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EU Ambassador met with Cambodian priminister to further strengthen relationship

European Union Ambassador to Cambodia, Ms. Carmen Moreno told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the EU will continue to be a development partner of the kingdom, assisting Cambodia’s sustainable economic development during a courtesy call on the premier at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on 2nd December 2019.

Cambodia Grasps at Diplomatic Lifeline from Trump Administration

In August 1969, the United States reopened its embassy in Phnom Penh, restoring bilateral ties between the two countries, four years after a diplomatic cut-off initiated by the Cambodian government led by the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

Kem Sokha’s Legal Team Files Appeal Against Cambodia Treason Trial Decision

Lawyers for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s former president Kem Sokha filed an appeal on Wednesday against the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s decision two days earlier to send his treason case to trial.

Kem Sokha’s Lawyer Disappointed by Trial Announcement

The treason case against opposition leader Kem Sokha is headed to trial, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court announced on Monday, a decision his lawyer said was regrettable.

Justice Eludes 12 Cambodian Opposition Members Months After Assaults

A dozen members of Cambodia’s banned opposition party are still awaiting justice months after they were attacked by unknown assailants following party chief Sam Rainsy’s announcement of plans to return home from exile, they said Tuesday.

Cambodia Court Claims ‘Adequate Evidence’ to Send Kem Sokha to Trial For Treason

The former head of Cambodia’s opposition party, Kem Sokha, will have to face trial for treason, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court said Monday, despite the easing of restrictions on his house arrest last month and requests by his lawyers to drop his case.

How the West could drive Cambodia further into China’s clutches

Hun Sen’s regime to discuss free-trade deal with China amid EU and US threats to end trade privileges over Cambodia’s human rights record. But there has been growing resentment in Cambodia over Chinese investment.

World Cambodian opposition leader to face trial

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha will face trial on treason charges after investigators found enough evidence to proceed with the case, a court said on Monday.

Activist Kung Raiya Released on Bail

Dissident Kung Raiya, who faces up to two years in prison on charges related to his printing of T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words, was released on bail on Friday afternoon, his lawyer said.

Cambodia: 40 years later

40 years on from the devastating Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s road to recovery is rife with problems.

Beyond the Trump-Hun Sen Letters, Where Will a US-Cambodia Thaw End Up?

Amid the spotlight on the correspondence by the two leaders looms the bigger question of what a recalibrated relationship may look like and how it will evolve in the future.

Hun Sen Responds to Trump Letter, Ignores Call for Course Correction

Hun Sen’s letter called for the creation of a working group with member from both countries, with the aim of discussing ways to improve bilateral relations.

Hun Sen Wants to Nourish ‘Beautiful Chapters’ With Trump

Cambodia and the U.S. have been through “ups and downs” together, but their bonds of friendship can still be renewed, Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Youth Activist Kong Raiya’s Bail Decision Delayed

Youth activist Kong Raiya was present in a Phnom Penh court on Tuesday for a bail hearing, with the investigating judge postponing the decision to later this week.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Thanks US President Trump For His ‘Understanding, Patience’

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday for his “understanding and patience” in not seeking regime change in the autocratic Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia needs stability in the country in order to develop.

Cambodia supports measures to end violence, chaos in China’s Hong Kong: officials

Cambodia supported all necessary measures to put an end to violence and chaos in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), a National Police spokesman said on Wednesday.

Cambodia leader Hun Sen relieved Trump doesn’t seek regime change

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen responded positively to a letter from US President Donald Trump that assured him Washington does not seek regime change and encouraged him to promote democracy and improve strained relations between the countries.

In reversal, Cambodia’s Hun Sen offers U.S. new ‘bond of friendship’

A letter dated Nov. 26 from Hun Sen to Trump thanked him for assurances that Washington was not seeking “regime change” in Cambodia.

Cambodian dictator pleased with US promise not to overthrow him

Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once accused of conspiring to overthrow him.

Is Cambodian PM Hun Sen the latest authoritarian leader to be courted by Donald...

In a letter, the US president assured Cambodia it does not seek regime change but wants to promote democracy.


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US praises growth in the Kingdom’s digital sector

US ambassador Patrick Murphy praised the growth of the Kingdom’s digital sector and expressed hope of expanding cooperation between the two countries in the sector. Cambodia has a high rate of mobile phone users.