Cambodia News: Mam Sonando

Agriculture issues 'unresolved' - The Phnom Penh Post

Agriculture issues 'unresolved'  The Phnom Penh Post

At the capital's Peace Palace on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sokhon led a delegation at a meeting with the Supreme ...

5 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

Senate approves party law change - Khmer Times

Senate approves party law change  Khmer Times

Senators approve an amendment to the Law on Political Parties, bringing banned members one step closer to the political arena.

26 Dec 2018 | 3:00 am

GDP refuses to join Hun Sen's Supreme Consultative Council - Khmer Times

GDP refuses to join Hun Sen's Supreme Consultative Council  Khmer Times

The Grassroots Democracy Party decides not to join the Supreme Consultative Council.

23 Oct 2018 | 3:00 am

Kim Sok criticises Supreme Consultative Council - Khmer Times

Kim Sok criticises Supreme Consultative Council  Khmer Times

Firebrand political analyst Kim Sok slams the Supreme Consultative Council.

23 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Fairfax photos of the week - August 2, 2018 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Fairfax photos of the week - August 2, 2018  The Sydney Morning Herald

A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending August 2, 2018.

3 Aug 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's election: where the numbers lie | The Interpreter - The Interpreter

Cambodia's election: where the numbers lie | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Strings of numbers that appear in social media comments are portentous in Cambodia's stifled political climate.

26 Jul 2018 | 3:00 am

Parties set to make history - The Phnom Penh Post

Parties set to make history  The Phnom Penh Post

Some 270000 supporters of competing political parties will participate in rallies in Phnom Penh on Friday when campaigning ends – the largest such gathering ...

24 Jul 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia after July 29 general election - Khmer Times

Cambodia after July 29 general election  Khmer Times

Cambodia's upcoming general election on July 29 looks set to be its most controversial since its first national election in 1993.

23 Jul 2018 | 3:00 am

The party protecting the Kingdom's forests - Khmer Times

The party protecting the Kingdom's forests  Khmer Times

The Cambodia Indigenous People's Democracy Party vows to defend rights of minorities and protect their lands. Plang Sin, president of the Cambodia ...

12 Jun 2018 | 3:00 am

NGO staff, former CNRP lawmakers ordered to testify in 'treason' case - The Phnom Penh Post

NGO staff, former CNRP lawmakers ordered to testify in 'treason' case  The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summonsed eight people as witnesses to testify at the trial of Kem Sokha for alleged “treason”. The warrants were signed ...

28 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia to be mine-free by 2025 - Khmer Times

Cambodia to be mine-free by 2025  Khmer Times

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday said Cambodia will be mine-free by 2025.

15 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Poisoned Kratie villagers return home - Khmer Times

Poisoned Kratie villagers return home  Khmer Times

Hundreds of Kratie villagers are discharged from hospital after recovering from a poisoning incident that killed 13 people.

15 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Mam Sonando back in political arena - Khmer Times

Mam Sonando back in political arena  Khmer Times

Authorities jailed Mam Sonando three times over the past 15 years as he pushed for social changes through his popular radio station, demonstrations and also ...

15 May 2018 | 3:00 am

NEC begins accepting candidates - Khmer Times

NEC begins accepting candidates  Khmer Times

The National Election Committee today begins registering candidates from political parties to contest the upcoming national election while former opposition ...

30 Apr 2018 | 3:00 am

IPU calls for dissolved CNRP to be reinstated - Khmer Times

IPU calls for dissolved CNRP to be reinstated  Khmer Times

The Inter-Parliamentary Union has called on the ruling CPP to allow former opposition CNRP lawmakers to retake their seats and for the party to be reinstated ...

30 Mar 2018 | 3:00 am

Mam Sonando regains Beehive presidency - The Phnom Penh Post

Mam Sonando regains Beehive presidency  The Phnom Penh Post

Outspoken radio host Mam Sonando is once again at the helm of the Beehive Social Democratic Party, after he was voted back in as president at the party's ...

13 Mar 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's Beehive Social Democratic Party Re-Elects Mam Sonando as Leader - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Beehive Social Democratic Party Re-Elects Mam Sonando as Leader  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Beehive Social Democratic Party (BSDP) has reelected its founder Mam Sonando as party president in the lead up to general elections widely seen ...

