Cambodia News: Sam Rainsy Party

National Assembly Approves Law Allowing Opposition Officials to Re-enter Politics - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

National Assembly Approves Law Allowing Opposition Officials to Re-enter Politics  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

In a statement posted to the parliament's website, it said the move was intended to “promote the spirit of national reconciliation as well as strengthening liberal ...

14 Dec 2018 | 9:54 am

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

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 ...

13 Dec 2018 | 8:35 pm

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

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 ...

12 Dec 2018 | 8:26 pm

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 | 9:19 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, ...

11 Dec 2018 | 8:14 pm

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 | 7:28 pm

Thailand to Deport Cambodian Union Leader Who Helped Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Thailand to Deport Cambodian Union Leader Who Helped Produce Sex Trafficking Documentary  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Rath Rott Mony, the president of the Cambodian Construction Workers Trade Union Federation (CCTUF), in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in an undated photo.

11 Dec 2018 | 4:22 pm

Parliament to hold session to amend Law on Political Parties - Khmer Times

Parliament to hold session to amend Law on Political Parties  Khmer Times

The National Assembly will hold a plenary session on Thursday to amend the Law on Political Parties that would nullify a ban on some of the 118 former ...

11 Dec 2018 | 12:14 pm

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

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 ...

10 Dec 2018 | 10:49 pm

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader Warns Easing of Tensions a ‘Trick’ - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader Warns Easing of Tensions a ‘Trick’  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Prime Minister Hun Sen has softened his stance on the opposition, civil society and the media in recent weeks following pressure from the international ...

10 Dec 2018 | 10:56 am

China naval base a CNRP myth? - The Phnom Penh Post

China naval base a CNRP myth?  The Phnom Penh Post

Speculation that Cambodia had ceded military control of a port in Koh Kong province reached a fever pitch in the weeks following Prime Minister Hun Sen's ...

10 Dec 2018 | 2:18 am

CPP slams 'double standards' - The Phnom Penh Post

CPP slams 'double standards'  The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian People's Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan accused human rights groups on Sunday of practising “double standards” for failing to criticise the ...

9 Dec 2018 | 8:26 pm

KNLF claims a 'deception' - The Phnom Penh Post

KNLF claims a 'deception'  The Phnom Penh Post

A GOVERNMENT spokesman on Thursday accused an official from the Khmer People's National Liberation Front (KNLF) – a group claiming to be Cambodia's ...

7 Dec 2018 | 2:40 am

Hun Sen pressured to reverse ban on opposition politicians - Nikkei Asian Review

Hun Sen pressured to reverse ban on opposition politicians  Nikkei Asian Review

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is considering reversing a ban on more than 100 opposition politicians to avert European Union sanction.

6 Dec 2018 | 11:24 pm

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 ...

6 Dec 2018 | 8:35 pm

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch - Asia Times

Under Western pressure, Hun Sen hints at a lighter touch  Asia Times

When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the United Nations General Assembly in September, just months after his ruling party won an election ...

6 Dec 2018 | 3:07 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 ...

5 Dec 2018 | 7:05 pm

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 ...

4 Dec 2018 | 7:38 pm

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

Cambodian Opposition Divided Over Plans for Party Congress - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodian Opposition Divided Over Plans for Party Congress  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

The gathering by 'overseas' CNRP members is set to be held in Atlanta, GA. on Saturday and Sunday.

30 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

PM 'purposely let CNRP leaders flee' - The Phnom Penh Post

PM 'purposely let CNRP leaders flee'  The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that he purposely let the leaders behind mass protests following the 2013 national elections flee Cambodia, after ...

29 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference - The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha 'denounces' CNRP's US conference  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha has “denounced” a “so-called party conference” to be held in the US over the weekend, ...

28 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

A repressive anniversary marked in Cambodia - Asia Times

A repressive anniversary marked in Cambodia  Asia Times

Residents of Phsar Daeum Thkov, a subdistrict in inner-city Phnom Penh, talk politics in hushed tones. Some express financial concerns over the European ...

27 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

One year on, CNRP fate unclear, National, Post In-depth - The Phnom Penh Post

One year on, CNRP fate unclear, National, Post In-depth  The Phnom Penh Post

A year after the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the fate of the former main opposition party remains unclear. While its senior ...

