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Buying Cambodia: China’s long embrace of a tyrant

Authoritarian PM Hun Sen has reportedly given Beijing the green light for a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand.

Rainsy’s vow to return to Cambodia reignites rivalry with Hun Sen

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy says he will return from France on Nov. 9 to his Southeast Asian homeland, where he faces jail time of 15 years or more.

Asia’s Coming Era of Unpredictability

Why the crisis in Hong Kong and a deterioration in relations between South Korea and Japan are just the beginning of a broader period of flux in Asia.

Hun Sen Vows to Arrest Sam Rainsy if He Returns, or Step Down As...

Hun Sen in response said local authorities would arrest Sam Rainsy if he was “brave” enough to enter the country, regardless of how many people met him at the airport.

Malaysian PM to pay official visit to Cambodia next week

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will pay an official visit to Cambodia on Sept. 2-4 to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, a Cambodian foreign ministry statement said on Friday.

Cambodia Is Showing How Small Countries Could Stand Up To The US

Cambodia, unlike its similarly sized and in many cases much larger peers in the international community, is relentless in is criticism of the US’ blatant intervention in its domestic political affairs, showing how small countries could stand up to the US if their leaders actually have the will to do so.

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Hold Trilateral Security Meeting

The interaction highlighted ongoing efforts by the three countries to advance security collaboration despite lingering challenges.

What’s Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions?

A recent incident has once again reinforced the border management challenges that remain for the two countries.

The Truth About Cambodia’s So-Called Corruption Crackdown

Efforts to root out corruption in the country are likely to run once again into familiar realities.

It is time for US and Cambodia, in China’s shadow, to reset ties

Both sides need to repair rock-bottom relations with frank discussions.

Maritime Security Exercise Highlights US-Indo-Pacific Defense Ties

This year’s iteration of SEACAT spotlighted Washington’s security relations with Indo-Pacific countries in the maritime domain.

China’s Playbook in Hong Kong Is Also Working in the Asia-Pacific

Beijing has co-opted politicians, guided media narratives, and used investment to influence politics from Cambodia to Australia.

Rainsy claims independence lost, government calls him ‘crazy’

Sam Rainsy “the acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), told supporters in Australia at the weekend that the Kingdom had lost its independence to China, while outlining plans for his announced return.

What does the G7 meeting in France have to do with Cambodia?

The Group of Seven (G7) met in the small Atlantic coastal town of Biarritz in France from Saturday to Monday for this year’s edition.

Hun Sen composes new song for Rainsy over return wager

Prime Minister Hun Sen composed a song on Sunday as he exchanged barbs with Sam Rainsy on the latter’s claim that he would return to Cambodia on November 9. Hun Sen also volunteered to witness a bet initiated by a group of analysts on Rainsy’s return.

Japanese ambassador bids farewell, applauds nations’ good relations

Before departing Cambodia this week, Hidehisa Horinouchi, the outgoing Japanese ambassador to Cambodia sent a message to the people saying that the Kingdom had maintained an average annual economic growth of seven per cent and that bilateral relations between the two countries had made great strides forward.

Friendship insignia presented to Cambodian Ambassador

President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO), Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga presented insignia “For peace and friendship among nations” to outgoing Cambodian Ambassador PrakNguon Hong yesterday.

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return: Defense Ministry

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.

Rainsy calls on Cambodians in Thailand to return with him

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has called on migrant workers in Thailand to take time off work and return to the Kingdom on November 9 to welcome him.

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Media urged to publicise road traffic, drugs issues

The Ministry of Information has urged all media outlets to disseminate educational messages on drug and traffic issues during the Pchum Ben festival from September 14-29.