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Cambodia PM says ruling party to dominate for up to 100 years

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday his ruling party would be a dominant force in politics for as long as a century, telling the opposition it should wait until the next life if it wants to take power.

Activist Kung Raiya seeks asylum in Thailand

Activist Kung Raiya is seeking political asylum in Thailand after he was handed a two-year sentence on charges of incitement for selling T-shirts bearing the image of slain political analyst Kem Ley last year.

Activist Kung Raiya Receives Suspended Sentence in Kem Ley Shirt Trial

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday handed down a suspended sentence to dissident Kung Raiya, finding him guilty on charges related to his printing of T-shirts with murdered political analyst Kem Ley’s image and words.

Families Demand Cambodia Court Drop Charges, Free Detained Opposition Activists

Around 20 family members of opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists detained in Prey Sar Prison on charges of “incitement to commit a felony” held a rare protest in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court Friday demanding their immediate and unconditional release.

Outrage in Thailand after self-exiled dissident disappears in Cambodia

The disappearance of a Thai dissident living in self-exile in Cambodia after his reported violent abduction in broad daylight in Phnom Penh has sparked outrage in Thailand along with a wave of criticism against the government for its apparent indifference to the case.

Amnesty International urges global petition for investigation of Thai activist’s abduction

The alleged abduction of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit in Cambodia, and the inaction and apparent lack of interest on the part of both governments, has left people around the world to demand urgent action by writing a petition to Cambodian PM Hun Sen calling for an “effective, thorough and transparent” investigation into the disappearance.

Outrage after self-exiled Thai dissident disappears in Cambodia

The disappearance of a Thai dissident living in self-exile in Cambodia after his reported violent abduction in broad daylight in Phnom Penh has sparked outrage in Thailand along with a wave of criticism against the government.

In Cambodia, an Unnamed Donor’s Gift of Chinese Trucks to Army, Police Raises Concerns

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s son unveiled a shipment of 290 Chinese-made military trucks on Thursday, saying the vehicles were not aid from Beijing but gifts from unnamed donors – prompting fears they will be deployed against civilians amid a three-year crackdown on the opposition.

EU pledges support to Cambodia’s economic recovery

With the deadline of the European Union’s (EU) Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme withdrawal approaching in August, the EU recently pledged to support Cambodia’s economic recovery and job creation hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rainsy charged with defamation

A French court has charged former opposition leader Sam Rainsy with defamation for claiming that Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the killing of former National Police chief Hok Lundy.

Phnom Penh Governor Blames Politicians for Long-Lasting Land Disputes

Phnom Penh city governor Khuong Sreng blamed long-running land conflicts in the capital on interference from politicians and supposedly paid protesters, but some civil society members dismissed his claims as a frame-up and deflection.

Sweden to focus on human rights in Cambodia

Sweden has announced a shift of focus of their aid in Cambodia. According to a press statement by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Embassy in Phnom Penh on 12 June 2020, the plan is to ‘out phase’ the funding of bilateral Development to instead focus on promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law.

Multilateralism “indispensable” to fight future pandemics: Cambodian FM

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said on Wednesday that multilateralism is "indispensable" to deal with future threats like pandemics effectively.

Cambodia Must End Crackdown on Opposition Amid Coronavirus Pandemic: Rights Group

Cambodia’s government must end a crackdown on the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that has seen 15 former officials and activists detained on “fabricated political charges” since the coronavirus outbreak reached the country in January, a rights group said Wednesday.

Cambodia: End Crackdown on Opposition

The Cambodian government should end its crackdown on the political opposition carried out since the outbreak of Covid-19, Human Rights Watch said today.

UN gives Cambodia until June 24 to report on disappearance of Thai activist

The United Nations has given Cambodia until June 24 to investigate and report on the disappearance of Thai pro-democracy activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit.

Cambodian Police Say Car in Thai Activist’s Abduction Had Fake Registration Plates

The Cambodian Police on Tuesday said a car allegedly involved in the abduction of a pro-democracy Thai activist was using fake vehicle registration plates, with a spokesperson saying the investigation had produced no leads so far.

Cambodia and China to celebrate 10th anniversary of economic partnership

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will co-chair the fifth meeting of the China-Cambodia intergovernmental coordinating committee with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Nam Hong via video, the Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday (June 16).

A Thai Dissident Was ‘Kidnapped’ in Cambodia. Protesters and the UN Want Answers.

On June 3, self-exiled Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit posted a scathing video on Facebook lambasting Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

Thai activist’s ‘abduction’ in Cambodia triggers protests

Twitter users and celebrities in Thailand demand answers; govt says activist not security threat nor political refugee.


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Cambodian casinos to reopen pending COVID-19 safety measures

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has given the green light for almost 200 casinos across the country to reopen, provided they meet certain COVID-19 safety measures as approved by the Ministry of Health.