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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With New Arrest, Cambodia's Permanent Crackdown Intensifies - The DiplomatWith New Arrest, Cambodia's Permanent Crackdown Intensifies  The Diplomat

Cambodia's Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters – The Diplomat - The DiplomatCambodia's Microfinance Industry in Troubled Waters – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

ADB Revises Cambodia's 2020 Economic Forecast Upward - India Education DiaryADB Revises Cambodia's 2020 Economic Forecast Upward  India Education Diary

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

Can Cambodia fill the gap left by EU sanctions with China FTA? - Nikkei Asian ReviewCan Cambodia fill the gap left by EU sanctions with China FTA?  Nikkei Asian Review

Rights groups slam Cambodia's proposed clean-up drive - DW (English)Rights groups slam Cambodia's proposed clean-up drive  DW (English)

Cambodia: Youth targeted in 'shocking' wave of arrests - Amnesty InternationalCambodia: Youth targeted in 'shocking' wave of arrests  Amnesty International

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

Parsing Washington's Latest Cambodia Sanctions – The Diplomat - The DiplomatParsing Washington's Latest Cambodia Sanctions – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Cambodia allows football fans back into stadiums - The Star OnlineCambodia allows football fans back into stadiums  The Star Online

Post-EBA, Cambodia Needs to Jettison its 'Double Standard' Narrative - The DiplomatPost-EBA, Cambodia Needs to Jettison its 'Double Standard' Narrative  The Diplomat

US Ambassador, Cambodian Defense Minister Hold Rare Meeting Following US Sanctions - The Cambodia DailyUS Ambassador, Cambodian Defense Minister Hold Rare Meeting Following US Sanctions  The Cambodia Daily

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

Cambodian opposition activists sentenced for treason - FRANCE 24Cambodian opposition activists sentenced for treason  FRANCE 24

Cambodia: new solar power plant put into operation - The Cambodia DailyCambodia: new solar power plant put into operation  The Cambodia Daily

Comrade Duch, Khmer Rouge chief executioner, dies in Cambodia - The GuardianComrade Duch, Khmer Rouge chief executioner, dies in Cambodia  The Guardian

Cambodia Taekwondo Federation expresses confidence for SEA Games 2023 - Khmer TimesCambodia Taekwondo Federation expresses confidence for SEA Games 2023  Khmer Times

US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Company for Rights Abuses in Cambodia - The DiplomatUS Imposes Sanctions on Chinese Company for Rights Abuses in Cambodia  The Diplomat

Lightning kills 7 in Cambodia, storm hits land in Vietnam - ABC NewsLightning kills 7 in Cambodia, storm hits land in Vietnam  ABC News

No C-19 vaccine for all: Ministry says Cambodia has not pre-ordered any supply - Khmer TimesNo C-19 vaccine for all: Ministry says Cambodia has not pre-ordered any supply  Khmer Times

Cambodian Premier League T20 rescheduled to early next year - Khmer TimesCambodian Premier League T20 rescheduled to early next year  Khmer Times

Cambodia localities suffer from flooding - The Cambodia DailyCambodia localities suffer from flooding  The Cambodia Daily

UN Agency Condemns Cambodia's Repression of Human Rights Defenders - VOA AsiaUN Agency Condemns Cambodia's Repression of Human Rights Defenders  VOA Asia

KrisEnergy Gets Kepinvest Support to Bring Cambodia Offshore Oil Project Online - The Cambodia DailyKrisEnergy Gets Kepinvest Support to Bring Cambodia Offshore Oil Project Online  The Cambodia Daily

Japanese firm to develop Green Belt Project in Cambodia - Khmer TimesJapanese firm to develop Green Belt Project in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodia plans China-style internet firewall - Nikkei Asian ReviewCambodia plans China-style internet firewall  Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia's 'deep regrets' over US criticism of clampdown - The Cambodia DailyCambodia's 'deep regrets' over US criticism of clampdown  The Cambodia Daily

