Cambodia News: Sam Rainsy

PM changing terms makes bet null and void, claims Rainsy - The Phnom Penh Post

PM changing terms makes bet null and void, claims Rainsy  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy on Wednesday claimed his notorious wager with Prime Minister Hun Sen over the fate ...

21 Feb 2019 | 8:01 pm

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

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

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

21 Feb 2019 | 10:35 am

Sam Rainsy's moral dilemma - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy's moral dilemma  Khmer Times

As Sam Rainsy vacillates between returning or not returning to Cambodia, one thing is certain – his integrity and reputation as head of the now-dissolved ...

20 Feb 2019 | 12:03 pm

Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in Cambodia” - VOA Khmer

Gareth Evans, a Pillar of the Paris Peace Accords, on “Seeking Justice in Cambodia”  VOA Khmer

Editor's Note: Former diplomats, researchers, and human rights activists gathered recently at the University of Melbourne, Australia, for the book launch of ...

20 Feb 2019 | 11:24 am

Former Opposition Leader Warns of ‘Massacre’ Over Leaked Order to ‘Destroy’ CNRP - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Former Opposition Leader Warns of ‘Massacre’ Over Leaked Order to ‘Destroy’ CNRP  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Hun Sen and other senior CPP officials have made threats prior to the July 2018 election that the opposition would be “destroyed” or “killed” if sanctions were ...

19 Feb 2019 | 12:11 pm

Court completes two Sam Rainsy cases - Khmer Times

Court completes two Sam Rainsy cases  Khmer Times

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has concluded its investigation into two criminal cases of incitement and insult against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

18 Feb 2019 | 12:13 pm

Sam Rainsy charged with inciting military personnel to disobey orders - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy charged with inciting military personnel to disobey orders  Khmer Times

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has charged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy with inciting military personnel to disobey orders after completing its ...

18 Feb 2019 | 12:14 am

Rainsy will return at 'favourable time' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy will return at 'favourable time'  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Saturday suggested he would not return to Cambodia as he had previously promised, saying that like liberators King Father ...

17 Feb 2019 | 8:26 pm

Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy vowed again on Friday to go back to Cambodia after more than three years abroad, defying threats by ruling Prime ...

15 Feb 2019 | 7:57 pm

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 | 9:26 am

Hun Sen sees opportunity in EBA withdrawal - Khmer Times

Hun Sen sees opportunity in EBA withdrawal  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen vows not to bow to international pressure and rallied his ruling CPP party to silence remnants of the former opposition party and prepare ...

14 Feb 2019 | 12:19 pm

Reversing Cambodia's democratic drift - East Asia Forum

Reversing Cambodia's democratic drift  East Asia Forum

Authors: Kimkong Heng, University of Queensland and Veasna Var, UNSW Canberra. Cambodia is drifting towards autocracy with a clear trend.

14 Feb 2019 | 5:00 am

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy's Calls for 'Uprisings' - The Cambodia Daily

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy's Calls for 'Uprisings'  The Cambodia Daily

Washington, D.C – Cambodia's foreign ministry has condemned former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who called for military officials to resist the government.

13 Feb 2019 | 2:28 am

Cambodia Orders Arrest of Exiled Former Opposition Leader Upon Return - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia Orders Arrest of Exiled Former Opposition Leader Upon Return  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Immigration officials have been ordered to arrest Sam Rainsy, the former leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, if he follows through on pledges to ...

9 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

False flag on Rainsy's FB page - Khmer Times

False flag on Rainsy's FB page  Khmer Times

The Cambodian People's Party has officially declared the statement, dated Feb. 7 and brandishing the CPP logo that was posted on Sam Rainsy's Facebook ...

8 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia to arrest Rainsy if he returns - The Manila Times

Cambodia to arrest Rainsy if he returns  The Manila Times

The Cambodian General Immigration Department (GID) has ordered its officials to arrest former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should he return to the kingdom.

