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National Assembly Approves Law Allowing Opposition Officials to Re-enter Politics - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

National Assembly Approves Law Allowing Opposition Officials to Re-enter Politics  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

In a statement posted to the parliament's website, it said the move was intended to “promote the spirit of national reconciliation as well as strengthening liberal ...

14 Dec 2018 | 9:54 am

Police jail sick 78-year-old grandmother for PRAYING - Express.co.uk

Police jail sick 78-year-old grandmother for PRAYING  Express.co.uk

A 78-year-old grandmother and three other Christians were arrested during a church *service* in Laos last month.

14 Dec 2018 | 8:13 am

In Somalia UN Supported AMISOM Bubbles Into Politics in Baidoa While Refusing Questions From Press Banned By Corrupt Guterres - Inner City Press

In Somalia UN Supported AMISOM Bubbles Into Politics in Baidoa While Refusing Questions From Press Banned By Corrupt Guterres  Inner City Press

InnerCityPress.com is engaged these days in investigative journalism from the United Nations, including the World Bank, the IMF, the UN Development Program ...

13 Dec 2018 | 10:14 pm

Ex-CNRP adviser set to return - The Phnom Penh Post

Ex-CNRP adviser set to return  The Phnom Penh Post

A former adviser to the Supreme Court- dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) announced on Thursday his intention to return to politics, the same ...

13 Dec 2018 | 7:34 pm

Thailand extradites labor activist - asianews.network

Thailand extradites labor activist  asianews.network

With the world's eye on the ongoing saga surrounding the Bangkok arrest and possible extradition of Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, the Southeast Asian ...

13 Dec 2018 | 6:58 pm

Cambodia Morning News for December 14 - AEC News Today

Cambodia Morning News for December 14  AEC News Today

All the #Cambodia #news you need to know for December 14, 2018. Cambodia English news, Cambodia business news, Cambodia news today, Cambodia ...

13 Dec 2018 | 6:26 pm

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban - New Jersey Herald

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban  New Jersey Herald

Cambodia's Parliament has passed legislation that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by top opposition politicians.

13 Dec 2018 | 7:00 am

Cambodian Lawmakers OK Measure to Ease Political Ban - VOA News

Cambodian Lawmakers OK Measure to Ease Political Ban  VOA News

The legislation that could allow a five-year ban on political activity by top opposition politicians to be lifted.

13 Dec 2018 | 1:14 am

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack  The Diplomat

After 2018's election, Cambodia's once united opposition veers toward a split.

12 Dec 2018 | 9:19 am

Thailand sends home Cambodian critic wanted over sex-trafficking film - Reuters

Thailand sends home Cambodian critic wanted over sex-trafficking film  Reuters

Thailand sent back to Cambodia on Wednesday a labor activist wanted by authorities at home over his role in making a documentary about sex-trafficking that ...

12 Dec 2018 | 7:26 am

Thailand to Deport Cambodian Union Leader Who Helped Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Thailand to Deport Cambodian Union Leader Who Helped Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rath Rott Mony, the president of the Cambodian Construction Workers Trade Union Federation (CCTUF), in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in an undated photo.

11 Dec 2018 | 4:22 pm

Human Rights Watch Calls for Repeal of ‘Repressive’ Laws - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Human Rights Watch Calls for Repeal of ‘Repressive’ Laws  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The statement by HRW published this week focused on a law regulating non-governmental groups and two other laws that it said restricted the functioning of ...

11 Dec 2018 | 1:35 pm

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 | 4:56 pm

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’ - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia Marks Human Rights Day Despite ‘Restrictions’  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Several hundred participants gathered in the capital's Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human ...

10 Dec 2018 | 10:17 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 ...

9 Dec 2018 | 8:26 pm

CPP slams 'double standards' - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP slams 'double standards'  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan accused human rights groups on Sunday of practising “double standards” for failing to criticise the ...

9 Dec 2018 | 8:26 pm

Girls’ Deaths Alert Cambodia to Human Cost of Economic Migration - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Girls’ Deaths Alert Cambodia to Human Cost of Economic Migration  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

As more of the rural poor seeking work move to cities, they leave their children at home where they are vulnerable to physical, sexual abuse.

8 Dec 2018 | 11:30 pm

Thailand holds Cambodian critic over sex-trafficking film, wife says - Reuters

Thailand holds Cambodian critic over sex-trafficking film, wife says  Reuters

A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation home from Thailand over his role in making a sex-trafficking documentary that angered the southeast Asian ...

