Cambodia News: Sam Rainsy

Sar Kheng defends Pchum Ben security measures - Khmer Times

Sar Kheng defends Pchum Ben security measures  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday denied that heightened security for Pchum Ben will affect citizens and their plans to pray and offer food at pagodas.

18 Sep 2019 | 6:15 pm

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Goes to Washington Seeking ‘Protections’ For Return to Cambodia - Radio Free Asia

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Goes to Washington Seeking ‘Protections’ For Return to Cambodia  Radio Free Asia

Acting president of Cambodia's banned opposition party Sam Rainsy traveled to Washington on Wednesday to request “protections” from the U.S. government ...

18 Sep 2019 | 4:24 pm

Sar Kheng denies Pchum Ben celebrations prevention order - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng denies Pchum Ben celebrations prevention order  The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has denied ordering provincial and municipal governors to instruct the police to prevent the public from celebrating the 15-day ...

18 Sep 2019 | 12:34 pm

'Support of CNRP return online will lead to arrest' - The Phnom Penh Post

'Support of CNRP return online will lead to arrest'  The Phnom Penh Post

Anyone posting messages supporting the return of Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

18 Sep 2019 | 6:18 am

Cambodia morning news for September 18 - AEC News Today

Cambodia morning news for September 18  AEC News Today

All the #Cambodia #news you need to know for September 18, 2019. Cambodia English news, Cambodia business news, Cambodia news today, Cambodia ...

17 Sep 2019 | 8:12 pm

Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Issues Second Warrant to Arrest Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy  Radio Free Asia

A court in Cambodia has issued a new warrant for the arrest of acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy ...

17 Sep 2019 | 4:55 pm

Next Article Pchum Ben security plans heightened to anticipate rebels - Khmer Times

Next Article Pchum Ben security plans heightened to anticipate rebels  Khmer Times

A security plan to ensure safety and stability during Pchum Ben festival.

17 Sep 2019 | 2:17 pm

Cambodia Opposition to Pay Would-Be Armed Forces Defectors Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia Opposition to Pay Would-Be Armed Forces Defectors Ahead of Sam Rainsy Return  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia's banned opposition party has earmarked a budget to support members of the armed forces who defect from Prime Minister Hun Sen's regime and ...

16 Sep 2019 | 5:12 pm

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists - The Daily Star

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists  The Daily Star

Cambodian authorities arrested six political activists over the weekend for alleged plots to rally in support of former opposition politician Sam Rainsy if he returns ...

16 Sep 2019 | 2:00 pm

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots - CNA

Cambodia arrests more opposition activists over alleged plots  CNA

Sam Rainsy, exiled former president of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy, poses on his terrace in Paris, France, ...

16 Sep 2019 | 5:36 am

Sam Rainsy Taunts Cambodia With Promise to Return - Scoop.co.nz

Sam Rainsy Taunts Cambodia With Promise to Return  Scoop.co.nz

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's fugitive opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he will return from France on November 9 to his Southeast Asian homeland, ...

15 Sep 2019 | 11:06 pm

The parochial illusion of Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

The parochial illusion of Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Extremist figures have long dotted the landscape of Cambodian politics. One of them in contemporary Cambodia is Sam Rainsy, a master illusionist who thrives ...

15 Sep 2019 | 2:24 pm

Court lays fresh defamation charges against Rainsy - Khmer Times

Court lays fresh defamation charges against Rainsy  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court charges Sam Rainsy with lèse-majesté.

15 Sep 2019 | 2:18 pm

Rainsy charged with 'insulting the King' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy charged with 'insulting the King'  The Phnom Penh Post

Ministries and state institutions have condemned Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), ...

15 Sep 2019 | 12:24 pm

CNRP activists arrested for 'plotting insecurity' - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP activists arrested for 'plotting insecurity'  The Phnom Penh Post

Three activists for the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have been sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court after they were ...

