Cambodia News: Sam Rainsy

China-built hydropower project in Cambodia Guarantees the way home for fish - The Cambodia Daily

China-built hydropower project in Cambodia Guarantees the way home for fish  The Cambodia Daily

Stung Treng – In early April in Sesan District of Stung Treng Province, Cambodia, the reservoir of Lower Sesan 2 Hydropower Station was sparkling with water ...

20 Apr 2019 | 7:22 pm

Reporters Without Borders Says Cambodia Media Freedoms Plummeted in 2018 - The Cambodia Daily

Reporters Without Borders Says Cambodia Media Freedoms Plummeted in 2018  The Cambodia Daily

A new report from media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders has degraded Cambodia over its record on media freedoms in 2018. In the group's Press ...

19 Apr 2019 | 9:16 pm

Loss of Life as Traffic Deaths Mount Prompts Renewed Debate Over Safety, Access to Justice - The Cambodia Daily

Loss of Life as Traffic Deaths Mount Prompts Renewed Debate Over Safety, Access to Justice  The Cambodia Daily

Phat Pov had a dream. Growing up in an impoverished village northeast of Phnom Penh in the 1980s, her education did not last long. When making a family with ...

19 Apr 2019 | 9:15 pm

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” ...

19 Apr 2019 | 9:09 pm

Cambodian evictions trigger villagers' brawl with police - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian evictions trigger villagers' brawl with police  The Cambodia Daily

Phnom Penh – Eight protesters were arrested and six policemen hurt Friday in southern Cambodia when villagers angry about being evicted tried to block a ...

19 Apr 2019 | 8:41 pm

Sam Rainsy - The Strategist

Sam Rainsy  The Strategist

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

14 Apr 2019 | 10:11 am

[Sam Rainsy] Rising cost of strongman rule in Cambodia - The Korea Herald

[Sam Rainsy] Rising cost of strongman rule in Cambodia  The Korea Herald

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

14 Apr 2019 | 6:33 am

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

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

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

12 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Don't take warrants seriously - The Cambodia Daily

Rainsy: Don't take warrants seriously  The Cambodia Daily

The co-founder of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Sam Rainsy, has called on countries “that respect democratic ...

9 Apr 2019 | 8:43 pm

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Calls For Algeria-Style Overthrow of PM Hun Sen - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Calls For Algeria-Style Overthrow of PM Hun Sen  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

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 ...

4 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Call for 1997 grenade attack justice - Khmer Times

Call for 1997 grenade attack justice  Khmer Times

Candlelight Party president Teav Vannol on Saturday called for justice to be provided to all victims of the 1997 grenade attack on supporters of former opposition ...

1 Apr 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Homeless Scot arrested in Cambodia without a passport after living illegally for a year - The Cambodia Daily

Homeless Scot arrested in Cambodia without a passport after living illegally for a year  The Cambodia Daily

A Scottish man has been arrested by police in Cambodia after allegedly living in the South East Asian country illegally for a year. Homeless Paul Granville, 65, ...

30 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

On what basis will there be national reconciliation? - Khmer Times

On what basis will there be national reconciliation?  Khmer Times

A few days ago, former parliamentarians of the late CNRP launched a call for national reconciliation, mentioning in particular the very short episode of the ...

29 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

28 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy - The Diplomat

The Life and Near Death of Sam Rainsy  The Diplomat

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

27 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen: Blame CNRP Leadership for Party Split, Not Me - វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

Hun Sen: Blame CNRP Leadership for Party Split, Not Me  វីអូអេ - VOA Khmer

So far nine former CNRP officials have taken up the prime minister's offer of an amnesty ahead of a deadline for applications in April.

27 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for opposition leaders despite the threat of sanctions | - ASEAN TODAY

Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for opposition leaders despite the threat of sanctions |  ASEAN TODAY

New arrest warrants for Cambodian opposition leaders show Hun Sen's commitment to political repression despite the threat of sanctions. The best chance at ...

25 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia - Human Rights Watch

Japan Should Stop Acting Like China in Cambodia  Human Rights Watch

In a dimly lit ballroom at a Tokyo luxury hotel, Sok Chenda Sophea, the secretary general of the Council for the Development of Cambodia and the minister ...

