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47 Malaysians held in Cambodia after being duped by recruitment agency

Most of them come from poor families in Sabah and Sarawak.

Cambodian strongman Hun Sen defends promoting sons

The 66-year-old leader has ruled Cambodia for 33 years and his administration is full of family-linked officials, with his three sons in key posts across defence and intelligence establishments.

Cambodia construction boom built on ‘blood bricks’ and slavery, says report

Poverty fuelled partly by climate change has pushed tens of thousands of Cambodian families into bonded labour in the booming capital.

Cambodia opposition leader released from jail

Since the polls Hun Sen has begun to release critics from jail, a common relaxation of his grip on power that has followed election wins throughout his time in office.

Cambodia’s parliament holds 1st session since July vote

King Norodom Sihamoni presides over the opening session of parliament after Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in the July 29 vote.

China lends Cambodia US$259 million to build new road

The concessional loan agreement was signed on July 10 between the Export-Import Bank of China and Cambodia's Ministry of Finance to build a four-lane, 47 km city ring road, the finance ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Cambodia police arrest 119 Chinese over telecoms fraud

Those arrested are suspected of extorting money from people in China via a telecoms scam.

Cambodian arrested for trafficking maids to Malaysia

Ou Radin is reported to have earned at least RM6,000 for each of the more than 20 women who were forced to work under harsh conditions in the country.

Cambodian eatery offers ‘Pol Pot’ rice porridge

Restaurant owner Tuon Tem, 49, said he lost nine relatives at that time and was offering the porridge to remind young people about how hard life was then.

Cambodian PM heads huge business empire

Hun Sen a former Khmer Rouge commander has amassed more than $200 million through interests in 114 private companies, according to data from the country's Ministry of Commerce