Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty

Two top leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime were found guilty of genocide on Friday, in a landmark ruling almost 40 years after the fall of a brutal regime that presided over the deaths of a quarter of the population.

18 November 2018

Radar probes Khmer Rouge mass graves

A man walks gingerly over a small field in rural Cambodia, pushing a lawnmower-like contraption that deploys ground-penetrating radar to unearth clues of mass graves.

6 November 2018

Disaster-proofing Southeast Asia’s poor

In a world with warmer atmospheric temperature, the already observed changes to the climate are expected to further worsen, resulting in increasingly more frequent and intense weather events.

24 October 2018

'Rubbish Man' schools children for trash

Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the "Rubbish School" where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.

13 October 2018

Nepotism in Hun Sen’s Cambodia

Political science recognises a phenomenon known as family dictatorship in which – as its name suggests - political power passes within the dictator’s family.

12 October 2018

A false democracy: So, what?

The European Union (EU) recently told Cambodia that the Kingdom will lose its special access to the world's largest trading bloc, saying that it was ready to punish human rights abuses in the country.

11 October 2018

Cambodia opposition leader released

Cambodia's opposition leader Kem Sokha was released from jail early Monday a year after he was detained on treason charges, as the country's strongman ruler loosens his grip on opponents after sweeping one-sided elections.

11 September 2018