15 Sep 2019 | 12:23 pm

Monitor ex-CNRP activists, says Sar Kheng - Khmer Times

Monitor ex-CNRP activists, says Sar Kheng  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all officials across the Kingdom to monitor former CNRP activists and members in a move to thwart any illegal activities ...

15 Sep 2019 | 3:52 am

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’ - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Charges Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy With ‘Insulting The King’  Radio Free Asia

A court in Cambodia on Friday charged acting president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy with “insulting the King ...

13 Sep 2019 | 5:05 pm

Sam Rainsy slammed for insulting King - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy slammed for insulting King  Khmer Times

The Royal Palace Ministry today issued a statement to condemn former self-exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy for insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.

13 Sep 2019 | 6:49 am

Hun Sen Gains Laos’ Support in Preventing Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia - Radio Free Asia

Hun Sen Gains Laos’ Support in Preventing Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia  Radio Free Asia

In a meeting of prime ministers Wednesday, Cambodia's Hun Sen appeared to eliminate neighboring Laos as a potential route by which self-exiled opposition ...

12 Sep 2019 | 4:06 pm

Lawyer for Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Disputes Government Claim of ‘Release’ - Radio Free Asia

Lawyer for Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Disputes Government Claim of ‘Release’  Radio Free Asia

A lawyer for arrested Cambodian opposition chief Kem Sokha on Wednesday rejected government claims this week that his transfer by authorities from prison to ...

11 Sep 2019 | 5:21 pm

Will Sam Rainsy's Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else? - The Diplomat

Will Sam Rainsy's Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?  The Diplomat

In about nine weeks, Cambodia opposition figure Sam Rainsy will presumably return to his country, along with other exiled CNRP politicians, after spending the ...

10 Sep 2019 | 12:08 pm

Rainsy calls on 'people power' to support return to Kingdom - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy calls on 'people power' to support return to Kingdom  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Camb-odia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Saturday urged the public to use “people ...

8 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

What's Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia's Opposition? - The Diplomat

What's Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia's Opposition?  The Diplomat

On September 2, 2017, the Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha was awoken around midnight to the sound of the police battering on his doors. Hauled in ...

4 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy vow to return to Cambodia reignites rivalry with Hun Sen - Washington Times

Sam Rainsy vow to return to Cambodia reignites rivalry with Hun Sen  Washington Times

BANGKOK, Thailand | Cambodia's exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he will return from France on Nov. 9 to his Southeast Asian homeland, where he ...

1 Sep 2019 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Sam Rainsy if He Returns, or Step Down As PM - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Sam Rainsy if He Returns, or Step Down As PM  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Hun Sen in response said local authorities would arrest Sam Rainsy if he was “brave” enough to enter the country, regardless of how many people met him at ...

31 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy a no-show in $1M case - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy a no-show in $1M case  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), missed court on Wednesday for the second time ...

28 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy charged with insult and incitement - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy charged with insult and incitement  The Phnom Penh Post

An investigating judge at Phnom Penh Municipal Court has officially charged Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia ...

26 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen composes new song for Rainsy over return wager - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen composes new song for Rainsy over return wager  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen composed a song on Sunday as he exchanged barbs with Sam Rainsy on the latter's claim that he would return to Cambodia on ...

25 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Breaking: Rainsy looking forward to court, lawyers say - The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: Rainsy looking forward to court, lawyers say  The Phnom Penh Post

Lawyers for Sam Rainsy have said the "acting president" of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was looking forwarded to ...

25 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia Playing up Border Tensions With Laos to Distract From Sam Rainsy Return: Analysts  Radio Free Asia

Tensions along the border between Cambodia and Laos are likely being exaggerated by Cambodia's government as part of a bid to distract the public from the ...

23 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown  Al Jazeera English

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

22 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Breaking: Rainsy calls on Cambodians in Thailand to welcome him back - The Phnom Penh Post

Breaking: Rainsy calls on Cambodians in Thailand to welcome him back  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the "acting president" of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, has called on migrant workers in Thailand to take time off ...

