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Cambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion

Sep. 27, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has charged seven top opposition politicians with plotting armed rebellion for planning to return from self-imposed exile to seek a change in government through mass peaceful protests. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court also warned that anyone who supported the...

Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country's biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful political bloc. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said starting in January, the minimum wage...

Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort

Sep. 12, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The leaders of Cambodia and Laos agreed Thursday to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years. Prime Minister Hun Sen and his visiting Lao counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, agreed in a statement to...

Malaysia's Mahathir begins state visit to Cambodia

Sep. 2, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister arrived in Cambodia on Monday to strengthen ties and witness the signing of several agreements. Mahathir Mohamad will meet with Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Tuesday to discuss cooperation and exchange views on regional and international affairs, the...

Verdict delayed for 2 Cambodia journalists in espionage case

Aug. 30, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin are accused of undermining national security by supplying information to a foreign state, an act punishable...

Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

Aug. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday. Paris-based Luc Brossollet confirmed to The Associated Press by phone a report by the Cambodia's...