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FATF to put Cambodia on "grey list" for its high vulnerability to money laundering - Devdiscourse

FATF to put Cambodia on "grey list" for its high vulnerability to money laundering  Devdiscourse

A global money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will place Cambodia on its watchlist on Friday because of concern it is highly ...

22 Feb 2019 | 8:57 am

Re-Ordered Election Day Killing: Buratai & His Squad Of Kaki Goons Risk Kissing The Iron Bars Of The Prison Fo - The Nigerian Voice

Re-Ordered Election Day Killing: Buratai & His Squad Of Kaki Goons Risk Kissing The Iron Bars Of The Prison Fo  The Nigerian Voice

(Onitsha Nigeria, 22nd February 2019)-TheSoutheast Based Coalition of Human Rights & Democracy Organizations (a coalition of 22 human rights ...

22 Feb 2019 | 1:04 am

Marco Rubio Warns Saturday Could Decide Venezuela President Maduro's Fate, May Show 'Emperor Has No Clothes' - Newsweek

Marco Rubio Warns Saturday Could Decide Venezuela President Maduro's Fate, May Show 'Emperor Has No Clothes'  Newsweek

Florida Senator Marco Rubio said Venezuela's opposition members "really have no alternative" as they attempt to defy President Nicolás Maduro's border ...

21 Feb 2019 | 1:51 pm

Cambodia's Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Democracy and EU Trade Privileges: Taking a Long-Term View  The Diplomat

Withdrawing Cambodia's EBA privileges might not do more harm than good.

21 Feb 2019 | 10:35 am

US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

US, Cambodia in War of Words Over Detained Opposition Leader  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

In a Facebook posting, the US embassy in Phnom Penh calls CNRP leader Kem Sokha an innocent man held on unjust charges.

19 Feb 2019 | 4:18 pm

Cambodia morning news for February 19 - AEC News Today

Cambodia morning news for February 19  AEC News Today

All the #Cambodia #news you need to know for February 19, 2019. Cambodia English news, Cambodia business news, Cambodia news today, Cambodia latest ...

18 Feb 2019 | 6:09 pm

Letters: Ernst shouldn't be applauded for backing Trump - Des Moines Register

Letters: Ernst shouldn't be applauded for backing Trump  Des Moines Register

The Iowa Poll showing Sen. Joni Ernst's high approval rating was a big story in the Register recently [Iowa Poll: Joni Ernst's approval rating hits new high as she ...

18 Feb 2019 | 10:15 am

PM 'will betray sovereignty if he decides to meet EU demands' - The Phnom Penh Post

PM 'will betray sovereignty if he decides to meet EU demands'  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen “will be someone who betrays sovereignty and disobeys the constitution if he changes his mind to meet EU's demands”, Royal Academy ...

17 Feb 2019 | 8:00 pm

Japan slowly remilitarises - Newsroom

Japan slowly remilitarises  Newsroom

Even without changing the constitution, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has been able to push the country further down the road to militarisation.

15 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Should Malaysia consider lese majeste? - Daily Express

Should Malaysia consider lese majeste?  Daily Express

KUALA LUMPUR: The act of insulting and mocking the monarchy through social media has become increasingly common nowadays that some have suggested ...

13 Feb 2019 | 9:24 pm

EBA withdrawal provides 'opportunity for growth' - The Phnom Penh Post

EBA withdrawal provides 'opportunity for growth'  The Phnom Penh Post

Economic analyst Khoun Bunny said on Tuesday that the loss of the EU's preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement could be a golden opportunity for ...

12 Feb 2019 | 6:47 pm

Government rebukes EU over EBA review - Khmer Times

Government rebukes EU over EBA review  Khmer Times

The government yesterday chastised the European Commission's move to initiate a six-month “intensive monitoring” period of the country over perceived ...

12 Feb 2019 | 12:19 pm

Do as we say, not as we do: Cambodia in a polarised world - Khmer Times

Do as we say, not as we do: Cambodia in a polarised world  Khmer Times

Where has the “center” gone? It is shifting, according to Ms Gage. Meanwhile, those who are firmly camped on the right (more often than not) persist in preaching ...

12 Feb 2019 | 12:04 pm

Cambodia blasts EU move to consider lifting trade privileges - ABC News

Cambodia blasts EU move to consider lifting trade privileges  ABC News

Cambodia issued a strong response on Tuesday to the European Union's announcement that it is beginning the process to withdraw preferential duty-free and ...