Enabling ecotourism development in Cambodia - World Bank GroupEnabling ecotourism development in Cambodia  World Bank Group

Cambodians Express Joy, Sorrow, Relief After Death of Dreaded Khmer Rouge Commandant - VOA AsiaCambodians Express Joy, Sorrow, Relief After Death of Dreaded Khmer Rouge Commandant  VOA Asia

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia - The DiplomatJapan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia  The Diplomat

Cambodia reports imported COVID-19 case, 274 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia reports imported COVID-19 case, 274 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings - The DiplomatCambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings  The Diplomat

Cambodian Aqua Culturist Association established - Khmer TimesCambodian Aqua Culturist Association established  Khmer Times

ISF Cambodia shortlisted in 2020 Beyond Sport Global Awards - Khmer TimesISF Cambodia shortlisted in 2020 Beyond Sport Global Awards  Khmer Times

The Kingdom of Cambodia | Sun Lakes Life | recordgazette.net - Banning Record GazetteThe Kingdom of Cambodia | Sun Lakes Life | recordgazette.net  Banning Record Gazette

Cambodia, Drought in the Northwest Region (06:00 Aug 25 2020) - Cambodia - ReliefWebCambodia, Drought in the Northwest Region (06:00 Aug 25 2020) - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

Turning the Tide on the Relentless Destruction of Cambodia's Forests - Yale Environment 360Turning the Tide on the Relentless Destruction of Cambodia's Forests  Yale Environment 360

Cambodia’s Wage Earners Hit-Hard By Virus - The ASEAN PostCambodia’s Wage Earners Hit-Hard By Virus  The ASEAN Post

Cambodia's property boom continues despite pandemic - Khmer TimesCambodia's property boom continues despite pandemic  Khmer Times

CAMBODIA Phnom Penh, thousands march against illegal land seizure - AsiaNewsCAMBODIA Phnom Penh, thousands march against illegal land seizure  AsiaNews

70 Years of Friendship in My Eyes photo exhibit honours Thai-Cambodian relations - The Phnom Penh Post70 Years of Friendship in My Eyes photo exhibit honours Thai-Cambodian relations  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian amputees get Australian helping hand to assist in rehabilitation - Khmer TimesCambodian amputees get Australian helping hand to assist in rehabilitation  Khmer Times

Living Mission — Cambodia’s experience with COVID-19 - The RecordLiving Mission — Cambodia’s experience with COVID-19  The Record

Under cover of COVID-19, loggers plunder Cambodian wildlife sanctuary - Mongabay.comUnder cover of COVID-19, loggers plunder Cambodian wildlife sanctuary  Mongabay.com

Cambodia to experience heavy rainfall this week - Khmer TimesCambodia to experience heavy rainfall this week  Khmer Times

Cambodia urges foreign tourists not to cancel trips - New Straits TimesCambodia urges foreign tourists not to cancel trips  New Straits Times

Who were the Khmer Rouge? Cambodia's bloody history - The Star OnlineWho were the Khmer Rouge? Cambodia's bloody history  The Star Online

Cambodia to get US$29mil ADB loan to improve public service delivery - The Star OnlineCambodia to get US$29mil ADB loan to improve public service delivery  The Star Online

Cypriot Passport Bought by Shadowy Ally of Cambodian Interior Minister - The Cambodia DailyCypriot Passport Bought by Shadowy Ally of Cambodian Interior Minister  The Cambodia Daily

Inbound flight schedule, including Cambodia must meet specific requirements for entries into Viet Nam - Khmer TimesInbound flight schedule, including Cambodia must meet specific requirements for entries into Viet Nam  Khmer Times

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ONLINE SALE - US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.govANNOUNCEMENT OF ONLINE SALE  US Embassy in Cambodia - USEmbassy.gov

Influenza outbreak roils Cambodia - The Cambodia DailyInfluenza outbreak roils Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