21 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return: Defense Ministry - Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return: Defense Ministry  Radio Free Asia

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of ...

21 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

EBA, Rainsy on table at CPP meeting - Khmer Times

EBA, Rainsy on table at CPP meeting  Khmer Times

The CPP Central Committee is set to hold an urgent meeting tomorrow on the issue of a possible Everything-but-arms withdrawal.

21 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy vow to return on Nov 9 dismissed as 'political warfare' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy vow to return on Nov 9 dismissed as 'political warfare'  The Phnom Penh Post

An announcement from the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that its “acting president” Sam Rainsy would return to the ...

20 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

PM sues Rainsy in Paris court - The Phnom Penh Post

PM sues Rainsy in Paris court  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Dy Vichea, the deputy chief of the National Police, filed lawsuits against Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme ...

20 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen sues opposition leader Sam Rainsy in French court - The Straits Times

Cambodian PM Hun Sen sues opposition leader Sam Rainsy in French court  The Straits Times

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam ...

20 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy sets November 9 return - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy sets November 9 return  Khmer Times

A group of former CNRP members on Friday announced that former leader Sam Rainsy and supporters will return to the Kingdom on November 9. Following the ...

19 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Vows To Lead 2 Million Cambodians Home in November - Radio Free Asia

Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Vows To Lead 2 Million Cambodians Home in November  Radio Free Asia

Acting President Sam Rainsy of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) vowed on Monday to lead two million migrant workers from his ...

19 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy faces arrest if he returns on November 9 - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy faces arrest if he returns on November 9  Khmer Times

Ministry of Justice Spokesman Chin Malin said today that former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his accomplices will be arrested if they returned to Kingdom ...

17 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy plans return to Cambodia - Bangkok Post

Sam Rainsy plans return to Cambodia  Bangkok Post

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician, Sam Rainsy, says he plans to return home on Nov 9 from self-imposed exile, along with other ...

16 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Acting Cambodia Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Walks Back Plan to Return From Exile Next Month - The Cambodia Daily

Acting Cambodia Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Walks Back Plan to Return From Exile Next Month  The Cambodia Daily

Acting opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has walked back plans to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile by late ...

14 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

China's Cambodian Invasion by Sam Rainsy - Project Syndicate

China's Cambodian Invasion by Sam Rainsy  Project Syndicate

China's dangerous military expansionism depends on compliant local regimes and inaction on the part of the international community. In the case of Cambodia, ...

2 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy a no-show in Sar Kheng case - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy a no-show in Sar Kheng case  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), failed to appear at court for questioning on ...

1 Aug 2019 | 3:00 am

National Police eyeing Sam Rainsy's return - Khmer Times

National Police eyeing Sam Rainsy's return  Khmer Times

The National Police has vowed to arrest former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his colleagues as soon as they return to the Kingdom. Mr Rainsy was ...

29 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Ministry bans foreigners from returning with Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Ministry bans foreigners from returning with Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

The Foreign Affairs Ministry yesterday said it has instructed all of its embassies around the world to deny visas to anyone aiming to accompany former opposition ...

25 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Senior RCAF official denies 'fake news' he will assist Rainsy return - The Phnom Penh Post

Senior RCAF official denies 'fake news' he will assist Rainsy return  The Phnom Penh Post

Hing Bun Heang, the deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and commander of Prime Minister Hun Sen's Bodyguard Unit, on Monday ...

23 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Sar Kheng's lawyers summoned to court over lawsuit against Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Sar Kheng's lawyers summoned to court over lawsuit against Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned three lawyers defending Interior Minister Sar Kheng to appear at the court on next Wednesday regarding their ...

10 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Ministry opposes EU Rainsy backing - The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry opposes EU Rainsy backing  The Phnom Penh Post

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has expressed its strong disapproval of a plan by EU parliamentarians to escort Sam Rainsy, the ...