12 Feb 2019 | 6:08 am

NGOs call for speedy passage of information freedom law | #AsiaNewsNetwork - Eleven Myanmar

NGOs call for speedy passage of information freedom law | #AsiaNewsNetwork  Eleven Myanmar

A group of 19 non-governmental organisations and associations have urged the Kingdom's legislative and executive bodies to expedite the passage of a draft ...

10 Feb 2019 | 10:47 pm

Asia-Pacific in January: Cambodia's third UPR, Thailand's 'Twitter storm', and Pakistan's transgender pride march - IFEX

Asia-Pacific in January: Cambodia's third UPR, Thailand's 'Twitter storm', and Pakistan's transgender pride march  IFEX

Cambodia's human rights record was reviewed at the UN, Thailand's Twitter users supported the campaign of refugee seekers from Saudi and Bahrain, Pakistan ...

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

CNRP official pens EU letter claiming government intimidation - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP official pens EU letter claiming government intimidation  The Phnom Penh Post

The deputy president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua, has written to the EU about alleged threats against ...

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

China-Cambodia Military Fears in the Headlines with New US Intelligence Report - The Diplomat

China-Cambodia Military Fears in the Headlines with New US Intelligence Report  The Diplomat

Last week, the suggestion that Cambodia could move towards changing its constitution to facilitate growing Chinese military presence in the country led to ...

5 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Court Detains Opposition Activist Over Facebook Post, Pending Bail Hearing - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Court Detains Opposition Activist Over Facebook Post, Pending Bail Hearing  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

A court in Cambodia's capital on Friday ordered a member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) detained pending a bail hearing ...

1 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Government Denies Reports it Will Amend Constitution to Allow Chinese Naval Base - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Government Denies Reports it Will Amend Constitution to Allow Chinese Naval Base  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's government on Friday denied reports that the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) plans to amend the constitution to allow China to build a ...

1 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng: Only 'fifty-fifty' chance of Rainsy returning - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Only 'fifty-fifty' chance of Rainsy returning  The Phnom Penh Post

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said on Sunday there is a 50 per cent possibility that outlawed opposition leader Sam Rainsy would return to Cambodia as his ...

28 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy still prone to arrest: Hun Sen - Khmer Times

Rainsy still prone to arrest: Hun Sen  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned Sam Rainsy that he could be arrested by the Royal Cambodian Army should the exiled former opposition leader return to ...

25 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

'Out of control' situation halts Rainsy - The Phnom Penh Post

'Out of control' situation halts Rainsy  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy claimed on Thursday that his attempted return to Cambodia in November 2015 was cancelled after he received a message from the US embassy ...

25 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia 'at risk from geopolitical manoeuvres' - The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia 'at risk from geopolitical manoeuvres'  The Phnom Penh Post

Three of Cambodia's top leaders used the Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) to warn that small- and medium-sized countries were ...

16 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Prime Minister holds opposition hostage over EU free trade agreement - The Independent

Cambodian Prime Minister holds opposition hostage over EU free trade agreement  The Independent

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over ...

14 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Chinese Warships Visit Cambodia to ‘Strengthen Cooperation’ as Western Influence Wanes - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Chinese Warships Visit Cambodia to ‘Strengthen Cooperation’ as Western Influence Wanes  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Three Chinese warships arrived in southern Cambodia's coastal city of Sihanoukville Wednesday on a visit the two authoritarian governments said will promote ...

9 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Two Cambodia Opposition Officials Barred From Politics to Seek ‘Pardon’ After Amendment Approval - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Two Cambodia Opposition Officials Barred From Politics to Seek ‘Pardon’ After Amendment Approval  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UPDATED at 1:25 P.M. EST on 2019-01-09. At least two senior officials from Cambodia's opposition who were barred from politics said they will seek a “pardon” ...

8 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Calls For Political Dialogue at Event Marking End of Khmer Rouge Era - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Calls For Political Dialogue at Event Marking End of Khmer Rouge Era  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, during a lavish ruling party celebration Monday to mark the 40th anniversary of the end of the bloody Khmer Rouge era, ...

7 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts  The Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that the reinstatement of opposition leader Kem Sokha's political rights, which would open the door for his possible ...

