Cambodia News: sam rainsy

Cambodian Who Rapped Against Social Injustice Under Surveillance, Fears for Safety - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Who Rapped Against Social Injustice Under Surveillance, Fears for Safety  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

A Cambodian rap artist whose song about social injustice has gone viral said Friday that he is under heavy surveillance by authorities and fears for his safety.

24 May 2019 | 2:08 pm

Gov't unconcerned by Kem Sokha 'release' bill tabled in US Senate - The Phnom Penh Post

Gov't unconcerned by Kem Sokha 'release' bill tabled in US Senate  The Phnom Penh Post

The government was unconcerned by a bill put to the US Senate last week that demands the “release” of Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme ...

22 May 2019 | 9:41 pm

Kong Korm says Rainsy violating Paris Peace Accords - Khmer Times

Kong Korm says Rainsy violating Paris Peace Accords  Khmer Times

Former CNRP senior advisor Kong Korm lashes out at Sam Rainsy.

20 May 2019 | 1:13 pm

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift - Al Jazeera English

Cambodia's opposition faces renewed crackdown amid China shift  Al Jazeera English

With senior leaders jailed or exiled, local and regional supporters of opposition report attacks and harassment.

20 May 2019 | 12:58 am

Next Article Sam Rainsy gets another two years - Khmer Times

Next Article Sam Rainsy gets another two years  Khmer Times

Judge Ros Piseth of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court today pronounced Sam Rainsy (former CNRP head) guilty in two further cases brought against him.

18 May 2019 | 2:42 am

Cambodian Authorities Question Six Activists For Supporting Banned Opposition Party - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Authorities Question Six Activists For Supporting Banned Opposition Party  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Authorities in Cambodia's Battambang province Thursday questioned six activists connected with the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), alleging they ...

16 May 2019 | 4:52 pm

Hun Sen launches risky military maneuvers | Article - Asia Times

Hun Sen launches risky military maneuvers | Article  Asia Times

Cambodian leader is dramatically overhauling the armed forces to consolidate a one-party state, promote his soldier son and neutralize opposition calls for a ...

14 May 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

UN human rights expert pushes Cambodia on repression as civil society struggles | - ASEAN TODAY

UN human rights expert pushes Cambodia on repression as civil society struggles |  ASEAN TODAY

A UN special rapporteur is urging the Cambodian government to improve its plans for inclusive development, protect freedoms of assembly and expression, and ...

10 May 2019 | 7:40 am

Why Hun Sen still fears jailed rival Kem Sokha | Article - Asia Times

Why Hun Sen still fears jailed rival Kem Sokha | Article  Asia Times

Cambodian leader knows if long-detained opposition leader is convicted on bogus treason charges that crippling Western sanctions will quickly follow.

9 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Battambang CNRP five questioned over Supreme Court 'violation' - The Phnom Penh Post

Battambang CNRP five questioned over Supreme Court 'violation'  The Phnom Penh Post

Five of the 26 former members of the court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in Battambang province who were called before the provincial ...

8 May 2019 | 10:09 pm

Cambodian court summons members of defunct opposition party - Washington Post

Cambodian court summons members of defunct opposition party  Washington Post

A court in northwestern Cambodia has summoned for questioning more than two dozen regional members of the defunct opposition Cambodian National ...

8 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy doubles down on King criticism following conviction - The Cambodia Daily

Rainsy doubles down on King criticism following conviction  The Cambodia Daily

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

7 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Supreme Court hears CNRP activist's bail request - The Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court hears CNRP activist's bail request  The Phnom Penh Post

The Supreme Court held a hearing on Monday to review the case of former CNRP Svay Rieng provincial committee head Kong Mas, who was detained on ...

7 May 2019 | 2:00 am

LETTER: Rhona Smith: UN Rapporteur, a political activist or an opposition activist? - Khmer Times

LETTER: Rhona Smith: UN Rapporteur, a political activist or an opposition activist?  Khmer Times

I discover in the press and especially in your newspaper the statements made by Ms Rhona Smith. I am surprised. Usually, does she not express herself at the ...

