Cambodia News: Kem Sokha

The rising cost of Hun Sen's strongman rule in Cambodia - The Japan Times

The rising cost of Hun Sen's strongman rule in Cambodia  The Japan Times

PARIS - On April 4, a group of international buyers' associations from the garment, footwear, sporting and travel goods industries sent a letter to Cambodian ...

19 Apr 2019 | 5:45 am

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia | by Sam Rainsy - Project Syndicate

The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia | by Sam Rainsy  Project Syndicate

Despite boasting unrivaled tourist attractions, large stores of natural resources that could be profitably and responsibly exploited, and one of the world's ...

12 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

HRW Calls for Cambodia to Release Opposition Leader From House Arrest - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

HRW Calls for Cambodia to Release Opposition Leader From House Arrest  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia drew *fresh* criticism this week from both a major human rights organization and the leaders of several trade organizations over Prime Minister Hun ...

5 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Government notes 25 UN UPR rights recommendations as political - The Phnom Penh Post

Government notes 25 UN UPR rights recommendations as political  The Phnom Penh Post

The government on Tuesday said it had “noted” 25 recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR), saying they ...

4 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader From House Arrest - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Opposition Leader From House Arrest  Human Rights Watch

Cambodian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release opposition party leader Kem Sokha from house arrest and drop the politically motivated ...

4 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Unveils ‘Strategy’ to Offset Loss of EU Trade Scheme - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Unveils ‘Strategy’ to Offset Loss of EU Trade Scheme  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday unveiled his strategy to offset the loss of a preferential trade agreement that the European Union is likely to ...

29 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodians terrorized by Hun Sen's hate speech | Opinion - Asia Times

Cambodians terrorized by Hun Sen's hate speech | Opinion  Asia Times

The recent tragic massacre in Christchurch by an Australian extremist, unleashing his hatred in New Zealand's mosques, puts the spotlight on giant tech ...

28 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Denies Request to Drop Charges Against Detained Opposition Chief Kem Sokha - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Court Denies Request to Drop Charges Against Detained Opposition Chief Kem Sokha  The Cambodia Daily

A court in Cambodia has refused to drop “treason” charges against opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Kem Sokha citing an ongoing ...

28 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

PP judge rejects request to drop Kem Sokha charges - The Phnom Penh Post

PP judge rejects request to drop Kem Sokha charges  The Phnom Penh Post

Lawyers for Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), revealed on Tuesday that a Phnom Penh ...

27 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy - The Diplomat

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy  The Diplomat

On March 30, 1997, four grenades were thrown into a crowd gathered in Phnom Penh to support rising political star Sam Rainsy. At least 16 people were killed ...

27 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Rehabilitated CNRP officials 'still demand Sokha's release' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rehabilitated CNRP officials 'still demand Sokha's release'  The Phnom Penh Post

Five former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians on Monday held their first press conference since receiving political rehabilitation, ...

26 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP members call for national reconciliation - Khmer Times

Former CNRP members call for national reconciliation  Khmer Times

Five former CNRP politicians who recently had their ban on politics lifted yesterday defended their choice in seeking clemency, noting that it was necessary for ...

26 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Oppositionists Defend Seeking Rehabilitation as Hun Sen Issues New Threats - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Oppositionists Defend Seeking Rehabilitation as Hun Sen Issues New Threats  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Sam Rainsy will face “trenches equipped with machine guns” at the border, Hun Sen warns.

25 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Former opposition officials want to see a political solution - Khmer Times

Former opposition officials want to see a political solution  Khmer Times

Senior member of the former CNRP defended their decision to have their political ban lifted as they want to see a political solution.

25 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leaders Are Indicted as Prime Minister Tightens Grip - The New York Times

Exiled Cambodian Opposition Leaders Are Indicted as Prime Minister Tightens Grip  The New York Times

BANGKOK — A Cambodian court has issued arrest warrants for eight opposition leaders who fled abroad for safety but say they are now trying to return.

19 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: the case for freeing Kem Sokha | Article - Asia Times

Cambodia: the case for freeing Kem Sokha | Article  Asia Times

US and EU are calling for the opposition leader's release after 18 months in detention but it's not clear yet the government is listening.

7 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Says No Release For Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Says No Release For Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday that opposition leader Kem Sokha will not be released from detention despite hitting the 18-month ...

5 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: No Release for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - VOA News

Cambodia: No Release for Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  VOA News

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha has spent more than 18 month in detention as of Sunday, with other opposition leaders decrying his case as politically ...