19 Nov 2018 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen slams opposition lawyer for 'incompetence' - The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen slams opposition lawyer for 'incompetence'  The Phnom Penh Post

A defence lawyer for the opposition on Wednesday defended their “legalism” after Prime Minister Hun Sen slammed them as “incompetent” and “unqualified”, ...

15 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 opposition leader Kem Sokha (L) sits with his mother Sao Nget while confined by the government at his residence in Phnom Penh, Sept. 11, 2018.

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

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday mourned the death this week of a party member in his first public statement after being moved from prison ...

26 Oct 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

Former CNRP Lawmaker Calls For Release of Party Members Still Held in Jail - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Former CNRP Lawmaker Calls For Release of Party Members Still Held in Jail  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Ou Chanrath says that opposition party members still jailed pose no threat to national security and should be freed.

3 Oct 2018 | 2:00 am

Support, protest for Hun Sen as groups attack each other - The Phnom Penh Post

Support, protest for Hun Sen as groups attack each other  The Phnom Penh Post

During Prime Minister Hun Sen's official visit to the UN, rallies in support and against him took place over the weekend as planned, with supporters of the ...

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

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

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

Cambodian Politics Enters Its Post-Election Phase - Council on Foreign Relations

Cambodian Politics Enters Its Post-Election Phase  Council on Foreign Relations

Following July's massive victory in unfree and unfair elections, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose ruling party took every seat in the lower ho…

10 Sep 2018 | 2:00 am

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

'Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure': Interview  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Speaking in a Sept. 4 interview in the RFA studio with Vuthy Huot of RFA's Khmer *Service*, the former chief of Cambodia's now-dissolved Cambodia National ...

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

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

PM, Rainsy clash over release of prisoners - The Phnom Penh Post

PM, Rainsy clash over release of prisoners  The Phnom Penh Post

Despite prime minister-designate Hun Sen's insistence that the pardoning and release on Saturday of incarcerated former Cambodia National Rescue Party ...

27 Aug 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

Former Opposition Leader Summoned for Insulting King - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Former Opposition Leader Summoned for Insulting King  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Sam Rainsy was charged in June with lèse-majesté after he suggested that a letter from King Norodom Sihamoni calling on Cambodians to vote was actually ...

23 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

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears to die if vote numbers inflated - The Straits Times

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears to die if vote numbers inflated  The Straits Times

PHNOM PENH (AFP, REUTERS) - Cambodia's strongman Premier Hun Sen on Monday (Aug 6) rejected claims the results from last month's widely criticised ...

6 Aug 2018 | 2:00 am

One-party rule 'terrible setback' for Cambodia: Sam Rainsy - Bangkok Post

One-party rule 'terrible setback' for Cambodia: Sam Rainsy  Bangkok Post

BONNIEUX, France: The co-founder of Cambodia's disbanded opposition has decried the landslide victory of Hun Sen's ruling party in an uncontested poll as a ...

1 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

Former president of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy, who is living in exile, speaks during an interview with ...

20 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia Adrift | In Enclave With Complex History, the Ruling Party Rules - Voice of America

Cambodia Adrift | In Enclave With Complex History, the Ruling Party Rules  Voice of America

But in a village where Cambodians and ethnic Vietnamese live together peacefully, traditional distrust surfaces in polls.

18 Jul 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy welcomes treason charge, National - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy welcomes treason charge, National  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

Court upholds Rainsy's conviction for 'forgery' - The Phnom Penh Post

Court upholds Rainsy's conviction for 'forgery'  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the five-year prison sentence handed to former Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy for his ...

10 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

Cambodian Court Summons Former Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy on Lèse-Majesté Charges - Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Court Summons Former Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy on Lèse-Majesté Charges  Radio Free Asia

Sam Rainsy had suggested a letter from the king endorsing an upcoming election was 'legally worthless.'

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's ex-adviser urges voting - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy's ex-adviser urges voting  The Phnom Penh Post

Kong Korm, one of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party's top advisers, on Thursday criticised his former colleague Sam Rainsy for calling on ...

15 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Former opposition leader tells soldiers, Cambodians to unite to fight CPP - The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition leader tells soldiers, Cambodians to unite to fight CPP  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has called for a popular uprising after the July 29 national elections to force a change ...

