Cambodia: Is Kem Sokha sentence a step toward tyranny?
20 March 2023 | 10:53 am
A Cambodian court has convicted the leader of the country's only viable opposition party of treason. The move comes just four months before a general election and a long-planned dynastic handover of power.
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A five-year-old giant African pouched rat called Magawa has won the animal equivalent of Britain's highest civilian honour for bravery because of his uncanny knack of sniffing out landmines and unexploded devices.
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A 35-year-old elephant has been transferred to a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia after his miserable condition at an Islamabad zoo sparked a global outcry. American singer Cher campaigned for his freedom for years.
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The Tonle Sap, the largest inland fishing area in the world, is a source of subsistence and survival for more than one million Cambodians living on or around the lake. But water levels have plummeted and fish stocks dwindled because of climate change and dams upstream on the Mekong river.
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Cambodia imposes lockdowns in the capital Phnom Penh and a nearby city, as its strongman premier Hun Sen warns that spiraling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia "on the brink of death".
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The US Embassy in Phnom Penh says it has spent more than $100 million to combat deforestation in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. But illegal activities continue apace.
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Advocacy group Mother Nature activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim Leanghy were arrested last week for documenting waste discharge into a city river.
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Khieu Samphan, the last living leader of the brutal Khmer Rouge, appears before an international tribunal for his appeal against a genocide conviction today. The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979.
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Cambodian anti-landmine authorities are training dogs to sniff out Covid-19, hoping the sharp-nosed canines normally used to detect underground explosives can keep the virus on a tight leash.
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