5 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy loses Sokha bet, analysts keep guessing - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy loses Sokha bet, analysts keep guessing  The Phnom Penh Post

As the March 3 deadline passed on Sunday, Sam Rainsy lost his wager with Prime Minister Hun Sen on Kem Sokha's legal situation. And analysts are predicting ...

4 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen - The Cambodia Daily

Sokha lawyers deny working for Hun Sen  The Cambodia Daily

The legal team of Kem Sokha, the president of the former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Wednesday complained of being attacked by ...

23 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Fresh News and the Future of the Fourth Estate in Cambodia - Coda Story

Fresh News and the Future of the Fourth Estate in Cambodia  Coda Story

A website called *Fresh* News has become one of the country's most useful sources of political misinformation and propaganda in Cambodia.

22 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Few Takers as Cambodia Tries to Lure Back Banned Opposition Politicians - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Few Takers as Cambodia Tries to Lure Back Banned Opposition Politicians  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Ministry of Interior on Thursday issued detailed instructions for the political rehabilitation of lawmakers from the banned opposition Cambodia ...

21 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sokha's lawyers slam Rainsy for bet - The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha's lawyers slam Rainsy for bet  The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's lawyers on Monday again slammed Sam Rainsy for using the fate of their client in a bet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, a wager he was almost ...

19 Feb 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Embassy slammed over Kem Sokha comment - Khmer Times

Embassy slammed over Kem Sokha comment  Khmer Times

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday rebuked the United States embassy for saying former opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested unjustly and noted ...

18 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia slams US embassy for misleading statement over detention of former opposition leader - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua

Cambodia slams US embassy for misleading statement over detention of former opposition leader - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Saturday slammed the Embassy of the United States to Cambodia for a misleading comment concerning the ...

16 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia? - The Diplomat

Will Sam Rainsy Make His Last Stand in Cambodia?  The Diplomat

Last November, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed to a wager with the exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Broadly speaking, the understanding was ...

15 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics - The Phnom Penh Post

PM taunts Rainsy over Sokha release using lyrics  The Phnom Penh Post

WIth just 20 days to go until the end of a timeframe used in a wager by Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy to release party ...

11 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Korm quizzed in Sokha treason case - Khmer Times

Korm quizzed in Sokha treason case  Khmer Times

Kong Korm, a former CNRP top adviser, yesterday appeared at Phnom Penh Municipal Court to be questioned as a witness in the treason case against former ...

24 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodians Protest in Washington for More US Pressure on Government - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodians Protest in Washington for More US Pressure on Government  The Cambodia Daily

Washington, D.C – Protesters gathered in Washington this weekend to call for more diplomatic pressure to be placed on the Cambodian government over its ...

22 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Pro-Rainsy faction issues five-point return strategy - Khmer Times

Pro-Rainsy faction issues five-point return strategy  Khmer Times

Supporters of the former opposition party yesterday opened a two-week conference in the United States by issuing a five-point strategy to ensure the safe return ...

22 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodians in US to Protest Lack of Detente With Opposition  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The demonstration is being organized by a CNRP offshoot, the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, which was founded by the CNRP's former president Sam ...

19 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy slammed for planned CNRP meeting in US - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy slammed for planned CNRP meeting in US  Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's supporters slam Rainsy for planning to host a CNRP meeting in the US.

17 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Charge me with treason alongside Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Charge me with treason alongside Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday asked to be charged with treason alongside his fellow Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) co-founder Kem ...

10 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP adviser Kong Korm to testify in Kem Sokha court date - The Phnom Penh Post

Former CNRP adviser Kong Korm to testify in Kem Sokha court date  The Phnom Penh Post

FORMER politician Kong Korm said he is willing to appear before Phnom Penh Municipal Court to testify in relation to the treason charge facing Kem Sokha, ...

8 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's treason case continues - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's treason case continues  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court has denied a plea from lawyers representing Kem Sokha for his treason charges to be dropped.

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

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha calls for political maturity  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has called on all politicians to cease using immoral tactics in the political arena in 2019.

1 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Detained Opposition Chief Calls For ‘Genuine Reconciliation’ in Cambodia on Eve of New Year  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The leader of Cambodia's now-dissolved opposition party called for “genuine reconciliation” amid a political stalemate in the Southeast Asian nation in a ...

31 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban - Al Jazeera English

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban  Al Jazeera English

Self-exiled cofounder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

13 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Opposition Begins to Crack  The Diplomat

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia's merged opposition party teeters on the edge of a damaging split after its self-exiled former leader Sam Rainsy said that he had ...