How Cambodia can revive agriculture with big data - The Cambodia DailyHow Cambodia can revive agriculture with big data  The Cambodia Daily

Easing strained ties: US and Cambodia discuss military cooperation - Khmer TimesEasing strained ties: US and Cambodia discuss military cooperation  Khmer Times

Construction of Cambodia's Maiden Offshore Oil Platform Complete - Offshore EngineerConstruction of Cambodia's Maiden Offshore Oil Platform Complete  Offshore Engineer

National Police Commissioner Warns Against Rebels Crossing Borders - The Cambodia DailyNational Police Commissioner Warns Against Rebels Crossing Borders  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia has been selected as world's best hospitality country - Khmer TimesCambodia has been selected as world's best hospitality country  Khmer Times

Australian Travel Agency Reprimanded for Advertising Angkor Wat as Vietnam - The Cambodia DailyAustralian Travel Agency Reprimanded for Advertising Angkor Wat as Vietnam  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia: Rapper arrested and charged with 'incitement' over his song - FreemuseCambodia: Rapper arrested and charged with 'incitement' over his song  Freemuse

Left Alone in Courtroom, Wife, Daughters Rattled by CNRP Sentencing - The Cambodia DailyLeft Alone in Courtroom, Wife, Daughters Rattled by CNRP Sentencing  The Cambodia Daily

US sanctions Chinese company for ‘seizure and demolition’ of Cambodian land - South China Morning PostUS sanctions Chinese company for ‘seizure and demolition’ of Cambodian land  South China Morning Post

US-China trade war reinforces change in Asia's manufacturing landscape - The Cambodia DailyUS-China trade war reinforces change in Asia's manufacturing landscape  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia reaffirms commitment to continue maintaining political and macroeconomic stability - Khmer TimesCambodia reaffirms commitment to continue maintaining political and macroeconomic stability  Khmer Times

TikTok star arrested for disparaging Cambodia's biggest tourist attraction - Stuff.co.nzTikTok star arrested for disparaging Cambodia's biggest tourist attraction  Stuff.co.nz

Cambodian food SMEs discuss impact of COVID-19 - Khmer TimesCambodian food SMEs discuss impact of COVID-19  Khmer Times

EuroCham Cambodia bids farewell to outgoing Board of Directors and Executive Director - ScandAsia.comEuroCham Cambodia bids farewell to outgoing Board of Directors and Executive Director  ScandAsia.com

Council: Constitution the foundation for political stabilityPhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostCouncil: Constitution the foundation for political stabilityPhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Flights between Vietnam and Cambodia to resume on September 22 - Khmer TimesFlights between Vietnam and Cambodia to resume on September 22  Khmer Times

Cambodia emphasises key role of multilateralism - Khmer TimesCambodia emphasises key role of multilateralism  Khmer Times

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

PM: West unfair to Cambodia Phnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostPM: West unfair to Cambodia Phnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Trading interest in Parkson sustained after settling arbitration dispute in Cambodia - The Edge Markets MYTrading interest in Parkson sustained after settling arbitration dispute in Cambodia  The Edge Markets MY

Tropical Storm Noul Wreaks Havoc in SE Asia, Killing At Least a Dozen - The Cambodia DailyTropical Storm Noul Wreaks Havoc in SE Asia, Killing At Least a Dozen  The Cambodia Daily

Royal Group hosts Gen Hun Manet over digitalisation - Khmer TimesRoyal Group hosts Gen Hun Manet over digitalisation  Khmer Times

Sochua's Ex-Assistant Arrested for Allegedly Funding Local Opposition - The Cambodia DailySochua's Ex-Assistant Arrested for Allegedly Funding Local Opposition  The Cambodia Daily

Tropical storm Noul leaves 11 dead in Cambodia - Khmer TimesTropical storm Noul leaves 11 dead in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Yet Another Former Opposition Figure Arrested - The Cambodia DailyYet Another Former Opposition Figure Arrested  The Cambodia Daily

