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(17-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Cambodian-Americans Chan­ravy Proeung and Mia-lia Kiernan flew to Geneva this past week on a mission: stopping the U.S. practice of deporting Cambo­dians with criminal convictions

(16-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Cambodia’s annual LGBT pride celebration will begin with a launch party on Sunday under the motto “I Am What I Am” at Phnom Penh’s Meta House, followed by nearly a week of documentary films starting Tuesday.

(15-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

A group of about 40 youth activists and monks whose trip to Prey Long forest—aimed at educating locals about environmental protection—was blocked by authorities on Wednesday returned to their homes Thursday, an official said.

(15-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

More than 10 days after a section of the Tonle Sap riverbank collapsed in Phnom Penh, causing five houses to fall into the water, the Vattanac company, which residents blame for the destruction, has not yet met with the villagers to discuss compensation, a local official said Thursday.

(15-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

A Malaysian minister has said that the U.N. should send Rohingya and Bangladeshi asylum seekers stranded off his country’s coastline to Cambodia and the Philippines, rather than attempt to persuade his government to house them, Malaysian media reported on Thursday.

(15-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Rights group Adhoc on Thursday rejected Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem’s recent accusation that the organization was somehow manipulating and prolonging a long-running land dispute between his wife, Chea Kheng, and a group of villagers in Kompong Chhnang province.

(15-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Residents and conservationists in western Cambodia have denounced the renewed exportation of charcoal to Thailand, an illegal practice allegedly reliant on corruption that places the future of protected forests in peril.

(15-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

A group led by social analyst and political activist Kem Ley decided to halt their study expedition yesterday in Stung Treng’s Thala Barivat district after authorities denied them entry to the area on Wednesday. The trip, according to Ley, aims to familiarise students and monks with the destruction of the Prey Lang forest – which is bordered by Thala Barivat district, among others – and have them understand the situation of the locals living in the area.

(15-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

A government official who is overseeing the refugee resettlement deal has flown to Australia following reports that four refugees who have applied to move to Phnom Penh were secretly transferred to Darwin on Sunday, a source at the Interior Ministry has said.

(15-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

A new report from the World Economic Forum underscores Cambodia’s poor performance at providing the education and training needed to guarantee future prosperity, though experts say the country is slowly improving. The Human Capital Report 2015, published on Wednesday, lists Cambodia 97th out of 124 nations. Among its Southeast Asian peers, only Laos and Myanmar feature further down the rankings.