Cambodian Journalists Alliance Association


‘The Cambodian court won’t help papa’

Her nearly 2-year-old son cries out for his father, and Long Kimheang responds: “We must be strong.” “The Cambodian court won’t help papa.” The back-and-forth has become a routine in their lives since Kimheang’s husband, Rath Rott Mony, was arrested in December, the 36-year-old told CamboJA.

Hun Sen allocates $40M to buy Chinese arms

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced he would use $40 million this year to buy weapons from China to strengthen the capacity of Cambodia’s army. While presiding over a review of the construction of Morodok Techo Stadium Construction in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district on Monday, Hun Sen said the government would allocate $40 million to buy weapons from China, adding to a previous spend of $200 million as well as a further $90 million commitment in aid for arms promised by China this year.

Ex-RFA reporter accused of delivering secret ‘disk’ to US embassy

A former Radio Free Asia journalist on trial for espionage was accused on Friday of delivering secret information to the U.S. Embassy. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin worked for RFA’s Khmer-language news service until the U.S.-funded media outlet shut its Phnom Penh bureau on September 12, 2017, citing government pressure and the forced closure of FM radio stations carrying its broadcasts.