12 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha will 'not be eligible' for reinstatement of rights  The Phnom Penh Post

Senior government officials said on Thursday that regardless of whether a proposed amendment to the law is passed, former opposition leader Kem Sokha will ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 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.

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears' - The Cambodia Daily

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears'  The Cambodia Daily

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia ...

6 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy ‘Assumes Control’ of Cambodia’s Opposition in Exile - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Rainsy ‘Assumes Control’ of Cambodia’s Opposition in Exile  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The announcement was made at a gathering of overseas party members in Atlanta, GA, this week, which was billed as the first Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

5 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy named 'acting president' in 'Kem Sokha absence'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy was nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the curtain fell on the two-day international conference the ...

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

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha has “denounced” a “so-called party conference” to be held in the US over the weekend, ...

28 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Sokha opposes CNRP conference - Khmer Times

Sokha opposes CNRP conference  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has told his lawyers that he does not support the CNRP World Conference to be held this weekend in the state of Georgia ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Terrorist' Serey to 'halt activities' and form party if Kem Sokha 'released'  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Serey, the leader of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF), who is accused by authorities of being an armed rebel leader against the government of ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia's beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy  Al Jazeera English

Today, the country is effectively a one-party dictatorship with the opposition party scattered across the world.

18 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha's brother rises through ministry  Khmer Times

KEM Sokhon, brother of former opposition leader Kem Sokha, has been appointed secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce.

14 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to 'step down' if he loses Sam Rainsy bet over Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen has promised to step down as prime minister while opposition figure Sam Rainsy pledges to turn himself in as forfeits if the long-term political rivals ...

12 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager - Khmer Times

High stakes in Hun Sen/Sam Rainsy wager  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has responded to Sam Rainsy's dare, and accepted the wager concerning the release of Kem Sokha, who is under court supervision.

10 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Admits ‘He Is The Court’ by Accepting Wager: Sam Rainsy  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has implicitly admitted to controlling the country's courts by saying that Kem Sokha, the head of the now-dissolved ...

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends - The Phnom Penh Post

Smith calls for 'release' of Sokha as visit ends  The Phnom Penh Post

At a press conference to conclude her 11-day visit to Cambodia, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith on Thursday called for ...

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Plan to Free Opposition Leader Kem Sokha  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen denied on Wednesday he has plans to free opposition leader Kem Sokha, rejecting comments made on Facebook by ...

7 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate', National, Politics - The Phnom Penh Post

'Court to decide Kem Sokha fate', National, Politics  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior government official said on Sunday that former opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is currently under home detention on “treason” charges, would ...

5 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Court denying UN Special Rapporteur access to​ Kem Sokha 'hides rights violations' - The Phnom Penh Post

Court denying UN Special Rapporteur access to​ Kem Sokha 'hides rights violations'  The Phnom Penh Post

Officials from Phnom Penh Municipal Court and the Ministry of Justice defended the decision to reject a request from the UN Human Rights Council's Special ...

31 Oct 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

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday mourned the death this week of a party member in his first public statement after being moved from prison ...

26 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

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Police deploy 566 officers to 'protect' Kem Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

More than 560 policemen have been deployed to protect detained opposition leader Kem Sokha – a move defended as necessary to deter “social chaos” but ...

26 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home - Khmer Times

Taskforce guards Kem Sokha's home  Khmer Times

A taskforce has been created to guard former opposition leader Kem Sokha who was released on bail earlier this month.

25 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

Kem Sokha not under house arrest - Khmer Times

Kem Sokha not under house arrest  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Court has issued a statement saying that former opposition leader Kem Sokha is currently under court supervision.

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha situation confounds - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha situation confounds  The Phnom Penh Post

Is it house arrest or not? That's the question dividing the Kingdom's legal experts and politicians, with little agreement other than this – being outside a ...

21 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Hun Sen frees opposition leader Kem Sokha, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

PHNOM PENH • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen batted down speculation yesterday that he caved in to international pressure after an opposition leader ...

20 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail - The Phnom Penh Post

Questions remain over Kem Sokha's bail  The Phnom Penh Post

Legal experts on Monday expressed mixed views on the duration of former opposition leader Kem Sokha's alleged house arrest. In the meantime, the European ...

18 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West? - DW (English)

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West?  DW (English)

Many Cambodian political prisoners have been released recently as the EU considers a resolution condemning the country's slide into authoritarianism.

