Leonie Kijewski

Leonie Kijewski

Environment

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Critics say system of dams that China built deprived millions of people from Southeast Asia of their livelihood.

China's dams exacerbated extreme drought in lower Mekong: Study

Coronavirus pandemic

Amnesty video shows 'extreme overcrowding' in Cambodia prison

Government spokesperson admits overcrowding in prisons as health experts urge precautions to stop spread of coronavirus.

Amnesty video shows 'extreme overcrowding' in Cambodia prison

Coronavirus pandemic

Cambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak

3,000 Cambodian and Chinese troops join 19-day military exercises seen as a gesture of solidarity amid health emergency.

Cambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak

Cambodia

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia is preparing for suspension of some its Everything But Arms trade privileges after opposition crackdown.

EU to suspend some of Cambodia trade benefits over human rights

Cambodia

Cambodia: 'Treason' trial for opposition leader begins

Trial of Kem Sokha under way two years after he was arrested in what some say is a politically charged prosecution.

Cambodia: 'Treason' trial for opposition leader begins

Asia Pacific

Cambodia's Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge

Kem Sokha is accused of collaborating with the US to overthrow the gov't in case critics say is politically motivated.

Cambodia's Kem Sokha faces court on controversial treason charge

Environment

Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment

Water levels have fluctuated sharply with testing, but some are encouraged that China gave warning of its plan.

Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment

Asia Pacific

Experts doubt effectiveness of new plan to address Mekong drought

Plan centres on drought forecasting but critics say it failed to address impact of dams and hydropower projects.

Experts doubt effectiveness of new plan to address Mekong drought

Cambodia

'Beautifying Phnom Penh': Muslim Cham face eviction in Cambodia

Future of minority group living along Mekong River unclear as government seeks to 'beautify' city before world summit.

'Beautifying Phnom Penh': Muslim Cham face eviction in Cambodia

Environment

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

Mekong River Commission will meet in Phnom Penh as dams and drought take toll on the once-mighty waterway.

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

Asia Pacific

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Court ruling lifts house arrest but forbids top opposition figure from conducting political activities and going abroad.

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from house arrest

Asia Pacific

'No alternative': Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia

Exiled opposition leader insists he will return as planned, from Paris through Thailand, despite increasing obstacles.

'No alternative': Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia