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Cutting disaster risk will boost equality, improve resilience

Marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on Friday, UN chief António Guterres called on countries everywhere to boost resilience and adaptation, to build a safer and more just future for all.

UN rights expert urges key reforms in Cambodia

A UN independent human rights expert on Monday called for urgent structural reforms in Cambodia following the “restricted” general elections earlier this year.

Cambodia: National elections ‘extremely disconcerting’, say human rights experts

New York: The lead-up to, and the results of, the recent elections in Cambodia are “extremely disconcerting”, UN human rights experts said on Wednesday, adding that the credibility of the entire electoral process was affected.

Cambodia: UN rights chief regrets ‘severely restricted’ poll and opposition clampdown

The UN human rights chief on Wednesday lamented the severe electoral clampdown by the Cambodian Government during the weekend vote, including restrictions on opposition parties, NGOs and media.

Cambodia: Adulterated rice wine leaves one dead, 27 hospitalised

Phnom Penh: One villager died and 27 were hospitalized in northwest Cambodia's Pursat province after drinking homemade rice wine, which is suspected to contain high levels of methanol, a local health official said on Sunday.

Monkeys at Cambodia's famed Angkor site pose risk to tourists, temples

Phnom Penh: Throngs of monkeys living in Cambodia's famed Angkor Archeological Park are posing a risk to tourists and temples, a Cambodian government agency said on Wednesday.

Cambodia positioned to fully integrate LGBT people into society, UN expert says

New York: Cambodia is poised to make strides towards the full social integration of gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, protecting them from violence and discrimination, a UN-appointed independent human rights experts said on Friday.

Death toll rises to 25 in Cambodia casino fire

Phnom Penh: The death toll has risen to 25 after a massive fire engulfed a hotel-casino in northwest Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province, officials said on Friday.

Press freedom increasingly under threat in Cambodia – UN human rights report

New York: Amid growing restrictions on civic space and press freedoms in Cambodia, journalists are being increasingly subjected to various forms of harassment, pressure, and violence, according to a new report published on Wednesday by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR).

Cambodian PM Hun Sen sets date for general election

Phnom Penh/UNI/Xinhua: Cambodia sets Jul 23, 2023 as the date for the seventh National Assembly election, according to a decision signed by Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Wednesday.

US diplomat voices concerns about China's military presence during Cambodia visit

Washington: A US senior diplomat has expressed serious concerns about China's military presence and construction of facilities at Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand.

Two Chinese men jailed in 70kg drug bust in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: Two Chinese nationals have been charged for drug trafficking in Cambodia after a massive drug bust in Phnom Penh recovered 70 kg of narcotics that were headed for Vietnam, media reports said.

Review ‘disproportionate and unwarranted’ measures, rights experts urge Cambodia

New York: United Nations independent human rights experts on Monday called for the review of new legal and administrative measures adopted by the Government of Cambodia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which they said appear to be “disproportionate and unwarranted”.

Cambodia: COVID-19 outbreak hits Chinese community

Phnom Penh: A COVID-19 outbreak incident has been reported among Chinese expat community members in Cambodia, media reports said on Monday.

Vietnam is losing best friends to China: Derek Grossman

Hanoi: Defence analyst Derek Grossman has said China has increasingly challenged Vietnam’s dominance in Cambodia and Laos, primarily by leveraging Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects to raise its influence in the region.