile News

Cambodia's new positive cases include former patient in Malaysia, says Dr Noor Hisham - The Star OnlineCambodia's new positive cases include former patient in Malaysia, says Dr Noor Hisham  The Star Online

Tips to home gardening in Cambodia's warm climatePhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostTips to home gardening in Cambodia's warm climatePhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

2020 CIIE: Cambodian official calls expo a vital platform for rural cooperation - CGTN2020 CIIE: Cambodian official calls expo a vital platform for rural cooperation  CGTN

Drug arrests in Cambodia up 20 pct in H1: report - The Cambodia DailyDrug arrests in Cambodia up 20 pct in H1: report  The Cambodia Daily

Ministry tracing contacts of Covid-19 case that reached Cambodia - MalaysiakiniMinistry tracing contacts of Covid-19 case that reached Cambodia  Malaysiakini

PM, Cambodians to Observe “Chol Vossa” festival at Champous Kaek pagoda - Khmer TimesPM, Cambodians to Observe “Chol Vossa” festival at Champous Kaek pagoda  Khmer Times

WFP distributes food to poor households in Cambodia amid COVID-19 - The Cambodia DailyWFP distributes food to poor households in Cambodia amid COVID-19  The Cambodia Daily