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Rainsy isn’t bringing democracy to Cambodia: he’s bringing a reality check

In recent years, Cambodia has effectively become a one-party state with ever-tightening restrictions on freedom of assembly and freedom of the press.

Cambodia’s opposition leader in Indonesia ponders next move

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived yesterday in Indonesia to meet some of the country’s lawmakers as he considers when and how to make his long-awaited return to his homeland.

Cambodian judge ends investigation of opposition leader

A Cambodian judge has closed the investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha and that means he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

Indonesia should help Cambodia again, after 28 years

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should not hesitate in helping the Cambodian people restore democracy despite objections and possible threats from Prime Minister Hun Sen against dissidents.

Hun Sen orders release of 70 Cambodia opposition activists

Longtime leader says people who had been accused of plotting to overthrow the government should be released on bail.

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.

Cambodian Government Claims Victory Over “Failed” Return Of Exiled CNRP Leaders

The government has characterised the opposition’s return as an alleged coup.

Cambodia says it defeated opposition effort to topple govt

Cambodia’s government has claimed victory in its jousting with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was unable to meet his self-imposed deadline to return to the country in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Rainsy’s Indonesia travel plans a test of Jakarta’s commitment to democracy

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy's on-again, off-again return to Phnom Penh - to lead a democratic uprising against Prime Minister Hun Sen - has turned into a circus, and a major headache for ASEAN countries.

Indonesia Blocks Entry of Cambodian Opposition Leader: Malaysia Airlines

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy was denied entry into Indonesia Wednesday after a visit to Malaysia, according to sources, as the self-exiled leader struggled to return to his home country to push for democratic reforms.

Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia

The opposition leader’s thwarted bid to return to the country is not without its costs, irrespective of whatever benefits it may generate.

The Cambodian Case: Ideological Challenge to South-East Asia

At the request of the Phnom Penh authorities, Mu Sochua, a senior figure in the Cambodian opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), was briefly detained by Malaysian immigration officers when she tried to enter Cambodia on 7 November.

Wishing Cambodia well as it peaceably moves forward

On a visit to Siem Reap in Cambodia some years ago, an expatriate Malaysian there intimated an open secret: that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is an admirer of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy barred from flying to Indonesia

Rainsy, who now lives in France, had hoped to return to Cambodia on Saturday but is currently in Malaysia. Cambodian leader Hun Sen has pressured countries in the region to bar the opposition figurehead.

Indonesia ordered Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy barred from flight: Airline

Malaysia Airlines said on Wednesday (Nov 13) it had barred veteran Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy from a flight from Kuala Lumpur to the Indonesian capital Jakarta on the instruction of Indonesian authorities.

Sam Rainsy says waiting for right time to return to Cambodia

Cambodia’s opposition veteran Sam Rainsy, who entered Malaysia on Saturday, said he will definitely return to Cambodia.

Exiled leader promises thousands will walk with him in Cambodia through Thailand in a...

Sam Rainsy said he wishes to organise a huge rally of Cambodian exiles and opponents to the regime of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

‘Right time to go back to Cambodia’

Now is the right time to return to Cambodia, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said.

Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy thanks Malaysian MPs for supporting democracy

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy today thanked Malaysian Parliamentarians for supporting democracy in his native land.

Some Malaysian lawmakers support democracy in Cambodia: Cambodian opposition leader

There are lawmakers here who support democracy in Cambodia, according to that country’s opposition veteran Sam Rainsy.

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