4 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Approves Expansion of Councilor Positions With Eye on Opposition - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Approves Expansion of Councilor Positions With Eye on Opposition  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's rubber stamp parliament on Thursday approved draft laws to increase the number of local level government positions, after Prime Minister Hun Sen ...

3 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Change to Article 45 with King for signing - The Phnom Penh Post

Change to Article 45 with King for signing  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior government official on Monday said that the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has reached its final stage and is merely awaiting ...

1 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

New Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Slams Western Criticism of Hun Sen Regime Over ‘Minor Issues’ - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

New Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Slams Western Criticism of Hun Sen Regime Over ‘Minor Issues’  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

China's top diplomat in Cambodia has dismissed criticism from Western governments over Prime Minister Hun Sen's regime and its ties to Beijing, amid ...

28 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen 'win-win' legacy debated on Khmer Rouge fall anniversary - Aljazeera.com

Hun Sen 'win-win' legacy debated on Khmer Rouge fall anniversary  Aljazeera.com

Twenty years since collapse of ultra-communist movement, policy hailed by Cambodia PM for ending war back in spotlight.

27 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Senate unanimously passes the amendment to Article 45 - The Phnom Penh Post

Senate unanimously passes the amendment to Article 45  The Phnom Penh Post

The amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties was approved by the Senate on Tuesday. It will be reviewed by the Constitutional Council (CC) on ...

26 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy thanks int'l pressure as Senate readies for law change - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy thanks int'l pressure as Senate readies for law change  The Phnom Penh Post

The Senate is due to gather on Tuesday to discuss the proposed change to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties before its likely adoption at the meeting, ...

25 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy 'faces isolation' when law change comes into force - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy 'faces isolation' when law change comes into force  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) official on Wednesday warned of opposition leader Sam Rainsy's impending “isolation” when the amendment ...

20 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen: Do not ill-treat Kingdom - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen: Do not ill-treat Kingdom  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Saturday that foreign governments should not “ill-treat” Cambodia, and accused those suspicious of an alleged Chinese naval ...

17 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia  Human Rights Watch

During the two previous cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Cambodia accepted 301 recommendations out of 343, but has largely failed to ...

16 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Now ‘More Free’ Than Under Khmer Rouge: Hun Sen - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Now ‘More Free’ Than Under Khmer Rouge: Hun Sen  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen kept the bar low in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, asserting that under his ...

10 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

KNLF gets 'green light' to register new party - The Phnom Penh Post

KNLF gets 'green light' to register new party  The Phnom Penh Post

After having formed a “government in exile” in 2016, the Khmer National Liberation Front of Sam Serey said it will register as a legitimate political party on ...

10 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia dismisses reports that China will build a naval base there - NavyTimes.com

Cambodia dismisses reports that China will build a naval base there  NavyTimes.com

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said his government will not allow any foreign military bases in its territory and called media reports that China is seeking a ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Repeal of Abusive Associations Rule  Human Rights Watch

(New York) – The Cambodian government's revocation of a repressive regulation on nongovernmental organizations should jump-start genuine efforts to repeal ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Law change 'welcomed' by Kem Sokha as it goes for review - The Phnom Penh Post

Law change 'welcomed' by Kem Sokha as it goes for review  The Phnom Penh Post

The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly met on Wednesday to discuss the proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties ...

6 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

King Sihanouk: Insight Story - Sri Lanka Guardian

King Sihanouk: Insight Story  Sri Lanka Guardian

by Anwar A Khan. (December 3, 2018, Dhaka, Sri Lanka Guardian) Cambodia, formerly the Khmer Empire, is located at the southern region of the Indochina ...

3 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Analysts Question Motives Behind Cambodia’s Plan to ‘Strengthen Democracy’ After Divisive Election - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Analysts Question Motives Behind Cambodia’s Plan to ‘Strengthen Democracy’ After Divisive Election  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Protestors shout slogans and carry placards against Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during a rally outside United Nations headquarters in New York, Sept.

3 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia has no reason to host foreign military bases - Khmer Times

Cambodia has no reason to host foreign military bases  Khmer Times

There is no security need for Cambodia to have a foreign military base. Although sovereignty disputes and border tensions between Cambodia and its ...