22 Mar 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

19 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for top opposition leaders - Al Jazeera English

Cambodian court issues arrest warrants for top opposition leaders  Al Jazeera English

Exiled politicians accused of incitement to commit felony and plotting treason after announcing plans to return.

17 Mar 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Authorities Question Activist Who Held Gathering to Support Opposition Chief’s Return - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Authorities Question Activist Who Held Gathering to Support Opposition Chief’s Return  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Authorities in northwestern Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province on Tuesday summoned a former local representative of the now-dissolved opposition ...

5 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

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 ...

22 Feb 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 ...

20 Feb 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 ...

18 Feb 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

15 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Defies Hun Sen Threats, Repeats Promise to Return  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

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

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy’s Calls for ‘Uprisings’ - VOA Khmer

Foreign Ministry Condemns Sam Rainsy’s Calls for ‘Uprisings’  VOA Khmer

Cambodia also urged the international community not to interfere in its internal affairs and respect its sovereignty. WASHINGTON —. Cambodia's foreign ministry ...

11 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

11 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

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 | 2:00 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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 | 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

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 faces CNRP backlash after 'cheap' jibe at barred 118 - The Cambodia Daily

Rainsy faces CNRP backlash after 'cheap' jibe at barred 118  The Cambodia Daily

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy faced a backlash after narrowing his prediction that “99 per cent” of banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians ...

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

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader vows to return home for fight - Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia's exiled opposition leader vows to return home for fight  Nikkei Asian Review

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's exiled opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, a longtime foe of Prime Minister Hun Sen, has vowed to return to the country next year.

28 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia threatens to arrest opposition politician if he returns home - South China Morning Post

Cambodia threatens to arrest opposition politician if he returns home  South China Morning Post

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 | 2:33 am

Cambodia PM Dares Opposition Leader to Return, Threatens Arrest - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia PM Dares Opposition Leader to Return, Threatens Arrest  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday issued a challenge to self-exiled Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Acting President Sam Rainsy, ...

26 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

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 | 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

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks - The Cambodia Daily

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks  The Cambodia Daily

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 ...

19 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

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

12 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

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

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 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy made acting president of the dissolved CNRP - Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy made acting president of the dissolved CNRP  Khmer Times

Exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been appointed as the acting president of the dissolved CNRP pending the conclusion of the treason case ...

4 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy made acting president of the dissolved CNRP - Khmer Times

Rainsy made acting president of the dissolved CNRP  Khmer Times

Sam Rainsy was made acting president of the dissolved CNRP party in a conference held in the US while former opposition leader Kem Sokha opposed the ...

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

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, National, Politics - The Phnom Penh Post

PM to Sam Rainsy: Wait until 'horse grows horns' for Kem Sokha release, National, Politics  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

Hun Sen, Former Opposition Leader in Row Over ‘Loyalty to Royals’ - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Hun Sen, Former Opposition Leader in Row Over ‘Loyalty to Royals’  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed his long-running political row with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, this time insinuating the former Cambodia ...

27 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

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

Rainsy lambasted by Prince Thomico - Khmer Times

Rainsy lambasted by Prince Thomico  Khmer Times

A former senior CNRP official has slammed his former leader Sam Rainsy over an attempt to overtake the scattered opposition. Prince Sisowath Thomico, a ...

24 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

Cambodian PM 'would lose a democratic election', opposition leader says - FRANCE 24

Cambodian PM 'would lose a democratic election', opposition leader says  FRANCE 24

In late 2017, Sam Rainsy was found guilty of defaming Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and ordered to pay $1 million in damages. Then Cambodia National ...

11 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

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman - BBC News

Kem Sokha: Jailed for standing up to Cambodia's strongman  BBC News

Kem Sokha could have led the opposition to victory in Cambodia but a year after his arrest, remains in jail.

4 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

Former 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

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 - Reuters

Boycott sham Cambodian elections, says opponent Rainsy  Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Cambodians must show Prime Minister Hun Sen that his time is up by boycotting “fake” elections this month, and Western powers need to ...

19 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

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

Cambodia's former opposition leader calls for election boycott - Reuters

Cambodia's former opposition leader calls for election boycott  Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if ...

8 Apr 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

Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Has Been Officially Banned from Returning to the Country - TIME

Cambodia's Exiled Opposition Leader Has Been Officially Banned from Returning to the Country  TIME

The government of Cambodia has formally exiled the country's opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.

24 Oct 2016 | 2:00 am