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: Fight Discrimination Amid Pandemic - Human Rights Watch
  1. Cambodia: Fight Discrimination Amid Pandemic  Human Rights Watch
  2. US Ambassador reaches out to Cambodia for visa assistance for American citizens still in Cambodia  Khmer Times
  3. Cambodia reports one new coronavirus case, 103 in total  The Star Online
  4. Cambodia to ban some rice exports April 5 due to coronavirus  The Straits Times
  5. Cambodia PM orders casinos shut down as coronavirus cases climb  Reuters
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Cambodia Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases; Siem Reap Residents Test Positive - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodia Reports Two New COVID-19 Cases; Siem Reap Residents Test Positive  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Tourists stranded in Cambodia over health cert - New Straits TimesTourists stranded in Cambodia over health cert  New Straits Times

Cambodia gives 3-month tax breaks to aviation companies to offset Covid-19 impact - The Star OnlineCambodia gives 3-month tax breaks to aviation companies to offset Covid-19 impact  The Star Online

More Than 5,000 Tested for Virus in Cambodia; National Tally Reaches 109 Cases - ?????? - VOA KhmerMore Than 5,000 Tested for Virus in Cambodia; National Tally Reaches 109 Cases  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodia Looks for a Coronavirus Scapegoat - Foreign PolicyCambodia Looks for a Coronavirus Scapegoat  Foreign Policy

In scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus - The Star OnlineIn scrappy Cambodian casino town, Chinese plan future beyond coronavirus  The Star Online

Vietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak - The Star OnlineVietnam to close border gates with Laos, Cambodia to prevent virus outbreak  The Star Online

Cambodia accused of political clampdown amid coronavirus outbreak - Al Jazeera EnglishCambodia accused of political clampdown amid coronavirus outbreak  Al Jazeera English

Surrogate mothers from Cambodia given suspended jail terms in landmark case - ReutersSurrogate mothers from Cambodia given suspended jail terms in landmark case  Reuters

Overcrowded detention centres in Cambodia a "ticking time bomb" for COVID-19 - Amnesty InternationalOvercrowded detention centres in Cambodia a "ticking time bomb" for COVID-19  Amnesty International

Cambodia named world's best destination for tourists - The Star OnlineCambodia named world's best destination for tourists  The Star Online

Cambodia reports three new Covid-19 cases, 96 in total - The Star OnlineCambodia reports three new Covid-19 cases, 96 in total  The Star Online

Cambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Activist - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Drop Case Against Opposition Activist  Human Rights Watch

Covid-19 cases in Cambodia rise to 87 - The Star OnlineCovid-19 cases in Cambodia rise to 87  The Star Online

5 more wonders from Cambodia - New Straits Times5 more wonders from Cambodia  New Straits Times

Lost treasures emerge in Cambodia’s hunt for historic sites - South China Morning PostLost treasures emerge in Cambodia’s hunt for historic sites  South China Morning Post

Cambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak - Al Jazeera EnglishCambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak  Al Jazeera English

As Coronavirus Spreads in the Kingdom, Cambodians Turn to Cultural Traditions - VOA KhmerAs Coronavirus Spreads in the Kingdom, Cambodians Turn to Cultural Traditions  VOA Khmer

Cambodia confirms first local case of Covid-19 - The Star OnlineCambodia confirms first local case of Covid-19  The Star Online

S. Korea provides US$10mil to Cambodia for school feeding programme - The Star OnlineS. Korea provides US$10mil to Cambodia for school feeding programme  The Star Online

Cambodia escapes Japanese visa suspension as a move to combat COVID-19 - Khmer TimesCambodia escapes Japanese visa suspension as a move to combat COVID-19  Khmer Times

Hun Sen Is Rewriting Cambodian History Under Xi Jinping's Tutelage - Foreign PolicyHun Sen Is Rewriting Cambodian History Under Xi Jinping's Tutelage  Foreign Policy

Cambodia Reports 10 More Cases; Tally Increases By 40 Cases In A Week - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodia Reports 10 More Cases; Tally Increases By 40 Cases In A Week  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams - The GuardianCambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams  The Guardian

Cambodia: Environmental Activists Harassed - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Environmental Activists Harassed  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's Smart Axiata launches USD 1 million Covid-19 Relief Fund - TelecompaperCambodia's Smart Axiata launches USD 1 million Covid-19 Relief Fund  Telecompaper

Cambodia Post earns $11 million in 2019 - Khmer TimesCambodia Post earns $11 million in 2019  Khmer Times

Cambodia's garment industry in COVID-19 plea | Materials & Production News - Ecotextile NewsCambodia's garment industry in COVID-19 plea | Materials & Production News  Ecotextile News

Cambodia sticks by China as it shuts out West over coronavirus - Nikkei Asian ReviewCambodia sticks by China as it shuts out West over coronavirus  Nikkei Asian Review

First Case of Virus Found in Cambodian - VOA NewsFirst Case of Virus Found in Cambodian  VOA News

