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CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia

A facebook post over the weekend claimed Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Sam Rainsy will return to Cambodia “before Khmer New Year” after moving to France to avoid arrest on a slew of outstanding legal cases and sentences.

Cambodia’s initiative for a ‘sustainable’ dictatorship

China’s media recently reported that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) would conduct a study into Cambodia’s participation in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

The CPP Central Committee Welcomes New Blood – but from Within

The 41st Central Committee meeting of Cambodia’s ruling party ended on Thursday with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, Hun Manet, joining the powerful permanent commission of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) committee. 

Cambodia PM Accuses Opposition of Spreading Fake News, While His Control Over Media Outlets...

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen alleged Friday that the main opposition party he had banned last year is spreading fake news, while it emerged that his government has exerted heavy-handed control of a purportedly independent outlet.

Is Hun Sen grooming his son to lead Cambodia?

The eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has joined the inner circle of his father’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party, bolstering speculation he is being groomed to succeed to the premiership.

41st session of CPP Central Committee wraps up

The fifth-tenure Central Committee of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) concluded its 41st session on December 20.

Vietnam praises Cambodia for its ‘great achievements’

Vietnam’s president congratulated Cambodia on the country’s achievements under the reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen during the King’s official visit to Hanoi.

Cambodia prime minister’s son tapped for powerful party commitee

The eldest son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was promoted on Thursday (Dec 20) to the ruling party's permanent committee, an official said, as questions swirl over who might succeed the strongman.

Cambodian Opposition Activists Summoned by Police, Pressured to Defect

Following a recent pledge by opposition leader Rainsy to return next year to Cambodia, police in Kandal province have questioned local  Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) activists concerning their possible support for the party’s acting president in the event he comes back, Cambodian sources say.

Cambodia’s Supreme Court Upholds Defamation Verdict Against Acting Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling to fine the acting president of the country’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy for defamation in connection with a lawsuit brought against him by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Why Cambodia’s opposition failed?

Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen’s authoritarian crackdown has rendered his critics defenceless. His last major blow to the opposition was the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party...

Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy, living in self-imposed exile since 2016, has vowed to return to Cambodia in 2019 to fight for democracy, amid stark divisions among the government’s political opponents.

Cambodia Sanctions Bill ‘to Die in Senate’

The Cambodia Democracy Act 2018 has stalled at the Senate’s foreign relations committee since July. Staff at the committee said there are no plans to review the bill, without providing an explanation.

Cambodia-CPP-Annual Congress

Members of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) attend the CPP's congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Dec. 18, 2018.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Blasts RFA Despite Promises of Welcome to ‘Return’

In a rare phone interview with Radio Free Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lambasted the U.S.-funded broadcaster despite recent conciliatory comments by his government suggesting RFA was welcome to resume its operations in the Southeastern Asian nation.

World View: Cambodia Denies Major China-Funded Seaport Project Is a Military Base

Cambodia is becoming increasingly Chinese and militarized.

Chinese state councilor meets Cambodian deputy PM on cooperation under Belt and Road Initiative

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here on Sunday with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong on bilateral ties with both sides vowing to enhance cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Cambodia’s new law could relax politician ban

Cambodia's parliament has passed legislation that could pave the way for lifting a ban on political activity by opposition politicians.

Trick or real? CNRP split over Cambodia move to ease politics ban

Self-exiled co-founder calls government decision a political maneuver but others see it as sign of genuine improvement.

Cambodian lawmakers pass measure to ease political ban

Cambodia’s Parliament passed legislation Thursday that could allow the lifting of a five-year ban on political activity by some top opposition politicians.

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