Cambodia News: Mam Sonando

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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodia election turnout in the hands of 'clean finger' campaign - The Sydney Morning Herald

Cambodia election turnout in the hands of 'clean finger' campaign  The Sydney Morning Herald

Sixty-five-year-old Bou Sokhom has a lot to lose. A mother of five and grandmother of 11, she doesn't fit the template of a firebrand activist.

28 Jul 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodia country profile - BBC News

Cambodia country profile  BBC News

Heir to the ancient Khmer Empire, modern-day Cambodia is benefiting from two decades of relative stability, having endured civil war and the murderous rule of ...

20 Jul 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Parties deny they exist for purpose of adding legitimacy to elections - The Phnom Penh Post

Parties deny they exist for purpose of adding legitimacy to elections  The Phnom Penh Post

Several of the 20 political parties registered to contest in the July 29 national elections denied on Thursday that they were “created” purely to add legitimacy to ...

25 May 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen reiterates CNRP ban as party registration begins - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen reiterates CNRP ban as party registration begins  The Phnom Penh Post

Registration for political parties to compete in the coming national elections kicked off on Monday, with Prime Minister Hun Sen repeating there will be no ...

1 May 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

NEC warns against boycott calls - Khmer Times

NEC warns against boycott calls  Khmer Times

The National Election Committee warns that anyone calling for a boycott of the upcoming national election would be punished.

10 Apr 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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)

He claims his return to politics has nothing to do with an invitation from Prime Minister Hun Sen.

12 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Kratie villagers claim at least two shot dead by officials, while authorities deny fatalities - The Phnom Penh Post

Kratie villagers claim at least two shot dead by officials, while authorities deny fatalities  The Phnom Penh Post

Clashes between villagers protesting a land dispute and security officers erupted in gunfire yesterday in Kratie province, with a rights official initially reporting six ...

9 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Beehive party founder Sonando set to rejoin politics after blessing from Hun Sen - The Phnom Penh Post

Beehive party founder Sonando set to rejoin politics after blessing from Hun Sen  The Phnom Penh Post

Veteran political figure Mam Sonando has signalled he will once again take the reins of his Beehive Social Democratic Party just months out from Cambodia's ...

7 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

CPP spokesman and former Kem Sokha colleague questioned - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP spokesman and former Kem Sokha colleague questioned  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People's Party spokesman Chhim Phal Virun was questioned Tuesday morning as a witness in the “treason” charges brought against former ...

6 Feb 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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)

In a still from a video, Kem Monovithya speaks to US lawmakers at a subcommittee hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs for the U.S. House of ...

2 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Water taxi system expected in April - Khmer Times

Water taxi system expected in April  Khmer Times

A water taxi system linking Prek Pnov, the northern part of Phnom Penh, to Takhmao city in Kandal province via the Mekong River, is expected to start in April as ...

2 Jan 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Radio station booted off air, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Radio station booted off air, National  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 | 2:00 am

Ministry Gives Conflicting Information on RFA, VOA Ban - The Cambodia Daily

Ministry Gives Conflicting Information on RFA, VOA Ban  The Cambodia Daily

Information Ministry officials on Tuesday gave contradictory accounts on whether the government is considering new rules barring radio stations from carrying ...

23 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

Sonando Quits Beehive Party Citing Failure in Local Elections - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Sonando Quits Beehive Party Citing Failure in Local Elections  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Mam Sonando blamed a lack of funding for the party's failure but added that he would continue to be active in politics by giving lectures and making radio ...

10 Aug 2017 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Mam Sonando Resigns As Head of Beehive Party - The Cambodia Daily

Mam Sonando Resigns As Head of Beehive Party  The Cambodia Daily

Prominent radio host and government critic Mam Sonando resigned on Friday from the Beehive Social Democratic Party he founded, saying the disappointing ...

4 Aug 2017 | 2:00 am

Return To War - The Cambodia Daily

Return To War  The Cambodia Daily

A soldier loyal to Second Prime Minister Hun Sen armed with a B-40 rocket launcher prepares to move toward the front- line of fighting in the western area of ...

30 Jun 2017 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

'Law needed' on campaign spending - The Phnom Penh Post

'Law needed' on campaign spending  The Phnom Penh Post

The amount of money political parties spent on the campaign trail ahead of yesterday's nationwide commune elections varied wildly, with observers and party ...

5 Jun 2017 | 2:00 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 ...

10 May 2017 | 6:06 pm

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Confirms Leaked Conversation with Opposition Chief - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Confirms Leaked Conversation with Opposition Chief  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) talking to Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha (L) during a parliamentary meeting at the National Assembly in ...