7 Dec 2018 | 4:10 am

Hun Sen pressured to reverse ban on opposition politicians - Nikkei Asian Review

Hun Sen pressured to reverse ban on opposition politicians  Nikkei Asian Review

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is considering reversing a ban on more than 100 opposition politicians to avert European Union sanction.

6 Dec 2018 | 11:24 pm

Cambodian Court's Appeals Review a 'Ploy' to Weaken Political Opposition - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Court's Appeals Review a 'Ploy' to Weaken Political Opposition  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Supreme Court began on Wednesday to hear an appeal against the 2017 conviction in a defamation case brought against CNRP leader Sam ...

6 Dec 2018 | 4:54 pm

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch - Asia Times

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch  Asia Times

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election ...

6 Dec 2018 | 3:07 am

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians' rights - The Wichita Eagle

Cambodia mulls law to restore opposition politicians' rights  The Wichita Eagle

Cambodia's parliament will consider legislation to allow politicians banned from political activity to have the ban lifted, a measure Prime Minister Hun Sen's ...

4 Dec 2018 | 6:49 am

Cambodia to Ease Restrictions on Opposition as EU Considers Trade Relationship - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia to Ease Restrictions on Opposition as EU Considers Trade Relationship  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

In a statement on Monday, the foreign ministry said: “In order to further promote democracy and the rule of law, the National Assembly is reviewing legal ...

4 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

UCC examines justice issues in Cambodia Human rights under threat in far east - Law Society of Ireland Gazette

UCC examines justice issues in Cambodia Human rights under threat in far east  Law Society of Ireland Gazette

UN Human Rights Committee Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Professor Rhona Smith, will deliver a speech at UCC this ...

4 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha distances himself from 'Rainsy's' US event  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha on Sunday further distanced himself from an international conference held in the US by ...

3 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia NGO encourages citizens to reclaim legal rights - DW (English)

Cambodia NGO encourages citizens to reclaim legal rights  DW (English)

Development work can be politically effective even in an autocratic country. A Cambodian NGO has demonstrated this by educating citizens about their legal ...

30 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Will Cambodia's Bun Rany be the next 'first lady' to fall from grace? - Asia Times

Will Cambodia's Bun Rany be the next 'first lady' to fall from grace?  Asia Times

The recent ignoble falls from grace of two of Asia's former “first ladies” – the Philippines' Imelda Marcos and Malaysia's Rosmah Mansor – raise some relevant ...

29 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

A repressive anniversary marked in Cambodia - Asia Times

A repressive anniversary marked in Cambodia  Asia Times

Residents of Phsar Daeum Thkov, a subdistrict in inner-city Phnom Penh, talk politics in hushed tones. Some express financial concerns over the European ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Gov't rights chief questions US after visa request delay - The Phnom Penh Post

Gov't rights chief questions US after visa request delay  The Phnom Penh Post

The head of the government's human rights body, Keo Remy, has questioned the US' attitude to human rights after its embassy in Phnom Penh delayed his ...

26 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian-UN war crimes trials finally over - Daily Mirror

Cambodian-UN war crimes trials finally over  Daily Mirror

Cambodian-UN war crimes trials finally over, Finally, finally, the over-long, 10-year trials of the leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge leadership of Cambodia ...

24 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

One year on, CNRP fate unclear, National, Post In-depth - The Phnom Penh Post

One year on, CNRP fate unclear, National, Post In-depth  The Phnom Penh Post

A year after the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the fate of the former main opposition party remains unclear. While its senior ...

19 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

There is still hope for Cambodia's democracy - Al Jazeera English

There is still hope for Cambodia's democracy  Al Jazeera English

The international community has to pressure Cambodia to hold free and fair elections.

16 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian-Americans Say Midterms Will Not Change Passage of Cambodia Democracy Bill - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian-Americans Say Midterms Will Not Change Passage of Cambodia Democracy Bill  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

An activist said the retirement of Ed Royce, a prominent Republican critic of Prime Minister Hun Sen's government and chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, ...

16 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

UN War Tribunal Jails Cambodia Khmer Rouge Leaders For Life on Genocide Charges - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN War Tribunal Jails Cambodia Khmer Rouge Leaders For Life on Genocide Charges  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Khieu Samphan, the former Khmer Rouge head of state, sits in a court room before a hearing at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Nov.

16 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Court of Appeal Routinely Fails to Explain Verdicts: Rights Group - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Court of Appeal Routinely Fails to Explain Verdicts: Rights Group  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Villagers call for the release of anti-government protesters from behind a locked main gate outside of Cambodia's Court of Appeal in Phnom Penh, in a file photo.