26 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Denies Reports of Plans For Chinese Naval Base - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Denies Reports of Plans For Chinese Naval Base  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday dismissed U.S. concerns that he would grant China the right to build a military base in his country, saying such ...

19 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Beijing-backed Project Won't Include Chinese Base - ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

Cambodia: Beijing-backed Project Won't Include Chinese Base  ວີໂອເອ-ລາວ (VOA)

The Cambodian military and government officials have denied a report claiming that a Beijing-backed development project would pave the way for a Chinese ...

16 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Civil society groups matter for Cambodia's sustainable development: UN expert - UN News

Civil society groups matter for Cambodia's sustainable development: UN expert  UN News

The Cambodian Government must work in tandem with civil society groups and build its policies around citizens' human rights, if the country is to see durable ...

8 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

No Rights Problems in Cambodia, Official Asserts After Meeting With UN Envoy - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

No Rights Problems in Cambodia, Official Asserts After Meeting With UN Envoy  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

There are no human rights violations in Cambodia, the head of a Cambodian government committee told reporters on Monday following talks with a United ...

5 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Calls for King to mediate - The Phnom Penh Post

Calls for King to mediate  The Phnom Penh Post

King Norodom Sihamoni should act as a mediator between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition figure Sam Rainsy to help ease political tensions and ...

30 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Paris Peace Accords in constitution: PM - Khmer Times

Paris Peace Accords in constitution: PM  Khmer Times

PM lashes out at an analyst who accused the gov't of failing the Paris Peace accord.

25 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Paris Peace Agreement included in the constitution: Hun Sen - Khmer Times

Paris Peace Agreement included in the constitution: Hun Sen  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has lashed out at opposition members and a political analyst who accused the government of failing to honour the Paris Peace ...

24 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

IPU slams government claim - The Phnom Penh Post

IPU slams government claim  The Phnom Penh Post

The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the ...

19 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Negotiations on EBA being held - The Phnom Penh Post

Negotiations on EBA being held  The Phnom Penh Post

In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade ...

16 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Hun Sen Slammed For 'Extravagant' Travel by Chartered Jet - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Hun Sen Slammed For 'Extravagant' Travel by Chartered Jet  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen's use of a privately chartered jet to fly himself and an entourage of 40 to a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in ...

12 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Government hits back at Rhona Smith's UN comments - The Phnom Penh Post

Government hits back at Rhona Smith's UN comments  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior government officials have hit back at the UN Human Rights Council's (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Cambodia Rhona Smith's criticism of democracy ...

28 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

24 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

What's Behind the Release of Cambodia's Opposition Leader? - The Diplomat

What's Behind the Release of Cambodia's Opposition Leader?  The Diplomat

The freeing of Kem Sokha has raised bigger questions about power and the way it is exercised in Cambodia.

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Government hits back after scathing report from UN's Smith - The Phnom Penh Post

Government hits back after scathing report from UN's Smith  The Phnom Penh Post

The government hit back this week after the UN's Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Rhona Smith criticised the Cambodian government's prioritising of ...

14 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words - VOA Khmer

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words  VOA Khmer

WASHINGTON – ​[Editor's Note: The following text tells the life story of Kem Sokha, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party until it was ...

6 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Slammed as ‘Bogus’ Amid Opening Session - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Slammed as ‘Bogus’ Amid Opening Session  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia held the opening session of its National Assembly on Wednesday, drawing scorn from political observers and members of the public who dismissed ...

5 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian king convenes opening of parliament after July vote - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua

Cambodian king convenes opening of parliament after July vote - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni presided over the opening of the new National Assembly on Wednesday after a recent ...

5 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: 14 opposition activists released in 'humanitarian' gesture by authoritarian government - The Independent

Cambodia: 14 opposition activists released in 'humanitarian' gesture by authoritarian government  The Independent

With one eye on its international reputation after a deeply flawed general election, Cambodia's government has released 14 opposition activists in what it says is ...

28 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian politics: Art of the unexpected and yet predictable - Khmer Times

Cambodian politics: Art of the unexpected and yet predictable  Khmer Times

With the prime minister already approved by His Majesty the King, what remains to be done is the formality of convening the 6th mandate of the National ...

22 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Women Lack Equality Before the Law: Report - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Women Lack Equality Before the Law: Report  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Despite provisions in Cambodia's constitution abolishing discrimination against women, Cambodian women suffer unequal treatment before the law and are ...

