Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha called Wednesday for treason charges against him to be dropped as his trial resumed after two years of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trial, widely panned by critics, was delayed by almost two years amid the pandemic.
Cambodia resumed on Wednesday the treason trial of banned opposition party leader Kem Sokha after a two-year delay due to the pandemic, in a case condemned by the United States as politically motivated.
The resumption follows a nearly two-year break in proceedings, allegedly due to COVID-19.
The Cambodian leader’s recent trip to Myanmar recalled the negotiations aimed at resolving his own country’s conflict in the late 1980s.
Opposition leader due back in court after almost two years during which the government continued its crackdown on critics.
The decision follows a letter requesting Prime Minister Hun Sen's intervention.
Cambodia is set to resume the treason trial on Wednesday of banned opposition party leader Kem Sokha after a two-year delay due to the pandemic, in a case condemned by the United States as politically motivated.
In October 2021, Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Cambodia's reputation in regional and international affairs has long preceded Prime Minister Hun Sen's recent trip to Myanmar. Indeed, to be fair, the two-day visit was an ice breaker to create much-needed space for all the Asean 10 to get together once again.
In recent days, Malaysia and Singapore have opposed the idea of inviting back the junta to Asean meetings, as it had made no progress on a peace plan. The disagreement indicates a challenging year ahead for Asean, threatening more exposure of its internal fissures and endangering the bloc’s credibility.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has stressed that the Asean chairman needs to engage with all parties concerned about the crisis in Myanmar.
Cambodia has begun its year-long ASEAN chairmanship with the postponement of a high-level meeting amid a polarizing debate over Myanmar's representation in ASEAN, nearly a year since a military coup brought protracted instability to the country.
(ASEAN) Five-Point Consensus on Myanmar since its adoption last year, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted during a video call with his Cambodian counterpart on Friday.
Celebrity Thy Sovantha says opposition leader Sam Rainsy's claims reflect a 'lack of wisdom'.
undermines ASEAN and legitimizes Myanmar’s deadly regime.
Malaysian foreign minister says that as current chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen should have consulted other member states.
Malaysia's foreign minister has expressed concerns about Cambodia's prime minister visiting Myanmar without first consulting fellow Southeast Asian leaders, highlighting regional tensions in how to deal with the crisis-hit country.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar has highlighted deep flaws in the bloc’s modus operandi.
Attempts to bring Myanmar back into the fold are already facing delays.