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China, Cambodia hold military drill despite pandemic

COVID-19 has infected nearly 165,000 people in 146 countries or territories, according to WHO.

Coronavirus Fears Don’t Stop Biggest China-Cambodia Military Drills Yet

The exercise has continued amid continuing anxieties about the virus in both countries and the wider world.

New Joint Maritime Patrols Put the Focus on Vietnam-Cambodia Naval Ties

The two countries held the latest in a series of joint maritime patrols.

Cambodia sticks by China as it shuts out West over coronavirus

Hun Sen lets Chinese soldiers in for drills but bans travelers from US and Europe.

Cambodian PM congratulates China on progress in containing outbreak

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Sunday (March 15) congratulated China on its progress in controlling and containing the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

Beijing maintains expansionist tendencies

China has not lost its interest in oil and gas assets around the South China Sea

Sweden and Cambodia to cooperate in education of human rights

The Embassy of Sweden in Cambodia signed an agreement with Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 12 March 2020.

Cambodia Lashes Out at US Diplomat Over Remarks on Opposition Leader Kem Sokha’s Trial

Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday expressed “great disappointment” over recent remarks by U.S. Ambassador Patrick Murphy pertaining to the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha, suggesting he had placed “undue influence” on a judiciary widely seen as beholden to the ruling party.

US Troubled by Kem Sokha Prosecutors’ ‘Fabricated Conspiracy Theories’

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia on Thursday raised concerns that prosecutors are introducing “fabricated conspiracy theories” about the U.S. into the ongoing trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha.

Judge, Prosecutor Question Kem Sokha on ‘Convict’ Rainsy’s Rhetoric

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court judge and prosecutor probed Kem Sokha on Wednesday about his political collaboration with CNRP co-founder Sam Rainsy, in light of what the court officials called Rainsy’s “violent stance.”

US ambassador speaks out against ‘fabricated conspiracy theories’ in Kem Sokha case

U.S. Ambassador W. Patrick Murphy attended the trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha in Phnom Penh on Thursday and told reporters outside the court that he was troubled by “fabricated conspiracy theories” involving the U.S.

Defense Distances Kem Sokha From Sam Rainsy, US Ambassador Criticizes Prosecution’s “Conspiracy Theories”

Opposition leader Kem Sokha’s defense team attempted on Thursday to distance him from the allegedly “violent” speeches of Sam Rainsy, saying videos displayed in court of the latter was made in his personal capacity and not reflective of the party’s ideology.

Cambodia holds China close despite coronavirus

The MS Westerdam cruise ship — with 1455 passengers and 802 crew — was refused entry at five successive ports in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and Guam for fears its passengers were infected with the coronavirus after departing its stop in Hong Kong at the start of the outbreak.

US decries ‘fabricated conspiracy theories’ in Cambodia treason trial

Envoy says US has provided aid and never tried to interfere in Cambodia's governance.

Court Admits Prosecution Evidence Despite Objections From The Defense

The council of judges spent all of Wednesday morning to hear arguments on whether the Criminal Procedures Code permitted the prosecution to submit new evidence during the trial, eventually agreeing with the prosecutors’ submission of seven new video clips.

Judge Accepts Additional Evidence in Kem Sokha Trial

Judges on Wednesday accepted additional evidence submitted by prosecutors in the trial of Kem Sokha, against the wishes of defense lawyers who earlier had questioned why new evidence was needed two and half years after the opposition leader was arrested.

Court Questions Kem Sokha’s Decision to Form CNRP with “Violent” Sam Rainsy

The council of judges on Wednesday afternoon proceeded to question Kem Sokha about his stated adherence to nonviolence and attempted to impeach his character by associating him with the “violent policies” of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Threatens Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Return to Prison

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday threatened to cut short opposition chief Kem Sokha’s bail and return him to prison, suggesting he was trying to “get away” with treason amid a postponement in his trial.

Xi’s Fake History Lesson for Hun Sen

Eager to appease his benefactor in Beijing, the Cambodian leader is excluding China’s role from the Khmer Rouge narrative.

Cambodia celebrates ASEM Day

Cambodia, host of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit this year, marked the ASEM Day on March 10 with a view to raising public awareness of the forum’s importance.


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