8 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Korm refutes possibility of a Rainsy led rebellion - The Phnom Penh Post

Korm refutes possibility of a Rainsy led rebellion  The Phnom Penh Post

Kong Korm, the former acting president of the defunct Sam Rainsy Party, on Wednesday dismissed his one-time opposition ally's announcement that his ...

8 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy's arrest ordered upon arrival - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy's arrest ordered upon arrival  Khmer Times

The General Immigration Department has ordered its officials to arrest former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should he return to the Kingdom.

7 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia morning news for February 7 - AEC News Today

Cambodia morning news for February 7  AEC News Today

All the #Cambodia #news you need to know for February 7, 2019. Cambodia English news, Cambodia business news, Cambodia news today, Cambodia latest ...

7 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Video: Will Sam Rainsy Return? - The Phnom Penh Post

Video: Will Sam Rainsy Return?  The Phnom Penh Post

Another year, another promise from Sam Rainsy that he will return to Cambodia -- it still remains to be seen how the self-proclaimed court-dissolved CNRP ...

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy slammed for wanting to 'liberate' Kingdom - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy slammed for wanting to 'liberate' Kingdom  Khmer Times

Government officials blasted former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for calling on Cambodians living overseas to return with him to a “liberate Cambodia” later ...

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent  The Phnom Penh Post

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy once again ...

4 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

RAC: Rainsy's return improbable - Khmer Times

RAC: Rainsy's return improbable  Khmer Times

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) held a roundtable discussion at its Phnom Penh HQ on Friday (Feb.1) about the fate of the court-dissolved CNRP, and ...

1 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy would be 'beaten or killed' if he ever returns - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy would be 'beaten or killed' if he ever returns  The Phnom Penh Post

Political analyst Lao Mong Hay has predicted that Sam Rainsy would be jailed, beaten or killed if he ever returned to the Kingdom as he has claimed he would.

31 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Group seeks $300000 for Rainsy's return - Khmer Times

Group seeks $300000 for Rainsy's return  Khmer Times

Eng Chhai Eang urges supporters to donate money to arrange for Sam Rainsy's return.

30 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

New KWP president named - The Phnom Penh Post

New KWP president named  The Phnom Penh Post

The former senior adviser to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Kong Korm, has been named the honorary president of ...

29 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Seeks Opposition Leader's Arrest Amid EU Sanctions Threat - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia Seeks Opposition Leader's Arrest Amid EU Sanctions Threat  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia renewed calls on Monday for the arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy as it faces the threat of sanctions from the European Union, its biggest ...

28 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia seeks opposition leader's arrest amid EU sanctions threat - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia seeks opposition leader's arrest amid EU sanctions threat  Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia renewed calls for arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy on Monday amid the threat of sanctions by the European Union, its biggest ...

28 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Gov't to follow court's wishes should Rainsy make a return - The Cambodia Daily

Gov't to follow court's wishes should Rainsy make a return  The Cambodia Daily

A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he ...

25 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Interior Ministry Has Warrant to Arrest Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy on Return: PM Hun Sen - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Interior Ministry Has Warrant to Arrest Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy on Return: PM Hun Sen  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's Interior Ministry has received a warrant to arrest acting president of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy upon ...

25 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy still prone to arrest: Hun Sen - Khmer Times

Rainsy still prone to arrest: Hun Sen  Khmer Times

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

25 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Government to follow court's wishes should Rainsy make a return - The Phnom Penh Post

Government to follow court's wishes should Rainsy make a return  The Phnom Penh Post

A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he ...

24 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

CNRP 'preparing budget for the return of Rainsy' - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP 'preparing budget for the return of Rainsy'  The Phnom Penh Post

The permanent committee of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) held a meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the US on ...

22 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

Rainsy blasted over 'seven points' for banned CNRP - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy blasted over 'seven points' for banned CNRP  The Phnom Penh Post

On his official Facebook page on Thursday, former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “acting president” Sam Rainsy outlined seven points as ...

