Long-exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsy plans to return home on November 9 to mount a pro-democracy protest authorities vow to crush.
The Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta asked Indonesia to immediately arrest and deport Mu Sochua, the country's exile and deputy chairman of the Cambodian National Rescue Party or CNRP. The party had been dissolved by the Cambodian Court of Justice in November 2017.
The two detainees are members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party outlawed by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.
The head of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will not be permitted to enter Cambodia through Thailand, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said Wednesday, likely derailing his plans to return home from self-imposed exile later this week.
Ambassador of Cambodia to Indonesia, Hor Nambora, interrupted a press conference of opposition leader, Vice President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Mu Sochua, in Jakarta Wednesday.
Chinese influence in Cambodia will keep growing despite efforts by exiled opposition leaders to return and seize control of the country's future, according to a leading Cambodia expert.
Bangkok appears to close ranks with neighbour to thwart group opposed to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Plans by self-exiled leaders took a hit this week with an announcement by Thailand’s premier.
In a few days, a 65-year-old grandmother will freely board a plane on a journey to probable imprisonment in a foul Cambodian jail. Mu Sochua, one of Cambodia’s most influential politicians, is the vice president of the outlawed opposition party trying to return democracy to Cambodia. She carries a U.S. passport but is under no illusion that this will protect her from the ire of Hun Sen, the strongman of Cambodia.
Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy said on Wednesday he would not be deterred by efforts to prevent his return home “to be with my people”.
Self-exiled Cambodian opposition party founder Sam Rainsy says he will return on Saturday to face arrest amid a crackdown at home on members of his banned party and Malaysia's detention of two party activists trying to return.
Sam Rainsy has pledged to restore democracy in Cambodia after four years in wilderness, but faces arrest when he enters the country.
Exiled opposition leader insists he will return as planned, from Paris through Thailand, despite increasing obstacles.
Ten coup plotters were arrested on Tuesday in the capital’s Chak Angre Leu commune for supporting “acting president” Sam Rainsy, within the area of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) headquarters.
Ho Chi Minh City always treasures and makes all-out efforts to preserve and consolidate the fruitful relations with Cambodia and its localities in particular, a municipal official said on November 6.
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Thailand had produced “significant results”, particularly in expanding cooperation with the bloc’s partners China, India, Russia, the US and Japan.
Now that the newly appointed EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno has landed in the country, she will be able to see for herself the reality in the Kingdom even as the possible withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement awaits its conclusion, analysts say.
Cambodia’s deputy opposition leader has her “Free Mu Sochua” campaign ready to go.
Cambodia has deployed troops along its borders and staged live fire drills ahead of the return this weekend of exiled leaders of a banned opposition party - a move the country’s leader has denounced as an attempted coup.
On November 3, 2019 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia in Bangkok.