Land Management Ministry Dismisses Demands of Protesters - The Cambodia DailyLand Management Ministry Dismisses Demands of Protesters  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's Lanmei Airlines becomes member of BSP Canada - Khmer TimesCambodia's Lanmei Airlines becomes member of BSP Canada  Khmer Times

Laos and Cambodia record Zero Covid-19 Deaths - The Indian AwaazLaos and Cambodia record Zero Covid-19 Deaths  The Indian Awaaz

Cambodia Angkor Air launches new route to Zhengzhou - Khmer TimesCambodia Angkor Air launches new route to Zhengzhou  Khmer Times

Cambodians View Khmer Rouge Commandant Death as One Step Farther from Tragic Past - VOA KhmerCambodians View Khmer Rouge Commandant Death as One Step Farther from Tragic Past  VOA Khmer

In Cambodia, People Are Scaring Away COVID With Scarecrows - VICEIn Cambodia, People Are Scaring Away COVID With Scarecrows  VICE

Australian tour company links Angkor Wat to Vietnam - Khmer TimesAustralian tour company links Angkor Wat to Vietnam  Khmer Times

For Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants, multiple barriers prevent access to culturally sensitive healthcare - Los Angeles TimesFor Cambodian and Vietnamese immigrants, multiple barriers prevent access to culturally sensitive healthcare  Los Angeles Times

Women's Football Championship 2020 to start this weekend - Khmer TimesWomen's Football Championship 2020 to start this weekend  Khmer Times

Virtutal Cambodia Town Parade and Cultural Festival | Calendar - Gazette NewspapersVirtutal Cambodia Town Parade and Cultural Festival | Calendar  Gazette Newspapers

Local cashews a 'shoe-in' internationally - Khmer TimesLocal cashews a 'shoe-in' internationally  Khmer Times

Josh Taylor and Apinun Khongsong both promise knockouts - DAZN News USJosh Taylor and Apinun Khongsong both promise knockouts  DAZN News US

Court Bails Ex-CNRP Officer Accused of 'Plotting' - The Cambodia DailyCourt Bails Ex-CNRP Officer Accused of 'Plotting'  The Cambodia Daily

Hundreds of Cambodian Villagers Displaced by Land Grabs Protest in Phnom Penh - Radio Free AsiaHundreds of Cambodian Villagers Displaced by Land Grabs Protest in Phnom Penh  Radio Free Asia

BSP Canada adds Cambodia's Lanmei Airlines to list of members - TravelweekBSP Canada adds Cambodia's Lanmei Airlines to list of members  Travelweek

Market Watch - Khmer TimesMarket Watch  Khmer Times

Tax deal with Indonesia reachedPhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostTax deal with Indonesia reachedPhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Workshop held to protect children from sexual abusePhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostWorkshop held to protect children from sexual abusePhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP Official Calls Two-Day Interrogation an Act of “Intimidation” - The Cambodia DailyFormer CNRP Official Calls Two-Day Interrogation an Act of “Intimidation”  The Cambodia Daily

US-China Trade War Shifts Asia'S Manufacturing - MarineLinkUS-China Trade War Shifts Asia'S Manufacturing  MarineLink

Cambodian PM to deliver a pre recorded statement at General Debate of UNGA's 75th session this Saturday - Khmer TimesCambodian PM to deliver a pre recorded statement at General Debate of UNGA's 75th session this Saturday  Khmer Times

Steelworks in Kampong Speu set to fire up soon - The Phnom Penh PostSteelworks in Kampong Speu set to fire up soon  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Airways operates services to Chengdu and Fuzhou on 16/17-Sep-2020 - CAPA - Centre for AviationCambodia Airways operates services to Chengdu and Fuzhou on 16/17-Sep-2020  CAPA - Centre for Aviation