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China $100 Million Military Aid To Cambodia Amid Crackdown Raises Concerns

China and Cambodia announced on Tuesday that Beijing has pledged $100 million in military grants for training and equipment for the Cambodian military, a move one critic said would help Prime Minister Hun Sen resist international pressure over his crackdown on political opponents in an election year. Cambodian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Chhum Socheat unveiled […]

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Cambodia’s Judiciary Routinely Violates Fair Trial Rights: CCHR

Cambodia’s judiciary fails to comply with several fundamental fair trial rights, including the presumption of innocence and whether confessions are obtained under duress, a local NGO said Tuesday, in a report based its observance of a year of criminal cases at the country’s Court of Appeal in the capital Phnom Penh. In an annual report […]

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Cambodian Prince Hurt in Car Accident

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Cambodia’s Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a car crash Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said. Ranariddh’s sports utility vehicle was hit head on by a taxi driving in the opposite direction, said Chuon Narin,police chief of the province of Preah Sihanouk. […]

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China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests fuel anti-Chinese sentiment

China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fuelled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country. More than 100 protesters were arrested and dozens of police injured at a protest in central Vietnam on Sunday, one of several demonstrations […]