8 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Sar Kheng files court action against Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Sar Kheng files court action against Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has filed a lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court accusing him of incitement to ...

8 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia a Chinese ‘loan shark victim’, says Sam Rainsy - The Australian

Cambodia a Chinese ‘loan shark victim’, says Sam Rainsy  The Australian

Cambodia has become a haven for companies eager to circumvent US trade sanctions on China, exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy has warned, likening the ...

5 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Does Cambodia's Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan? - The Diplomat

Does Cambodia's Opposition Finally Have a Winning Comeback Plan?  The Diplomat

The comeback strategy in the works amounts to a bold leap into the unknown, and it is unclear if it will pay off.

3 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy releases seven-point plan for return to Kingdom - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy releases seven-point plan for return to Kingdom  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), released a seven-point plan on Monday to be ...

3 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump's Trade War | by Sam Rainsy - Project Syndicate

Cambodia Throws a Wrench into Trump's Trade War | by Sam Rainsy  Project Syndicate

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia has become a haven for companies eager to circumvent rules that threaten their bottom line.

3 Jul 2019 | 3:00 am

Dy Vichea to file lawsuit against Sam Rainsy over "death plot" claims - Khmer Times

Dy Vichea to file lawsuit against Sam Rainsy over "death plot" claims  Khmer Times

Lieutenant General Dy Vichea yesterday said his lawyer will file a lawsuit against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy after he accused him of plotting to take ...

13 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Banned Opposition Party Sets September For Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia - The Cambodia Daily

Banned Opposition Party Sets September For Sam Rainsy Return to Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's exiled acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy has agreed to return to the country in September, following a decision by fellow party executives to go ...

12 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

PM, Sar Kheng prepare French Rainsy case - The Phnom Penh Post

PM, Sar Kheng prepare French Rainsy case  The Phnom Penh Post

The government has announced that Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng are preparing cases against Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” ...

10 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen dares "dog" Sam Rainsy to swear oath over death of Police Chief - Khmer Times

Hun Sen dares "dog" Sam Rainsy to swear oath over death of Police Chief  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen has challenged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to swear for the death of Mr Rainsy's family members as the latter accused him.

3 Jun 2019 | 3:00 am

Spokespersons unit responds to Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Spokespersons unit responds to Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

The government yesterday responded to comments made by exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy. In a Facebook post on May 10, Mr Rainsy called for a ...

28 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen tells CPP officials to prepare for Sam Rainsy's return - Khmer Times

Hun Sen tells CPP officials to prepare for Sam Rainsy's return  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen last week issued a letter telling CPP officials to be ready to prevent a colour revolution should former opposition leader Sam Rainsy ...

13 May 2019 | 3:00 am

PM: Warn the public against 'Sam Rainsy colour revolution' - The Cambodia Daily

PM: Warn the public against 'Sam Rainsy colour revolution'  The Cambodia Daily

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday issued a directive to national working groups to educate and inform the public across the country to avoid any actions ...

11 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy doubles down on King criticism following conviction - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy doubles down on King criticism following conviction  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting President” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Friday called King Norodom Sihamoni “weak” ...

6 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy handed eight-year prison sentence by Phnom Penh court - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy handed eight-year prison sentence by Phnom Penh court  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, was on Thursday sentenced to a total of eight years in ...

3 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy's contradictory coup belief - The Cambodia Daily

Sam Rainsy's contradictory coup belief  The Cambodia Daily

In recent months, Sam Rainsy has raised wildly different theories on how political change could come about in Cambodia, most verging on the fanciful.

2 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy sentenced to 8 years in prison for insulting King - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy sentenced to 8 years in prison for insulting King  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sentenced in-absentia former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to a total of eight years in prison for demoralising.

2 May 2019 | 3:00 am

Court tries former opposition leader Sam Rainsy - Khmer Times

Court tries former opposition leader Sam Rainsy  Khmer Times

Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday held a hearing for former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was charged with inciting military personnel to disobey ...