15 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

After 40 years, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide verdict - Nikkei Asian Review

After 40 years, Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide verdict  Nikkei Asian Review

PHNOM PENH -- The Khmer Rouge tribunal will on Friday announce whether two surviving leaders of the Pol Pot regime are guilty of genocide -- a verdict.

15 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian workers weigh the cost of EU’s stand on human rights - South China Morning Post

Cambodian workers weigh the cost of EU’s stand on human rights  South China Morning Post

The European Union is planning to end its special trade status with Cambodia over human rights abuses in the garment and sugar industries. That would be a ...

8 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Envoy Rhona Smith May Not Visit Kem Sokha, Cambodian Government Says - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Envoy Rhona Smith May Not Visit Kem Sokha, Cambodian Government Says  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith has been refused permission by Cambodia's government to meet and speak with detained ...

29 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Government slams the IPU's call to release Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Government slams the IPU's call to release Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva has slammed the body's Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians after ...

22 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Global Lawmakers Condemn ‘Blatant’ Rights Violations of Cambodia’s Opposition MPs - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Global Lawmakers Condemn ‘Blatant’ Rights Violations of Cambodia’s Opposition MPs  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on Thursday expressed “serious concerns” about rights violations against lawmakers from Cambodia's now-dissolved ...

18 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

'Cambodia's people the losers of UN division' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Cambodia's people the losers of UN division'  The Phnom Penh Post

A former Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmaker hit back at government claims on Tuesday that opposition rallies to protest Hun Sen's appearance as prime ...

3 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

China stands for Cambodia - The Phnom Penh Post

China stands for Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

China on Wednesday defended Cambodia against an onslaught by the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Rhona Smith, who slammed the Kingdom's ...

27 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Rights Council: Ensure Increased Scrutiny of Human Rights in Cambodia - Human Rights Watch

UN Rights Council: Ensure Increased Scrutiny of Human Rights in Cambodia  Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch welcomes the detailed addendum to this year's annual report of the UN Special Rapporteur regarding the election-related crackdown on ...

26 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Sentences Rights Activists, Election Official to Suspended Five-Year Jail Terms - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Court Sentences Rights Activists, Election Official to Suspended Five-Year Jail Terms  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rights group decry the punishment as politically motivated and demand their convictions be quashed.

26 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

What Do Prisoner Releases Mean in Hun Sen's Cambodia? - The Diplomat

What Do Prisoner Releases Mean in Hun Sen's Cambodia?  The Diplomat

A steady stream of political prisoners has been released since Prime Minister Hun Sen and his long-ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) won all 125 seats ...

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

What is the end goal of America's sanctions on Cambodia? - Asia Times

What is the end goal of America's sanctions on Cambodia?  Asia Times

A good rule in foreign relations is that not every problem can be fixed. The US seems well aware that it cannot help fix the problems of one-party rule in Laos, ...

19 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

International law perspective on protection of human rights in Cambodia - Asia Times

International law perspective on protection of human rights in Cambodia  Asia Times

History was created by the European Parliament on September 13. For the time since the United Nations' peacekeeping mission known as UNTAC (United ...

18 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

Pushing for Political Parity: A Conversation With Mu Sochua - Council on Foreign Relations

Pushing for Political Parity: A Conversation With Mu Sochua  Council on Foreign Relations

As one of the most prominent women in Cambodian politics, Mu Sochua has championed democratic values and human rights. Yet, in 2017 Sochua was ...

13 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Free All Political Prisoners - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free All Political Prisoners  Human Rights Watch

The Cambodian government should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for peacefully exercising their fundamental rights.

12 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail - BBC News

Cambodia releases opposition leader Kem Sokha on bail  BBC News

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has been unexpectedly released from prison where he was awaiting trial on charges of treason. Mr Sokha has been ...

10 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)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (front-R) and Cambodian People's Party leaders Heng Samrin (front-L) and Sar Kheng (front-C) attend the opening ...

5 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman - BBC News

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman  BBC News

Kem Sokha could have led the opposition to victory in Cambodia but a year after his arrest, remains in jail.

4 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should drop all charges and immediately release the opposition leader Kem Sokha.

21 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia ruling party sweeps parliament after vote with no opposition  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian leader Hun Sen has swept up all seats in parliament after holding an election with no opposition, as the country settles ...

16 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Jailed Cambodia leader's daughter speaks up on human rights - The World Today - ABC News

Jailed Cambodia leader's daughter speaks up on human rights - The World Today  ABC News

The Cambodian opposition leader's daughter, Monovithya Kem, is trying to bring attention to the human rights abuses and the anti-democratic behaviour of the ...