12 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

Could Cambodia's Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election? - The Diplomat

Could Cambodia's Minor Parties Play a Major Role in its 2018 Election?  The Diplomat

The potential importance of smaller parties in upcoming polls should not be overlooked.

8 Jun 2018 | 2:00 am

King urges citizens to vote as Hun Sen says Sihamoni's message is a 'slap' to Sam Rainsy's face - The Phnom Penh Post

King urges citizens to vote as Hun Sen says Sihamoni's message is a 'slap' to Sam Rainsy's face  The Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy has been given a slap in the face, after the King sent out a royal message calling on ...

7 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

Election body asks Interior to pursue Rainsy, CNRP for boycott calls - The Phnom Penh Post

Election body asks Interior to pursue Rainsy, CNRP for boycott calls  The Phnom Penh Post

Speaking during a meeting with stakeholders, officials from the National Election Committee (NEC) said it had requested the Ministry of Interior to take legal ...

18 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Former CNRP Chief Says His Party Will Replicate Malaysia’s Opposition Victory in Cambodia - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Former CNRP Chief Says His Party Will Replicate Malaysia’s Opposition Victory in Cambodia  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

He says the CNRP will succeed despite a political ban because it enjoys the support of the people.

11 May 2018 | 2:00 am

'The Dictatorship Will Ultimately Die After People Stay Home in Protest': Interview - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

'The Dictatorship Will Ultimately Die After People Stay Home in Protest': Interview  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Sam Rainsy urges Cambodians to boycott the general election in July as long as the Cambodian National Rescue Party cannot participate.

9 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Minor Opposition Parties Divided Ahead of Election - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Minor Opposition Parties Divided Ahead of Election  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

On April 30, the National Election Committee announced it was opening registration for parties who wished to contest the July 29 vote.

7 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy hits out at newly formed small parties - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy hits out at newly formed small parties  The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy continued to rail on Tuesday against minor parties participating in the upcoming July elections, with the leader of one ...

2 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 parties register as Hun Sen vows vote will go ahead - Seattle Times

Cambodia parties register as Hun Sen vows vote will go ahead  Seattle Times

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Registration began Monday for political parties contesting Cambodia's upcoming general election, with Prime Minister Hun ...

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

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia in Uncertainty State Without Opposition - Tempo.co

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia in Uncertainty State Without Opposition  Tempo.co

The exiled leader of Cambodian opposition Sam Rainsy stated Cambodia might be in uncertainty state ahead of the election.

17 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodia’s former opposition leader urges Japan to lean on Hun Sen - South China Morning Post

Cambodia’s former opposition leader urges Japan to lean on Hun Sen  South China Morning Post

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader urged Japan, his nation's biggest donor, on Friday to use its leverage and convince his nation's autocratic government ...

14 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Former Opposition Leader in Japan to Lobby for Open Election - ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Former Opposition Leader in Japan to Lobby for Open Election  ខ្មែរ (VOA)

Cambodia's former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, arrived in Tokyo, Japan this week to lobby the government to press for a free and fair election in July.

12 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

Cambodia’s former opposition leader calls for election boycott - South China Morning Post

Cambodia’s former opposition leader calls for election boycott  South China Morning Post

Cambodia's former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn't ...

8 Apr 2018 | 2:00 am

Candlelight Party to hold grenade attack memorial - The Phnom Penh Post

Candlelight Party to hold grenade attack memorial  The Phnom Penh Post

The Candlelight Party will hold a memorial *service* on Friday for the victims of the 1997 grenade attack on an opposition rally at Wat Botum Park, an attack that ...

30 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Candlelight Party to hold grenade attack memorial service - The Phnom Penh Post

Candlelight Party to hold grenade attack memorial service  The Phnom Penh Post

The Candlelight Party will hold a memorial *service* in Phnom Penh on Friday for the victims of a 1997 grenade attack that left at least 16 dead and more than 120 ...

29 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy's CNRM hires US-based PR firm - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy's CNRM hires US-based PR firm  The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodia National Rescue Movement has hired a US-based public relations firm to help with their “campaign” to resurrect democracy in Cambodia, ...

