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 is criminalizing democracy - The Japan TimesCambodia is criminalizing democracy  The Japan Times

New Security Plan Puts Vietnam-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Headlines - The DiplomatNew Security Plan Puts Vietnam-Cambodia Defense Ties in the Headlines  The Diplomat

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists - Human Rights WatchCambodia: Drop Charges Against 2 Journalists  Human Rights Watch

UNDP launches accelerator labs in Cambodia - The Star OnlineUNDP launches accelerator labs in Cambodia  The Star Online

Cambodian Authorities On Alert for Novel Coronavirus During Chinese New Year - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodian Authorities On Alert for Novel Coronavirus During Chinese New Year  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Authorities in Cambodia Arrest Police Officials Over Role in Alleged Torture Case - Radio Free AsiaAuthorities in Cambodia Arrest Police Officials Over Role in Alleged Torture Case  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge - Al Jazeera EnglishCambodia's Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge  Al Jazeera English

Laos links 195MW power to Cambodia - Bangkok PostLaos links 195MW power to Cambodia  Bangkok Post

Erin Gleeson's new exhibition reflects on the synergy between Cambodia's turbulent history and its art - FirstpostErin Gleeson's new exhibition reflects on the synergy between Cambodia's turbulent history and its art  Firstpost

Cambodia invites Vietnam to invest in rice processing - New Straits TimesCambodia invites Vietnam to invest in rice processing  New Straits Times

Cambodia's airports expect slower growth this year - Khmer TimesCambodia's airports expect slower growth this year  Khmer Times

Cambodia morning news for January 22 - AEC News TodayCambodia morning news for January 22  AEC News Today

‘No fish’: How dams and climate change are choking Asia’s great lake - Los Angeles Times‘No fish’: How dams and climate change are choking Asia’s great lake  Los Angeles Times

Flow Monitoring Surveys: Insights into the Profiles and Vulnerabilities of Cambodian Migrants to Thailand Round One - Cambodia - ReliefWebFlow Monitoring Surveys: Insights into the Profiles and Vulnerabilities of Cambodian Migrants to Thailand Round One - Cambodia  ReliefWeb

7 Dead as 2 More Bodies Found in Cambodia Building Collapse - The New York Times7 Dead as 2 More Bodies Found in Cambodia Building Collapse  The New York Times

Why the west should not give up on Cambodia - Khmer TimesWhy the west should not give up on Cambodia  Khmer Times

He was deported to Cambodia even though a judge said he could stay, at least temporarily - Sacramento BeeHe was deported to Cambodia even though a judge said he could stay, at least temporarily  Sacramento Bee

Cambodia is criminalising democracy - The ASEAN PostCambodia is criminalising democracy  The ASEAN Post

Cambodia morning news for January 21 - AEC News TodayCambodia morning news for January 21  AEC News Today

Cambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots - Outlook IndiaCambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots  Outlook India

How 'new' Chinese revived an 'old' ethnic dominance in Cambodia - South China Morning PostHow 'new' Chinese revived an 'old' ethnic dominance in Cambodia  South China Morning Post

Drop 'bogus' treason case against Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha - Amnesty InternationalDrop 'bogus' treason case against Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha  Amnesty International

Foreign Homes of Cambodia's Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home - Radio Free AsiaForeign Homes of Cambodia's Top Officials and Family Reflect Tenuous Grip at Home  Radio Free Asia

Swedish Parliamentarian Visits Opposition Leader in Cambodia - VOA NewsSwedish Parliamentarian Visits Opposition Leader in Cambodia  VOA News

Cambodia's biggest Home & Lifestyle Expo is back for 2020 - Khmer TimesCambodia's biggest Home & Lifestyle Expo is back for 2020  Khmer Times

Passenger numbers on the rise at Cambodia's airports - Airport World OnlinePassenger numbers on the rise at Cambodia's airports  Airport World Online