China, Cambodia launch joint military exercise on anti-terrorism, humanitarian rescue - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Cambodia launch joint military exercise on anti-terrorism, humanitarian rescue - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia Bans Entry From Five Countries, Records Two New Virus Cases - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodia Bans Entry From Five Countries, Records Two New Virus Cases  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodia COVID-19 Case Breakdown - 28/03/20 - Khmer TimesCambodia COVID-19 Case Breakdown - 28/03/20  Khmer Times

Abandoned duty free shop on Cambodian border converted to quarantine centre by Vietnam - Khmer TimesAbandoned duty free shop on Cambodian border converted to quarantine centre by Vietnam  Khmer Times

Goldman Prize-winning Cambodian activist arrested, released in Cambodia - Mongabay.comGoldman Prize-winning Cambodian activist arrested, released in Cambodia  Mongabay.com

'Plenty of food' for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times - Khmer Times'Plenty of food' for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times  Khmer Times

AI is searching for unexploded Vietnam War bombs in Cambodia - The Next WebAI is searching for unexploded Vietnam War bombs in Cambodia  The Next Web

Cambodia named world's best tourist destination - New Straits TimesCambodia named world's best tourist destination  New Straits Times

Cambodia's Prized Kampot Pepper, Nearly Wiped Out By Khmer Rouge, Makes A Comeback - NPRCambodia's Prized Kampot Pepper, Nearly Wiped Out By Khmer Rouge, Makes A Comeback  NPR

Cambodia reports two new Covid-19 cases, bringing total to 53 - The Star OnlineCambodia reports two new Covid-19 cases, bringing total to 53  The Star Online

Cambodia New Year celebrations face cancellations - Bangkok PostCambodia New Year celebrations face cancellations  Bangkok Post

$500 million a year spent on military equipment sees Cambodia fall behind in the Asean ranks - Khmer Times$500 million a year spent on military equipment sees Cambodia fall behind in the Asean ranks  Khmer Times

Cambodians Left in the Dark at Malaysian Religious Congregation - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodians Left in the Dark at Malaysian Religious Congregation  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodia, Vietnam to collaborate in combating COVID-19 - Khmer TimesCambodia, Vietnam to collaborate in combating COVID-19  Khmer Times

Cambodia bars entry by water transport - Bangkok PostCambodia bars entry by water transport  Bangkok Post

Remembering Cambodia's 1970 Coup - The DiplomatRemembering Cambodia's 1970 Coup  The Diplomat

Cambodian, Chinese soldiers defy virus fears - New Straits TimesCambodian, Chinese soldiers defy virus fears  New Straits Times

US decries Cambodia treason trial's 'fabricated conspiracy theories' - The Japan TimesUS decries Cambodia treason trial's 'fabricated conspiracy theories'  The Japan Times

A race against virus: Chinese doctors help Cambodia fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaA race against virus: Chinese doctors help Cambodia fight COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia puts plans for mainstream Mekong dams on hold for 10 years - The Japan TimesCambodia puts plans for mainstream Mekong dams on hold for 10 years  The Japan Times

Cambodia responds to coronavirus outbreak with temple ticket deals - The Star OnlineCambodia responds to coronavirus outbreak with temple ticket deals  The Star Online

Cambodia Reports New Four Cases, Bringing Total to 51 - The New York TimesCambodia Reports New Four Cases, Bringing Total to 51  The New York Times

Cambodia reports four more Covid-19 cases - The Star OnlineCambodia reports four more Covid-19 cases  The Star Online

Americans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic say they are 'being detained,' not quarantined - USA TODAYAmericans stuck in Cambodia amid pandemic say they are 'being detained,' not quarantined  USA TODAY

Cambodian Migrant Workers Rush Back As Thai Border Closed - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodian Migrant Workers Rush Back As Thai Border Closed  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Two Vietnamese nationals tested positive for Coronavirus after returning from Cambodia - Khmer TimesTwo Vietnamese nationals tested positive for Coronavirus after returning from Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodia bars entry from five countries as coronavirus cases increase - The Star OnlineCambodia bars entry from five countries as coronavirus cases increase  The Star Online

Family at Risk After Arrest of Cambodian Woman for 'Sexy' Online Sales - VOA NewsFamily at Risk After Arrest of Cambodian Woman for 'Sexy' Online Sales  VOA News

Cambodia looks into Khmer New Year pardons - New Straits Times OnlineCambodia looks into Khmer New Year pardons  New Straits Times Online

Cambodia and Vietnam to cooperate to repatriate Vietnamese nationals infected with COVID-19 - Khmer TimesCambodia and Vietnam to cooperate to repatriate Vietnamese nationals infected with COVID-19  Khmer Times

China to help Cambodia's garment industry - New Straits TimesChina to help Cambodia's garment industry  New Straits Times

Cases of coronavirus surge to 86 in Cambodia - Khmer TimesCases of coronavirus surge to 86 in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Covid-19: MAS flies home M'sians stranded in Cambodia, Bangladesh - The Star OnlineCovid-19: MAS flies home M'sians stranded in Cambodia, Bangladesh  The Star Online