7 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

'Door – and prison gates – open for Rainsy's return' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Door – and prison gates – open for Rainsy's return'  The Phnom Penh Post

A Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesperson mockingly told exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Wednesday that “the door is open” for his return, ...

4 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

CPP hit back at Rainsy's 'rift' and 'fear' claims against party - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP hit back at Rainsy's 'rift' and 'fear' claims against party  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan on Monday hit back at claims from former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who accused Prime Minister ...

1 Jan 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng again rebukes Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Sar Kheng again rebukes Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday denied an accusation by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy that he told the latter not to return to Cambodia following his ...

31 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

CPP: 'No package deal for Rainsy, CNRP - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP: 'No package deal for Rainsy, CNRP  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan on Thursday reiterated the prime minister's statement that a “package deal” for banned opposition ...

28 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Return to Cambodia and risk getting arrested, Hun Sen warns opposition politician Sam Rainsy - The Cambodia Daily

Return to Cambodia and risk getting arrested, Hun Sen warns opposition politician Sam Rainsy  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Wednesday that a prominent opposition figure who lives in self-imposed exile abroad would risk being arrested ...

26 Dec 2018 | 6:47 pm

Rainsy's Facebook supporter 'questioned' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy's Facebook supporter 'questioned'  The Phnom Penh Post

A Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) supporter in Kandal province has claimed he was questioned by police for more than four hours after posting a ...

26 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

25 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

A facebook post over the weekend claimed Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Sam Rainsy will return to Cambodia “before Khmer New Year” ...

24 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

'Bewildered' Rainsy predicts '99% of CNRP' to reject pardon chance - The Phnom Penh Post

'Bewildered' Rainsy predicts '99% of CNRP' to reject pardon chance  The Phnom Penh Post

Acting president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy was on Thursday labelled “bewildered” by a senior government official ...

21 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Opposition Activists Summoned by Police, Pressured to Defect - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Opposition Activists Summoned by Police, Pressured to Defect  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Following a recent pledge by opposition leader Rainsy to return next year to Cambodia, police in Kandal province have questioned local Cambodia National ...

20 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Court orders $1M Sam Rainsy payment - The Phnom Penh Post

Court orders $1M Sam Rainsy payment  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling ordering opposition the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting ...

20 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy, living in self-imposed exile since 2016, has vowed to return to Cambodia in 2019 to fight for democracy, amid ...

18 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kong Korm: 'Arrogant' Sam Rainsy has 'betrayed the people's will' - The Phnom Penh Post

Kong Korm: 'Arrogant' Sam Rainsy has 'betrayed the people's will'  The Phnom Penh Post

Kong Korm, the former top adviser to the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who recently announced his return to the political ...

17 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy: Do not surrender to Hun Sen's lies - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy: Do not surrender to Hun Sen's lies  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy has called on supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) “to not surrender to Hun Sen's lies” as the prime minister “aims to split the ...

14 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy warns of 'betrayal' if 118 play 'Hun Sen's game' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy warns of 'betrayal' if 118 play 'Hun Sen's game'  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Tuesday warned that those in his court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who “play [Prime Minister] Hun ...

13 Dec 2018 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy: We aren't interested in recovering our political rights - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy: We aren't interested in recovering our political rights  The Phnom Penh Post

The National Assembly, which will host its plenary session on Thursday, will debate the proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties, ...

12 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy 'will not have his rights restored' - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy 'will not have his rights restored'  The Phnom Penh Post

A senior official at the Ministry of Interior on Monday said that opposition leader Sam Rainsy would not be eligible for a reinstatement of his political rights if a ...

11 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha faction slams Sam Rainsy nomination as 'party coup' - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha faction slams Sam Rainsy nomination as 'party coup'  The Phnom Penh Post

Pros-sokha leaders of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), including one of his daughters, have slammed the decision of the party's international ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Court delays ruling in Sam Rainsy defamation case - The Phnom Penh Post

Court delays ruling in Sam Rainsy defamation case  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed its ruling in the Sam Rainsy defamation case in which the newly nominated Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

6 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears' - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears'  The Phnom Penh Post

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

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

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 ...

