The prime minster was speaking at a development strategy event in Phnom Penh and even mocked Sam Rainsy, saying he was too cowardly to return to Cambodia.
Cambodian dictator Hun Sen's tentacles reached out across ASEAN borders this week to stymie attempts by his political opponents to return to their homeland.
Exiled Cambodian opposition party leader Sam Rainsy, who was prevented by Thai Airways from boarding a flight to Cambodia from Paris, spoke to RFI a short while before attempting to catch his plane.
Following her release, 65-year-old Mu Sochua says she will still seek to return to Cambodia by traveling overland through Thailand.
The extreme security measures have made But Pov’s husband, Kat Buny, anxious and reluctant to speak to the media. He is worried any comments can be misconstrued by the authorities, who have characterized Sam Rainsy’s return as an attempted coup.
'This may be the first time and the last time that you see me alive as a free man,' Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy says in a video before a risky attempt to return home
The U.S. has warned the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) that Cambodian dissidents attempting to return home to restore democracy to the authoritarian state could face torture, if forcibly handed over to officials.
The United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad prevented from returning.
A UN human rights expert is calling on the Cambodian Government to respect its citizens’ rights of freedom of opinion, expression and assembly, amid concerns over escalating tensions and a political crackdown across the country.
Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy plans to return to Cambodia today after two years of self-imposed exile in France.
Hun Sen rival Sam Rainsy boards plane to undisclosed destination.
Five U.S. Congressmen want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to urge the Cambodian government to “uphold Cambodia’s constructional commitment to principles of liberal multi-party democracy.”
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Security authorities along the border with Cambodia remain on alert for political instigators despite Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy being prevented from boarding a flight to Bangkok for his promised return to challenge Cambodian strongman Hun Sen.
Exiled opposition leader was barred from boarding a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok on Thursday afternoon.
The United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad preventing from returning.
Cambodia's self-exiled opposition leader - who vowed to return home this weekend - has said he was barred from checking-in for a flight from Paris.
CNRP vice-president Mu Sochua confirmed on Thursday evening that she has been released from detention at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The plans of Cambodian opposition party leader Sam Rainsy and another top party official remained in limbo Thursday after the two were blocked from traveling to locations in neighboring countries they hoped to use as springboards for a return home from self-imposed exile this weekend.
Malaysia has released three Cambodian political exiles it detained this week at the request of Phnom Penh, while the country's opposition leader has been prevented from boarding a flight to Bangkok from Paris — thwarting their attempt to go back home.