12 Mar 2018 | 3:00 am

Sean Pengse, former minister and fierce critic of Cambodia's border disputes with Vietnam, dies at 82 - The Phnom Penh Post

Sean Pengse, former minister and fierce critic of Cambodia's border disputes with Vietnam, dies at 82  The Phnom Penh Post

Sean Pengse, a former government minister under the Lon Nol regime and an outspoken critic on Cambodia's border issues with Vietnam, has died in France at ...

25 Jan 2018 | 3:00 am

Cambodia Threatens to Arrest Jailed Opposition Chief’s Daughter - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia Threatens to Arrest Jailed Opposition Chief’s Daughter  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's government on Tuesday threatened to arrest the daughter of jailed opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Kem Sokha if she ...

2 Jan 2018 | 3:00 am

Judicial officials promoted - The Phnom Penh Post

Judicial officials promoted  The Phnom Penh Post

A number of Cambodian judges have been handed promotions after securing controversial rulings in cases that directly benefit the ruling party, sparking the ire ...

1 Jan 2018 | 3:00 am

Beehive Social Democratic Party votes in Phat Sikan as president - Khmer Times

Beehive Social Democratic Party votes in Phat Sikan as president  Khmer Times

Cabinet chief Phat Sikan was elected as the new president of the Beehive Social Democratic Party after the party held a congress on Sunday in Kandal province ...

19 Dec 2017 | 3:00 am

Beehive party to elect new president after resignation - The Phnom Penh Post

Beehive party to elect new president after resignation  The Phnom Penh Post

The Beehive Social Democratic Party will convene next week to pick its third president in four months after party leader Houn Phannary resigned due to ...

12 Dec 2017 | 3:00 am

Military Police put on alert - The Phnom Penh Post

Military Police put on alert  The Phnom Penh Post

The National Military Police have been put on alert and are ready to intervene to defend the legal government and prevent any attempts at a “colour revolution” ...

8 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am

More stations told to stop VOA, RFA shows - The Phnom Penh Post

More stations told to stop VOA, RFA shows  The Phnom Penh Post

Two local radio stations were yesterday ordered to stop their broadcasts of independent news outlets Radio Free Asia and Voice of America, with an Information ...

4 Sep 2017 | 3:00 am

RFA, VOA Broadcasts Booted Out of Cambodia's Provinces - The Cambodia Daily

RFA, VOA Broadcasts Booted Out of Cambodia's Provinces  The Cambodia Daily

All radio stations carrying Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA) outside of Phnom Penh have been closed by the Information Ministry, spokesmen ...

29 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

Radio station booted off air - The Phnom Penh Post

Radio station booted off air  The Phnom Penh Post

The Ministry of Information has ordered the closure of a radio station that broadcasts *content* from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, as well as ...

24 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

Mam Sonando resigns from his Beehive party - The Phnom Penh Post

Mam Sonando resigns from his Beehive party  The Phnom Penh Post

Political firebrand and thrice-imprisoned radio broadcaster Mam Sonando on Friday resigned as president of the party he founded, the Beehive Social ...

7 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen to visit garment workers - Khmer Times

Hun Sen to visit garment workers  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has invited garment workers to a meeting on August 20 to check their working and living conditions. The meeting will take place at ...

7 Aug 2017 | 3:00 am

Return To War - The Cambodia Daily

Return To War  The Cambodia Daily

Return To War. Twenty years ago next week, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen toppled First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh after days of factional ...

30 Jun 2017 | 3:00 am

LDP chief accused of insulting own country - Khmer Times

LDP chief accused of insulting own country  Khmer Times

The Ministry of Interior is to take legal action against the president of the League for Democracy Party, for allegedly insulting Khmer nationality and the monarchy ...

20 Jun 2017 | 3:00 am

Minority Parties 'Spoil' Vote in 130 Communes - The Cambodia Daily

Minority Parties 'Spoil' Vote in 130 Communes  The Cambodia Daily

If just seven of the 151 ballots cast for the Grassroots Democracy Party in Taing Yab commune had gone for the CNRP, another commune would have slid into ...

7 Jun 2017 | 3:00 am

Small parties devise campaign strategies - Khmer Times

Small parties devise campaign strategies  Khmer Times

The Municipal Election Committee Secretariat is to meet with representatives of four small political parties to discuss how they plan to campaign for the ...