Cambodian Businesses Embrace Protective Measures Against Coronavirus - VOA KhmerCambodian Businesses Embrace Protective Measures Against Coronavirus  VOA Khmer

Cambodia's garment industry hangs by a thread - Nikkei Asian ReviewCambodia's garment industry hangs by a thread  Nikkei Asian Review

Stranded Liverpool nurses spend Ł8,000 to get home from Cambodia - Liverpool EchoStranded Liverpool nurses spend Ł8,000 to get home from Cambodia  Liverpool Echo

Malaysians stranded in India, Cambodia return home - New Straits TimesMalaysians stranded in India, Cambodia return home  New Straits Times

PM: Treatment of COVID-19 infected patients in Cambodia is free - Khmer TimesPM: Treatment of COVID-19 infected patients in Cambodia is free  Khmer Times

Cambodia reports 21 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 33 - ReutersCambodia reports 21 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 33  Reuters

UK Man organises charter flight from Cambodia to get stranded UK tourists home - Khmer TimesUK Man organises charter flight from Cambodia to get stranded UK tourists home  Khmer Times

Two Indonesians flee Thailand to Cambodia for free COVID-19 treatment - Khmer TimesTwo Indonesians flee Thailand to Cambodia for free COVID-19 treatment  Khmer Times

Cambodia crowned best international heritage destination - Khmer TimesCambodia crowned best international heritage destination  Khmer Times

Cambodian workers told not to leave Thailand amid Covid-19 fears - Bangkok PostCambodian workers told not to leave Thailand amid Covid-19 fears  Bangkok Post

British woman is Cambodia's third Covid-19 case - The Star OnlineBritish woman is Cambodia's third Covid-19 case  The Star Online

Cambodia bars Singapore fengshui master for disrespect at dance performance - The Star OnlineCambodia bars Singapore fengshui master for disrespect at dance performance  The Star Online

Cambodia to assign 13000 soldiers at Asem meeting - The Star OnlineCambodia to assign 13000 soldiers at Asem meeting  The Star Online

Coronavirus lockdown: Father's appeal for east Lancashire couple stuck in Cambodia - Lancashire TelegraphCoronavirus lockdown: Father's appeal for east Lancashire couple stuck in Cambodia  Lancashire Telegraph

Cambodian mangoes have ready market in South Korea - The Star OnlineCambodian mangoes have ready market in South Korea  The Star Online

Chinese medical team help combat COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese medical team help combat COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Sino-Cambodian military drill begins - The Star OnlineSino-Cambodian military drill begins  The Star Online

Cambodian expressway to be completed ahead of time - The Star OnlineCambodian expressway to be completed ahead of time  The Star Online

Virus hammers garment industries in Cambodia, Vietnam - RFIVirus hammers garment industries in Cambodia, Vietnam  RFI

Passenger from Cambodia detected COVID-19 positive in China - Khmer TimesPassenger from Cambodia detected COVID-19 positive in China  Khmer Times

Cambodia Issues Regulations for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 and EBA - ASEAN BriefingCambodia Issues Regulations for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 and EBA  ASEAN Briefing

Cambodia closes karaoke clubs, cinemas to curb outbreak - The Star OnlineCambodia closes karaoke clubs, cinemas to curb outbreak  The Star Online

Taxman seeks more from less in Cambodia - Asia TimesTaxman seeks more from less in Cambodia  Asia Times

Singapore feng shui master defiant amid disharmony with Cambodia - South China Morning PostSingapore feng shui master defiant amid disharmony with Cambodia  South China Morning Post

Cambodia no longer one of the cheapest places to live: study - Khmer TimesCambodia no longer one of the cheapest places to live: study  Khmer Times

Cambodia halts mainstream Mekong River dam plans for 10 years, official says - ReutersCambodia halts mainstream Mekong River dam plans for 10 years, official says  Reuters

Cambodia reports four new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 91 - The Star OnlineCambodia reports four new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 91  The Star Online

Three Britons have coronavirus on cruise on Cambodia's Mekong - ReutersThree Britons have coronavirus on cruise on Cambodia's Mekong  Reuters

Cambodia’s disabled left behind - The Asean PostCambodia’s disabled left behind  The Asean Post

Prestige Hospital promises new era of medical care in Cambodia - Khmer TimesPrestige Hospital promises new era of medical care in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away - SkiftCambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away  Skift

COVID-19: China medical supplies for Cambodia arrive - Khmer TimesCOVID-19: China medical supplies for Cambodia arrive  Khmer Times

As virus hits Cambodia’s economy, the debts grow - Asia TimesAs virus hits Cambodia’s economy, the debts grow  Asia Times

Singaporean feng shui master in hot water with Cambodian government - New Straits TimesSingaporean feng shui master in hot water with Cambodian government  New Straits Times

Facebook seller wearing ‘sexy clothes’ charged with pornography in Cambodia - Global VoicesFacebook seller wearing ‘sexy clothes’ charged with pornography in Cambodia  Global Voices

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020 - ScandAsia.comCambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020  ScandAsia.com