22 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian PM Hun Sen turns down offer of talks from former opposition leader - Channel NewsAsia

Cambodian PM Hun Sen turns down offer of talks from former opposition leader  Channel NewsAsia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (Mar 5) turned down an offer of talks from former opposition leader Sam Rainsy to end a ...

5 Mar 2018 | 2:00 am

Freeze ordered on CNRP offices - The Phnom Penh Post

Freeze ordered on CNRP offices  The Phnom Penh Post

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday ordered a freeze placed on the former headquarters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh, ...

28 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Candlelight Party amends rules to allow easy dissolution - The Phnom Penh Post

Candlelight Party amends rules to allow easy dissolution  The Phnom Penh Post

The Candlelight Party yesterday met to amend its bylaws to allow it to dissolve the party with a simple majority vote, while reiterating that it will boycott July's ...

27 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Pending Cambodian election a 'sham', says Rainsy - Radio New Zealand

Pending Cambodian election a 'sham', says Rainsy  Radio New Zealand

Analysis - "Democracy is now dead in my country" is the blunt assessment from Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is in New Zealand for talks with ...

25 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Exiled Cambodian leader Sam Rainsy calls on Canberra to challenge dictator Hun Sen - The Sydney Morning Herald

Exiled Cambodian leader Sam Rainsy calls on Canberra to challenge dictator Hun Sen  The Sydney Morning Herald

"Democracy is dead" in Cambodia, according to veteran opposition leader Sam Rainsy. So what can Australia do to help?

15 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy speaks on the ruling party and upcoming elections - ABC Online

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy speaks on the ruling party and upcoming elections  ABC Online

Sam Rainsy, Former Cambodian Opposition Leader, speaks about his allegations against Prime Minister Hun Sen of human rights violations committed via ...

14 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Fight over Cambodian leader's Facebook 'likes' reaches U.S. court - Seattle Times

Fight over Cambodian leader's Facebook 'likes' reaches U.S. court  Seattle Times

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy says Hun Sen, the authoritarian prime minister, has used Facebook to spread false news stories and death threats directed at ...

9 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

Cambodian leader Hun Sen's Facebook 'likes' become subject of lawsuit - The Guardian

Cambodian leader Hun Sen's Facebook 'likes' become subject of lawsuit  The Guardian

The exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy has filed a legal suit against Facebook, demanding it hand over any information which could prove that the ...

9 Feb 2018 | 2:00 am

CNRP's predecessor parties reject GDP call to run in July election - The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP's predecessor parties reject GDP call to run in July election  The Phnom Penh Post

The fledgling Grassroots Democracy Party appealed yesterday to the predecessors of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party to contest this year's ...

26 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Sokha does not support Rainsy's 'movement', lawyer says - The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha does not support Rainsy's 'movement', lawyer says  The Phnom Penh Post

Jailed former Cambodia National Rescue Party President Kem Sokha does not support a new movement established by his CNRP predecessor Sam Rainsy, his ...

21 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Does Cambodia's New Opposition Movement Really Matter? - The Diplomat

Does Cambodia's New Opposition Movement Really Matter?  The Diplomat

Cambodia's former opposition leader Sam Rainsy's reverence for political change is exceeded only by his reverence for himself as the instigator of it. That may ...

17 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Rainsy, ex-CNRP officials form 'Rescue Movement' - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy, ex-CNRP officials form 'Rescue Movement'  The Phnom Penh Post

Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy announced over the weekend the creation of a new “movement” to counter an ongoing political crackdown, though ...

15 Jan 2018 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy and exiled Cambodian opposition leaders set up new political movement - ABC Local

Sam Rainsy and exiled Cambodian opposition leaders set up new political movement  ABC Local

Foreign-based members of Cambodia's dissolved opposition party launch a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair ...

14 Jan 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

What's Next for Cambodia's Sam Rainsy? - The Diplomat

What's Next for Cambodia's Sam Rainsy?  The Diplomat

After almost two decades as the man at the center of Cambodian opposition politics, Sam Rainsy resigned this weekend as president of the Cambodia National ...

15 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy resigns from CNRP - The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy resigns from CNRP  The Phnom Penh Post

LEADER of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Sam Rainsy has resigned from the party effective today, according to a statement. The long-time ...

11 Feb 2017 | 2:00 am