23 May 2017 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Government Cites Trump in Threatening Foreign News Outlets - The New York Times

Cambodian Government Cites Trump in Threatening Foreign News Outlets  The New York Times

HONG KONG — In a sign that President Trump's criticism of the news media may be having a ripple effect overseas, a government spokesman in Cambodia has ...

28 Feb 2017 | 3:00 am

Free English Press Masks an Unfair Media - The Cambodia Daily

Free English Press Masks an Unfair Media  The Cambodia Daily

When 53 opposition lawmakers wrote to King Norodom Sihamoni last month asking him to intervene to end increasingly grave political repression in Cambodia, ...

10 May 2016 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Youth Party - Khmer Times

Cambodian Youth Party  Khmer Times

A new political party is promising to find jobs for youth across the Kingdom if the party wins the elections in 2017 and 2018. The president of the Cambodian ...

24 Dec 2015 | 3:00 am

KPP boss plans to sue Namhong over 'terrorist' jab - The Phnom Penh Post

KPP boss plans to sue Namhong over 'terrorist' jab  The Phnom Penh Post

Sourn Serey Ratha, the formerly self-exiled president of the new Khmer Power Party, said yesterday that he was preparing to sue Foreign Minister Hor Namhong ...

17 Dec 2015 | 3:00 am

Ethnic Minorities in Mondolkiri Band Together in New Political Party - The Cambodia Daily

Ethnic Minorities in Mondolkiri Band Together in New Political Party  The Cambodia Daily

Indigenous people in Mondolkiri province have joined together to form a new political party to give a voice to the country's minority groups, a party official said ...

3 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am

Kem Ley to form national party - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Ley to form national party  The Phnom Penh Post

Former analyst and researcher Kem Ley will register a new national-level political party with the Ministry of Interior in August to serve as a model of pluralistic ...

24 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am

Mam Sonando Blames Union for Protests at Beehive - The Cambodia Daily

Mam Sonando Blames Union for Protests at Beehive  The Cambodia Daily

The owner of an independent radio station engulfed in a bitter dispute with a number of his employees blamed the conflict on a prominent union leader on Friday ...

14 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am

Apsara Authority Rejects Claim Angkor Wat 'Rented Out' - The Cambodia Daily

Apsara Authority Rejects Claim Angkor Wat 'Rented Out'  The Cambodia Daily

The Apsara Authority, which manages the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap City, on Wednesday rejected claims made by popular opposition radio host ...

27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am

The world is full of Malalas. Let her Nobel Peace Prize honor them all. - Vox

The world is full of Malalas. Let her Nobel Peace Prize honor them all.  Vox

This morning, 17-year-old Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee did the right thing by recognizing this ...

10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am

Khmer Krom Monks Clash With Cambodian Police Over Hanoi Statement - Radio Free Asia

Khmer Krom Monks Clash With Cambodian Police Over Hanoi Statement  Radio Free Asia

More than a hundred monks and students from Vietnam's Khmer Krom ethnic minority living in Cambodia clashed Tuesday with riot police and security guards in ...

8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am

Slight change of plans - The Phnom Penh Post

Slight change of plans  The Phnom Penh Post

A few thousand opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party supporters marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday as the party held its largest public ...

31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am

Photos: Police fire gas grenades at Cambodian protesters - Vancouver Sun

Photos: Police fire gas grenades at Cambodian protesters  Vancouver Sun

A Cambodian riot police officer avoids a gas grenade as police fire grenades to disperse protesters led by Cambodia's most prominent human rights defender ...

27 Jan 2014 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: A Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship - the Diplomat

Cambodia: A Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship  the Diplomat

The parties must begin talks before Cambodia passes the point of no return. But how to make that happen?

17 Jan 2014 | 3:00 am

Cham Prasidh's wife anointed 'oknha' - The Phnom Penh Post

Cham Prasidh's wife anointed 'oknha'  The Phnom Penh Post

Tep Bopha Prasidh, a wealthy businesswoman and wife of Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh, has been anointed with the sought-after royal title of oknha.

