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Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?

The Cambodian prime minister has pushed back on the idea of exclusive basing rights for any country.

Cambodia Charges Former Opposition Official With ‘Incitement’ as Calls Grow For Loan Relief

A court in Cambodia’s capital on Tuesday officially charged a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) commune councilor with “incitement to commit a felony,” a day after Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to “eradicate” the opposition party’s local network for allegedly seeking to topple his government.

Rights Activist Hun Vannak Detained While Documenting Poipet Protest

Banteay Meanchey police officials detained and later released human and environmental rights activist Hun Vannak on Monday, as security forces were deployed for a planned protest by market vendors in Poipet town.

Cambodia’s leader calls for foreign military drills, aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen invited foreign powers on Monday (Jun 1) to conduct military drills in the country as he called for overseas funding to build a pier and relocate an army training centre.

Sri Lanka, Cambodia mark 68 years of diplomatic relations

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Thailand Samantha K. Jayasuriya has called on Ambassador of Cambodia to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn on May 28, to mark the 68th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

Joint Statement on Repatriation of Cambodia Nationals to Cambodia

We, the undersigned civil society groups, call on the Cambodian government to immediately and safely repatriate a large group of Cambodian nationals currently stuck in Malaysia.

Cambodia welcomes Covid-19 funding from Thailand

Royal Embassy of Thailand contributed two million baht (US$62,765) to Cambodia’s fight against Covid-19 on Wednesday (May 27), as the countries celebrated 70 years of diplomatic relations.

Interview: Cambodia-China joint COVID-19 fight reflects bond of true friendship, solidarity: Cambodian deputy PM

The Cambodia-China joint COVID-19 fight reflected the bond of true friendship and solidarity between the two countries and peoples, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has said.

Book lauds Hun Sen’s crusade against Covid-19

Cambodian leader is portrayed as a 'dashing hero who went against the current' to fight a deadly virus.

Another pearl in China’s string?

Plans in Cambodia for a massive tourist resort on an out-of-the way island don‘t add up and may serve a different goal.

Cambodia’s ‘handsome hero’ Premier Hun Sen lauded for virus fight in new book

Cambodia's strongman Premier Hun Sen will be glorified as a "handsome hero" in a soon-to-be-published book chronicling the decisions he made during the Covid-19 pandemic, the publisher said on Tuesday (May 26).

Cambodia to organise ASEM 13 as scheduled

Cambodia will go ahead with plans to host the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 13) from November 16-17, said Luy David, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Head of the ASEM 13 National Secretariat.

Cambodia supports China’s draft decision on HK national security legislation

Cambodia supports China's draft decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security, Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said on Monday (May 25).

Coronavirus ‘Fake News’ Arrests Are Quieting Critics

In Southeast Asia, the coronavirus pandemic has provided a handy excuse for a clampdown on free speech.

Kung Raya Trial Completed in the Absence of Government Critic

Frequent government critic Kung Raiya’s trial was completed on May 20 without the presence of the defendant, who was staying in Thailand in anticipation of the verdict.

‘Cakeism’ in Cambodia

Giving a talk at a conference in Prague in early March, when the Covid-19 pandemic was still spoken of in “it-won’t-happen-here” tones in Europe, I was asked by the moderator to give my word of the year.

Justice Unlikely in Kem Ley T-Shirt Trial, Activist Kung Raiya Says

Dissident Kung Raiya, who faces up to four years in prison on charges related to his printing of T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words, said he does not expect justice when the court’s verdict is announced next month.

Cambodia grateful for Vietnamese NA’s support in fighting COVID-19

General Secretary of the Cambodian National Assembly Leng Peng Long on May 20 expressed his gratitude for 30,000 face masks the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) granted to its Cambodian counterpart and the Cambodian Senate.

Cambodia teams up with Sweden, Unicef to revamp education

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Wednesday (May 20) launched the Quality and Inclusive Education Support Partnership, an initiative supported by Sweden and Unicef that aims to enhance access to education for children in the Kingdom, particularly from disadvantaged communities.

Vietnamese NA assists Cambodian legislature in COVID-19 fight

The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) has presented 30,000 face masks as a gift to the Cambodian NA and Senate to assist them in their fight against COVID-19.


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Three Years On, Persecution of Former Opposition Members Continues Unabated

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party district councilor Sun Thun was arrested from his home Monday morning. Local police arrived at his home in Kampong Thom province’s Taing Kouk district and detained him without even mentioning the charges against him.