Observers worry the prime minister may next reduce the pay of government employees.
The proposal billed as a measure to combat coronavirus should ‘set off alarm bells,’ the group says.
Critics say exercises with China mainly serve to strengthen Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for 35 years.
Meanwhile, former RFA reporters lose their appeal to have passports and other identifying documents returned as an investigation continues into charges against them of espionage.
A family member said they only learned of Thai Sokunthea’s arrest hours later, from a neighbor.
Daughter tells RFA that he was dragged away from his home barefoot.
Workers try to get home before borders close, while those who stay behind have money troubles.
NGOs welcome the move but urge the government to protect human rights and freedom of speech.
The lawyer for Kong Mas said he will appeal to the Supreme Court.
The struggles come amid reports of hoarding in Laos, equipment shortages in Myanmar, and new cases in Vietnam.
The decision comes as both countries announce sharp increases in confirmed infections.
The foreign ministry accuses him of exerting ‘undue influence’ on the country’s judiciary.
Kem Sokha’s case illustrates rule-of-law shortcomings highlighted by the State Department and the World Justice Project.
However, a Cambodian government spokesman says the World Justice Report is based on political bias favoring human rights activists and the country's political opposition.
A shortage of material caused by the onset of COVID-19 disrupts supply chains.
Questions linger over how the family of two senior civil servants bankrolled the purchase of US agricultural holdings covering nearly 200 acres.
Observers urge him to refrain from making comments that could influence a court decision.
Authorities arrest Facebooker for posting live video about COVID-19.
The people came into contact with a Japanese national who tested positive for COVID-19.
The crew of the Courageous allegedly entered Cambodian waters illegally and engaged in smuggling.
Supply chain disruptions in China are wreaking havoc on Cambodia’s crucial garment industry.
Observers say the decision suggests Cambodia is acting in China’s interests, rather than its own.
MT Courageous anchored illegally in Cambodian waters, but had participated in ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean vessels.
The woman was handed a punishment of two years in prison, but given a suspended sentence.
But union reps say factoring in the suspension of an EU trade scheme leads to even greater losses.
Cambodia PM calls on China to airlift raw materials, while Myanmar and Vietnam try to help their workers in Korea.
A defense lawyer says the case is a “political conflict” that requires talks to resolve.
A union says tens of thousands of jobs could be lost, but much depends on orders amid higher costs.
A conservation group is prevented from holding the annual event by masked, armed rangers.
But experts say the measures are short-term fixes that do not address lasting impacts.