Cambodian factories engage Zilingo tech to boost efficiencies - just-style.comCambodian factories engage Zilingo tech to boost efficiencies  just-style.com

Cambodia's delegations pay Tet visits to Kien Giang - Khmer TimesCambodia's delegations pay Tet visits to Kien Giang  Khmer Times

China moves to quarantine virus epicenter as Cambodia deploys 2000 officials to monitor disease - Khmer TimesChina moves to quarantine virus epicenter as Cambodia deploys 2000 officials to monitor disease  Khmer Times

Cambodia casino strike settled - Bangkok PostCambodia casino strike settled  Bangkok Post

Cambodia: HC Surgical Specialists moves into Cambodia - LaingBuissonCambodia: HC Surgical Specialists moves into Cambodia  LaingBuisson

The Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia's Building Collapses - The DiplomatThe Bigger Problem Behind Cambodia's Building Collapses  The Diplomat

Cambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues - The DiplomatCambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues  The Diplomat

Baby elephant dies in Cambodia due to illness - China.org.cnBaby elephant dies in Cambodia due to illness  China.org.cn

China firm to invest 'millions of dollars' in Cambodia's cotton industry - The Star OnlineChina firm to invest 'millions of dollars' in Cambodia's cotton industry  The Star Online

Chinese artists perform in Cambodia to celebrate upcoming Spring Festival - China.org.cnChinese artists perform in Cambodia to celebrate upcoming Spring Festival  China.org.cn

Cambodia: Fiscal Policies Can Further Boost Sustainable Development - International Monetary FundCambodia: Fiscal Policies Can Further Boost Sustainable Development  International Monetary Fund

Cambodia's Hun Sen has ruled for 35 years – is he looking to shore up his dynasty? - South China Morning PostCambodia's Hun Sen has ruled for 35 years – is he looking to shore up his dynasty?  South China Morning Post

The frontier economy of Cambodia - Fortune IndiaThe frontier economy of Cambodia  Fortune India

The Trump Administration Just Quietly Deported 25 Cambodian Immigrants - Washington MonthlyThe Trump Administration Just Quietly Deported 25 Cambodian Immigrants  Washington Monthly

ICE deported 25 Cambodian immigrants, most of whom arrived in the U.S. as refugees - NBC NewsICE deported 25 Cambodian immigrants, most of whom arrived in the U.S. as refugees  NBC News

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader - Euromoney magazineABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader  Euromoney magazine

Passenger traffic rate forecast to slow down - Khmer TimesPassenger traffic rate forecast to slow down  Khmer Times

Observers: Cambodian Government Tightened Grip on Power in 2019 - VOA NewsObservers: Cambodian Government Tightened Grip on Power in 2019  VOA News

Cambodian missionary Rob Cady remembered at memorial service - The Abington JournalCambodian missionary Rob Cady remembered at memorial service  The Abington Journal

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps - Euromoney magazineCambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps  Euromoney magazine

Football tournament at Cambodia's largest university kicks off - Khmer TimesFootball tournament at Cambodia's largest university kicks off  Khmer Times

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking - Thomson Reuters FoundationCambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Cambodia's trial of Kem Sokha is criminalizing democracy - ????Cambodia's trial of Kem Sokha is criminalizing democracy  ????

Cambodia, and Vietnam vow to combat cross-border offences - Khmer TimesCambodia, and Vietnam vow to combat cross-border offences  Khmer Times

Cambodia pays out US$7.6m to workers on maternity leave | Social Compliance & CSR News | News - Ecotextile NewsCambodia pays out US$7.6m to workers on maternity leave | Social Compliance & CSR News | News  Ecotextile News

Cambodian Court Postpones Ruling on Reinvestigation of Spying Charges Against RFA Reporters - Radio Free AsiaCambodian Court Postpones Ruling on Reinvestigation of Spying Charges Against RFA Reporters  Radio Free Asia