10 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Government to form on Sept 6, says PM - The Phnom Penh Post

Government to form on Sept 6, says PM  The Phnom Penh Post

After paying a courtesy call on the King and visiting the chairman of the Constitutional Council, caretaker prime minister Hun Sen on Wednesday rescheduled ...

9 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

PH hails globally condemned Cambodia elections - Rappler

PH hails globally condemned Cambodia elections  Rappler

The Philippines says the Cambodian elections were 'successful' – a far cry from the chorus of condemnation from the United States, Australia, and the European ...

5 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia PM slams opposition vote boycott, challenges critics - Reuters

Cambodia PM slams opposition vote boycott, challenges critics  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at an election boycott by the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

2 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

US warns of ‘significant expansion’ of Cambodian visa restrictions - Financial Times

US warns of ‘significant expansion’ of Cambodian visa restrictions  Financial Times

The U.S. said it was considering imposing visa restrictions on further Cambodian officials in response to the country's one-sided election on Sunday, which were ...

29 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Boycott Cambodia’s elections and Hun Sen’s regime - The Washington Post

Boycott Cambodia’s elections and Hun Sen’s regime  The Washington Post

If we band together now, we can rescue Cambodia from dictatorship.

27 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Q&A: Suos Yara, Cambodian People’s Party Lawmaker - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Q&A: Suos Yara, Cambodian People’s Party Lawmaker  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

VOA Khmer's Aun Chhengpor recently sat down with Suos Yara, a CPP lawmaker, and spokesman, to talk about the ruling party's definition of electoral ...

26 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Potemkin election -- what will come next? - Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia's Potemkin election -- what will come next?  Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to step down if his party does not prevail at national elections on July 29. It is not a difficult promise.

25 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: July 29 Elections Not Genuine - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: July 29 Elections Not Genuine  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's fundamentally flawed national elections on July 29, 2018, deny the Cambodian people their internationally protected right to choose their ...

25 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's 'one party state' prepares for polls - New Internationalist

Cambodia's 'one party state' prepares for polls  New Internationalist

The July election will be farce at best after premier Hun Sen dissolved the opposition party and closed independent media. Becky and Simon Kenton-Lake ...

3 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen's recipe for victory in Cambodian poll - Reuters

Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen's recipe for victory in Cambodian poll  Reuters

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia ...

14 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Government Doubles Down on Legal Threats Over Calls For Election Boycott - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Government Doubles Down on Legal Threats Over Calls For Election Boycott  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

But a former opposition leader says courts should act on threats against people who don't plan to vote.

24 May 2018 | 2:00 am

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia's Political Dilemma? - The Diplomat

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia's Political Dilemma?  The Diplomat

Cambodia's national general election is scheduled to occur at the end of July 2018. With a few months away, former opposition members of the Cambodia ...

2 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Last chance: UN warns Cambodia over failing democracy - The Sydney Morning Herald

Last chance: UN warns Cambodia over failing democracy  The Sydney Morning Herald

In an unusually blunt message, the United Nations has taken aim at Cambodia over its crack down on the country's main opposition.

1 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia registering parties for July vote after main opposition dissolved - Reuters

Cambodia registering parties for July vote after main opposition dissolved  Reuters

Cambodia began registering political parties on Monday for a July general election likely to extend the 33-year-old rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen after the ...

29 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

The state of political freedom in Cambodia - The Phnom Penh Post

The state of political freedom in Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry Editor, Currently, the beautiful and readily smiling people of Cambodia are ...

19 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Human Rights Envoy Wants Rule of Law, Not Rule by Law in Cambodia - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Human Rights Envoy Wants Rule of Law, Not Rule by Law in Cambodia  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The United Nations human rights envoy to Cambodia asked the government to respect the rule of law and not “rule by law” during a meeting on Wednesday with ...

7 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

UN 'misunderstands' Cambodia's human rights reality - Channel NewsAsia

UN 'misunderstands' Cambodia's human rights reality  Channel NewsAsia

Rhona Smith (L), UN special rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Cambodia, shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) during a ...

7 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian King Leaves Signing of Controversial Constitutional Amendments to Ruling Party - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian King Leaves Signing of Controversial Constitutional Amendments to Ruling Party  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

King Norodom Sihamoni departs for China a day after the Senate approves changes to the charter and a lèse-majesté law.