6 Mar 2017 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Held for political ransom - The Phnom Penh Post

Held for political ransom  The Phnom Penh Post

In Cambodia, those detained on controversial charges see themselves as pawns in a repetitive game of political chess. Will the rules stay the same? Nay Vanda ...

16 Dec 2016 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Sok Hour 'did not forge VN treaty' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sok Hour 'did not forge VN treaty'  The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday released evidence they say clears imprisoned opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour, presenting a webpage ...

21 Oct 2015 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

'Transitioning Cambodia' Photos Show Vanishing Worlds Behind Rapid Development - Huffington Post

'Transitioning Cambodia' Photos Show Vanishing Worlds Behind Rapid Development  Huffington Post

Until just a few years ago, Boeung Kak Lake in the capital city of Phnom Penh was a prime tourist location and home to thousands of Cambodians. Today, it...

25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Judiciary the weakest link in Cambodia's Integrity System - Transparency International

Judiciary the weakest link in Cambodia's Integrity System  Transparency International

An independent judiciary that is free of corruption and external influence is a vital component of a healthy democracy. Yet Transparency International ...

29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Orders New Probe Into Dissident’s Call to Shoot ‘Dictator’ - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Orders New Probe Into Dissident’s Call to Shoot ‘Dictator’  Radio Free Asia

A Phnom Penh court on Thursday agreed to a prosecution request to consider filing more serious charges against a U.S.-based Cambodia dissident accused of ...

10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Police Crack Down on Beehive Radio Protest - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Police Crack Down on Beehive Radio Protest  Radio Free Asia

Riot police in the Cambodian capital on Monday violently dispersed more than 100 people demanding a television license for independent Beehive Radio, ...

31 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am

Beehive Radio Protesters Clash With Police - VOA Khmer

Beehive Radio Protesters Clash With Police  VOA Khmer

Witnesses say at least nine people were injured when protesters clashed with police armed with shields, electric batons and smoke canisters.

28 Jan 2014 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Is Ingrained With Corruption, Political Patronage - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia Is Ingrained With Corruption, Political Patronage  The Cambodia Daily

By Pou Sovachana. “When people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty,” said former U.S. President ...

26 Jun 2013 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodia rights campaigner Mam Sonando's sentence cut - BBC News

Cambodia rights campaigner Mam Sonando's sentence cut  BBC News

An appeals court in Cambodia has cut the jail term of a prominent journalist and land rights campaigner. Mam Sonando, who runs a radio station, was jailed last ...

14 Mar 2013 | 2:00 am

Watchdog Says Cambodia Headed for One-Party State - Radio Free Asia

Watchdog Says Cambodia Headed for One-Party State  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia is on the road to authoritarianism and its political processes are backsliding, an election monitoring group said Tuesday ahead of a national election ...

12 Mar 2013 | 2:00 am

Prosecutors Drop Serious Charges on Mam Sonando - Radio Free Asia

Prosecutors Drop Serious Charges on Mam Sonando  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's Appeals Court is set to announce a decision next week on the fate of veteran journalist Mam Sonando after prosecutors dropped two of the most ...

7 Mar 2013 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

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

December 14, 2012 « Day in Photos  Voice of America

TAKE YOUR BEST SHOTS Send us your best photos and we may include them in our Day in Photos blog! Find out how. North Korea Missile. This picture taken ...

14 Dec 2012 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

US Foreign Aid To Cambodia Under Scrutiny Amid Obama Visit - Huffington Post

US Foreign Aid To Cambodia Under Scrutiny Amid Obama Visit  Huffington Post

As United States President Barack Obama's made history in Phnom Penh today, becoming the first sitting American president to visit Cambodia, his motorcade ...

19 Nov 2012 | 2:00 am

Obama Urged to Address Rights Issues During Visit - The Cambodia Daily

Obama Urged to Address Rights Issues During Visit  The Cambodia Daily

Some of the U.S.' most senior lawmakers are urging Barack Obama to speak out on what they called Cambodia's deteriorating human rights situation when the ...

13 Nov 2012 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodian journalist who covered illegal logging found dead in the trunk of his car - NY Daily News - New York Daily News

Cambodian journalist who covered illegal logging found dead in the trunk of his car - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The axe-bashed body of a Cambodian journalist who uncovered illegal logging activity was found dead in the trunk of his car Tuesday, less than one week after ...

12 Sep 2012 | 2:00 am