10 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

The son rises in Cambodia after Hun Sen’s rigged election - This Week In Asia

The son rises in Cambodia after Hun Sen’s rigged election  This Week In Asia

The 'death of democracy' cements the military's power in politics – and paves the way for the prime minister's succession plan.

4 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

The European populists monitoring 'sham' elections - BBC News

The European populists monitoring 'sham' elections  BBC News

A group of European populist and nationalist politicians descended upon Cambodia last weekend to observe national elections - which they lauded with ...

2 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Statement from the Press Secretary on Cambodia's Flawed Parliamentary Elections - Whitehouse.gov

Statement from the Press Secretary on Cambodia's Flawed Parliamentary Elections  Whitehouse.gov

The United States regrets that Cambodia's July 29 parliamentary elections were neither free nor fair and failed to represent the will of the Cambodian people.

29 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

UN calls for 'pluralistic political process' ahead of Cambodia elections - Vatican News

UN calls for 'pluralistic political process' ahead of Cambodia elections  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. Ahead of Sunday's general election in Cambodia, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for “an inclusive and ...

29 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian election: what chance does the opposition have? - South China Morning Post

Cambodian election: what chance does the opposition have?  South China Morning Post

Cambodia's election is widely seen as illegitimate due to the absence of the country's biggest opposition party, but there are still 19 parties standing up to Hun ...

28 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Slams U.N. Rights Envoy Over Election Criticism - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia Slams U.N. Rights Envoy Over Election Criticism  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The criticism came after Rhona Smith questioned the targeting of election boycott campaigners by the Cambodian authorities.

26 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Japan won't be sending election monitors to Cambodia - Reuters

Japan won't be sending election monitors to Cambodia  Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday it will not be sending election monitors to Cambodia for a general election this weekend, although Tokyo - a major ...

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 calls UN human rights expert 'biased' over election concerns - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia calls UN human rights expert 'biased' over election concerns  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 ...

24 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

What lies ahead for Cambodia after its next election? - East Asia Forum

What lies ahead for Cambodia after its next election?  East Asia Forum

Author: Vannarith Chheang, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute Cambodia's upcoming general election on 29 July looks set to be its most controversial since its first.

20 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Behind Cambodia's electoral silence - Equal Times

Behind Cambodia's electoral silence  Equal Times

Everyone in Phnom Penh remembers the last general elections. The excitement, the mass rallies, the protests, the promises of change and the frenetic activity ...

19 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's 'Dirty Dozen' Have No Place in Australia - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's 'Dirty Dozen' Have No Place in Australia  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's crackdown on dissent is in full swing ahead of national elections later this month. But who are the generals around Hun ...

16 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia - 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 ...

13 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian military officers, gendarmes, and police officers are actively campaigning for the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP), in violation of Cambodia's ...

12 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Security Forces Illegally Campaigning For Ruling Party: HRW - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Security Forces Illegally Campaigning For Ruling Party: HRW  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Lieutenant General Hun Manet (L) speaks to Cambodia's Military Police chief Sao Sokha (R) at the Ministry of National Defense in Phnom Penh, June 30, 2018.

12 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Parties question NEC policy, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Parties question NEC policy, National  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition party and civil society leaders spoke out on Tuesday against a move by the National Election Committee (NEC) that prohibits supporters of any party ...

11 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Parties Begin Election Campaigning Without Main Opposition - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Parties Begin Election Campaigning Without Main Opposition  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The CNRP was banned by the Supreme Court late last year and will not be able to field any candidates to contest seats in the July 29 election. PHNOM PENH —.

9 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian political parties begin campaigns for general election - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua

Cambodian political parties begin campaigns for general election - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian political parties launched a three-week campaign on Saturday for the July 29 general election. Twenty political ...

7 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Democracy in Shambles Ahead of July Elections - Forbes

Cambodia's Democracy in Shambles Ahead of July Elections  Forbes

There's a long road ahead to getting Cambodia back on the path toward democracy.

5 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

Cambodian PM's son gets military roles amid human rights concerns - Al Jazeera English

Cambodian PM's son gets military roles amid human rights concerns  Al Jazeera English

The son of Cambodia's long-serving leader was promoted to two senior military posts on Saturday as his father looks to tighten his family's grip on the country's ...

1 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

The U.S. must confront Cambodia’s descent into despotism - The Washington Post

The U.S. must confront Cambodia’s descent into despotism  The Washington Post

The Trump administration should impose sanctions on Hun Sen's generals, the linchpins of his repressive rule.

