Sam Rainsy left Cambodia in 2016 facing a number of lawsuits filed by senior officials.
Cambodia needs to recalibrate its relationships with the US and EU, or risk becoming overly reliant on China.
The deputy president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua, has written to the EU about alleged threats against CNRP acting President Sam Rainsy and other former party lawmakers and activists in Cambodia and abroad.
The European Union and rights groups say the Cambodian government‘s move to dissolve the main opposition party would be a serious blow to democracy that undermines the credibility of elections next year.
In a Facebook post on Sunday, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy once again claimed he will return to the Kingdom this year.
The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia on Friday issued a statement singling out the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), not the US government itself, as the culprit in the 1970 Lon Nol coup d’etat, apparently mocking last week’s denial by the US Embassy in Cambodia of its country’s involvement.
Last week’s declaration by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen calling for the armed forces, led by his son Hun Manet, to “destroy” the already outlawed opposition confirms what many had feared, even as the international community and the United Nations have been generously silent on Hun Sen’s violent words, which have often been translated into lethal action.
Claims of threats to the country’s sovereignty are vastly exaggerated and miss the broader point about how foreign economic relations work.
Cambodia renewed calls on Monday for the arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy as it faces the threat of sanctions from the European Union, its biggest garment export market worth billions of euros a year, over human rights concerns.
A spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People's Party has warned that "a third party" might kill opposition leader Sam Rainsy if he tries to return to Cambodia.
Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said on Sunday there is a 50 per cent possibility that outlawed opposition leader Sam Rainsy would return to Cambodia as his diplomatic measures abroad had reached a dead-end.
Cambodia has renewed calls for the arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy amid the threat of sanctions by the European Union over human rights concerns.
The 22nd Asean-EU Ministerial Meeting was held in Brussels to consider issues including trade, maritime security, combating terrorism, and migration.
Cambodia on Saturday condemned self-exiled former opposition leader Sam Rainsy for calling on the armed forces to disobey the orders of country's Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.
China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval.
Cambodia’s Interior Ministry has received a warrant to arrest acting president of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy upon entering the country, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday, daring the opposition chief to honor his pledge to return from self-imposed exile.
The opposition was accused of conspiring with foreign countries to overthrow the government and was dissolved by the court.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen's visit to China concluded with fruitful results for bilateral ties and cooperation, officials and analysts said here on Thursday.
A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he were to return to Cambodia.
Democracy, human rights and the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences were discussed in a meeting in Belgium on Monday between Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Prak Sokhonn, his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom.