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As Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Plans Return, Government Cracks Down

To protect her family, Him Taing Or lied to local authorities that she and her husband had divorced.

Crackdown in Cambodia Ahead of Planned Return of Opposition Leader

Cambodian authorities have launched a crackdown on activists in a move observers say is an attempt to intimidate opposition supporters ahead of the planned, but uncertain return next month from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the acting head of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, and other opposition leaders.

CNRP Activist Jailed for 18 Months Over Facebook Criticisms of Officials

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday sentenced opposition activist May Hongsreang to a year and a half in prison for incitement to commit a felony over Facebook posts criticizing government officials.

Cambodian Authorities Release Opposition Activist on Bail Following Aired ‘Confession’

Authorities in Cambodia’s Kampong Thom province released an activist with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on bail Friday after he “confessed” in a televised statement to taking orders from the party’s acting president Sam Rainsy to organize a coup.

CNRP activist Hong Srieng sentenced to 18 months

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced May Hong Srieng, a former Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activist from Preah Sihanouk province, to one and a half years in prison on Thursday.

Cambodian Authorities Arrest Three More Opposition Activists as Crackdown Continues

Authorities in Cambodia arrested three more activists from the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Thursday, accusing two of them of plotting a coup after they voiced support for the planned return from self-imposed exile of the party’s acting president, Sam Rainsy.

Cambodian Journalists Remain Resilient Despite Crushing Press Freedom Blows

In the last story of this series, VOA Khmer reporters speak to the journalists affected by the government’s 2017 media crackdown. As readers and listeners mourn the lack of independent news coverage, reporters on the frontlines have had to bear the brunt of the government’s anger towards independent journalists.

Villagers Amble Along the Information Highway in Rural Cambodia

In the second story of the ‘Radio Silence’ series, VOA Khmer reporters look at how the shuttering of independent radio news broadcasts has not only left rural Cambodians less informed but it also increased the cost of accessing such news.

Prey Veng Residents Still Keen on News Broadcasts, Albeit Discreetly

In the first story of this three-part series, VOA Khmer reporters travelled to southeastern Cambodia to visit a village in Prey Veng province, where rural Cambodians are dealing with an unusual predicament – stay away from the news and remain safe or listen to critical news broadcasts and risk being labelled an opposition supporter.

Arrests of Activists Backing Return of Cambodia’s Opposition Chief to Continue: Interior Minister

Authorities in Cambodia have no plans to end the arrests of banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists who express support for party chief Sam Rainsy’s planned return from self-imposed exile next month, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng warned Wednesday.

12 More CNRP Supporters Charged or Arrested for Backing Rainsy’s ‘Coup’

At least 12 more supporters of the outlawed opposition CNRP have been charged since Saturday with “plotting” an attack over their support for exiled party leaders’ promised return to the country next month, with four of them arrested this week.

Cambodia PM threatens on opposition return

Cambodia's prime minister has threatened to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile in what he would regard as an attempted coup d'etat.

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops

Cambodia's prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month in what he would regard as an attempted coup d'etat.

For Vietnam – Cambodia borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development

Border and sovereignty are always sacred issues for each nation.

Party leader-President Nguyễn Phú Trọng receives Cambodian leader

Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng hosted a reception yesterday for visiting President of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Techo Hun Sen.

Vietnam, Cambodia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Cambodia have issued a joint statement on the occasion of the Vietnam visit by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen from October 4 – 5 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Three More Opposition Activists Charged With ‘Plotting a Coup’ in Cambodia

A court in Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum province on Friday charged three activists with the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) with “plotting a coup,” citing their support for the planned return of the party’s acting president Sam Rainsy from self-imposed exile next month.

Viet Nam, Cambodia leaders say ties “inseparable”

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen after a grand welcoming ceremony in Hà Nội on Friday.

PM Hun Sen’s visit to further drive Vietnam-Cambodia relations forward

The official visit to Vietnam from October 4 – 5 by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen is expected to continue driving the bilateral relations forward in the coming time.

Cambodian PM Threatens to Use Army to Prevent Sam Rainsy Return

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday threatened to use Cambodia’s army against supporters of banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) acting president Sam Rainsy’s planned return from self-imposed exile next month.

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