23 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Hun Sen responds to Sam Rainsy's call for CPP takeover - Khmer Times

Hun Sen responds to Sam Rainsy's call for CPP takeover  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday responded to two Facebook posts made by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, including one post calling for an internal ...

23 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Urges Cambodian Diaspora to 'Inspire Change' Back Home - The Cambodia Daily

Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Urges Cambodian Diaspora to 'Inspire Change' Back Home  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Friday called on the Cambodian diaspora in Asia to “inspire” those back home to “stand up and make a change” ...

20 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Opinion: Sam Rainsy. The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia - The Cambodia Daily

Opinion: Sam Rainsy. The Rising Cost of Strongman Rule in Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

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

13 Apr 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Calls For Algeria-Style Overthrow of PM Hun Sen - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Calls For Algeria-Style Overthrow of PM Hun Sen  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's exiled acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy has called on the public to draw inspiration from a recent leadership change in Algeria and oust the ...

5 Apr 2019 | 3:00 am

Rainsy given court date over military disobedience charges - The Cambodia Daily

Rainsy given court date over military disobedience charges  The Cambodia Daily

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set April 22 as the date for “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to appear for a ...

30 Mar 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Warrants Issued for 8 Former Cambodian Opposition Leaders Charged With Treason - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Warrants Issued for 8 Former Cambodian Opposition Leaders Charged With Treason  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

The warrants were issued shortly after Sam Rainsy made a public statement pledging to return to Cambodia despite the threat of arrest.

21 Mar 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup - The Diplomat

The Mirage of a Cambodia Palace Coup  The Diplomat

Suggestions by Sam Rainsy of a palace coup grossly overestimate factionalism in the CPP and underestimate Hun Sen's power.

14 Mar 2019 | 3:00 am

More than 30 court cases to be filed against Sam Rainsy: PM - Khmer Times

More than 30 court cases to be filed against Sam Rainsy: PM  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen said that his lawyers have prepared to file dozens of lawsuits against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy over insulting.

13 Mar 2019 | 3:00 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 ...

21 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

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.

19 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Investigation on Sam Rainsy's incitement case completed - Khmer Times

Investigation on Sam Rainsy's incitement case completed  Khmer Times

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

18 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

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 ...

16 Feb 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Former Opposition Leader Warns Chinese Immigrants Not to ‘Provoke Backlash’ - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Former Opposition Leader Warns Chinese Immigrants Not to ‘Provoke Backlash’  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Sam Rainsy said the large influx of Chinese immigrants to Cambodia, coinciding with a construction boom and waning relations with the West, could lead to a ...

13 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy slammed for anti-Chinese rhetoric - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy slammed for anti-Chinese rhetoric  Khmer Times

A senior CPP official yesterday issued a statement condemning former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for perceived prejudice against Chinese nationals in the ...

12 Feb 2019 | 3:00 am

Ministry blasts Sam Rainsy over 'mutinous' comments - Khmer Times

Ministry blasts Sam Rainsy over 'mutinous' comments  Khmer Times

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday issued a statement slamming comments condemning the government made by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy on ...

10 Feb 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Cambodia's Interior Ministry Has Warrant to Arrest Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy on Return: PM Hun Sen - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's Interior Ministry Has Warrant to Arrest Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy on Return: PM Hun Sen  The Cambodia Daily

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

26 Jan 2019 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

Sam Rainsy ordered to pay Hun Sen - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy ordered to pay Hun Sen  Khmer Times

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld two lower court verdicts to convict former opposition leader Sam Rainsy of defamation and order him to pay about $1 ...

20 Dec 2018 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia's Totalitarian Shift - The Diplomat

European Sanctions Are a Response to Cambodia's Totalitarian Shift  The Diplomat

Since 2001 Cambodia has benefited from an exceptional trading advantage, granted by the European Union thanks to an initiative known as “Everything But ...

6 Dec 2018 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 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 | 3:00 am