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Cambodia politics as high-stakes game of chicken

Long-exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsy plans to return home on November 9 to mount a pro-democracy protest authorities vow to crush.

Cambodian opposition seeks Indonesian support in perilous plan to return home

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.

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

The two detainees are members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party outlawed by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.

Thailand PM Refuses Entry to Cambodia Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Ahead of Repatriation Bid

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.

Cambodia ambassador interrupts Mu Sochua’s press conference

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.

‘You shut up’: Cambodian ambassador ambushes press conference

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.

Thailand hinders Cambodian opposition leader’s return home

Bangkok appears to close ranks with neighbour to thwart group opposed to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia Opposition Return Hits New Thailand Roadblock

Plans by self-exiled leaders took a hit this week with an announcement by Thailand’s premier.

Why a 65-year-old grandmother is freely flying to probable imprisonment in Cambodia

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.

Facing arrest, Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy will get home come what may

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”.

Opposition leader to return to Cambodia

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.

Crackdown in Cambodia as opposition leader vows to return from self-imposed exile

Sam Rainsy has pledged to restore democracy in Cambodia after four years in wilderness, but faces arrest when he enters the country.

‘No alternative’: Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia

Exiled opposition leader insists he will return as planned, from Paris through Thailand, despite increasing obstacles.

Ten activists nabbed near CNRP HQ

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.

HCM City treasures ties with Cambodia

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.

Hun Sen: Significant results at Asean Summit

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.

New EU envoy arrives as EBA decision hangs in the balance

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.

Ready for a prison cell: the necessary evil of fighting for democracy in Cambodia

Cambodia’s deputy opposition leader has her “Free Mu Sochua” campaign ready to go.

Cambodian troops stage live fire drills ahead of opposition leaders’ return

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.

Li Keqiang Meets with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia

On November 3, 2019 local time, Premier Li Keqiang met with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia in Bangkok.


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