Monday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates - UN NewsMonday's Daily Brief: Geopolitical strife, Australia bushfires, Burkina Faso, Cambodia updates  UN News

Kep Gardens Association: Planting seeds of knowledge in Cambodia - The Phnom Penh PostKep Gardens Association: Planting seeds of knowledge in Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia's workforce endangering lives by hitching rides | Social Compliance & CSR News | News - Ecotextile NewsCambodia's workforce endangering lives by hitching rides | Social Compliance & CSR News | News  Ecotextile News

The granddaughter of a Cambodian princess had a bat mitzvah - JTA NewsThe granddaughter of a Cambodian princess had a bat mitzvah  JTA News

Cambodian monks nabbed - Bangkok PostCambodian monks nabbed  Bangkok Post

Singaporean Ambassador to Cambodia signed a partnership MOU with Union Youth Federation of Cambodia - Khmer TimesSingaporean Ambassador to Cambodia signed a partnership MOU with Union Youth Federation of Cambodia  Khmer Times

Tourist Numbers Fall at Cambodia’s Historic Angkor Wat - Radio Free AsiaTourist Numbers Fall at Cambodia’s Historic Angkor Wat  Radio Free Asia

Why Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia? - The DiplomatWhy Is a Washington State Senator Lobbying for Cambodia?  The Diplomat

Hun Sen Denies Cambodia’s Democracy Needs Restoring, As EBA Decision Looms - ?????? - VOA KhmerHun Sen Denies Cambodia’s Democracy Needs Restoring, As EBA Decision Looms  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Cambodia's Playwright Premier - Khmer TimesCambodia's Playwright Premier  Khmer Times

Granddaughter of a Cambodian princess celebrates her bat mitzvah - The Times of IsraelGranddaughter of a Cambodian princess celebrates her bat mitzvah  The Times of Israel

What's in the New Vietnam-Cambodia Search and Rescue Exercise? - The DiplomatWhat's in the New Vietnam-Cambodia Search and Rescue Exercise?  The Diplomat

Man plans return to Cambodia to investigate possible crash site of MH370 - Republic World - Republic WorldMan plans return to Cambodia to investigate possible crash site of MH370 - Republic World  Republic World

Multiple Airport Projects Underpin Cambodia's Growth Hopes | Air Transport News - Aviation International NewsMultiple Airport Projects Underpin Cambodia's Growth Hopes | Air Transport News  Aviation International News

Cambodia doubled cashew exports in 2019 - IEG VuCambodia doubled cashew exports in 2019  IEG Vu

Zilingo helps Cambodian textile units raise efficiency - The Cambodia DailyZilingo helps Cambodian textile units raise efficiency  The Cambodia Daily

A bit rich: Should Cambodia and less-wealthy nations donate to our bushfires recovery? - The New DailyA bit rich: Should Cambodia and less-wealthy nations donate to our bushfires recovery?  The New Daily

LNG imported from China to Cambodia - Khmer TimesLNG imported from China to Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodia's Angkor attracts 2.2 mln foreign tourists last year - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia's Angkor attracts 2.2 mln foreign tourists last year - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Facing risks as EBA decision looms - Khmer TimesFacing risks as EBA decision looms  Khmer Times

Swedish ambassador met with Cambodian labour minister - The Cambodia DailySwedish ambassador met with Cambodian labour minister  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia to amend immigration law - New Straits Times OnlineCambodia to amend immigration law  New Straits Times Online

Travel trend 2020: Mekong River cruises are booming — here's why - CNBCTravel trend 2020: Mekong River cruises are booming — here's why  CNBC

From Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia's last asylum seeker in Cambodia - The GuardianFrom Nauru to limbo: the anguish of Australia's last asylum seeker in Cambodia  The Guardian

Thousands lose jobs, casinos shut as Cambodia bans online gambling - CNAThousands lose jobs, casinos shut as Cambodia bans online gambling  CNA