6 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Municipal court finds Sam Rainsy guilty in two cases - Khmer Times

Municipal court finds Sam Rainsy guilty in two cases  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 the ...

3 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Hun Sen slams Sam Rainsy over 'step down' comments - Khmer Times

Hun Sen slams Sam Rainsy over 'step down' comments  Khmer Times

Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterates that it would be impossible to oust him from office.

2 May 2019 | 2:00 am

UN Expert Meets Cambodia Justice Minister, Says Kem Sokha’s Detention is Problematic - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Expert Meets Cambodia Justice Minister, Says Kem Sokha’s Detention is Problematic  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith, as part of her 11-day visit to the country, met Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana to discuss ...

2 May 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 am

Cambodian Court Summons 12 CNRP Members Over 'Banned' Activities - Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Cambodian Court Summons 12 CNRP Members Over 'Banned' Activities  Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Authorities in northwestern Cambodia's Battambang province summoned 12 members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to court this week to answer ...

1 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Sam Rainsy's contradictory coup belief | Opinion - Asia Times

Sam Rainsy's contradictory coup belief | Opinion  Asia Times

The Cambodian opposition leader has called on Interior Minister Sar Kheng to launch a palace coup against Hun Sen.

1 May 2019 | 2:00 am

China throws Hun Sen an economic lifeline | Article - Asia Times

China throws Hun Sen an economic lifeline | Article  Asia Times

Cambodian leader says Beijing has vowed to help with unspecified largesse if the EU withdraws his nation's preferential trade status.

1 May 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng calls former CNRP leader a pretend patriot - Khmer Times

Sar Kheng calls former CNRP leader a pretend patriot  Khmer Times

Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy a “pretend patriot” for fleeing the country while his supporters in the ...

26 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's Opposition Party Must End its Policy Silence Now - The Diplomat

Cambodia's Opposition Party Must End its Policy Silence Now  The Diplomat

Ever since the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) was forcibly dissolved and its president arrested for treason in late 2017, we have heard ...

26 Apr 2019 | 2:00 am

Sar Kheng: Patriots those who stay with the people, not shout abroad - The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng: Patriots those who stay with the people, not shout abroad  The Phnom Penh Post

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday offered a definition of “patriotism”, claiming the term should not be applied to people who “shout” from abroad but ...

26 Apr 2019 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 | 2:00 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 ...

12 Apr 2019 | 9:06 pm

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

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 | 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

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

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

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

Rainsy blasted by CNRP over rehab remarks - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy blasted by CNRP over rehab remarks  The Phnom Penh Post

Sam Rainsy has been slammed for saying it is a “stupid and disgraceful act of submission” for banned former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials ...

11 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

Cambodia's opposition dreams of a military mutiny - The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's opposition dreams of a military mutiny  The Cambodia Daily

When Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy failed to land in Phnom Penh last weekend, he lost a high-stakes bet with his bitter political rival Prime Minister ...

6 Mar 2019 | 2:00 am

PM mocks Rainsy over lost bet at $36M groundbreaking ceremony - The Phnom Penh Post

PM mocks Rainsy over lost bet at $36M groundbreaking ceremony  The Phnom Penh Post

The Prime Minister used the groundbreaking of a $36 million drainage and flood control system in Phnom Penh on Monday to seemingly mock Sam Rainsy for ...

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

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

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

Video: Will Sam Rainsy Return?  The Phnom Penh Post

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

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

6 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent - The Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Return to Cambodia imminent  The Phnom Penh Post

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

4 Feb 2019 | 2:00 am

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

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives - The Diplomat

January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives  The Diplomat

On January 7, 2019, Cambodia celebrated the 40th anniversary of its “Victory Day” over the Khmer Rouge regime, which was overthrown in 1979 by the ...

16 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

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

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

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

27 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia - The Cambodia Daily

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia  The Cambodia Daily

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

25 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

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

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

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

18 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

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

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

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

17 Dec 2018 | 2:00 am

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban - Al Jazeera English

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban  Al Jazeera English

Self-exiled cofounder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

13 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

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears' - The Cambodia Daily

Kem Sokha's daughters slam 'liar' Sam Rainsy over 'smears'  The Cambodia Daily

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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