28 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Party heads slam 'immoral' bet - The Phnom Penh Post

Party heads slam 'immoral' bet  The Phnom Penh Post

Leasers of Cambodian political parties on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition figure Sam Rainsy over a bet involving the “release” of Kem ...

14 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy 'fallen in own trap', PM says as Sokha 'bet' defended - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy 'fallen in own trap', PM says as Sokha 'bet' defended  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen has defended his decision to accept a “bet” offered by opposition figure Sam Rainsy involving the “release” of former Cambodia ...

13 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

Hun Sen again slams Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Hun Sen again slams Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen slams former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for hampering the process of national reconciliation.

9 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

PM to Sam Rainsy: Wait until 'horse grows horns' for Kem Sokha release - The Phnom Penh Post

PM to Sam Rainsy: Wait until 'horse grows horns' for Kem Sokha release  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday slammed opposition figure Sam Rainsy's claim that the former president of his court-dissolved Cambodia National ...

8 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

PM says no more negotiations - The Phnom Penh Post

PM says no more negotiations  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen renewed his vow over the weekend not to negotiate with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. Hun Sen reiterated that he would hold ...

22 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Government slams Sam Rainsy invite - The Phnom Penh Post

Government slams Sam Rainsy invite  The Phnom Penh Post

Government officials on Tuesday slammed the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) apparent invitation to Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) leader ...

17 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet? - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former ...

16 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Camcontrol slams Sam Rainsy claim - The Phnom Penh Post

Camcontrol slams Sam Rainsy claim  The Phnom Penh Post

The Ministry of Commerce's Cambodia Import-Export Inspection and Fraud Repression Directorate General (Camcontrol) has slammed Sam Rainsy's recent ...

1 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Domestic Politics in the Spotlight at the United Nations - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Domestic Politics in the Spotlight at the United Nations  The Diplomat

With protests planned in New York, the Southeast Asian state's politics is set to be on display this weekend.

28 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy cancels rally - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy cancels rally  Khmer Times

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy cancelled leading a rally in New York against Prime Minister Hun Sen who takes part in the United Nations General ...

27 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen, Rainsy set to attract 'thousands' for New York visit - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen, Rainsy set to attract 'thousands' for New York visit  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday announced plans to meet “thousands” of supporters in the US for the first time after his landslide victory in July's national ...

26 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to Break Up CNRP Leadership’ - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to Break Up CNRP Leadership’  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia's former opposition chief Sam Rainsy on Tuesday dismissed recent comments by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng who said the release of current ...

18 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy misses yet another court date - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy misses yet another court date  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Sam Rainsy missed a court date again on Thursday after having done so on July 12 as well. He was ...

14 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen refuses to meet Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Hun Sen refuses to meet Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated that there will be no negotiation between him and former opposition leader Sam Rainsy during his scheduled visits ...

4 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Gov't should sue US, Germany over Sokha - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Gov't should sue US, Germany over Sokha  The Phnom Penh Post

Weighing in again on the detention of former opposition colleague Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy suggested over the weekend that US President Donald Trump and ...

3 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Slams Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen For Holding Political Detainees ‘Hostage’ - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Former CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Slams Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen For Holding Political Detainees ‘Hostage’  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

The former chief of Cambodia's now-dissolved opposition party on Friday accused Prime Minister Hun Sen of using the country's political detainees as pawns in ...

24 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

Hun Sen denies plot to have Rainsy murdered - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen denies plot to have Rainsy murdered  The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen yesterday dismissed as an “invention” claims by Sam Rainsy that he had formulated a plot to have the exiled former Cambodia National Rescue ...

16 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen tells Rainsy to stake life on poll figures - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen tells Rainsy to stake life on poll figures  The Phnom Penh Post

Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called out former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and swore on his life that the latter's claims of inflated voter ...