17 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges - Khmer Times

EU to Cambodia: drop Kem Sokha's charges  Khmer Times

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, Sept. 13, requested that all charges against former opposition leader Kem Sokha be dropped. It did find his recent ...

15 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader - Reuters

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader  Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the ...

13 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Kem Sokha is now placed under house arrest and is still denied access to his former colleagues at the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was banned in ...

13 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words - The Cambodia Daily

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words  The Cambodia Daily

The following text tells the life story of Kem Sokha, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party until it was dissolved last year, in his own words.

11 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison - The Guardian

Cambodia: opposition leader Kem Sokha released from prison  The Guardian

Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party was accused of treason after government crackdown on critics.

10 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Speaking in a Sept. 4 interview in the RFA studio with Vuthy Huot of RFA's Khmer *Service*, the former chief of Cambodia's now-dissolved Cambodia National ...

4 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

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader to Remain in Prison - Voice of America

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader to Remain in Prison  Voice of America

A court in Cambodia on Thursday extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the former leader of the country's main opposition party.

30 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Vows to Keep Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Jailed, Despite Recent Leniency  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday vowed to keep opposition chief Kem Sokha behind bars despite a recent spate of clemency for members of ...

29 Aug 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

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha - Khmer Times

Detention hearing set by court for Kem Sokha  Khmer Times

A hearing on former opposition president Kem Sokha's continued detention on treason charges will be held on Thursday in Tboung Khmum province's Trapeang ...

27 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail again - The Japan Times

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail again  The Japan Times

Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail Wednesday after almost a year in jail on treason charges that critics say were trumped up by premier ...

22 Aug 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

Sam Rainsy pleads for Kem Sokha's release - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy pleads for Kem Sokha's release  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called on Prime Minister Hun Sen to help secure the release of former CNRP leader Kem Sokha who was arrested on ...

21 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha lawyer hopeful of bail at next hearing, National  The Phnom Penh Post

A political analyst has claimed that former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha will get bail later this month – once the ruling ...

3 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

GDP pledges to have Kem Sokha released - The Phnom Penh Post

GDP pledges to have Kem Sokha released  The Phnom Penh Post

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) held its first major rally of the campaign period in the capital on Tuesday while pushing a platform that included a ...

11 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Says Party Reinstatement is Precondition to Talks - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Says Party Reinstatement is Precondition to Talks  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday said he would not negotiate with the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) for a resolution to the ...

9 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

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

Ex-opposition leader Kem Sokha wins South Korean human rights award, National  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

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader - Reuters

Cambodia's Supreme Court rejects bail for detained opposition leader  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last ...

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Again Denied Bail - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Again Denied Bail  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court decision from March denying the request of jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha's lawyers that he ...

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Supreme Court to hear Kem Sokha appeal - Khmer Times

Supreme Court to hear Kem Sokha appeal  Khmer Times

The Supreme Court will today hold a hearing over the extended pre-trial detention of former CNRP leader Kem Sokha, who remains jailed on charges of treason ...

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Court Denies Bail for Ailing Opposition Leader  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

A Cambodian court Thursday rejected a plea for bail by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, following his arrest last year on charges of seeking to overthrow ...

1 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for 'free and fair' elections - DW (English)

Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha calls for 'free and fair' elections  DW (English)

The leader of the dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party made the call in a New Year's message read out by his daughter in a Facebook video.

1 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha - Aljazeera.com

Cambodia court refuses to free opposition leader Kem Sokha  Aljazeera.com

He is accused of working with the US to overthrow the ruling Cambodian People's Party, a charge the opposition say is politically motivated.

31 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am

'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader - NPR

'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader  NPR

"Fear is something constant," says Monovithya Kem, the daughter of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha. "I can say that although we have always faced a ...

17 Oct 2017 | 2:00 am

Why the Cambodian government arrested our father in the middle of the night - The Washington Post

Why the Cambodian government arrested our father in the middle of the night  The Washington Post

A grass-roots movement is building democracy from below -- and that terrifies the government in Phnom Penh.

7 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason - The New York Times

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason  The New York Times

The move comes amid a wider crackdown on dissent ahead of parliamentary elections next year, with a particular focus on groups linked to Washington.

5 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Arrests Opposition Leader, Accusing Him of Treason - The New York Times

Cambodia Arrests Opposition Leader, Accusing Him of Treason  The New York Times

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, Kem Sokha, was arrested early Sunday at his home and accused of treason for ...

2 Sep 2017 | 2:00 am