6 Sep 2013 | 3:00 am

Freedom of speech in Cambodia, but only in English - Columbia Journalism Review

Freedom of speech in Cambodia, but only in English  Columbia Journalism Review

He's back. After four years in self-imposed exile, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy landed in Phnom Penh last Friday to throngs of flag-waving fans ...

26 Jul 2013 | 3:00 am

Nguyen Van Hai: Vietnamese Hunger Striker “Very Weak” - the Diplomat

Nguyen Van Hai: Vietnamese Hunger Striker “Very Weak”  the Diplomat

Nguyen Van Hai – a Vietnamese blogger and a founding member of the Free Journalists Club – is reportedly in a very weak state after his hunger strike entered ...

24 Jul 2013 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ - Radio Free Asia

Hun Sen Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’  Radio Free Asia

A Cambodian overseas opposition group has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of “crimes against ...

3 Jul 2013 | 3:00 am

Cambodian Government Bans Airing of Foreign Radio Programs - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Government Bans Airing of Foreign Radio Programs  Radio Free Asia

Updated at 4:00 p.m. ET on 2013-06-28. The Cambodian government has ordered local radio stations to stop broadcasting foreign programs ahead of general ...

28 Jun 2013 | 3:00 am

Beehive Radio Owner Vows To Keep Broadcasting Vision - VOA Khmer

Beehive Radio Owner Vows To Keep Broadcasting Vision  VOA Khmer

His Beehive Radio is one of the few remaining independent broadcasters in Cambodia and airs programming from the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, Radio ...

28 May 2013 | 3:00 am

In 'Rebel' Village, Fond Memories of a Slain Girl - The Cambodia Daily

In 'Rebel' Village, Fond Memories of a Slain Girl  The Cambodia Daily

BROMA VILLAGE, Kratie Province – In a barren field dotted with the odd corn shoot, the grave of Heng Chantha lies beneath a small, metal roof. The 14-year-old ...

16 May 2013 | 3:00 am

Cambodia, Hong Kong Slip in Press Freedom Poll - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia, Hong Kong Slip in Press Freedom Poll  Radio Free Asia

Press freedom took a knock in Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Thailand while Burma chalked up the best gains for media reforms in Asia over the past year, says an ...

2 May 2013 | 3:00 am

Chut Wutty – one year anniversary - TrustLaw

Chut Wutty – one year anniversary  TrustLaw

Chut Wutty was one of Cambodia's most vocal activists. He was murdered by military police while investigating illegal logging and land grabs.

26 Apr 2013 | 3:00 am

Cambodia: Escalating Violence, Misuse of Courts - Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Escalating Violence, Misuse of Courts  Human Rights Watch

(London) – Cambodia's human rights situation deteriorated in 2012 with increased violence and scripted trials against political and civil society activists, Human ...

1 Feb 2013 | 3:00 am

Failing Cuba embargo not going away - Politico

Failing Cuba embargo not going away  Politico

America's embargo on Cuba began its 53rd year this fall, and it's hard to find anyone who thinks it's working. Even Cuban-Americans who hate the Castro ...

18 Dec 2012 | 3:00 am

December 14, 2012 « Day in Photos - Voice of America

December 14, 2012 « Day in Photos  Voice of America

This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows army soldiers celebrating the successful launch of the Unha-3 rocket, ...

14 Dec 2012 | 3:00 am

Chinese Investment Ensures Human Rights Remain Low Priority in Cambodia - Asia Society

Chinese Investment Ensures Human Rights Remain Low Priority in Cambodia  Asia Society

Human rights in Cambodia are in a dire state, and China holds a lion's share of blame, argues Joel Brinkley.

14 Dec 2012 | 3:00 am

Human Rights Main Focus of Obama Meeting With Hun Sen, US Says - VOA Khmer

Human Rights Main Focus of Obama Meeting With Hun Sen, US Says  VOA Khmer

With the added attention from the world on the US president's visit, Cambodia is taking on intense scrutiny over its human rights record.

21 Nov 2012 | 3:00 am

In Cambodia, thousands forced from homes in land disputes with government - Toronto Star

In Cambodia, thousands forced from homes in land disputes with government  Toronto Star

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA—In 1979, Phan Chhunreth ventured to Phnom Penh after toiling for nearly four years in a Khmer Rouge labour camp. Pol Pot's ...

6 Oct 2012 | 3:00 am