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Chinese survivors had no food, water on sinking boat

Sep. 24, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese survivors from a boat that sank near a Cambodian island, killing three people and leaving eight missing, said they embarked on what they believed would be a short-term fishing job and ended up without food and water aboard the vessel and their belongings...

At least 1 dead, 19 missing after boat sinks off Cambodia

Sep. 23, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two Cambodian crew members abandoned their boat with 41 Chinese nationals on board as it sank in the Gulf of Thailand, leaving at least one person dead and 19 missing, authorities said Friday. The small wooden fishing vessel foundered near Cambodia’s...

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments

Sep. 22, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The international court convened in Cambodia to judge the Khmer Rouge for its brutal 1970s rule ended its work Thursday after spending $337 million and 16 years to convict just three men of crimes after the regime caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people. ...

Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work with rejection of surviving leader's appeal of genocide conviction

Sep. 22, 2022 00:51 AM EDT
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work with rejection of surviving leader's appeal of genocide conviction.

Malaysian dad pleads help for scam victims after son died

Sep. 21, 2022 06:28 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The parents of a Malaysian man who died after falling prey to a human trafficking scheme appealed Wednesday to the government to rescue other scam victims trapped in Myanmar and Cambodia, saying they hoped there would be no more fatalities. ...

Cambodia begins treason trial of 37 opposition figures

Sep. 15, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian activists and former opposition lawmakers accused of trying to help an exiled political candidate return home stood trial on treason charges Thursday with few of the defendants in attendance. Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several top...

24 more Malaysians rescued from Cambodia human traffickers

Sep. 09, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister on Friday brought 24 Malaysians back from Cambodia who were rescued from human traffickers, out of a total of 148 citizens he said have been reported missing in the country. Saifuddin Abdullah said 65 of the 148 missing...

Rescued Irrawaddy dolphin calf dies despite weeks of care

Sep. 07, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — An Irrawaddy dolphin calf who was rescued and nursed day and night for weeks by veterinarians and volunteers after his rescue from a tidal pool on Thailand’s shore has died despite all their efforts, officials who were providing emergency care for the animal said Wednesday. ...

UN expert offers plan for improving human rights in Cambodia

Aug. 26, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United Nations expert on human rights in Cambodia proposed on Friday a 10-point plan to improve rights in the Southeast Asian nation, describing it as ä country with a bright future but some severe challenges. U.N. Special Rapporteur Vitit...

Cambodia says it's helping foreigners scammed by traffickers

Aug. 19, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Friday said it is attempting to aid foreigners who have been victimized by human traffickers, after Taiwan said it is seeking to free more than 300 of its citizens who were lured to the Southeast Asian nation by organized crime groups. The...