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Southeast Asia’s Coming COVID-19 Vaccine Windfall

There are risks, but the region has a lot to gain from the international race to find an effective vaccine.

Freedom fighter

There’s still unfinished business for retiring four-time Greater Dandenong mayor Youhorn Chea.

AIPA 41: Cambodian NA Secretary General appreciates Vietnam’s initiatives

Secretary General of the Cambodian National Assembly Leng Peng Long has appreciated Vietnam’s initiative to put the discussion of the establishment of a young parliamentary committee on the agenda of the upcoming 41st ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly.

Kem Sokha on Tour: Goodwill Trips or ‘a Way to Do Politics’?

Ahead of the third anniversary of his arrest on a treason charge this week, opposition leader Kem Sokha has been busy, holding meetings and traveling the country.

Bully or benefactor? New book explores China’s relationship with Asean states

Murray Hiebert’s Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge is a valuable compendium to understand China-Asean ties, this book reviewer writes.

Imprint of Abducted Thai Activist Begins to Fade From Neighborhood

Three months after a Thai activist was allegedly abducted from outside a Chroy Changvar district apartment, neighbors say other Thai regulars who used to be seen in the area are no longer around, while apartment management denies the man had even lived there.

Cambodian rally for political prisoners

At least one woman has been thrown to the ground as security guards broke up a peaceful protest by wives and family members of jailed Cambodian opposition figures in Phnom Penh.

More ex-Cambodian opposition politicians allowed to re-enter politics

Another three of the 118 former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) senior members, banned from politics in late 2017, were allowed to return to politics, according to royal decrees.

Cambodian Opposition Activist’s Wife Hospitalized After Authorities Disperse Protest

The wife of an activist with Cambodia’s banned opposition party was severely injured Friday and several other women were roughed up when security personnel violently dispersed their protest of their husbands’ pre-trial detention in the capital Phnom Penh, according to one of the women.

Cambodia Succession Plan Hinges on Party Princelings

A handover of power from long-serving Hun Sen to his eldest son will require a broader generational transition with the ruling CPP.

3 more ex-Cambodian opposition politicians allowed to re-enter politics

Another three of the 118 former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) senior members, banned from politics in late 2017, were allowed to return to politics on Thursday, according to royal decrees.

Senior Cambodian Opposition Figure Allowed Back in Politics

A prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursday after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation.

On the Third Anniversary of his Arrest, Kem Sokha Demands Freedom

Former opposition leader Kem Sokha has today reiterated that the charges against him are false, adding that he hopes to participate in Cambodia’s economic recovery and political development.

Still No Date for Resuming Kem Sokha Trial After Five Months: Lawyer

Seeking a “quick and fair” trial, a lawyer for opposition leader Kem Sokha said the ongoing suspension of his client’s court proceedings could impact his rights.

Rong Chhun’s supporters petition more embassies to intervene in arrests

Supporters and activists are continuing to protest for the release of prominent union leader Rong Chhun, calling on international communities, notably countries that are signatories to the Paris Peace Agreements, to pressure the government into securing the release of Chhun and other activists who were jailed last month.

Sokha calls for restoration of political rights

Former opposition party leader Kem Sokha on September 2 took to social media to demand he be allowed to engage in politics and reiterated calls on the court to drop the treason charge against him, while three other ex-senior CNRP officials have also requested their political rights be restored.

The Cambodia dilemma: foreign affairs and human rights in tension

The European Union and the United States face a Cambodia dilemma. Being hard on Cambodia forces Phnom Penh to further align with China – a broader global trend Europe and the US seek to prevent amid China’s ascent as a global power.

Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Asks That Treason Charges Against Him be Dropped

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, awaiting trial on charges of treason, on Wednesday called on the court handling his case to drop all charges against him so that he can return to political work amid national fears over the spread of coronavirus.

Protests Continue as International Outrage at Rong Chhun’s Arrest Grows

The Cambodian government’s crackdown on dissenting voices has further damaged an already ailing international image for the country, yet government officials remain unconcerned.

28 Opposition Officials Summoned for Incitement in Kampong Cham: CNRP

As many as 28 former opposition party members from Kampong Chamhave been summoned to appear in the provincial court over accusations of incitement, while a former CNRP district councilor for Phnom Penh also faces questioning for alleged incitement to disturb social security in the capital, the CNRP said.

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UN’s Unfinished Work in Cambodia Leaves Regional Security in Danger

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations on Sep. 21 invites a renewed commitment to one of the organisation’s great unfinished projects, the post-war reconstruction of Cambodia.