7 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy: Hun Sen will be 'the ultimate loser' - DW (English)

Sam Rainsy: Hun Sen will be 'the ultimate loser'  DW (English)

Cambodian PM Hun Sen is running virtually unopposed in Cambodia's general election on July 29. DW spoke with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy about ...

27 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

27 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy's call for civil war - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy's call for civil war  The Phnom Penh Post

Political science defines a civil war as an internal conflict in a country that violently opposes, through armed aggression, the citizens of the same country among ...

23 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy - Channel NewsAsia

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy  Channel NewsAsia

Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting "fake" elections this month, and Western powers need to pressure him ...

20 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy welcomes treason charge - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy welcomes treason charge  The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy called the government's allegation of “treason” against him silly and claimed it provides him with an opportunity to ...

17 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy defies another court summons - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy defies another court summons  Khmer Times

Former CNRP leader Sam Rainsy fails to appear for questioning at Phnom Penh Court.

13 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

CPP spokesman hits back at Sam Rainsy - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP spokesman hits back at Sam Rainsy  The Phnom Penh Post

A ruling party spokesman on Tuesday hit back at a Facebook post by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, claiming that the Kingdom is borrowing too much ...

4 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: I will help return stolen money to Cambodian people - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: I will help return stolen money to Cambodian people  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy on Tuesday said that “as a democrat” he is ready to negotiate the return to the Kingdom of any assets seized from Cambodian officials under ...

27 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy summoned for insulting the King - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy summoned for insulting the King  Khmer Times

The Phnom Penh Court Prosecutor has issued a summons to former CNRP leader Sam Rainsy.

20 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian opposition figure charged under new ‘royal insult’ law - South China Morning Post

Cambodian opposition figure charged under new ‘royal insult’ law  South China Morning Post

Cambodia's former opposition leader faces royal insult charges punishable by a jail term, according to a court summons, the first prominent figure to be accused ...

20 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: PM will lose legitimacy after polls - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: PM will lose legitimacy after polls  The Phnom Penh Post

The former president of the now dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Sam Rainsy, believes the political situation in the Kingdom is ripe for ...

31 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy announces 'official' election boycott - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy announces 'official' election boycott  The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition figure Sam Rainsy formally called for a boycott of this year's national election in the name of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party on ...

30 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy warns against 'fake election', China ties - The Sydney Morning Herald

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy warns against 'fake election', China ties  The Sydney Morning Herald

Jakarta: Exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy has warned Cambodia's ever-closer relationship with China is weakening regional security and ...

19 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy calls for vote boycott - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy calls for vote boycott  The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has called for a boycott of the upcoming elections if the Cambodia National Rescue Party is not reinstated before the July ...

9 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

PM Hun Sen questions Vietnam's loyalty, accuses Sam Rainsy of treason - The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen questions Vietnam's loyalty, accuses Sam Rainsy of treason  The Phnom Penh Post

In an unusual reversal of rhetoric, Prime Minister Hun Sen publicly questioned the loyalty of long-time ally Vietnam on Wednesday, while ordering the interior ...

14 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy found guilty of defamation, ordered to pay $1 million - Reuters

Cambodia's Sam Rainsy found guilty of defamation, ordered to pay $1 million  Reuters

A Phnom Penh court on Friday found veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy guilty of defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen and ordered him to pay damages of $1 ...

28 Dec 2017 | 2:00 am

Inside the Paris apartment where Sam Rainsy runs Cambodia's opposition - euronews [English edition]

Inside the Paris apartment where Sam Rainsy runs Cambodia's opposition  euronews [English edition]

We spent the day finding out what an exiled Cambodian politician does in Paris.

14 Nov 2017 | 2:00 am

Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns - BBC News

Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns  BBC News

Sam Rainsy is the opposition's most high-profile figure, despite living in self-imposed exile.

11 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am