Workers at Cambodian Casino Win Pay Rise - NewsClickWorkers at Cambodian Casino Win Pay Rise  NewsClick

MH370 investigator confirms Cambodia search mission to jungle 'crash site' - Daily StarMH370 investigator confirms Cambodia search mission to jungle 'crash site'  Daily Star

January 01, 2020 Can Cambodia's Opposition Survive? By Andrew Nachemson Tales of the CNRP's demise have - The DiplomatJanuary 01, 2020 Can Cambodia's Opposition Survive? By Andrew Nachemson Tales of the CNRP's demise have  The Diplomat

Lunar new year brings cheer to Vietnamese-Cambodians victims of blaze - Khmer TimesLunar new year brings cheer to Vietnamese-Cambodians victims of blaze  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh: Cambodia's royal capital - Coast ReporterPhnom Penh: Cambodia's royal capital  Coast Reporter

IMF warns of 'significant risk' to Cambodia growth if EU ends trade benefits - ReutersIMF warns of 'significant risk' to Cambodia growth if EU ends trade benefits  Reuters

5K+ participants expected for first-ever Cambodian women's run - Khmer Times5K+ participants expected for first-ever Cambodian women's run  Khmer Times

Cambodia's young stock exchange looking good - Khmer TimesCambodia's young stock exchange looking good  Khmer Times

New airstrip in Cambodian jungle sparks fears China is planning to use country as military base - The TelegraphNew airstrip in Cambodian jungle sparks fears China is planning to use country as military base  The Telegraph

Western-aligned opposition forces in Cambodia exaggerate anti-China sentiment - Khmer TimesWestern-aligned opposition forces in Cambodia exaggerate anti-China sentiment  Khmer Times

The Buddhist Country Of Cambodia Celebrates A Royal BAS MITZVAH! - Yeshiva World NewsThe Buddhist Country Of Cambodia Celebrates A Royal BAS MITZVAH!  Yeshiva World News

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia - Phys.orgUnsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia  Phys.org

Cambodia urged to engage with EU over EBA | Labels & Legislation News - Ecotextile NewsCambodia urged to engage with EU over EBA | Labels & Legislation News  Ecotextile News

Social enterprises, stylish boutique stays and sun-soaked lap pools: the cosmopolitan rise of Cambodia and Laos - Marie Claire UKSocial enterprises, stylish boutique stays and sun-soaked lap pools: the cosmopolitan rise of Cambodia and Laos  Marie Claire UK

The Granddaughter of a Cambodian Princess Just Had a Bat Mitzvah - Jewish WeekThe Granddaughter of a Cambodian Princess Just Had a Bat Mitzvah  Jewish Week

The Insurance Industry in Cambodia Market Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022 - Dagoretti NewsThe Insurance Industry in Cambodia Market Key Trends and Opportunities to 2022  Dagoretti News

Cambodian worker, Thai win first-lottery prize - Bangkok PostCambodian worker, Thai win first-lottery prize  Bangkok Post

Can Cambodia capitalise on China's economic policies? - Khmer TimesCan Cambodia capitalise on China's economic policies?  Khmer Times

Cambodian Gov’t Reiterates Online Gambling To End Starting January - ?????? - VOA KhmerCambodian Gov’t Reiterates Online Gambling To End Starting January  ?????? - VOA Khmer

US deports Cambodian despite stay order by US court - Khmer TimesUS deports Cambodian despite stay order by US court  Khmer Times

Brunei top referee Abdul Hakim set for duty in Cambodia - Borneo Bulletin OnlineBrunei top referee Abdul Hakim set for duty in Cambodia  Borneo Bulletin Online

Cambodia's Working Moms Turn to Baby Formula - VOA NewsCambodia's Working Moms Turn to Baby Formula  VOA News

Opposition Activists Increasingly Flee Cambodia For Thailand Amid Government Pressure - Radio Free AsiaOpposition Activists Increasingly Flee Cambodia For Thailand Amid Government Pressure  Radio Free Asia