29 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Hun Sen's Abusive Generals - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Hun Sen's Abusive Generals  Human Rights Watch

Cambodia's increasingly dictatorial, one-party rule is underpinned by generals in the security forces who are responsible for serious and systematic human ...

28 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha wins South Korean human rights award - The Phnom Penh Post

Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha wins South Korean human rights award  The Phnom Penh Post

The former president of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kem Sokha, was awarded the Asian Human Rights Peace Prize last ...

25 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Chief Awarded Rights Prize in Absentia - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Chief Awarded Rights Prize in Absentia  Radio Free Asia

South Korean rights group the National Council of Churches (NCC) on Friday awarded its Asian Human Rights Peace Prize to the jailed president of ...

22 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

US Sanctions Cambodian General Over Human Rights Abuses - Voice of America

US Sanctions Cambodian General Over Human Rights Abuses  Voice of America

The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's personal bodyguard unit over human rights abuses.

14 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’ - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue ...

13 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Could Cambodia's Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election? - The Diplomat

Could Cambodia's Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election?  The Diplomat

The potential importance of smaller parties in upcoming polls should not be overlooked.

8 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: to vote or not to vote? - The Interpreter

Cambodia: to vote or not to vote?  The Interpreter

The Cambodian people are being asked to boycott the election. To do so would be a mistake.

28 May 2018 | 2:00 am

What's Missing From Cambodia's Democracy? - The Diplomat

What's Missing From Cambodia's Democracy?  The Diplomat

The problems are deeper than the lack of a viable opposition party.

22 May 2018 | 2:00 am

NEC extends registration deadline - The Phnom Penh Post

NEC extends registration deadline  The Phnom Penh Post

While the registration period for political parties to be eligible for July's national election is set to end on Monday, and only four have been fully approved, the ...

14 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Minor Opposition Parties Divided Ahead of Election - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Minor Opposition Parties Divided Ahead of Election  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

On April 30, the National Election Committee announced it was opening registration for parties who wished to contest the July 29 vote.

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Rights Envoy Claims General Election ‘Not Genuine’ Without Banned Opposition Party - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

UN Rights Envoy Claims General Election ‘Not Genuine’ Without Banned Opposition Party  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Rhona Smith said the government must immediately release the detained opposition leaders and lift a ban on the opposition taking part in the July 29 general ...

3 May 2018 | 2:00 am

UN Expert Urges Cambodia to Take ‘Final Opportunity’ to Return to Democracy Ahead of Elections - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Expert Urges Cambodia to Take ‘Final Opportunity’ to Return to Democracy Ahead of Elections  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rhona Smith calls for the release of opposition leader Kem Sokha and the reinstatement of his party.

30 Apr 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

New party announced, date set for registration - The Phnom Penh Post

New party announced, date set for registration  The Phnom Penh Post

Political parties will have 15 days to register for July's national elections beginning on Monday next week, while a new party founded by the son of a veteran ...

26 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

US government calls out Cambodian rights abuses - The Phnom Penh Post

US government calls out Cambodian rights abuses  The Phnom Penh Post

The US State Department has published its annual report on human rights across the globe, describing a year of shrinking freedoms and rights violations in ...

25 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Forty-five countries urge Cambodia to conduct free vote, release opposition leader - Reuters UK

Forty-five countries urge Cambodia to conduct free vote, release opposition leader  Reuters UK

Forty-five countries called on Cambodia on Wednesday to reinstate the main opposition party, release its jailed leader and ensure a July general election is free ...

22 Mar 2018 | 12:30 am

UN expert calls on Cambodian government to 'choose path of human rights' - Channel NewsAsia

UN expert calls on Cambodian government to 'choose path of human rights'  Channel NewsAsia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia on Wednesday (Mar 14) called on the government to “choose the path of human rights”.

14 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)

Rhona Smith stresses the need to make sure that laws are applied compatibly with international rights standards.

7 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Ministry refuses to dissolve Human Rights Party - Khmer Times

Ministry refuses to dissolve Human Rights Party  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has instructed the Human Rights Party to hold a congress to seek approval from the majority of its members before asking the ...

2 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's Human Rights Party decides to close - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's Human Rights Party decides to close  The Phnom Penh Post

The Human Rights Party closed yesterday of its own accord, officially removing itself from any conversation about potential challengers to the ruling party in the ...

30 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Opposition Party Threatened with Dissolution - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Opposition Party Threatened with Dissolution  Human Rights Watch

The Cambodian government's filing of a politically motivated legal case on October 6, 2017 to dissolve the main opposition party will render national elections in ...

10 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am