22 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Reject Draft Amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Reject Draft Amendments to the Constitution and Criminal Code  Human Rights Watch

We, the undersigned organizations and communities, express our grave concern regarding the government of Cambodia's proposed amendments to the ...

21 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

U.N. urges Cambodia to reconsider constitutional changes amid fears for human rights - Reuters

U.N. urges Cambodia to reconsider constitutional changes amid fears for human rights  Reuters

U.N. rights experts urged Cambodia on Tuesday to reconsider constitutional amendments, including a law that forbids insulting the monarchy, saying the ...

20 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Parliament Passes Controversial Amendments to Constitution - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Parliament Passes Controversial Amendments to Constitution  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The 123-member National Assembly held an extraordinary session on Wednesday to vote the proposed amendments through in the presence of Prime Minister ...

16 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression  Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Cambodia's parliament enacted amendments to the constitution and penal code that will further consolidate the ruling party's power and stifle free ...

14 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Parliament to Convene to Discuss Constitutional Amendments - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Parliament to Convene to Discuss Constitutional Amendments  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The amendments include restrictions on freedom of association and political participation, as well as restrictions on criticism of the monarchy.

13 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

National Assembly to vote on lèse majesté, constitutional amendments - The Phnom Penh Post

National Assembly to vote on lèse majesté, constitutional amendments  The Phnom Penh Post

The National Assembly is set to vote on controversial legal amendments on Wednesday, including a lèse majesté law, while the president of the body in charge ...

13 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

International Pressure Continues as Cambodia Ramps up Crackdown on Democracy - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

International Pressure Continues as Cambodia Ramps up Crackdown on Democracy  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Prime Minister Hun Sen (2nd from left) shakes hands with Cambodian People's Party Deputy President Say Chhum (R) as he arrives for the party's congress in ...

6 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Updated: Lèse majesté law among changes to Cambodia's Constitution and Penal Code - The Phnom Penh Post

Updated: Lèse majesté law among changes to Cambodia's Constitution and Penal Code  The Phnom Penh Post

The Council of Ministers ratified a group of contentious amendments to the Constitution and Penal Code on Friday, including restrictions on freedom of ...

2 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Lèse majesté law in works for Cambodia - The Phnom Penh Post

Lèse majesté law in works for Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

The Ministry of Justice today confirmed that a proposed lèse majesté law would be among a series of legal amendments considered by the Council of Ministers ...

31 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Government looks to make controversial amendments to Constitution - The Phnom Penh Post

Government looks to make controversial amendments to Constitution  The Phnom Penh Post

The Council of Ministers is planning to meet later this week to discuss amendments to the Constitution, including changes to an article guaranteeing the right for ...

30 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Constitutional amendments headed to assembly - The Phnom Penh Post

Constitutional amendments headed to assembly  The Phnom Penh Post

An Interior Ministry official yesterday said three constitutional amendments will be forwarded to the government next month, including two ill-defined articles ...

11 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia to Study Amending Constitution Amid Political Crisis - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia to Study Amending Constitution Amid Political Crisis  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A letter from Sar Kheng, the interior minister, circulated this week showed the government had formed a working group staffed by senior ruling party officials.

29 Dec 2017 | 2:00 am

Helping to Publish Cambodia's First Annotated Constitution | Stanford Law School - Stanford University News

Helping to Publish Cambodia's First Annotated Constitution | Stanford Law School  Stanford University News

Stanford Law School's Cambodia Law and Policy Initiative is reporting a big success with publication of the country's first Annotated Constitution.

19 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia heads towards one-party state – and a democratic crisis - The Conversation UK

Cambodia heads towards one-party state – and a democratic crisis  The Conversation UK

Imagine a “democratic” election with only one main party? Most countries purporting to be democracies have two or three large parties which contest elections.

12 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am

Celebration comes with threat as Cambodia's Constitution turns 24 - The Phnom Penh Post

Celebration comes with threat as Cambodia's Constitution turns 24  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior government officials yesterday gathered to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the Kingdom's Constitution, lavishing praise on the ...

28 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am

Constitutional Council Passes Political Parties Law Amendments - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Constitutional Council Passes Political Parties Law Amendments  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The Constitutional Council has approved further amendments to the political parties law that will make it illegal for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue ...

29 Jul 2017 | 2:00 am